Driver gets prison in dragging case (2008-09-23)
A district judge on Monday sentenced a man to serve time in prison for dragging a pedestrian under his car for more than a mile last winter.
Police report suicide in UW building (2008-09-23)
The student's body was found at the U-W Office Annex in Laramie.
Wyoming in Slowdown, but Better than U.S. (2008-09-23)
Recent job growth and unemployment figures confirm Wyoming is in a slowdown.
Pine Beetles Infest SW Wyoming, Northern CO (2008-09-23)
Experts say infestations in Cheyenne are getting worse.
Trauner Explains Views on Financial Crisis (2008-09-23)
Democratic U.S. House candidate Gary Trauner today laid out his ideas on the financial crisis.
Seven Western States Announce Climate Plan, But Not WY (2008-09-23)
Seven Western states and four Canadian provinces released plans today for the nation's most comprehensive plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Enzi Criticizes $700 Billion Bailout (2008-09-23)
Enzi is a Republican member of the Senate Banking panel that grilled the Federal Reserve Chairman and Treasury Secretary today.
Wage gap narrows in Teton County (2008-09-22)
Teton County is closing the wage gap between men and women, but still remains below the national average.
Wyoming Has Few Immigrants but Strong Views on Immigration (2008-09-22)
A UW sociologist says the main reason Wyoming voters are conservative on immigration is that the state has so few immigrants.
Yellowstone passes 20th anniversary of giant fire (2008-09-22)
This year marks the 20th anniversary of intense fires that blazed through Yellowstone National Park. Fire is a natural part of the park and occurs regularly, but in 1988, Yellowstone was affected by fires that you only see once a century. Jennie Cecil Moore reports from Yellowstone.
Several districts have unsatisfactory graduation rates (2008-09-22)
Thirteen Wyoming school districts have a graduation rate of less then 80 percent.
Wyoming National Guardsman Dies in Afghanistan (2008-09-22)
Captain Bruce Hays of Cheyenne died September 17th.
Uranium Meetings Scheduled This Week (2008-09-22)
Members of a citizens' group concerned about uranium mining plan to ask for a tougher environmental review.
A tumultuous week on Wall Street (2008-09-22)
This week saw a string of interventions on Wall Street by the federal government. Elsa Partan talks to Ed Bradley and Sherrill Shaffer, two Wyoming economists.
A different approach to teaching: Revisioning the Whole (2008-09-22)
Combine physics with Shakespeare and you get something called inter-disciplinary education. It's a new focus at the University of Wyoming. Bob Beck reports.
Snowmobiles in Yellowstone Park (2008-09-22)
A U.S. district judge in Washington blocked Yellowstone National Park's plan to let in 540 snowmobiles each day this winter. The case has resurrected a debate among national park users: what are the parks for? Elsa Partan reports.
Changes could hurt Endangered Species Act (2008-09-22)
The departments of Interior and Commerce have proposed rule changes that could weaken aspects of the Endangered Species Act. For more on the issue, Bob Beck talks to Debra Donahue, a law professor at the University of Wyoming who writes extensively about environmental issues.
Talking with Superintendent Jim McBride (2008-09-22)
The state department of education recently released a summary that shows how school districts across the state are doing in a variety of areas. Bob Beck talks with State Superintendent Jim McBride about the report.
Wamsutter rising (2008-09-22)
Oil and gas in southwest Wyoming have turned this town along Interstate 80 into a symbol of the state's growth. But the question few people seem willing to address is: what happens when the oil runs dry? Peter O'Dowd reports.
New twist in wolf delisting (2008-09-22)
A federal wildlife official said this week that the government will stop trying to take wolves off the endangered species list, for now. For more, Elsa Partan talks with two news people: Chad Baldwin, the editor of the Casper Star-Tribune and Scott McMillion, a reporter in Montana who covered the wolf story for 20 years.
State lawmakers consider smoking ban (2008-09-22)
A Wyoming committee is proposing a statewide smoking ban. The question is whether to outlaw smoking in all public places or if certain places like bars and restaurants should be exempt. But previous attempts at a smoking ban have failed. Addie Goss reports.
Carter, Rothfuss and Enzi React to Bailout (2008-09-22)
Republicans and Democrats in Wyoming agree that average citizens should not shoulder the government's $700 billion economic bailout.
Carter, Rothfuss and Enzi React to Bailout (2008-09-22)
Republicans and Democrats in Wyoming agree that average citizens should not shoulder the government's $700 billion economic bail out.
Legal expert: proposed rule change could hurt endangered species (2008-09-22)
Under a proposed rule, different federal agencies will be allowed to determine whether or not a road building or logging project would harm wildlife.
Freudenthal Says Bailout Sent Wrong Message (2008-09-19)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says the federal government has sent the wrong message with its actions on Wall Street this week.
Wyomingites Visiting Doctors Less (2008-09-19)
Wyoming women are less likely than men to see a doctor because of cost concerns.
Wyomingites Visiting Doctors Less (2008-09-19)
Wyoming women are less likely than men to see a doctor because of cost concerns.
West Nile Discovered in Laramie County (2008-09-19)
It's the first confirmed case in the county this year.
Wolf numbers drop (2008-09-18)
The population of gray wolves in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho apparently has shrunk for the first time in over a decade.
WY Democrats Hope for Obama/Biden Visit (2008-09-18)
The executive director of the Wyoming Democratic Party isn't holding his breath, but he's hopeful that either Joe Biden or Barack Obama will swing through Wyoming.
Lawmakers May Revise Patient Rights (2008-09-18)
A reform coalition will push for major revisions to the state's health insurance laws in 2009.
Wamsutter May Someday Thrive (2008-09-18)
State officials are cautious but optimistic that the town of Wamsutter in southwest Wyoming can become a thriving community.
Cheyenne May Get Virtual School (2008-09-18)
The school district in Cheyenne is looking into starting a virtual charter school.
Lummis Supports Federal Bailout (2008-09-18)
Cynthia Lummis says the government was right to bail out government-sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Workers Compensation debate continues (2008-09-17)
Wyoming's workers compensation system does not currently cover mental injuries such as post Traumatic stress syndrome. Some lawmakers want to change that.
DFS Will Change Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (2008-09-17)
The Department of Family Services will use recommendations from a legislative report to better handle cases of child abuse and neglect.
Wamsutter Needs Groceries (2008-09-17)
Wamsutter has applied for a state grant to lure a grocery store and other businesses to the booming community.
Wamsutter Needs Groceries (2008-09-17)
Wamsutter has applied for a state grant to lure a grocery store and other businesses to the booming community.
State Treasurer: Wyoming Will Withstand Downturn (2008-09-17)
The state treasurer says Wyoming does not have large investments in the companies that have gone bankrupt or got bailed out in the last two weeks.
Game and Fish Wants to Drop Grouse Farms (2008-09-17)
The Wyoming Game and Fish commission has decided that it is a bad idea to let people set up private Sage Grouse farms in order to enhance the population.
Freudenthal Reacts to Wolves (2008-09-17)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says the state may have to clarify parts of its wolf management plan.
Government May Retreat from Wolf Delisting (2008-09-16)
Ed Bangs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the government in the next week plans to withdraw a rule issued this spring.
Legislative committee works on workers compensation (2008-09-16)
The Legislatures Labor Committee is part-way through a stack of bills on workers' compensation. One topic the committee discussed was increasing payments to the children and spouses of workers killed on the job.
Snowmobile debate takes strange twist (2008-09-16)
A long-running feud about snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park has taken another turn.
Red Cross of Wyoming Helps Gulf Coast (2008-09-16)
The Red Cross of Wyoming has sent five volunteers to Louisiana and Texas.
Statewide Smoking Ban Back on the Table (2008-09-16)
Legislators today discussed banning smoking in public places across the state.
Report: Dept Family Services Tracking System Needs Improvement (2008-09-16)
The Wyoming Legislature says the Department of Family Services needs to improve how it tracks reported cases of child neglect and abuse.
Kids Rally Across Wyoming (2008-09-16)
A dozen counties across Wyoming rallied in support of children today.
UW grad praises Gitmo (2008-09-15)
A University of Wyoming graduate says there has not been torture at the Guantanamo bay prison facility.
Gillette Short Prosecutors (2008-09-15)
Campbell County Attorney Jeani Stone says her office is suffering under a heavy workload.
A different college ranking system (2008-09-15)
The University of Wyoming is boycotting the most popular ranking system in the United States, the U.S. News and World Report. It's moving to a new system of accountability complied by land-grant universities across the country. Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd reports.
Head of PBS talks about the future (2008-09-15)
The Public Broadcast system is the television arm of public broadcasting. This week the CEO and president of PBS, Paula Kerger, is in Wyoming. She discusses the future of public TV with Bob Beck.
ATV users want to use closed roads in national forests (2008-09-15)
Off-road vehicle users in Dubois say the forest service is closing roads and trails that they want to use. Elsa Partan reports.
Candidates are gung-ho on coal (2008-09-15)
Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are trying to sell us on a clean energy future. But they both want to tweak an old reliable fuel, too. That would be American coal. The Environment Report's Shawn Allee has more.
The Wyoming Honor Farm celebrates 20 years (2008-09-15)
The Wyoming Honor Farm uses wild horses for inmate rehabilitation. Joe Crofts has been part of it from the beginning. An Elsa Partan interview.
Judge says no to snowmobiles in Yellowstone (2008-09-15)
A federal judge has thrown out a plan to allow 540 snowmobiles each day in Yellowstone National Park this winter.
Wyo delegation slams Washington judge's ruling (2008-09-15)
Wyoming Republican U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso slammed a Washington D.C. federal judge's ruling that scrapped a plan allowing snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park.
Big money for the School of Energy Resources (2008-09-15)
The University of Wyoming has raised another 40 million dollars for the school of energy resources, including matching gifts. Some are worried about a potential conflict of interest because most of the money has come from the energy industry. Bob Beck reports.
A perspective on Guantanamo Bay (2008-09-15)
University of Wyoming graduate, Major Kyndra Rotunda has written a new book about Guantanamo bay and the trials surrounding it. A Bob Beck interview.
NOLS educates a record number of students (2008-09-15)
The National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander educated a record 12,000 students in the last year. Elsa Partan interviews director of admissions Bruce Palmer.
Coal emissions: out of sight, out of mind? (2008-09-15)
One of the cheapest, easiest ways to make electricity in America is to burn coal. But there's this little problem of global warming. The Environment Report's Shawn Allee says some scientists hope to prove that carbon sequestration will work.
Barrasso seeks UN ban of Iranian president (2008-09-15)
A University of Wyoming law professor says Senator John Barrasso's effort to bar the Iranian president from the United Nations would be a violation of international law.
Rally to bring attention to children's issues (2008-09-15)
A statewide rally is hoping to bring attention to children's issues.
