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 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    August 8, 2019

UW requesting $31.3 million more in state funding

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming has requested the Legislature appropriate $31.3 million more in biennial funding for the 2021 and 2022 fiscal years. The bulk of that, $28 million, is being requested to boost the university’s standard... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    August 1, 2019

Laramie man arrested for 2018 murder

LARAMIE — After what the Laramie Police Department described as a “lengthy and intensive investigation,” a 24-year-old Laramie man was arrested for the killing of a woman in March 2018. Artem Day has been charged with second-degree murder, a... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 25, 2019

Granderson appeals conviction to Supreme Court

LARAMIE — Former University of Wyoming football player Carl Granderson is appealing his six-month jail sentence, which was imposed July 11 after the defensive end pleaded no contest to a charge of sexual battery and unlawful touching.... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 18, 2019

Theobald brings new focus at first trustees meeting

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming’s board of trustees first meeting with Neil Theobald as the school’s acting president began Wednesday with the new president leading a discussion on ways UW could improve its graduation rate and become more... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 18, 2019

UW expands need-based aid, reduces merit-based

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted Thursday to, beginning in the fall of 2020, offer significantly more need-based aid to Wyoming students while making a commensurate cut to merit-based aid for out-of-state students. Under... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 4, 2019

Arapahos behind anti-gambling effort

LARAMIE — Advertising reports made with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office have revealed the Northern Arapaho Tribe as the only funder behind the Wyoming Public Policy Center, an advocacy group that popped up at the end of 2018 to lobby... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 4, 2019

Retired UW administrators to return temporarily

LARAMIE — Bill Mai and Chris Boswell, two former administrators who retired from the University of Wyoming in 2018, are returning to the school on 12-month agreements to help as the board of trustees convene a search for a permanent president.... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    June 20, 2019

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in UW gun case

LARAMIE — The Wyoming Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday morning in a legal challenge regarding whether the University of Wyoming has the right to regulate firearm possession on campus. In December, Albany County district court Judge... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    May 30, 2019

Football player's sexual assault trial set for July

LARAMIE — The vast majority of all criminal cases in Albany County end in plea agreements, but Carl Granderson’s attorney has indicated in court documents that the former University of Wyoming football star is “proceeding to trial” in the sex...

 By Daniel Bendtsen    Sports    May 23, 2019

UW will ask for $50 million for stadium, pool

LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will ask the state to provide $49.6 million for a renovation of War Memorial Stadium's west side stands and the Corbett Pool, which is used by the... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    May 23, 2019

Tribal leader says casino CEO out, some council members disagree

RIVERTON (WNE) — After a 3-3 vote by the Northern Arapaho Business Council last week, Wind River Hotel and Casino CEO Jim Conrad received a letter from NABC chairman Lee Spoonhunter which stated Conrad will not be offered a new contract. "This is... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    May 16, 2019

Trustees delay decisions on tuition, financial aid changes

LARAMIE — One of the most significant policy changes the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees was scheduled to make this week was a major change in the university’s tuition policy and financial aid. For the first time in five years, the board... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    May 16, 2019

Gordon: UW should be leader on climate change

LARAMIE — During a discussion with the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees on Thursday, Gov. Mark Gordon said the university should tap its research capabilities, especially those at the School of Energy Resources, for carbon sequestration... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    May 16, 2019

Theobald appointed acting UW president

LARAMIE - Neil Theobald was named the University of Wyoming's acting president, as of July 1, by the Board of Trustees on Monday morning. Theobald has been the university's vice president for finance... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    May 9, 2019

UW creating four new jobs to combat sexual assault

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming is planning to create four new jobs as part of its No More Campaign, which aims to provide more resources to prevent and respond to sexual assault on campaign. The positions won’t be filled until the Board of... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    April 25, 2019

UW files first arguments in Supreme Court firearms case

LARAMIE — Attorneys representing the University of Wyoming filed the school’s first arguments Tuesday in a Wyoming Supreme Court case concerning UW’s ability to restrict the carrying of firearms on campus. Lyle Williams, a Uinta County... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    April 25, 2019

Gordon promises task force on missing, murdered native women

LARAMIE — Gov. Mark Gordon made an impromptu announcement Friday on the University of Wyoming campus that he’ll convene a task force to address ways to combat the high rates of murdered and missing American Indian women in Wyoming. Gordon’s... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    April 11, 2019

Commission meeting sees protest over shooting incident

LARAMIE — The public comment period of the Albany County Commission’s Tuesday meeting was eventful as several expressed dismay over an officer-involved shooting from November. The commission meetings are typically a harmonious affair, but not... Full story


Laramie to revisit softball vote, OK would start state play

LARAMIE — Albany County School District No. 1 board members plan to revisit the possibility of offering softball at Laramie High School after they complete their budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The board declined a request from Laramie Girls...

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    March 21, 2019

UW top priority for Ag Committee

LARAMIE — The state Legislature’s Management Council decided an evaluation of the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture will be the top priority for the Joint Agriculture, State & Public Lands & Water Resources Committee during the 201... Full story


Judge says University of Wyoming can regulate guns

LARAMIE — State law does not prevent local governments from regulating guns manufactured outside of Wyoming, Albany County District Court Judge Tori Kricken ruled this week. “To the extent that the Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act preempts...


UW could expand sexual assault resources in 2019

LARAMIE — Proposals to add more funding for resources related to sexual misconduct are likely to be part of the University of Wyoming’s budgeting process for the 2020 fiscal year, Vice President for Student Affairs Sean Blackburn said. In...

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 24, 2018

State: Haynes 'not eligible to be governor'

LARAMIE — Wyoming officials are seeking a court ruling that would make Republican candidate for governor Taylor Haynes ineligible for the office. Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan and Attorney General Peter Michael determined Haynes is not...

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 12, 2018

Haynes: Residency accusation a 'pack of lies'

LARAMIE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Taylor Haynes denounced an accusation Saturday that he does not meet residency requirements to be Wyoming’s next top elected official, which preceded confirmation Tuesday state authorities are...

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    May 11, 2018

Superintendent expects charges in Riverton hazing allegations

RIVERTON — A proposed expulsion of three former members of Riverton High School’s wrestling team has been delayed for months amid legal challenges by the boys’ attorneys. Meanwhile, a separate investigation into the students’ conduct for an...


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