Dec 05, 2019 8:00 PM

Hospital announces $57 million expansion of Lincoln campus

Posted Dec 05, 2019 8:00 PM

AP - Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals is planning a $57 million expansion on its Lincoln campus and expects to begin construction in the spring.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the project is a planned three-story, 112,000-square-foot patient wing that will also add 59 new rooms to replace ones that were built in the early 1970s.

Madonna currently has 120 patient rooms, about half of which were upgraded and modernized in 2000. 

The wing will be added to the southwest of the existing 460,000-square-foot hospital in east Lincoln. Construction will develop in phases and is expected to be completed by January 2023.

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Big increase in female hunters seen in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The number of Wyoming hunting and fishing licenses sold to women has seen a marked increase over the past decade, while men are buying slightly fewer licenses, state officials said.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said 30% more women are hunting in Wyoming compared to 10 years ago, KGAB-AM report ed. Female anglers increased by 14% over that time.

Meanwhile, the number of men participating in both activities is down by about 5%.

Game and Fish Hunter and Angler Participation Coordinator Kathryn Boswell said the agency has been reaching out to women to get them more involved in not only hunting and fishing but also things like canoeing, photography, shooting sports and archery.

“I think women are starting to see hunting as an activity that is accessible to them,” Boswell said in a statement by the agency. “And, it comes with a certain pride in putting healthy food on the table and knowing exactly how it got there — something I think all hunters regardless of gender can relate to.”

Boswell also said the decline in male hunters and anglers in the state is not a concern.

''The demographics are changing. Our baby boomers are getting older and at the same time, women are seeing hunting and fishing as options for their food and recreation choices,” she said.