Apr 4, 2012 The Associated Press

Comment needed on wolf rules

CASPER (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a public meeting in Casper on draft regulations governing gray wolf management and hunting.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Casper Game and Fish Office.

The proposed regulations include rules for lethal take of gray wolves, options for non-lethal wolf control, population management goals, hunt areas, seasons and other bag limits for a potential 2012 gray wolf hunting season.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will consider the proposed regulations governing gray wolf management and gray wolf hunting at its April 25-26 meeting in Casper.

State lags in college degrees

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A foundation that advocates for increasing access to higher education says the number of Wyoming college graduates needs to increase faster to keep the state competitive.

The report by the Lumina Foundation projects that about 62 percent of jobs in Wyoming will require at least an associate's degree by 2018.

The Lumina Foundation's goal is for all states to have 60 percent of their adults with the degrees by 2025.

According to 2010 U.S. Census data, about 37 percent of Wyoming's population had either a two- or four-year college degree.

Oil company gives $1M to UW

LARAMIE (AP) -- Marathon Oil Corp. has announced a $1 million donation to the University of Wyoming for energy related academic and research programs.

The state will match the gift with $1 million of its own to bring the total contribution to $2 million.

The money will support research into the extraction of energy resources from unconventional energy reservoirs.

Marathon is based in Houston and has been operating in Wyoming for 100 years.

In a ceremony Tuesday on the UW campus in Laramie, Gov. Matt Mead thanked the company for its investment in the state.

UW President Tom Buchanan says Marathon's gift continues a tradition of collaboration between industry and university research to equip UW students with the state-of-the-art know-how required to solve the energy challenges facing Wyoming and the world.

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