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COVID-19 surges in Wyoming with university leading state

Sep. 21, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A surge in the coronavirus continued Monday in Wyoming, with the state's only four-year public university leading the state. Those currently known to be infected with the virus in Wyoming reached 772, up from 428 a week ago for the highest number of active cases in the state to date,...

University of Wyoming faces $42.3M budget cut over 2 years

Sep. 18, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is developing plans to address a $42.3 million budget cut over the next two years because state revenues are declining due the coronavirus pandemic and a downturn in the coal, oil and natural gas industries. The university's biennium budget committee chair and...

University of Wyoming plans to restart in-person classes

Sep. 11, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming plans to restart in-person classes Tuesday after switching to online learning when a cluster of coronavirus cases emerged. President Ed Seidel temporarily halted in-person instruction Sept. 2 after the university confirmed seven cases of the coronavirus within...

University of Wyoming in-person class pause extended

Sep. 9, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — In-person classes at the University of Wyoming will begin for the fall semester no sooner than Monday amid ongoing efforts to test for the coronavirus among students and others on campus, university officials said Wednesday. University officials previously halted the start of in-person...

FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnston coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. Wyoming's governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the fossil fuel in favor of wind and solar energy. Supporters say carbon capture would save coal by pumping carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas emitted by power plants — underground instead of into the atmosphere. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Wyoming lauds US carbon capture study; utility skeptical

Sep. 3, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the...

University of Wyoming halts return to in-person classes

Sep. 3, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has paused its planned return to in-person classes after announcing five students tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. University President Ed Seidel said the pause would be necessary to gather more information to reexamine reopening plans moving forward,...

University of Wyoming quarantines 47 students after outbreak

Sep. 2, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Coronavirus infections from off-campus gatherings at the University of Wyoming have led the school to quarantine nearly 50 students. Seven students have confirmed cases of the coronavirus as a result of those gatherings, while 47 are being quarantined, officials said. If five or more...

University of Wyoming adds partner in coal emission research

Aug. 31, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming announced that a utility company would help the School of Energy Resources research how to burn coal with little to no carbon emissions. The department announced its partnership last Thursday. The company, Black Hills Energy, will help the school test a new...

University of Wyoming: Donations up but still trail average

Aug. 31, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Donations to the University of Wyoming were up last year compared to the year before but down compared to the five-year average. The $43.6 million raised over the fiscal year that ended June 30 was slightly more than $42.3 million in recently announced cuts to address declining state...

University of Wyoming announces 7 new COVID-19 cases

Aug. 27, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has announced seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its school community after it started the new school year online earlier this week. None of the cases were on campus and included three employees and two students living off campus in Laramie, one student...