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UW Releases President Finalist Names

Four current or former provosts of large universities are the finalists for president of the University of Wyoming. The UW Board of Trustees released the names Friday after announcing Thursday it would no longer keep the search secret. A short statement issued by the university said the finalists had agreed to allow their names to be made public. The finalists are: Douglas D. Baker, provost and executive vice president at the University of Idaho; Warwick M. Bayly, provost and executive vice president at Washington State University; Robert Sternberg, provost at Oklahoma State University; and Kim Wilcox, former provost and executive vice president at Michigan State University. The trustees will interview each before choosing a successor to Tom Buchanan, who is retiring. UW received more than 80 applicants for the job.

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GRPD Investigates Phone Spoofing Schemes

Green River Police Department Officers investigated a report of Suspicious Circumstances on Pheasant Drive when the victim advised someone is “spoofing” her home phone number to try and defraud people out of money. The victim said she had several people call her number stating she was calling them trying to get them to repay a loan they had never taken out. The victim stated no one from her home is calling anyone about a loan. The victim said she would change her home number.

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Wyoming Testing Chronic Wasting Disease Vaccine for Elk

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is testing how well a vaccine for chronic wasting disease will work in elk. The vaccine being tested was developed by three Canadian infectious disease centers.