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Worland temperatures: High 33, Low 17 precipitation: 0.05
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of snow before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Thanksgiving Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. South southeast wind around 8 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. South southeast wind around 7 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. South wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34.
Sunset tonight: 4:31 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow: 7:20 a.m.

Northern Wyoming Daily News









Instructor Mike Power with Wilson Renner and Caitlynn Hiser compare different water samples taken from the Greybull River.

Meeteetse is state ‘Solve’ finalist

By Lee Lockhart

MEETEETSE – An English instructor’s Trout Unlimited project for the community four years ago has morphed into a science project with the Wyoming Game and Fish watching, and prompted Samsung to announce Meeteetse High School is a state finalist in their Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.
“The project began about four years ago, with English instructor Molly Potas teaming up some of her students with Trout Unlimited and the Wyoming Game and Fish on identified needs. Meeteetse became an Adopt-A-Trout school,” Meeteetse High School science instructor Mike Power explains.
A diversion dam on the Greybull River near Meeteetse was preventing the natural migration/spawning efforts of cutthroat trout. As a result of the initial studies and cooperative efforts, a fish ladder was installed to relieve the problem. The students and the rest of the team are building on that foundation, taking their research projects to new levels and gathering new data, according to Power.
Last year a couple of students, senior Caitlynn Hiser and sophomore Colton Curtis, in Power’s independent science research class, began looking at more research options involving the fish, the ladder and spawning tendencies. They are continuing their research this year in migration movements and habitat preferences.
Hiser is specifically examining the habitat where fish spawn. She is looking to determine if the fish show a preference for certain types and amounts of canopy structure along riparian areas.
Curtis is analyzing transmitter data from tagged fish, to identify the distance the fish have migrated pre- and post-ladder construction.
The results of both projects, according to Power, are of value to the Wyoming Game and Fish. As the information gathering continues, he said the projects are being closely watched at the state and local level.
With that as a background, Power saw an opportunity to put the classroom and field work to further benefit to the school. He entered the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Based on the innovation of the project and the technology involved, his class is one of the state’s five finalists. The project will identify barriers that are present in the Greybull watershed for Yellowstone cutthroat migrations, assist Trout Unlimited in the mitigation of these barriers, engineer a solution for a specific barrier on the river and make recommendations to stakeholders on a solution.
Ironically, Power’s son, who attends school in Cody, is in a state finalist class for the Solve for Tomorrow contest. Besides the two Park County Schools, other finalists are from schools in Buffalo, Jackson, and Laramie.
The next round of the contest will determine the state winner, and then 35 of those projects will be selected for additional awards, 15 of them will present in front of a live panel, with five of those groups earning a trip to Washington, D.C.

Caitlynn Hiser stands behind her state science fair project showing results of cutthroat studies in the Greybull River.

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