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.
“More contributions to actually making some more people happy. We take the beetle kill wood, and we shape it and turn it into something that seems to kind of reach a lot of people. Kind of like their inner child, sort of.”
Usually, there’s little that can be done when disaster strikes, but sometimes being prepared ahead of time can minimize the harm. September is National Preparedness Month, and there are many things that can be done to prepare ahead of time -- especially with fire season up on.
Governor Mark Gordon responded to last week’s criticism of Wyoming’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program when Congressman James Clyburn stated the state was underspending the federal funds distributed through the ARPA.
“We are humbled by the kindness, and the understanding from community members and businesses, patrons, and visitors – especially this week – but really throughout the year,” she said. “Cody is a town known for its character and ability to get through tough times, and we are proud of everyone’s efforts to keep going and look ahead to a better future.”
As part of a county-wide, multi-agency impaired driving enforcement operation over the Labor Day weekend, the Fremont County DUI Task Force made 858 traffic stops, arrested 20 impaired drivers, and made 14 controlled substance arrests.
On Friday, Representative Liz Cheney was in Jackson to honor the fallen Wyoming Marine Rylee McCollum’s homecoming with his family. Cheney later spoke of her plans for 9/11 and the state of Afghanistan.
This week, an announcement came about changing the Federal language and requirements in the National Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The ERAP program started in April of 2020. A program like this never existed in Wyoming until the pandemic. It has faced challenges along the way, as it has been re-managed and tweaked after its first initiation when the need for supplementary income to avoid mass homelessness became real.
Controversy stirred on Wednesday evening when LCSD1 voted to re-instate a mask protocol based on rising state and county Covid-19 case numbers among students and staff. The Board of Trustees voted yes on an addendum to their “Smart Start” program, which states that schools will implement PPE requirements when the county guidelines are orange or red.
"... I have asked the Attorney General to stand prepared to take all actions to oppose this administration’s unconstitutional overreach of executive power. It has no place in America. Not now, and not ever," Gordon wrote.