Hunters Should Take Care (2008-09-15)
Officials say that hunters will have to use caution when crossing recently opened areas burned by the Gunbarrel Fire west of Cody.
U-W hopes to raise another 150 million dollars (2008-09-15)
The University of Wyoming is starting a new fundraising campaign. The latest set of priorities includes money for community outreach, athletics and the arts.
UW secures money to build new school (2008-09-12)
The total includes nearly $55 million in private and corporate gifts.
Wyoming ERs rank second in nation (2008-09-12)
Wyoming Medical Center keeps patients an average of 3 hours, 3 minutes and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center about 3 hours, 10 minutes.
State panel approves wind farm (2008-09-12)
The total project area would encompass about 11,000 acres of land and create more than 260 full-time jobs during the peak construction periods.
Governor praises Pinedale plan protections (2008-09-12)
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal is praising the new plan for oil and gas development in western Wyoming.
Justice Antonin Scalia visits Cheyenne (2008-09-12)
Scalia described himself on Friday as an "originalist," meaning it's necessary to stick to the Constitution's original meaning.
Senate bill would quicken AML payments to states (2008-09-11)
A Senate committee has approved legislation that would allow states to collect abandoned mine land money with no strings attached.
Water from 9 wells too dangerous to test (2008-09-11)
Nine industrial wells in the Pinedale area showed such potentially dangerous levels of gas contamination that workers were unable to carry out tests on the water.
PBS chief to speak in Wyoming (2008-09-11)
The Public Broadcasting System is facing some challenges as it tries to remain relevant in the 21st century.
Senate panel approves federal pay for wolf kills (2008-09-11)
Legislation to compensate livestock owners whose animals are killed by wolves is one step closer to passage.
Cities ask Business Council for more money (2008-09-11)
The mayors of Rock Springs and Green River say their cities desperately need more state money to pay for public infrastructure.
Northern WY Community Colleges Get Grant (2008-09-10)
The money will go to providing education for advanced technicians in the energy sector.
Buchanan's vision includes graduate education (2008-09-10)
University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan says it is time to beef up the school's graduate programs.
Sourcegas looks to move to the reservation (2008-09-10)
Utility provider SourceGas is looking at installing pipelines that would deliver natural gas to homes on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
2008 PAWS Error Announced (2008-09-10)
Writing responses for 37 students were scored incorrectly.
Andarko donates 1.5 million dollars (2008-09-10)
The University of Wyoming has received another donation to strengthen oil and natural gas research.
Upper Green River Valley group worries about water contamination (2008-09-10)
The Upper Green River Valley Coalition says some companies in the oil and gas industry are doing a better job than government agencies tackling water contamination in the Pinedale Anticline.
U-W dismisses U-S News and World Report (2008-09-10)
A top official at the University of Wyoming has refused to fill out a survey issued by the most popular college ranking publication in the country. Myron Allen says the ranking system is flawed.
Wyoming people could benefit from takeover (2008-09-09)
A University of Wyoming economist says people in this state will generally benefit from the federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Hydrocarbons found in Pinedale anticline (2008-09-09)
Trace amounts of hydrocarbons have been found for the first time in a livestock water well bordering a natural gas drilling area in southwest Wyoming.
UW Sustainable Business Program Amps Up (2008-09-09)
Professor says companies seek new ways to repair their relationship with the community and environment.
Minerals committee hears uranium idea (2008-09-09)
Growing support for nuclear power has a legislative committee looking into a new uranium program at the University of Wyoming.
Wyoming investigates another brucellosis herd (2008-09-09)
Livestock officials investigate the possibility of a second Wyoming cow testing positive for brucellosis.
Cheyenne Supercomputer Would Model Climate (2008-09-08)
The National Science Foundation has given the go-ahead for the initial design phase of a climate-modeling supercomputer in Cheyenne.
Cowboys Lose to Air Force 23-3 (2008-09-08)
The Wyoming Cowboys will need to find a way to score some points in practice this week, following a 23-3 loss to Air Force on Saturday.
Visitation up at Yellowstone (2008-09-08)
More people visited Yellowstone National Park in June, July and August than during those months last year.
Business Council seeks to double business loan limit (2008-09-08)
The Wyoming Business Council wants to double the amount it can provide through Challenge Loans.
American Indian plaintiffs to appeal (2008-09-08)
A half-million American Indian plaintiffs are appealing a federal judge's recent decision to award them much less than they wanted in a long-running trust case.
New Veterans Advocate Appointed for Northern Wyoming (2008-09-08)
The new veterans advocate for northern Wyoming says the service men and women coming back from war have less time to readjust to life at home.
Rancher near Daniel decides to slaughter infected herd (2008-09-08)
The western Wyoming rancher whose herd tested positive for brucellosis has decided to slaughter the entire herd.
Mixed bag for Wyoming home values (2008-09-08)
A recent survey found that median home values dropped in 11 Wyoming counties while increasing in 12 counties during fiscal year 2008.
Uranium Reps: Next Boom Won't Pollute Groundwater (2008-09-08)
Representatives of the uranium industry say the next wave of uranium mining in Wyoming will not be as environmentally destructive as the last.
House candidates speak in Cheyenne (2008-09-06)
The candidates for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House spoke at a forum in Cheyenne yesterday.
Wyoming delegates question McCain strategy (2008-09-05)
Reporter Matt Laslo is in Minnesota where Wyoming Republicans are concerned that John McCain is distancing himself from the Bush Administration.
Huge amount of heroin seized on I-80 (2008-09-05)
The Wyoming Highway Patrol seized more than 11 pounds of heroin from a motorist who was pulled over on Interstate 80 for driving over the speed limit.
Eco-friendly businesses still reap profits (2008-09-05)
For a long time, the idea that business and the environment could peacefully merge appeared to fly in the face of capitalism. The University of Wyoming is in its second year of trying to disprove that. Professor Eric Arnould speaks with Peter O'Dowd.
Food banks cope with surge in demand (2008-09-05)
Around the state, food pantries have been getting more requests for help. They've seen about a 20 percent increase in clients in the last year. The Interfaith Good Samaritan pantry in Laramie it's even worse. Elsa Partan reports.
Returning vets have new advocate (2008-09-05)
Elsa Partan interviews Bob Bragg. He's the new lead veterans advocate for Northern Wyoming.
Energy official to step down (2008-09-05)
Wyoming Infrastructure Authority Executive Director Steve Waddington announced this week that he will resign effective Oct. 31. Elsa Partan visits with him.
Booming energy industry faces economics problems, too (2008-09-05)
The oil and gas industry is reaping record profits. But it turns out they have troubles of their own in this troubled economy. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Vendor needed for PAWS test (2008-09-05)
The Wyoming Department of Education and Department of Administration and Information are soliciting proposals from companies to administer statewide assessments for public school students.
Carbon County agrees to new wind farms (2008-09-05)
The Carbon County Planning Commission has approved the construction of two new wind farms on land zoned for ranching, agriculture and mining in the eastern part of the county.
WY Republicans Liked McCain's Speech (2008-09-05)
Wyoming Republicans say John McCain set the proper tone for his campaign during his acceptance speech.
U-W symphony touts worldly theme (2008-09-05)
In just a few weeks, the University of Wyoming symphony will kick off its season. This year, director Michael Griffith used his trip through Europe as inspiration for the season's program. He joined Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck in the studio.
Uranium poised for rebound (2008-09-05)
Reporter Addie Goss speaks with Peter O'Dowd about the next steps in developing nuclear fuel in Wyoming.
Rock Well Petroleum Lays Off 180 Workers (2008-09-05)
A Canadian-based oil company that specializes in underground oil drilling is laying off more than half its work force, most of them in Wyoming.
Snowy Range Ski Area might not open this year (2008-09-05)
The Snowy Range Ski Area won't open for the season unless the owners are able to sell the property to someone who will open it this winter.
As landfills fill up, recycling looks good (2008-09-05)
Wyoming recycles less trash than almost any other state. But there's a growing movement across Wyoming to recycle more... and it's not just environmentalists making the push. Addie Goss reports.
Smoking Ban Report Points to Successes (2008-09-04)
A new study for the Wyoming Department of Health says more people quit smoking in communities that have enacted strong laws against smoking in public places.
Head of Wyoming Infrastructure Authority Will Step Down (2008-09-04)
The head of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority will step down at the end of next month.
Panel: economics left out of energy debate (2008-09-04)
Panelists at the University of Wyoming's energy economics summit say financial realities often ground lofty energy goals.
Barrasso Praises Palin (2008-09-04)
Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso is praising John McCain's pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for a running mate.
Social Security debit cards available (2008-09-04)
Wyoming is one of a dozen Western states where the Treasury Department is introducing a Social Security debit card.
Climate Change May Shape Big Game Migration (2008-09-03)
The US Geological Survey is looking for connections between changing snow pack and animal behaviors like feeding and migration.
Supreme Court upholds Proffit conviction (2008-09-03)
he Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a Gillette man's convictions for murder and conspiracy in the death of a teenager who was strangled and dumped by the side of an interstate highway in 2005.
Wet Weather Dampens Fires (2008-09-03)
Snow and rain have doused two major wild fires burning in Wyoming.
Industry to protest Pinedale plan (2008-09-03)
An oil and gas industry representative says her group will protest the amount of land that will be off-limits to drilling in the Pinedale area.
Governor calls Palin a 'good person' (2008-09-03)
Governor Dave Freudenthal has met Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin several times.
British author tells of adventure in Iraq (2008-09-02)
Rory Stewart is the author the New York Times bestseller titled The Places In Between. It describes his walk across Afghanistan in 2002. Stewart's second book, The Prince of the Marshes, talks about his experience as the deputy governor of two provinces in southern Iraq. Stewart joins host Elsa Partan.
Republicans Trying to Enjoy Shortened Convention (2008-09-02)
Wyoming Republicans are trying to carry on at their party convention even though Hurricane Gustav scaled back the fun.
Court rules against former UW coach (2008-09-02)
A federal appeals court has ruled against a former University of Wyoming cross-country coach who filed a civil rights lawsuit against the university after he was fired.
System challenges roughnecks who sue for benefits (2008-09-02)
Advocates say workers injured on the job should have more leeway in court. Addie Goss reports.
U-W students follow election closely (2008-09-02)
Intern Lara Barbier follows a few politically minded students who want young people to think about the issues of the day.
Renovation project to cut back on massive backlog in park system (2008-09-02)
The National Park Service faces a 2-billion dollar maintenance backlog for historic buildings. Officials hope the White Grass Dude Ranch nestled at the foot of Wyoming's Teton Range, will provide the answer. In its heyday, the ranch was one of the region's most popular getaways. Now the Park is working to rehab its old cabins and turn the ranch into a regional training center for park employees who will become craftsmen in historic building styles. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Grand Teton paths lead to controversy (2008-09-02)
Some love the idea of the 41-mile pathway for bikers through the park. Others say it puts animals and bikers in danger. Bob Beck reports.
