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Wyoming lawmakers pursue 2 hate crimes bills for 2022

Jun. 16, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers are pursuing two possible hate crimes bills for next year's legislative session. One bill to be drafted would require law enforcement to report hate crimes. The other would extend protections to more groups. ...

Company tests new Bluetooth tech for cattle on Wyoming ranch

May. 30, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — In Melissa Brandao’s vision, every cow in Wyoming will soon sport a new high-tech earring, transferring real-time data via Bluetooth on the animal’s location and biometrics. Brandao is the founder and chief revenue officer of HerdDogg, a...

Wyoming plans return to full capacity for football season

May. 26, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has announced plans to return to full capacity for home football games inside War Memorial Stadium in Laramie this fall. University of Wyoming Athletic Director Tom Burman told the Casper Star-Tribune that fans, including...

Wyoming researcher taking wildlife mapping tech worldwide

May. 16, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Matt Kauffman was at an Italian conference and talking over coffee with fellow ecologists when he got to thinking that the challenges facing Wyoming’s migratory deer, elk and pronghorn are shared by wildlife around the world. The University of...

Wyoming colleges won't require COVID-19 vaccines next fall

Apr. 21, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College say they will not require students and employees to receive COVID-19 vaccines before returning to campus next school year. Federal statistical models show that Wyoming is home to the...

Wyoming drone fleet to help with investigations, inspections

Apr. 09, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Wyoming Highway Patrol have received $100,000 through a federal grant that will help launch a statewide program that would use drones to assist with investigations. Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Erik...

University of Wyoming planning more normal school this fall

Mar. 29, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming trustees plan to allow substantially more in-person classes, sports and activities on campus this fall if the coronavirus pandemic continues to wane. University officials haven't decided if they'll still require face masks but...