The Laramie County Juvenile Services Center cut the ribbon on a new project this week. “We wanted to do something for the youth in the community that come to the crisis centers. Our kids, a lot of them have a difficult time talking but if you get them out doing something they’ll start to open up,” said Jamie Eaton, Crisis Care Coordinator.
Laramie County Community College ranch horse team members finished in the top-10 at their first fall contest on Sept. 18 at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Brighton, Colorado. Team members competed against riders of all ages and levels and left with many individual awards, said Morgan Moreno, LCCC ranch horse team coach.
The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Conservation Fund, is inviting the public to participate in a virtual public meeting for a proposed Southeast Wyoming Land Exchange. The meeting is to inform the public about the possibility of creating a 38,000-acre block of state and BLM administered lands that would be open for outdoor recreation opportunities.
At approximately 3:30 p.m., Cole Elementary went into lockdown after a community member reported that they saw an individual in the vicinity with a firearm. They immediately called the Cheyenne Police Department.
Blockchain technology is Wyoming’s future in data security. The committee on Blockchain Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology had a meeting in Laramie Tuesday. “We need to bring it to the states, so that we can bring it into Wyoming. Not only be on the front line but be able to benefit from what that brings to us, “said R.J. Kost, Senator for District 19.
Mercer Family Resource Center partnered with the Natrona County Suicide Prevention coalition task force for their 18th annual walk. Suicide is a problem in Wyoming communities and officials want people to normalize talking about mental health.
Britney Tennant, founder and executive director of the Black Dog Animal Rescue, has been appointed the Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s new CEO. Tennant will be replacing Sue Castaneda and will officially take over the role October 18.
Since the City of Cheyenne took over animal control duties September 1st, the Compliance Department has been able to hire animal control officers and get the program up and running without missing a day of service.
"The American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds are one-time infusions that can help build a stronger, more resilient Wyoming, and they should be treated as such. We have an opportunity to use these dollars to shape the future of our state, and it’s important to maximize the opportunity before us. I have outlined an approach to help Wyoming survive the initial impacts of COVID and identify what can be done to better drive to a future where all of Wyoming can thrive – this is my Survive, Drive, Thrive plan."
As it starts to get cooler at night and plants begin changing color and dying off, farmers are already starting to prepare for the end of the growing season. Right now, we’re still early enough in the season that frost in the Cheyenne region doesn’t pose much of a threat.
Critical Race Theory has come under fire as a touchstone for racial equality in recent months. Although it’s not taught in most schools, some historical race issues are taught in some schools. Raising the question of whether the history and civics taught in most schools are diverse or inclusive enough?
Some people say dogs are man’s best friend. Well, others know, they can even save a life.The American Warrior Initiative, a non-profit of the Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, believes in giving back to Veterans. On Friday, the warrior initiative held a dinner and will surprise 5 Veterans with 5 service dogs.
Input from internal and external stakeholders has resulted in some likely adjustments to the University of Wyoming’s proposal for academic restructuring and reductions. While the university’s administration is moving forward with a recommendation for reconfiguration of some academic colleges, along with discontinuance, reorganization, reduction and consolidation of some departments, the initial proposal to discontinue some departments has been dropped.
Today, Wyoming is petitioning to de-enlist the Grizzly Bear off the endangered species roster.“Wyoming again is leading. We’ve led on the sage grouse, we’ve led on migration corridors, we’re leading on the Grizzly Bear and we’re leading on the Wolf . Wyoming knows how to do it and I think the Federal Government should respect that, ” said Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon.
The Equality State started the celebration of Latin culture last weekend with the Hispanic Festival and that was just the beginning. September 15th marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. This mid-month celebration commemorates the Independence Day of several Latin American countries.
Plague is a bacterial infection that can be deadly to humans and other mammals, including pets, if not treated promptly with antibiotics. This disease can be transmitted to humans from sick animals or by fleas coming from infected animals; in this case, the person had contact with sick pet cats.
The university of Wyoming’s World Language and Cultural Program is offering 18 free sessions via Zoom this Fall. The founder, Dilnoza Khasilova, a UW graduate who earned her doctoral degree in literacy studies, and is a current Global Engagement Fellow in UW’s Global Engagement Office, said that these sessions are not like your typical classes, but rather a community.
Blockchain technology is the future; according to U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming is setting itself up to be a leader of this kind of tech in the future. Blockchain technology acts as an internet ledger, securing digital information, medical records, legal documents, wills, and is unhackable.
Rooted in Cheyenne will be holding a tree planting event this Saturday and expects to plant 110 trees in the community. This program began as a way to replant trees around Cheyenne that had been dying off. Rooted in Cheyenne plants trees for the city as well as for homeowners who want more trees around their house.
Billed as the largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands, the day highlights the importance of public lands nationally and in Wyoming, as well as acknowledging the multiple uses of public lands. Volunteers are needed to assist with four events near Laramie on that day with varying levels of experience and labor.
Puma Steel is holding a competition for Welding scholarships students at Laramie County Community College (LCCC). This scholarship is for juniors and seniors from Cheyenne’s three high schools and students across the region.
The University of Wyoming has received a second round of funding from the National Endowment for Humanities to support newspaper digitization work. The Wyoming State Library will also see some of that funding.
Wyoming Direct support professionals were honored at banquet and awards ceremony this week. The executive director of Wyoming Community Service Providers said it was rewarding to show these employees they are valued.