Lummis would have touted Wyoming economy (2008-09-02)
Cynthia Lummis says she would have shared details on Wyoming's economy to an audience of Republicans in Minnesota if her speech had not been canceled by the events surrounding Hurricane Gustav.
ENR director stands firm on environmental issues (2008-09-02)
The new director of the University of Wyoming's Environment and Natural Resources says she won't shy away from controversial topics. Elsa Partan has more.
Wyoming soldiers help hurricane victims (2008-09-02)
Four members of the Wyoming Air National Guard are helping people affected by Hurricane Gustav.
Deferred maintenance worries Grand Teton chief (2008-09-02)
A lack of funding has the Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park concerned.
Western Democrats tout unique values (2008-09-02)
For decades, Democratic presidential candidates have treated the West as a political wilderness all that has changed. Eric Niiler reports from Denver.
Reporters sound off on Cowboys offense (2008-09-02)
Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd speaks with two sports journalists who predict a rocky season for the University of Wyoming football team.
Park issues keep Teton superintendent busy (2008-09-02)
Bob Beck interviews Mary Gibson Scott about her latest challenges in Grand Teton National Park.
Water levels strongest in years (2008-09-02)
Water levels in Wyoming reservoirs exceeded expectations this year.
Advocate Against Domestic Violence Fills Out Report (2008-09-01)
An advocate against domestic violence says a state-wide report does not tell the whole story.
Gunbarrel Fire Might Burn into October (2008-09-01)
The cost of fighting the Gunbarrel Fire is now pushing $10 million.
Lummis, Cheney, Bush not to speak at GOP Convention (2008-09-01)
Hurricane Gustav shortened the GOP convention today
11-year-old Boy Killed in Crash on Alcova Reservoir (2008-09-01)
The boy was riding with a man on a Yamaha personal watercraft that collided with a speedboat Saturday afternoon.
Cowboys Beat Ohio (2008-09-01)
Although they struggled at times, the Cowboys came up with an important 4th quarter drive to beat Ohio Saturday.
First Gas Well Propsed in Shoshone in over a Decade (2008-09-01)
Some local residents and an environmental group are opposing the application from Windsor Energy to drill a new gas well in Clark.
Wyoming Supreme Court rules against a Gillette man (2008-08-29)
The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Gillette man who ordered the killing of a boy who was to testify against him in a sexual abuse trial. The court on Friday rejected an appeal from Kent Alan Proffit Sr.
Wyoming's Youngest Democratic Delegate Praises Obama Speech (2008-08-29)
We talk with the Wyoming delegation's youngest member Willie Neal of Jackson.
Organizations hopeful about recruiting effort (2008-08-29)
State health care organizations are hoping that the latest effort to recruit doctors will be successful.
Fire risk high this labor day weekend (2008-08-29)
The state forestry division is asking Labor Day travelers to use caution over the weekend.
Work-related deaths increase (2008-08-29)
A record 48 people died in job-related accidents in Wyoming last year, up by a third from 2006.
Cowboys will start new quarterback (2008-08-29)
Wyoming will have a new starting quarterback when it opens its season Saturday against Ohio.
Wyoming still growing jobs (2008-08-28)
Wyoming has gained 12-hundred new jobs in the oil and gas industry since April.
Housing prices better in Wyoming (2008-08-28)
Wyoming continues to buck a national trend while much of the country struggles with falling home prices.
Cowboys to open the season (2008-08-28)
Armed with a new quarterback and questions about their ability to score the Wyoming Cowboys football team opens their season Saturday against Ohio. Wyoming Head Coach Joe Glenn says it is time to start playing.
Nader predicts he will be on the Wyoming ballot (2008-08-28)
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader says he believes that, in the future, burning coal to produce electricity will be considered a crime against humanity because of carbon dioxide emissions.
Fewer West Nile cases this year (2008-08-28)
The state health department has reported seven cases of the West Nile virus so far in 2008. That's a slower pace than previous years.
WYDOT pushes expensive interchange project (2008-08-27)
The Wyoming Department of Transportation wants to rebuild and improve the I-80/I-25 interchange in Cheyenne. The price tag would be $220 million.
Gun rights law tossed out by federal appeals court (2008-08-27)
A federal appeals court has ruled against a Wyoming law that allows people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence to regain their gun rights. The tenth circuit court of appeals ruled that the law failed to meet federal guidelines.
Owner of Elephant Head Lodge frustrated with the fire (2008-08-27)
The owner of Elephant Head Lodge west of Cody says she's not sure it was the right decision to let the Gunbarrel fire burn so long before trying to contain it.
Possible solution for Cheyenne historic homes dispute (2008-08-27)
A plan is in the works to save three of six old houses near the Historic Governor's Mansion in Cheyenne that were slated to be moved or demolished to make way for a hospital parking lot.
Wage gap differs by county (2008-08-27)
For the first time, the Wyoming Department of Employment has documented the wage gap by county.
Governor wants to provide property tax relief (2008-08-26)
The Governor has not given up in his quest to get tax breaks for homeowners. In a letter to legislators he is asking that they consider what is called the Homestead Tax Exemption.
New director named for Ruckelshaus Institute (2008-08-26)
An ecologist from Colorado State University has been named the director of the Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.
Jackson teen revels in Democratic convention (2008-08-26)
An 18-year-old delegate from Jackson absorbs the politcal celebration in Denver.
Nader tries to get on Wyoming ballot (2008-08-26)
The Ralph Nader campaign has turned in about 8,200 signatures to get the consumer advocate's name placed on the presidential ballot in Wyoming in November.
Park Service faces $2 billion restoration backlog (2008-08-26)
The National Park service faces a two-billion dollar backlog in restoration projects from Washington, D.C., to Yellowstone.
Trauner unveils energy plan (2008-08-26)
Democrat Gary Trauner has unveiled his energy plan. Trauner is seeking Wyoming's lone U-S House seat and says the slogan of Drill Here, Drill Now is not enough. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.
Governor: state pipelines won't fix prices (2008-08-26)
The governor says he continues to oppose the state acquisition of new pipelines to increase the price of natural gas exported from Wyoming.
Tetons, Bridger National Forest see fire danger rise (2008-08-26)
Though the region experienced a snowy winter and wet spring, below average rainfall this summer means fire danger is rising.
Walleye Could Threaten Trout (2008-08-25)
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is worried that Walleye could threaten Trout in the Buffalo Bill Reservoir.
NCAR Still In The Plans (2008-08-25)
Economic development officials say budget problems at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., should not affect the center's plans to build a supercomputer in Cheyenne.
Book Costs Shock Students (2008-08-25)
Students who need textbooks for the first day of classes at the University of Wyoming are complaining about the added cost.
Fire Threatens Homes (2008-08-25)
A fire burning 40 miles West of Cody has gotten so difficult to fight that a top-level national firefighting team has been called in to help.
Riverton neighborhood didn't have working fire hydrants (2008-08-25)
A Riverton mobile home park where a fire killed three small children earlier this month didn't have water in its fire hydrants.
Injured workers face toughest test in Wyo. (2008-08-25)
Wyoming pays some of the lowest death benefits in the country to families of workers killed on the job.
Casper Boomer Study Complete (2008-08-25)
Researchers at the University of Wyoming have found that a large number of baby boomers in Casper do not have enough money to retire.
Boy Scout Gets Plague (2008-08-25)
The Wyoming Department of Health is investigating how a Boy Scout who visited northwest Wyoming became infected with bubonic plague.
Online School Ready To Shut Down (2008-08-25)
An online university based in Cheyenne says it has suspended admissions of new students into its degree programs.
Former police chief sues Laramie (2008-08-23)
Former chief says the city retaliated against him for practicing his right to free speech.
Conservation group praises Pinedale plan (2008-08-22)
The document was published Friday and spells out how the Bureau of Land Management will handle oil and gas development and other issues near Pinedale for the next 15 to 20 years.
Dayton man tames black bears (2008-08-22)
A man in north-central Wyoming, west of Dayton, has been intentionally feeding black bears. The state Game and Fish Department is having trouble making him stop.
Bernanke: financial crisis taking toll on economy (2008-08-22)
The Fed chief says the financial storm has not yet subsided, and its effects on the broader economy are becoming apparent in the form of softening economic activity and rising unemployment.
Another Try at a Smoking Ban (2008-08-22)
A coalition of health care workers and others will make another attempt at persuading the state Legislature to institute some type of statewide smoking ban.
EQC Opposes What They Term Tax Breaks For Coal (2008-08-21)
Wyoming coal producers say they have seen some unfair tax increases and are working with legislators to change the formula that is used to tax them.
BLM Will Release Its Pinedale Plan Friday (2008-08-21)
The Bureau of Land Management will release its Pinedale Resource Management Plan tomorrow (Friday). The plan says how a million acres of federal land will be used over the next 15 to 20 years.
Dick Jones Dies (2008-08-21)
Former Wyoming Senate President Dick Jones, founder of a long-haul trucking company, died Wednesday. He was 97.
Sleeping Giant To Reopen (2008-08-21)
A downhill ski area in northern Wyoming that has been closed the past four winters could reopen by this Thanksgiving.
Scientists Look At Wyoming Uranium During Tour (2008-08-21)
Scientists from the French Embassy are touring energy sites in Wyoming this week. Today (Thursday) they stopped at reclaimed uranium mines in the Gas Hills east of Riverton.
No Major Surprises In Wyoming Legislative Races (2008-08-20)
Several veteran Wyoming lawmakers have defeated challengers in the primary election. Outgoing House Speaker Roy Cohee, a Republican from Casper, was among the winners in Tuesday's primary. Outgoing Senate President John Schiffer, a Republican from Kaycee, also won his race.
Rothfuss Beats Hamburg (2008-08-20)
University instructor Chris Rothfuss of Laramie will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming this November.
Veteran State Lawmakers Defeat Challengers (2008-08-20)
Several veteran Wyoming lawmakers have defeated challengers in the primary election.
Carter and Goodenough Battle To Virtual Dead Heat (2008-08-20)
The primary race between Nick Carter and Keith Goodenough remains too close to call as the Wyoming Democrats vie for the chance to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso in the fall.
Lummis Moves On To Face Trauner (2008-08-20)
Cynthia Lummis is crediting the hard work of her volunteers with helping her to win the Republican primary for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House.
Laramie To Get More Buses (2008-08-20)
People living in Laramie have several new transit options. Gregory Jordan with the University of Wyoming Transit and Parking Service says they launched three new bus routes.
Wyoming Legislative Numbers (2008-08-20)
Here on the numbers from last nights Primary legislative election. These are contested races only.
Governor Blasts McCain On Water Compact (2008-08-20)
Governor Dave Freudenthal took a shot at Senator John McCain's suggestion that the Colorado River compact should be renegotiated over time.
