Governor Mead Activates Medevac Unit to Assist with Lava Fire

By: The U.S. Army
By: The U.S. Army Governor Matt Mead activated the National Guard to assist with the Lava Fire west of Dubois. The Lava Mountain Fire started in the Shoshone National Forest and the Forest Service has firefighting jurisdiction. Wyoming has taken an aggressive approach to fires across Wyoming and asked the Forest Service to do the same.... Continue Reading


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: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4797 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

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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

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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

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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