Albany County News

Conditions Vary Widely Across MBRTB for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend visitors to the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB) will find limited low-elevation access for roads, trails and campgrounds. While there are some opportunities to explore and camp, conditions are rapidly changing so Forest visitors are encouraged to call or stop by their local ranger district office before traveling to find out what is open and accessible.... Continue Reading

UW-Led Research: Bacteria Cooperate to Repair Damaged Siblings

Chris Vassallo, a UW doctoral student in the Department of Molecular Biology, performs routine maintenance of bacterial cultures in the lab. Vassallo was lead author of a paper about cell rejuvenation that was published in PNAS May 18. A University of Wyoming faculty member led a research team that discovered a certain type of soil bacteria can use their social behavior of outer membrane exchange (OME) to repair damaged cells and improve the fitness of the bacteria population as a whole.... Continue Reading

Chief Washakie Scholarship Recipients Selected at UW

By: carolinejoan Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to 12 University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year. New recipients are Sharolyn Jimerson, a computer science junior, from Fort Washakie; Sandra Iron Cloud, a graduate student in curriculum and instruction, Ethete; Tucker Russell, an education freshman, Lander; Reinette Tendore, a graduate student in social work, Mill Creek; Xavier Webb, an education junior, Riverton; and Aldora White, a graduate student in curriculum and instruction, Fort Washakie.... Continue Reading

UW Grants Fund Collaborative Energy Research

By: U.S. Geological Survey Researchers from the University of Wyoming have joined with colleagues in the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) to pursue research intended to provide new insights on geothermal energy and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. They will do so with graduate assistants funded by a new UW program to address the country’s and the region’s energy challenges through collaborations among CAES members.... Continue Reading