Cynthia Lummis Wins Republican U.S. House Primary And Faces Democrat Gary Trauner (2008-08-20)
Last night, Wyoming voters narrowed their field of candidates in local and national races. The state's next member of the U.S. House of Representatives will either be Republican Cynthia Lummis or Democrat Gary Trauner following a convincing Lummis victory in the Republican Primary. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.
Secretary Of State Surprised By Low Turnout (2008-08-20)
Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield says despite several interesting county races and an open U-S house seat that turnout for Tuesday's primary was low.
Concern About Wild Horses (2008-08-20)
Some people are opposing a proposed wild horse roundup in the Pryor Mountains of northern Wyoming because they fear the animals will end up being euthanized.
Latest Congressional Race Update (2008-08-20)
With one precinct to go, these are the latest congressional numbers from the Associated Press.
Latest Statewide Legislative Numbers (2008-08-19)
Races are starting to get called in statewide legislative races.
Lummis Declared The Winner (2008-08-19)
Two Democrats are in a dead heat for a U-S Senate Nomination, while another Democrat, Chris Rothfuss advances. Republican Cynthia Lummis is declared a winner in the U-S House Race.
Congressional Numbers Still Coming In (2008-08-19)
276 of 490 precincts are reporting in Wyoming's Congressional Races.
Current Congressional Election Numbers (2008-08-19)
Election numbers are starting to come in for the states congressional races.
Farmers Getting Higher Prices, But Paying More (2008-08-18)
Wyoming farmers are receiving higher prices for their products this year. But it also cost them more to produce them.
House Republicans Wrapping Up Campaign (2008-08-18)
The Republicans running for U-S House got in some last-minute campaigning today (Monday) before tomorrow's primary election.
Democrats Hope To Advance In Senate Primary (2008-08-18)
Both of Wyoming's Senate Seats are on the line this year and today democrats will be asked to select the challengers for the state's two incumbent Republicans.
Some Libraries Left Out (2008-08-18)
Some county Libraries are booming while others, like Albany County, are struggling to stay open.
Wyoming, Montana Fire Season Slow (2008-08-15)
Wyoming and Montana are enjoying a relatively calm wildfire season so far this summer.
Candidates Weigh In on Cubin (2008-08-15)
Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives say Barbara Cubin did a good job listening to constituents and preserving private property rights. But they say they would take the office in a new direction.
Barley looking good in Bighorn Basin (2008-08-15)
MillerCoors is paying growers $11.50 per 100 pounds of barley this year. That's up $4 from last year, setting a new record.
Governor wants state to pay for Sylvan Pass equipment (2008-08-15)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says the state will help pay to keep Sylvan Pass safe from avalanches.
Governor wants state to pay for Sylvan Pass equipment (2008-08-15)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says the state will help pay to keep Sylvan Pass safe from avalanches.
Scientist Calls For Changes In Managing Fires (2008-08-14)
Fire suppression and global warming are being blamed for the intensity and growth in western fires.
Groups Sue Over Bison (2008-08-14)
Two environmental groups and several property owners are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit over the capture and hazing of bison that wander outside Yellowstone National Park.
State Engineer Shuts Down Wells That Waste Water (2008-08-14)
The State Engineers office is moving forward with efforts to shut down production of Coalbed Methane Wells that produce water but little gas.
Easy Fire Season For Wyoming (2008-08-14)
Wyoming and Montana are enjoying a relatively calm wildfire season so far this summer.
Group Wants Roadless Rule To Be Law (2008-08-14)
One conservation group that supports the roadless rule says Congress should make it a law.
Buffalo Bill Is Down Visitors And Makes Cuts (2008-08-14)
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center In Cody is downsizing due to fewer tourists.
Med Bow Will Cut Down Dead Trees (2008-08-14)
The Medicine Bow National Forest will see a reduction in dead trees. Forest Supervisor Mary Peterson says they will be cutting down a number of dead pine trees near trails and roads that could fall and become hazardous.
Deja Vu: Brimmer Overturns Roadless Rule... Again (2008-08-13)
U-S District Judge Clarence Brimmer again overturns a ban on road construction in nearly 60 million acres of national forest.
New Technology Could Produce Energy Cheaply (2008-08-13)
INL can create plastic sheets covered by billions of tiny antennas, which could be used to produce electricity.
Wyomings Driving Much Less (2008-08-13)
Driving by Americans dropped sharply in June, with the biggest drops in wide-open Western states.
Heating Bills Will Be Higher (2008-08-13)
Wyoming residents who heat their homes with natural gas are in for some big bills this winter.
BLM Will Protect Sage Grouse (2008-08-13)
The Bureau of Land Management has set aside about one-million acres in the Powder River Basin as sage grouse focus areas.
Lummis Mailings Investigated (2008-08-13)
The Secretary of State's office looked into campaign literature today (Wednesday) that was sent to Wyoming residents by U-S House Candidate Cynthia Lummis.
Official Says He Is Still Sorting Out Roadless Ruling (2008-08-13)
The U.S. Forest Service says it's reviewing a federal judge's ruling to overturn a 7-year-old ban on road building and logging in nearly a third of national forest land.
More Students Taking ACT (2008-08-13)
Wyoming high school graduates who completed a core curriculum of classes did far better on the A-C-T than those who didn't.
Jump shot legend shares tales of the NBA (2008-08-12)
A Wyoming man who is credited with inventing basketball's jump shot shares his story.
Workers blame state for slow response to claims (2008-08-12)
Addie Goss reports part two of our series on workers compensation issues. Some workers say their treatments are being put on hold while the workers compensation division investigates their claims.
High-Speed Rail Study Will Show Feasibility (2008-08-12)
Cities and counties across Colorado are teaming up with state transportation officials on a study to determine whether a high-speed commuter railway is feasible in the state.
House Call: Doctor discusses breast cancer rates (2008-08-12)
Bob Beck speaks with Jackson Doctor Brent Blue. He says the number of breast cancer cases in Wyoming is up for a good reason.
Judge Brimmer Overturns Roadless Rule Again (2008-08-12)
A federal judge in Wyoming has overturned a Clinton-era ban on road construction in nearly 60 million acres of national forest.
Gays camp out in Medicine Bow Forest (2008-08-12)
Addie Goss visited with the largest Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender group in Wyoming. They're camping in the mountains near Laramie and invite anyone to join them.
Rodeo injury puts insurance problems in spotlight (2008-08-12)
When a teenager was kicked in the face by her horse this summer, the family struggled to pay the medical bills. Elsa Partan reports.
Conservation Groups Trade Carbon to Help Ducks (2008-08-12)
Some conservation groups hope capturing carbon dioxide in grasslands will be the answer to duck conservation.
Candidates Go Negative (2008-08-12)
With just days to go before the Wyoming primary, two Republican candidates vying for the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives are turning up the heat with negative ads.
Gas pains crimp U-W travel schedule (2008-08-12)
The cost of fuel and airline surcharges have put pressure on the upcoming travel season for the University of Wyoming's sports teams. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Superintendent questions value of state tests (2008-08-12)
Bob Beck talks with a school official in Sheridan County about the Wyoming Department of Education's recent standardized test scores. Sue Belish says she is lukewarm about the benefits of the statewide test.
Sen. Enzi discusses issues before primary election (2008-08-12)
Elsa Partan asked Wyoming's senior senator about education and energy policy.
Riverton clinic caters to Native Americans (2008-08-12)
A new center near the Wind River Reservation is designed to bring better healthcare to the area. Bob Beck has the story.
Authorities Identify Plane Crash Victims (2008-08-11)
Authorities say the victims of a collision between two single-engine planes in southwestern Wyoming include a local student pilot and men from Ohio and Illinois.
Wyoming Women Continue to Smoke During Pregnancy (2008-08-11)
Wyoming continues to have a high percentage of women who smoke during pregnancy.
Moondance Diner Renovations Continue (2008-08-11)
Renovations continue at the Moondance Diner, a former New York City eatery that was moved to the tiny town of LaBarge in southwest Wyoming.
Pilots in Crash Were Flying Without Traffic Control (2008-08-11)
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the pilots of two airplanes that collided yesterday afternoon were flying without the help of air traffic control. That's common at Wyoming's small airports.
Planes Crash Mid-Air near Rock Springs, Killing 3 (2008-08-11)
Authorities say two single-engine planes collided in mid-air yesterday, killing all three people aboard.
Frontier Airlines May Negotiate with Schools like UW (2008-08-11)
Frontier says it might be able to work with UW and other colleges to restore travel benefits for large groups.
Three Children Killed in Fire Were Siblings (2008-08-11)
Fremont County authorities say the three small children who died in a central Wyoming trailer fire last week were siblings.
Hunting Bison May Help with Conservation (2008-08-11)
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says one way to help bison is to hunt them.
Cheyenne Mayor Declares Emergency Status for Civic Center (2008-08-09)
The mayor of Cheyenne has declared emergency status for the Cheyenne Civic Center in an effort to expedite repairs after the building was flooded earlier this week.
Race for the Cure Saturday (2008-08-08)
Saturday is the annual Race for the Cure which benefits Breast Cancer Research and Prevention.
Fire North of Pinedale Pipes Down (2008-08-08)
Rain has helped firefighters gain the upper hand on a fire burning north of Pinedale in western Wyoming.
Superintendent Lukewarm on Assessment Test Benefits (2008-08-08)
The Superintendent of Sheridan County School District One is lukewarm about the benefits of a statewide student assessment test.
Building The Wyoming We Want (2008-08-08)
Governor Freudenthal is ready to move forward with "Building the Wyoming We Want."
Deadly House Fire Moved Quickly (2008-08-08)
A fire officials says a deadly mobile home fire in central Wyoming engulfed the structure in a matter of minutes.
Travel Costs Crippling U-W's Athletic Dept. (2008-08-07)
Fuel costs and airline woes are putting serious pressure on the University of Wyoming's Athletics Department.
Riley Ridge Plant Approved (2008-08-07)
What is being called the largest Carbon Sequestration project in the World has been given approval by the State Lands and Investment Board.
Three Children Die In Mobile Home Fire (2008-08-07)
Three children are dead in an early morning mobile home fire just outside Riverton. Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says the children were 1, 2 and 3 years old. Their names were not immediately released.
Freudenthal Reacts to Standardized Test Results (2008-08-06)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says the latest standardized testing results show that money is not the only ingredient necessary for success.
Teton County Voters Asked To Support Pathways Projects (2008-08-06)
Teton County voters are being asked to support three alternative transportation issues that will be on the ballot this month.
Inmate Dies (2008-08-06)
The state Corrections Department says a 68-year-old inmate at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins has died following an extended illness.
Fires Easing Up (2008-08-06)
Cooler temperatures and lighter winds today (Wednesday) slowed a wildfire burning mostly wilderness area east of Yellowstone National Park.
Enzi Does Not Expect An Energy Policy (2008-08-06)
Senator Mike Enzi says he does not think a national energy policy is achievable.
