Latest Wyoming News Briefs From The A.P.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney added a small margin to his Super Tuesday victories by picking up four delegates in the first round of Wyoming’s GOP presidential caucuses. A fifth delegate from the Cowboy State went to Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Romney edged former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum by two votes to pick up his first state delegate in Laramie County. Yesterday’s voting was the start of a long state GOP process that will choose 29 delegates by the time it ends.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming House has passed a measure designed to better prepare the state’s public school students for college and careers. The legislation now goes back to the state Senate for consideration of changes made by the House. The proposal details the tests Wyoming students will be taking from third grade through high school and sets up a process for measuring academic progress.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature has sent Gov. Matt Mead a bill to change the state’s wolf-management law. The measure complies with an agreement the state and federal governments reached last year over how to end Endangered Species Act protections for the animals. The plan would classify wolves as predators that could be shot on sight in much of the state.
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Northwest College President Paul Prestwich says he plans to resign June 30, 2013, after his contract ends. He didn’t indicate his future plans in his announcement Monday and Mark Westerhold of the college Board of Trustees says the resignation was unexpected. The Powell Tribune reports Prestwich was criticized in 2010 when he sent a recruitment letter to Mormon students touting what the school offered to students of their faith.