Beaver Creek Fire Update

By: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters
Closures & Advisories: Closure orders have been issued for the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands and can be found at: Evacuation orders remain in place as issued by the Jackson Co.  Sheriff’s Office Fire Size Today: 25,491 acres Containment: 7% 288 Firefighters: 5 crews, 23 engines, 2 dozers and 2 helicopters Location: 24 miles north of Walden, Colorado Fire is being managed on the Medicine Bow – Routt National Forests, BLM Kremmling Field Office, State of Colorado Lands, BLM Rawlins Field Office and Wyoming State Forestry Division Started: 6/19/16; The cause of the fire is actively being investigated by U.S.... Continue Reading

UW’s Burman Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow

Mary Burman, dean of the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Burman is among 164 leaders in the field of nursing from around the world who will be inducted during AAN’s 2016 “Transforming Health, Driving Policy” Conference Oct.... Continue Reading

UW’s Dousay Receives Honors, Opportunities at National Maker Faire

A trip to Washington, D.C., to represent the University of Wyoming at the 2016 National Maker Faire this summer yielded the expected opportunities to spotlight UW’s emerging work in the movement for College of Education faculty member Tonia Dousay, along with a couple of surprising twists — including an invitation from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.... Continue Reading

Bill Kuestner is UW Employee of the Quarter

Bill Kuestner’s commitment to self-motivation, drive and the willingness to work extra hours to complete the challenging tasks given to him are among the attributes that have earned him the University of Wyoming Staff Employee of the Second Quarter award. The award recognizes UW staff members for their efforts toward excellence in the workplace.... Continue Reading

A Fatal Crash North of Cheyenne

By: Tony Webster
A fatal crash north of Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 22nd has resulted in the death of 36 year old Cheyenne resident Jearamie Johnson. The crash occurred at 4:19 p.m. on the 22nd near mile post 43 on Interstate 25 approximately 26 miles North of Cheyenne.... Continue Reading

Officials Search for Mountain Lion Spotted on Golf Course

By: California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials are searching for a mountain lion spotted on a Casper golf course. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials have set a trap for the lion, which was spotted Friday at the Paradise Valley Country Club and in the surrounding area.... Continue Reading

Mountain Guide Falls to His Death While Leading Group

By: LollyKnit
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — A guide who was leading tourists down Grand Teton mountain has died. The Exum Mountain Guide company says Gary Falk, 42, was leading a group down from a successful ascent of Grand Teton National Park’s highest peak when he fell at 10:30 a.m.... Continue Reading

Man Dies After Rescue from Snake River

By: Luis Deliz
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A man died after he was dumped into the Snake River in northwest Wyoming in a boating accident. Bridger-Teton National Forest River Manager Dave Cernicek says the man was pulled from the water alive on Saturday afternoon in Lincoln County but then lost consciousness and died.... Continue Reading