Enzi Predicts Few Changes To NCLB (2008-08-06)
Senator Mike Enzi says the No Child Left Behind Act has improved education in America and will not be changed significantly by the next administration.
Power Shift Unlikely in Wyoming Legislature (2008-08-06)
Neither political party predicts this fall's elections will result in a change in the balance of power in the Wyoming Legislature.
Democrats Support Aspects Of Nuclear (2008-08-05)
Democrats vying for the right to challenge Senator John Barrasso in November say they support nuclear power as part of the solution to America's energy needs. Keith Goodenough and Nick Carter addressed the issue in a debate.
House Republicans Are Pro Energy Development (2008-08-05)
During a debate last night among the Republicans running for Wyoming's seat in the House of Representatives... all the candidates agreed that the nation should allow more domestic drilling.
Republicans Debate Immigration (2008-08-05)
Last night Republicans competing for Wyoming's seat in the House of Representatives laid out their positions on the lack of temporary workers in Wyoming. During a debate in Riverton broadcast on Wyoming Public Radio and Public T-V, candidate Cynthia Lummis gave her stance on immigration.
Rising Costs Will Mean Budget Adjustment (2008-08-05)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says rising food and fuel costs will force the state to adjust budgets for many departments.
Students Need Improvement In Writing (2008-08-05)
Just over half of Wyoming's third- through eighth-graders scored well in state reading, writing and math exams.
Many Schools Fail to Meet Federal Standards (2008-08-05)
Eighty-seven Wyoming schools have failed to meet the standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Gunbarrel Fire Forces Lodges to Evacuate (2008-08-05)
An active day on the Gunbarrel Fire in northern Wyoming resulted in three lodges being evacuated today.
Fewer Wolverines Will Be Hunted in Mont. (2008-08-05)
Montana wildlife commissioners are reducing the number of wolverines that may be trapped in that state.
Spraying targets salt cedar at Seminoe Reservoir (2008-08-04)
A group goes after a species that's invading miles of the Medicine Bow River.
Saddles to Sushi (2008-08-04)
And now for a redneck perspective. That was the name of Mike Bressler's column in Planet Jackson Hole for five years. He wrote under the pen name of Clyde Thornhill. And he has just self-published his first book called Saddles to Sushi. An Elsa Partan interview.
Non-Profits Boost Wyoming's Economy (2008-08-04)
Non profit organizations are formed to benefit the public rather than to provide a profit for owners. Most require both public and private support so they are not viewed as a player in a community's economy. But that perception is not correct. A report finds that non profits spend almost a billion dollars in the state. Bob Beck reports.
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy (2008-08-04)
A group called Sportsmen for Responsible Energy has put a plan for protecting wildlife in the midst of energy development in Wyoming and the west. Steve Belinda is a former Bureau of Land management employee who currently works as a wildlife specialist for a number of organizations. A Bob Beck interview.
Energy Bill Stalls (2008-08-04)
Federal tax credits for clean energy are about to expire by the end of this year. And a deadlocked Congress has failed yet again to pass an extension. Wyoming's growing wind power is at risk. Yanmei Xie reports.
Workers' Compensation: Too Much Money in the Pot, or Too Little Paid Out? (2008-08-04)
After years of financial crisis, the worker's comp fund has almost a billion dollars in it. Many employers think that's because they've paid too much. Many employees think they've received too little. The legislature is looking at the issue this session. Addie Goss reports.
Oil prices prompt production to go up (2008-08-04)
An oil expert at the University of Wyoming says it's only a matter of time before mature oil fields are redeveloped with advanced technology.
The Boom Has a Financial Dark Side (2008-08-04)
While the national economy is in a slowdown Wyoming's economy continues to steam along. But there's a financial dark side to all this prosperity. We went to southwest Wyoming to take a look. Elsa Partan reports.
Rockefeller's Ranch Becomes A Nature Preserve (2008-08-04)
Back in 1932, John D. Rockefeller Jr. purchased the JY Ranch. It was Jackson's Hole first dude ranch, a place where tourists paid to experience a working cattle ranch.
Workers' Compensation and Mental Injury on the Job (2008-08-04)
State Senator John Hastert is a Democrat from Green River. He's sponsoring a bill that would extend the money a person can get from workers' compensation for mental injuries. An Elsa Partan interview.
Bear roughs up Yellowstone firefighter (2008-08-04)
Officials believe that the bear wasn't being particularly aggressive. The animal apparently just wanted to get away from the fire.
EPA seeks more details on Pinedale plan (2008-08-04)
The EPA sent a letter on Friday to the BLM regarding the future of drilling 44-hundred new wells on the Pinedale Anticline.
Two Ranchers Perspectives on Oil Drilling (2008-08-04)
Oil has reached record prices this year. Today it's at 124-dollars per barrel. And some believe drilling in Wyoming is poised to heat up again. We traveled through the oil fields in Northern Wyoming to talk with two ranchers who have very different views on the good, the bad, and the future of oil production in the United States. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Barrasso attacks Indian Health Service mismanagement (2008-08-01)
Senator John Barrasso says he will hold the Indian Health Service accountable for mismanaging millions of dollars in cash and property.
Governor orders state agencies to protect grouse (2008-08-01)
Gov. Dave Freudenthal has issued an executive order that sets up ways to protect the bird.
State treasurer endorses Gordon (2008-08-01)
State Treasurer, Joe Meyer, is supporting businessman and rancher Republican Mark Gordon in the race for U.S. House.
USGS assessing nation's coal reserves (2008-08-01)
The nation's largest coal field in Wyoming has fewer reserves than once thought.
Inflation levels keep pace in most sectors (2008-08-01)
While wages in agriculture did not keep up with inflation, wages in mining and construction did.
Pinedale Community Organizer Praises DEQ Air Quality Efforts (2008-07-31)
Linda Baker of the Upper Green River Valley Coalition says at last night's meeting, the DEQ showed it made progress
Highway Money Being Considered (2008-07-31)
A legislative sub committee wants to set up an account that would pay for the widening and expansion of some two-lane highways in the state.
Fires Ease Up (2008-07-31)
Calm winds slowed the growth of a wildfire that has burned more than 12 square miles in the Shoshone National Forest east of Yellowstone National Park.
Mental Health Could Be Part Of The Workers Compensation Mix (2008-07-31)
Jackson Representative Keith Gingery chairs the Select Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Enzi Praises Passage Of Education Bill (2008-07-31)
Congress has given final approval to an overhaul of federal higher education programs.
Electric Rates May Rise (2008-07-30)
Wyoming's largest electrical utility, Rocky Mountain Power, is asking state regulators for permission to increase rates by about 7 percent.
Enzi And Barrasso Will Keep Stevens Donations (2008-07-30)
Wyoming's two senators, John Barrasso and Mike Enzi, are holding on to campaign cash donated by indicted Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska.
Forest Service District Ranger Will Take Action On Off Road Vehicles (2008-07-30)
Users of non motorized trails in the Pole Mountain area of the Medicine Bow National forest have been encountering a growing number of off road vehicles this summer.
Fire Near Pinedale Still Burns (2008-07-30)
A wildfire north of Pinedale is consuming large swaths of beetle-killed trees.
DEQ Is Working On Air Problem In Pinedale (2008-07-30)
The state Department of Environmental Quality says it has created new rules to keep air pollution from getting worse in Pinedale.
Fire Near Cody Grows (2008-07-30)
A wildfire burning in the Shoshone National Forest east of Yellowstone National Park has grown to more than 3 square miles.
State Starts Health Program (2008-07-29)
State employees who practice healthy behavior and get checkups will get some incentive rewards.
Transmission Line To Southwest Will Go Ahead (2008-07-29)
After five years of planning and discussion, a major electric transmission line will become a reality.
Boy Scouts Get Life Experience (2008-07-29)
The Chief Executive of the Boy Scouts says that the best thing about a project in northwest Wyoming this week is what it does for the scouts.
Ranchers: Daniel Rancher Shouldn't Slaughter Herd (2008-07-29)
Ranchers say a western Wyoming rancher who has had over 20 cattle test positive for brucellosis has little to gain by slaughtering his entire herd.
Two Senate Candidates Face Off on Energy (2008-07-29)
When it comes to energy development, two democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate say the country needs an energy policy -- but they differ on what kind.
State Sues Johnson County (2008-07-29)
The Attorney General's Office has sued the Johnson County Commission and others seeking to reverse a 2002 county action intended to extinguish a conservation easement on a private ranch east of Buffalo.
Mental Health Officials Could Get Overwhelmed (2008-07-29)
A Mental Health official in Laramie County has expressed concern over lack of services available for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Anschutz Will Develop Power Line Project (2008-07-29)
The Anschutz Corp. has taken over as developer of a $3 billion power line project that would carry electricity from Wyoming to the southwest United States.
Judge Tosses Lawsuit (2008-07-29)
A federal judge in Wyoming has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the booking company for Cheyenne Frontier Days against an animal rights group.
Two Senate Candidates Dislike NCLB (2008-07-28)
Two U-S Senate candidates both dislike no child left behind. Democrats Keith Goodenough and Nick Carter debated the controversial education policy on Open Spaces Friday.
Candidates debate hot issues (2008-07-28)
Democrats Keith Goodenough and Nick Carter debate issues from gay marriage to the war in Iraq. The candidates are battling for the right to challenge Sen. John Barrasso in November. Host Bob Beck moderates.
Ozone Expert Says Pinedale is in Violation of Clean Air Act (2008-07-28)
An air quality expert says that the Pinedale area has already violated the federal Clean Air Act because of ozone.
Poll Shows Public Support Of Wilderness (2008-07-28)
A wilderness supporter points to a new poll that shows Americans are very supportive of wilderness and roadless areas.
The Governor continues pushing for a balanced energy portfolio. (2008-07-28)
The Governor continues pushing for a balanced energy portfolio. Governor Dave Freudenthal says if the need for energy will be doubled in the next 50 years or so, then there needs to be a variety of available energy sources that can meet a number of needs.
Senate Candidates Discuss Energy (2008-07-28)
When it comes to energy development, two democratic candidates for U-S Senate say the country needs an energy policy.
House hopeful Gary Trauner hopes 2008 brings victory (2008-07-28)
Host Elsa Partan visits Gary Trauner on the campaign trail. The Democrat outlines his views on health care reform, energy independence and fiscal responsibility.
Rothfuss and Hamburg fight for primary nod (2008-07-28)
Peter O'Dowd has this story on the two Democrats trying to unseat Sen. Mike Enzi.
Sources Say White House Swayed Sylvan Pass Decision (2008-07-25)
Sources told the Associated Press that the Bush White House intervened last year to help keep Sylvan Pass open to snowmobile traffic.
Supporters of Wolf De-listing Not Decided on Next Steps (2008-07-25)
Supporters of the federal government's removal of gray wolves from the endangered species list say they haven't decided whether to appeal a judge's preliminary decision to re-list the wolves.
