Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court is upholding permits issued by the state and Converse County for construction of two wind farms in the Laramie Range. The Northern Laramie Range Alliance had challenged permits. Wasatch Wind President Christine Watson Mikell says the company is pleased with the court’s decision.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Many Wyoming officials say they’re concerned about the prospect of combining management of the Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwestern Wyoming with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in southeastern Idaho. The regional office of the U.S. Forest Service recently directed both forests to study whether merging the two sprawling forests could cut costs. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the new forest would be the second-largest in the Lower 48.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Riverton-area school officials are backing a proposal to delay school reforms around the state. The Associated Press reports that the Fremont County School District 25 board is asking the state Legislature to slow down the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act. Consultants have criticized the way state public schools Superintendent Cindy Hill has been implementing the law.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt tells his players that the free throw is the shot that has to be made all season. Forward Larry Nance Jr. tells the Casper Star-Tribune that it’s the only shot Shyatt puts pressure on his players to make. Just twice this season, Wyoming has shot worse than 65 percent from the line.