2011

UW Reports Fewer Rapes, More Drug Arrests For 2011
 CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Police Department is creating a full-time crime prevention officer. UW Police Chief Mike Samp says the idea is to free up other police officers to focus their efforts on law enforcement on the Laramie campus. Samp says the new position wil…
Gasoline More Costly Than A Year Ago
The average price of gasoline is now higher than it was a year ago for the first time since late April. The national average for retail gasoline was $3.662 per gallon Thursday, a penny higher than it was on this date in 2011. Analysts expect prices to continue to rise through Labor Day because of [&…
Wyoming Students’ Scores On NAEP Exam Rise In 2011
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming students improved their scores on an eighth-grade national science exam from 2009 to 2011. Wyoming students had an average score of 160 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress science test in 2011, compared to 158 in 2009. The increase is considered si…
Wyoming Exports Boom In 2011
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming exports shot up by nearly a quarter last year thanks to stronger soda ash sales and expanded sales of uranium, liquefied natural gas, bentonite and industrial equipment and parts. According to the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, …
Obama Tax Return For 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and his family paid more than $160,000 in federal taxes last year. The president’s 2011 federal income tax return shows reported adjusted gross income of about $790,000 last year. About half of the first family’s inco…
2011 Cheyenne Frontier Days Attracts 252,000
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Last year’s Cheyenne Frontier Days attracted more than 252,000 people to its rodeo, night concerts and carnival. Rodeo attendance increased slightly from 2010 to nearly 81,900. Night show attendance jumped to just over 118,000 thanks to sell outs at the Jason Alde…
UW Spring Enrollment Up From 2011
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Preliminary figures show the University of Wyoming has enrolled 12,839 students this spring, an increase of more than 130 over last spring. The spring enrollment figures at the state’s only four-year university don’t include many outreach students who are s…
Eurozone Unemployment Ends 2011 At Record High
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 17 countries that use the euro ended 2011 at a record high of one person in every 10, official figures showed Tuesday, a day after EU leaders acknowledged they would have to boost economic growth with the same urgency that they had shown in combating thei…
New-Home Purchases Fall, 2011 Worst Ever For Sales
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people bought new homes in December, making 2011 the worst sales year on record. The Commerce Department said Thursday new-home sales fell last month to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 307,000. The pace is less than half the 700,000 that economists say must be sol…
Campbell County Coal Production Dips In 2011
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Mines in Campbell County produced slightly less coal in 2011 than in 2010. According to figures released by the federal government, Campbell County mines produced 426.4 million short tons of coal last year. In 2010, they produced 428.3 million short tons of coal. The Nor…

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