Trauner Weighs in On Oil Speculation (2008-07-25)
Congressional candidate Gary Trauner weighed in on the political battle over oil speculation this week.
Senate Candidate Chris Rothfuss Supports Mortgage Bailout Bill (2008-07-25)
Democratic Senate hopeful Chris Rothfuss says he supports the federal bailout of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Man Convicted on Meth Distribution Gets Life in Prison (2008-07-25)
A federal judge has sentenced a LaBarge man to serve life in prison on convictions of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and helping to distribute the drug.
Elk Blamed for Montana Brucellosis Infection in Cattle (2008-07-24)
Laboratory tests in Montana point to elk as the source of a brucellosis infection in cattle.
Grand Teton National Park Disturbed By Wildlife Deaths (2008-07-24)
Following the death of a young wolf this week, Grand Teton National Park officials are urging motorists to beware of animals.
Great Lakes Is Surviving National Airline Woes (2008-07-24)
Wyoming's Great Lakes Airlines says it is unaffected by the industry-wide loss of revenue.
Yellowstone Got Some Free Advice (2008-07-24)
Sources tell The Associated Press that the Bush White House intervened last year to help keep Sylvan Pass open to snowmobile traffic entering the eastern side of Yellowstone National Park.
Trout Warming Up (2008-07-23)
A new report says that trout in Wyoming could be in trouble as global climate change makes some rivers too hot.
Wyoming Discusses Next Move In Wolf Case (2008-07-23)
Governor Dave Freudenthal admits he was surprised that a Montana judge decided to place wolves from Wyoming, Montana and Idaho back on the endangered species list.
Settlement For Victim (2008-07-23)
The city of Rawlins and a former Rawlins police captain have agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed that the former captain sexually assaulted her a decade ago.
Coal Could Equal Hydrogen (2008-07-23)
Scientists at the University of Wyoming's hydrogen conference say they hope the state's coal can be used to extract hydrogen for fuel.
Wyoming Revenue is $178 Million More Than Expected (2008-07-22)
The state of Wyoming is once again flush with cash, thanks partly to stubbornly high natural gas prices.
Hydrogen Fuel Experts Say Their Technology is Ready (2008-07-22)
Supporters of hydrogen power say their clean-burning fuel should be running many vehicles in just a few years.
Man Mugs Teenager Pushing Stroller in Jackson (2008-07-22)
Jackson police are looking for a man who attacked a 17-year-old girl who was pushing a baby stroller in a city park on Monday.
Man Dies In Float Trip on Laramie River (2008-07-22)
A man died Saturday on a float trip down the Laramie River.
Youth say meth is harmless (2008-07-22)
Young people in Wyoming have skewed ideas about effects of meth.
Sec. Kempthorne Pushes Oil Shale Development (2008-07-22)
The federal government took a step toward establishing a major commercial oil shale program today.
Yellowstone Head Wants To Help Brucellosis Problem (2008-07-21)
Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Suzanne Lewis says federal managers want to help fix a livestock disease that has caused problems for area ranchers.
GOP: Freudenthal gets credit for GOP successes (2008-07-21)
Republican Party Chairman Diana Vaughan and GOP Executive Director Amy Larimer both say that Freudenthal takes credit for Republican accomplishments.
Minimum Wage Hike Can Mean Higher Prices (2008-07-21)
Minimum-wage workers in Wyoming and across the country will get a pay raise on Thursday.
Game official warns against shooting wolves (2008-07-21)
After a federal judge effectively placed the gray wolf back on the Endangered Species List, the state's Game and Fish Department wants people to know that it's once again illegal to kill wolves anywhere in Wyoming.
Casper Police: Man stabbed to death Friday night (2008-07-21)
Police say the suspects were taken into custody shortly afterward.
Solar expert: Tech challenges still exist (2008-07-21)
If solar will provide any significant contribution to the nation's energy portfolio, Bruce Parkinson says a lot of work must be done. Elsa Partan speaks with the solar expert.
Global leaders meet on hydrogen at UW (2008-07-21)
Experts from as far away as India and Israel will attend the summit on hydrogen.
WPR wins 2 national news awards (2008-07-21)
A group of American news directors awarded Wyoming Public Radio second place in two news categories.
Online school makes the grade on the reservation (2008-07-21)
Bob Beck visited one school that is quite different from Wyoming's other high schools. Students take most of their classes online.
Park County business eyes microbrew (2008-07-21)
Peter O'Dowd speaks with Peg Potter. The co-owner of the Edelweiss bar and store in Clark, Wyo., wants to add locally brewed beer to the list of reasons why you might stop in this tiny town.
Wyoming retains link to far off places (2008-07-21)
Historian Phil Roberts says he's been thinking lately about the connection this state has retained with far of places throughout history.
Summer planting season still blooms (2008-07-21)
Peter O'Dowd spoke with Shane Smith of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. He says it's not too late to start your summer garden.
Residents ponder Wheatland's future (2008-07-21)
As Southeast Wyoming shrinks while the rest of the state booms, some business owners worry about the fate of their rural, agricultural community. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Sportsmen's Group Goes to Washington, D.C. (2008-07-21)
A coalition of conservation groups dedicated to preserving public lands for hunting and fishing says the government should tighten rules for oil and gas development in the Rocky Mountain West.
Conservation Group Protests BLM Leases (2008-07-21)
A conservation group is protesting the lease of tens of thousands of acres of federal land, because they say drilling will harm sage grouse.
Tree rings reveal region's water history (2008-07-21)
A group of scientists is studying rainfall patterns that reach back centuries. Their work reveals troubling predictions about the future. Addie Goss reported this story in April.
Governor reacts to Gore's Challenge (2008-07-21)
Elsa Partan asked Dave Freudenthal to weigh in on the former vice president's ambitious goal of powering the country solely on renewable energy in 10 years.
Thoughts shift on workforce shortage (2008-07-21)
The Snowy Range Nonprofit Institute meets in August to discuss the workforce shortage. Elsa Partan speaks with organization's leader, Randy Bruns.
Congress: You're driving too fast! (2008-07-21)
Some lawmakers are returning to the 1970s as they look for ways to reduce gas prices. Sen. Mike Enzi says he does not support returning to the days of slower speed limits on the interstates. Yanmei Xie reports from Washington.
Sylvan Pass Agreement Finalized (2008-07-21)
The National Park Service has formally approved an agreement it reached with the state of Wyoming and others last month to use explosives to keep a mountain pass open to snowmobile access on the eastern side of Yellowstone National Park.
Wolves Back On Endangered Species List (2008-07-18)
A federal judge in Montana has ordered the restoration of endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies.
Sen. Wallop endorses Mark Gordon (2008-07-18)
Rancher Mark Gordon got a boost in his bid for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Wallop Endorsement Might Be Good for Mark Gordon (2008-07-18)
A political analyst says that yesterday's endorsement of Congressional hopeful Mark Gordon by former U.S.Senator Malcolm Wallop will provide a significant lift for the candidate.
UW trustees seek $58M in supplemental funding (2008-07-18)
The University of Wyoming is asking the legislature for 58-million dollars in additional state funding.
All Starbucks Locations Will Stay in Wyoming (2008-07-18)
Starbucks Corp. says it will not be closing any stores in Wyoming.
Wind expert: Gore's challenge poses huge challenge (2008-07-17)
A wind energy expert in Wyoming says he appreciates the intention of Al Gore's latest challenge to the nation.
Bear attack closes 2 Montana campgrounds (2008-07-17)
A bear entered a camper's tent and bit him on the arm and hand.
Former Gillette officer faces new pot charge (2008-07-17)
A former Gillette police officer who pleaded guilty last week to a felony drug charge in Campbell County now faces a new drug charge in Uinta County.
Wyoming's bond rating inches up (2008-07-17)
State Treasurer Joe Meyer says Wyoming's investment portfolio is well positioned to withstand a troubled U-S stock market
State supreme court upholds Hicks' convictions (2008-07-16)
The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of life without parole for Christopher Hicks, a Gillette man convicted of murder and other charges in the deaths of two teenagers in 2005.
AIDS Bill Could Include Money for American Indians (2008-07-16)
A bill designed to combat AIDS globally is expected to include $2 billion for American Indians.
Brucellosis probe spurs one rancher to spay herd (2008-07-16)
A western Wyoming rancher opted to have 750 cows spayed rather than tested for brucellosis as part of an investigation into an outbreak of the livestock disease.
Plans in works for microbrewery in tiny Clark (2008-07-16)
Beer drinkers in Park County can rejoice: There's a new brewery coming to town.
Lummis, Trauner may have the money edge (2008-07-16)
A political scientist from U-W considers the latest campaign finance numbers.
An Artist Works with Saplings to Create Sculptures (2008-07-15)
Sculptures have been popping up around Laramie this summer. One of them is the work of Patrick Dougherty. For the last 25 years, he's been weaving together tree saplings to create sculptures. They bring to mind all kinds of things that are made out of sticks: from nests to haystacks. This week he collected saplings and willows from a willing ranch near Centennial, Wyoming.
In the Headlines: The Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse and the Wolverine (2008-07-15)
Conservation groups are threatening to sue over the federal government's decision not to protect these animals in Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act. Peter O'Dowd talks to Rebecca Huntington, a freelance reporter in Jackson, and Brodie Farquhar, the managing editor of the Wyoming Business Report in Casper.
EPA Changes Air Quality Rules for National Parks (2008-07-15)
The Environmental Protection Agency is tweaking its regulations on air quality in National Parks. Critics say the agency is giving utility companies an easier pass to build more coal-fired power plants .many powered by Wyoming coal. Yanmei Xie has the story from Washington.
Western Governors Take the Lead on Energy Policy (2008-07-15)
From finding ways to protect wildlife corridors to setting their own energy agenda, Western Governors say that it may be up to them to protect their states and drive new energy policy. Bob Beck reports.
Truck dumps tar on I-80 (2008-07-15)
A truck rolled over on I-80 in Cheyenne this morning spilling 200 gallons of hot tar.
Economist: population growth to slow slightly (2008-07-15)
A state economist predicts the state will not grow as fast in coming years as it did in 2007.
Wyoming's Senators Embroiled in Medicare Controversy (2008-07-15)
Both Wyoming Senators are ignoring doctors' orders. They oppose a bill that stops a payment cut to physicians who treat Medicare patients. They argue it hurts seniors in rural Wyoming who pay for private plans with federal dollars. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
New Foundation Aims to Connect People with Health Insurance (2008-07-15)
The CoverMe Foundation's Alec Shea set up shop in Laramie after starting his organization in Kentucky. The foundation walks people through government applications for services, and helps to make sure they don't fall through the cracks. An Elsa Partan interview.
Wyo. Audubon Opposes Grouse Farm Idea (2008-07-15)
The Director of Wyoming Audubon is coming out strongly against a proposal to create private bird farms in the state to raise Sage Grouse for release.
