Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill to allow falconers to capture golden eagles in Wyoming could also apparently help the Northern Arapaho Tribe to capture the raptors for use in its annual Sun Dance. The measure would eliminate the current prohibition in state law against taking eagles and instead permit taking them if authorized by federal laws or state game commission rules.
DENVER (AP) — A new poll suggests Western voters see the region’s vast public lands as an economic asset and support limiting energy exploration on them — even though they’re worried about the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. The Conservation in the West poll found strong support for conservation in Wyoming and five other western states where it sampled voters.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Superintendent Cindy Hill is asking lawmakers for roughly three times the budget Gov. Matt Mead has recommended to run her newly organized office. Hill is seeking $6 million for the next 17 months as the Legislature sketches out its plan for state spending. Hill was stripped of her role overseeing the state Education Department last week.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming coach Dave Christensen has added 23 new players in announcing his fifth recruiting class. Eleven of the recruits are already on campus in Laramie. The class includes 15 high school recruits and seven junior college players. Christensen noted the class includes two quality high school running backs in Omar Stover and Joshua Tapscott.