Forest Service announces feedground decision (2008-07-15)
The U.S. Forest Service has approved Wyoming's request to extend use of five elk winter feedgrounds in northwest Wyoming for another 20 years.
Lander Celebrates Climbing and Remembers Three Who Died (2008-07-15)
In three years, three distinguished rock climbers from Lander have died. The deaths have shaken this small town's climbing community. At this week's Lander climbing festival, people are weighing the risks of climbing against the joy of doing a sport they love. Elsa Partan reports.
Wyoming Football Team Turns to Yoga (2008-07-15)
The University of Wyoming football team has a new training regimen: Yoga. It's voluntary, but about a third of the football team has been showing up. Addie Goss reports.
A longtime Laramie Resident with Aspirations to be a Queen (2008-07-15)
Carol Loyer and her daughter Anne Brande are fourth-generation western photographers involved in Ludwig Photo in Laramie. They recently stepped into the Storycorps booth to talk about Carol's childhood in Laramie. From age 5, she wanted to be the Jubilee queen at the Jubilee Days Parade.
U-W hopes new coach will rescue wrestling program (2008-07-15)
Former Oklahoma State University coach Mark Branch will take over as head wrestling coach at U-W.
Retirees May Run Out Of Money (2008-07-14)
A new study shows that Wyoming residents nearing retirement face a high risk of outliving their financial assets.
Small Park Dedicated to Police Officer (2008-07-14)
The city of Cheyenne has named a small park for a police officer who was killed in a car crash.
Sage Grouse Plan Panned (2008-07-14)
This week the Wyoming Game and Fish department will take public comment on a plan to allow private bird farms, so that Sage Grouse could be raised and released.
GOP Boss Is Confident (2008-07-14)
The new head of the Wyoming Republican Party says she's confident that Wyoming will remain a Republican stronghold in this year's elections.
Expect Delays at Night on Togwotee Pass (2008-07-14)
Plan on delays if you'll be driving over Togwotee Pass at night in the upcoming week.
Volunteer Ranks Shrinking in Energy Boom Areas (2008-07-14)
Economic conditions in Wyoming may be limiting the state's pool of volunteer workers.
Famous Motorcycle Builder Will Come to Gillette (2008-07-14)
Custom bike and car builder Jesse James will be among those with a booth at the Campbell County Fair next month.
Sportsmen Will Try To Guide Wildlife Management Policy (2008-07-14)
An advisory group appointed by the Bush administration says hunters and fishermen - touted as the nation's first conservationists - ought to continue to play an important role as advocates for conserving wildlife and habitat.
Open Container Law Change Has Led To Citations (2008-07-12)
It's been one year since law enforcement agencies in Wyoming have been able to ticket drivers for having an open container of alcohol in their vehicles on any Wyoming road.
Wind River toxicology reports due soon (2008-07-11)
The Fremont County coroner should soon have a better idea what caused the death of three teens on the Wind River Reservation.
Citations for open containers one year after law passes (2008-07-11)
State troopers have issued 338 citations for open container violations after the law went into effect one year ago.
Company plans wind turbines south of Rawlins (2008-07-11)
The BLM says a company is trying to take advantage of the area's abundant wind resources.
Lawyers' group blasts insurance companies (2008-07-11)
The American Association of Justice has caused a stir with some companies that operate in Wyoming.
Forest Service Will Treat Beetles (2008-07-10)
The U.S. Forest Service will temporarily close about 13 campgrounds and picnic areas in the Laramie and Centennial region to spray trees to protect them from bark beetles.
Numbers Show Eastern Wyoming Census Declines (2008-07-10)
New figures from the U-S Census Bureau out today (Thursday) show communities in southwest Wyoming are booming. But the same cannot be said to the east where there is no oil and gas development.
Bill Would Fund Clean Coal Technologies (2008-07-10)
As one of the nation's top coal-producers, Wyoming is spending millions of dollars on the development of clean coal technologies. Now the US Congress is considering a bill that would tax consumers to fund such research.
Uranium Company Agrees To Large Fine (2008-07-10)
The company that operates the only uranium in-situ leach mining operation in the state has agreed to pay one point four million dollars because of alleged groundwater violations.
Gillette Officer Pleads (2008-07-10)
A former Gillette police officer pleaded guilty on Thursday to a felony drug charge. Twenty-three-year-old Thomas Brent Clark pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to deliver marijuana.
Hungry Bear in Grand Teton Put Down (2008-07-09)
A female black bear was euthanized in Grand Teton National Park after repeatedly stealing food from campers.
Jumping Mouse Decision Expected Today (2008-07-09)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce Wednesday whether the Preble's meadow jumping mouse will continue to be listed as an endangered species.
Frontier Days Goes Green (2008-07-09)
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo is taking another step forward in a decade long effort to go green.
Preble's mouse removed from list (2008-07-09)
Four conservation groups say they will sue to reinstate protections for the Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse in Wyoming.
Bishop Riken To Leave Cheyenne (2008-07-09)
Pope Benedict XVI has chosen the bishop of Cheyenne to head the Green Bay diocese in the United States.
Governor Credits Research For Preble's Ruling (2008-07-09)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says the investment the state has made in developing scientific data is the likely the reason the Prebles meadow jumping mouse is being delisted in Wyoming.
Wyoming Water Official Wants Funding (2008-07-09)
Wyoming's chief water administrator says clean coal poses a risk to the nation's ground water supply.
Body Found near Big Sandy River was Garrett Bardin (2008-07-08)
Investigators say 24-year-old Garrett Bardin of Pinedale apparently died of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Governors May Use GIS to Address Western Issues (2008-07-08)
Scientific data combined with mapping can be used to sort out how energy development can impact wildlife corridors.
Food Costs Could Hurt Low Income Residents (2008-07-08)
This week some members of Congress are exploring how rising food costs are affecting public assistance and nutrition programs.
Pesticide Spraying in Rock Springs (2008-07-08)
The spraying is part of the effort to prevent the spread of West Nile virus.
News Coming On Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse (2008-07-08)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce Wednesday whether the Preble's meadow jumping mouse will continue to be listed as an endangered species.
Rainbow Family Members Enter Pleas (2008-07-08)
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cheyenne says four Rainbow Family members have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from a confrontation with U.S. Forest Service officers.
Conservation Groups Try To Protect The Wolverine (2008-07-08)
Conservation groups say the wolverine is at risk of going extinct, and they are threatening to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the animal.
Wild Horse Adoptions Down In Wyoming (2008-07-08)
Bureau of Land Management officials in Wyoming are struggling with a steep decline in Wild Horse adoptions.
Gillette Man Falls To His Death (2008-07-07)
The Wyoming parks department says a Gillette man was killed when he fell from a cliff at Keyhole State Park in northeastern Wyoming.
Insurance Program Tries To Help (2008-07-07)
A foundation has moved to Wyoming with the aim of helping some of the 80,000 uninsured people in the state to get health insurance.
Mosquito Season Means West Nile Virus Can't Be Far Behind (2008-07-07)
Wyoming has not had any cases of West Nile virus yet this year, but the Department of Health says this is the time that the disease may start showing up.
Elk Should Be Fenced Out (2008-07-07)
A longtime critic of the state brucellosis management plan continues to blame ranchers.
Rainbow Family Could Face Ban (2008-07-07)
A top U.S. Forest Service official says the agency must consider banning the Rainbow Family from Forest Service lands after a confrontation that led to the arrests of at least eight people.
Governor Interested In How Clean Energy Will Develop (2008-07-07)
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal says he will be interested to see how private industry will move forward with the technology for clean energy.
The Governor says people need to plan for high heating costs. (2008-07-07)
The Governor says people need to plan for high heating costs. Natural gas companies say they plan on hiking heating costs substantially this year, possibly as high as 70 percent.
Brucellosis Focus Is Now On Elk (2008-07-07)
Over the past two decades, government agencies killed more than 6,000 wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park. The goal is to contain a serious livestock disease the bison carry.
Native American Man Denied New Hearing (2008-07-07)
A federal appeals court in Denver has denied a Wyoming man's request for a new hearing on the issue of whether he should stand trial for shooting an eagle for use in his tribe's Sun Dance.
Canadian Wildfires Blow Smoke at NE Wyoming (2008-07-04)
The National Weather Service says smoke from large wildfires in Saskatchewan, Canada, is making skies hazy in northeastern Wyoming and the Black Hills.
Grills Can Start Fires (2008-07-04)
Fire officials are cautioning people to make sure their grills don't start a fire this Fourth of July.
Former UW Swimmer Didn't Make the Olympic Team (2008-07-04)
A former University of Wyoming swimmer will not return to the Olympics this year.
Forest Service Says Rainbow Family Members Threw Rocks and Sticks (2008-07-04)
The U.S. Forest Service says that about 400 members of the Rainbow Family threw rocks and sticks at ten federal officers on Thursday night as they tried to arrest one member of the group.
Man Died of Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound in Sublette County (2008-07-04)
The Sublette County Sheriff's Department says a man whose body was found Thursday near the Big Sandy River apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Game & Fish Will Enforce Laws Against Drunk Boating (2008-07-04)
This holiday weekend, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it will be strictly enforcing the law against operating a motor boat under the influence.
Newspaper Adds Expensive New Printing Press (2008-07-04)
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle is making a major investment in a new printing press even while other newspapers around the country are suffering from declining circulation and advertising revenue.
Casper To Get Direct Service To Las Vegas (2008-07-03)
Casper is getting direct jet service to Las Vegas. Allegiant Air will fly from Casper to Las Vegas twice a week on a 150 seat jet.
Beef Recalled and Replaced by Kroger Co. (2008-07-03)
The Kroger Co. has restocked certain ground beef products at King Soopers and City Market after recalling others as a precaution.
Yellowstone Visitor Numbers High Despite High Gas Prices (2008-07-03)
In the same year that many around the country are wringing their hands over gas prices, Yellowstone National Park is seeing record numbers of tourists.
Usher One Step Away (2008-07-03)
A former University of Wyoming swimmer needs a good swim today in order to make the U-S Olympic team.
Unidentified Body Found in Wind River Range (2008-07-03)
The Sublette County Sheriff's Department says searchers found the body of an unidentified man on Thursday.
Wyoming Dems Gear Up for Election (2008-07-03)
The past two presidential election years haven't been kind to Democratic candidates in Wyoming - the party lost seats in the Legislature in 2000 and 2004.
Wind Energy Project Proposed (2008-07-03)
A Texas-based wind energy company is making plans for the construction of a new wind farm in eastern Carbon County.
Grand Teton Music Festival Begins (2008-07-03)
The Grand Teton Music festival is underway. It starts with a weekend celebration of Leonard Bernstein.
Great Lakes Aviation Takes on Montana Essential Air Contract (2008-07-03)
A Wyoming-based airline plans to renew Essential Air Service to Lewistown, Miles City and Sidney in early September.
Former Adminstrator Sues School District (2008-07-03)
A former Converse County school administrator is suing the school district for gender and age discrimination among other concerns.
Usher Moves To Semifinals (2008-07-02)
A former University of Wyoming swimmer has advanced to the semi-finals of the U-S Olympic swimming trials.
Two Drilling Rig Deaths in Wyoming Last Month (2008-07-02)
Two drilling rig workers died in separate accidents last month in Wyoming.
Deutsch No Longer Laramie Chief (2008-07-02)
Laramie is looking for a new police chief. Roughly a week after police Chief Bob Deutsch saw a libel and slander case against a Laramie citizen dismissed Deutsch and the city of Laramie have parted company.
More Source Gas Problems (2008-07-02)
More than 4,000 SourceGas customers in Wyoming weren't credited for payments they made last month because of a company billing error.
Cattle Rules Imposed for Montana Producers (2008-07-01)
States worried about brucellosis-infected cattle are imposing strict rules on Montana cattle, especially those from counties surrounding Yellowstone National Park.
Montana Plans Three Wolf Hearings (2008-07-01)
The Montana wildlife department plans three hearings on proposed rules for managing gray wolves in the state.
Federal Government Raises Fire Level to Five (2008-07-01)
The National Interagency Fire Center says fire activity in the western United States has prompted the agency to raise its national preparedness to level 5, its highest ranking.
Western Governors Lay Out Energy Goals (2008-07-01)
The nation's Western governors are embarking on a plan to draft a national energy policy, saying the country needs direction and leadership on the issue.
Wyoming Firefighters Head to California and the Southwest (2008-07-01)
About 110 firefighters from Wyoming are helping with the fires in California and the Southwest.
Proposals to designate more wilderness areas (2008-06-30)
Since Democrats took over Capitol Hill two years ago, Congress has seen a flurry of proposals to designate more wilderness areas. Among them is one that sets aside millions of acres in the Northern Rockies as Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports
Former UW swimmer makes Olympic bid (2008-06-30)
Two University of Wyoming swimmers have been unsuccessful so far in their bid to make the U-S Olympic team. But a former UW swimmer is one step closer.
Feds give $1 M for pronghorn corridor (2008-06-30)
Each year, pronghorn antelope migrate 170 miles from southwest Wyoming to Grand Teton National Park. And each year, that path is getting narrower. The Department of Interior wants to help.
US Senate Candidate Wants Bonds for Alternative Energy (2008-06-30)
A candidate for the US senate says government-backed bonds would provide the incentives needed for developing alternative energy resources.
There is still a chance of major forest fires later this summer (2008-06-30)
State and federal fire officials say the wet spring has helped, but they say there is still a chance of major forest fires later this summer. Bob Beck reports.
This summer kicks of the 47th annual Grand Teton Music Festival (2008-06-30)
This summer kicks of the 47th annual Grand Teton Music Festival in Teton Village. Bob Beck speaks with the music director Donald Runnicles.
Guernsey Reservoir To Be Emptied (2008-06-30)
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation warns that water levels at Guernsey Reservoir will drop quickly starting July 6.
Western Governors Plan Wildlife Mapping Project (2008-06-30)
Western Governors adopted a plan that will combine mapping with data to protect wildlife corridors from oil and gas development.
Panel Rejects Third Circuit Court (2008-06-30)
A state panel has rejected a proposal that would have added a third circuit judge in Campbell County.
State veterinarians from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming are discussing recent outbreaks of Brucellosis (2008-06-30)
State veterinarians from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming are discussing recent outbreaks of Brucellosis and what the next move is. Addie Goss speaks with Assistant state veterinarian Jim Logan about some of his concerns.
An Uphill Battle for Wyoming Democrats This Election Season (2008-06-30)
The four Democratic candidates challenging Wyoming Republican U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso must beat serious challenges in order to unseat the incumbents.
Making online retailers pay sales tax (2008-06-30)
There is an effort being led by Wyoming Senior Senator Mike Enzi to make online retailers pay sales tax. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate Wayne Root shares some of his views (2008-06-30)
Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate Wayne Root shares some of his views with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck
Wyoming Democratic Senate Candidates Seek to Unseat Barrasso (2008-06-30)
Two Wyoming Democrats will try to defeat incumbent Republican Senator John Barrasso.
Groups seek drilling halt near sage grouse habitat (2008-06-30)
Two conservation groups have asked the government to impose new restrictions on oil and gas development in the West.
A Wyoming woman discusses her time working for the draft board during World War 2 (2008-06-30)
A Wyoming woman discusses her time working for the draft board during World War 2 during this installment of Story Corps.
BLM issues latest plan for Pinedale Anticline (2008-06-27)
An advocate says the plan for 44-hundred new wells will only increase ozone levels near Pinedale.
Tribal recreation center will have to wait (2008-06-27)
Officials on the Wind River Reservation did not meet a deadline for spending requests.
Cheyenne teen charged with computer crime (2008-06-27)
A Cheyenne teen faces jail time after police say he used his computer to steal senstive information.
Boy injured by bison in Yellowstone (2008-06-27)
A 12-year-old boy from Pennsylvania was hospitalized after he was flipped into the air by a bull bison at Yellowstone National Park.
Northern Arapaho Tribe Wants Youth Rec Center (2008-06-25)
Leaders of Wyoming's Northern Arapaho Tribe are seeking $1.5 million for a new youth recreation center as they reach out to the state's congressional delegation this week.
Police Chief Lawsuit Tossed Out (2008-06-25)
Laramie's police chief was unsuccessful in his effort to sue a private citizen for slander and libel.
Fire Management Officials Predict Fires Later This Summer (2008-06-25)
Despite the wet weather, state fire officials say this summer could still be a dangerous fire season.
Arapaho Language Symposium This Week (2008-06-24)
A prominent linguist is coming to the Arapaho School District this week to teach the grammatical structure of the Arapaho Language.
Wyoming Construction Numbers Strong (2008-06-24)
While the rest of the nation is facing a major construction slowdown numbers in Wyoming are strong.
Two Die In Park Crash (2008-06-24)
Grand Teton National Park officials say two tourists from Belgium were killed when their car crashed head-on with a semi-truck hauling a car transport trailer.
Man Dies In Fall From Rig (2008-06-24)
A 24-year-old man died Tuesday after being struck on the head by a piece of falling pipe on a drilling rig in southwestern Wyoming.
Arapaho Leaders In D-C (2008-06-24)
Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Tribe traveled to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to meet with government leaders this week regarding the deaths earlier this month of three teenage girls on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Sublette County Housing Boom Tapering Off (2008-06-24)
The housing boom in Sublette County appears to be slowing.
Officials worry that ancient structures might be damaged by forest fires (2008-06-23)
With the forest fire season upon us, officials worry that ancient structures might be damaged by fire, or looted when the protection of the forest disappears. Peter O'Dowd reports from Dubois.
Cubin Calls for More Refineries (2008-06-23)
The proposal calls for at least five "brownfield" sites appropriate for the construction of new refineries.
State Superintendent Jim McBride discusses graduation rates (2008-06-23)
State Superintendent Jim McBride discusses graduation rates and tells co-host Bob Beck why Wyoming may soon see some improvement.
Yellowstone park could be susceptible to another large fire (2008-06-23)
On the 20th anniversary of the Yellowstone Fire, officials say the park could be susceptible to another large fire. Elsa Partan looks at what Yellowstone officials are trying to do about it.
Republican candidates for the Wyoming U-S House seat talk about the economy (2008-06-23)
For the first time in several years, Wyoming has an open U-S House seat. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck finds out what the four Republican candidates have to say about the economy and what they would like to do to fix it.
Numbers of wild horses on public lands is growing (2008-06-23)
The numbers of wild horses on public lands is growing and the B-L-M is struggling with ways to solve the problem. Bob Beck speaks with Tom Gorey with the Bureau of Land management.
Pronghorn migration (2008-06-23)
Wyoming is home to the longest pronghorn migration in the lower 48 states, but development is threatening the area. Addie Goss looks at how some are trying to protect the migration.
Addition to Grand Teton Opened Saturday (2008-06-23)
More than a hundred people celebrated the opening of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve.
Group Wants Thinning Of Elk And Bison (2008-06-23)
A nationwide cattlemen's group is calling on Yellowstone National Park to reduce bison and elk numbers as part of efforts to eradicate the livestock disease brucellosis.
Forest Service Worries About Historic Areas (2008-06-23)
A study shows the U-S Forest service lacks the resources to protect more than 300-thousand places of historic or cultural significance on public land.
Putting up power lines in Wyoming for wind energy transmission (2008-06-23)
There is new movement on putting up power lines in Wyoming for wind energy transmission. Jodi Breisler reports from Washington.
Elders and Tribal members on the Wind River Reservation met to discuss what to do about the deaths of three young girls (2008-06-23)
Elders and Tribal members on the Wind River Reservation met to discuss what to do about the deaths of three young girls. Reporters who are covering the story talk about the meeting with Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd.
Restoring the Arapaho Language on the Wind River Reservation (2008-06-23)
Some University of Wyoming Professors took a major step towards restoring the Arapaho Language on the Wind River Reservation. Addie Goss talks to one of them about the issue.
Mourners Honor Saratoga Soldier (2008-06-23)
Mourners gathered in Saratoga on Monday to honor Staff Sgt. Tyler E. Pickett, a former Saratoga resident who was killed in action in Iraq earlier this month.
House Candidate Wants Iraq Troop Withdrawal (2008-06-23)
Michael Holland also says Congress should encourage a free-market economy without government interference.
BLM Needs More Places To Story Wild Horses (2008-06-23)
Because of an overabundance of wild horses, the Bureau of Land Management is looking for a couple of long term pasture facilities.
Top teacher expects graduation rates to rise (2008-06-20)
Officials predict that new education programs should help in the coming years.
Wyo. governor meets with Obama (2008-06-20)
Governor Dave Freudenthal spent two days in Chicago with presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Candidate Nick Carter Does Not Favor Universal Health Care (2008-06-20)
A democrat hoping to get elected to the U-S Senate says finding ways to reform the health care system should not include universal coverage.
GOP House Candidate Opposes Protections for the Wyoming Range (2008-06-20)
Congressional candidate opposes a measure to stop oil drilling in the Wyoming range.
Winney Favors More State Control Of Health Care (2008-06-20)
Wyoming Republican candidate opposes public healthcare.
More Wyo. cattle may have brucellosis (2008-06-20)
More tests have come up positive on a Daniel-area ranch.
Dead Woman Identified (2008-06-20)
A 34-year-old woman who died Wednesday evening when a shed rolled over on her at a Casper baseball field has been identified as a pilot from Sioux Falls, S.D.
State Representative Wants Support For Reservation (2008-06-20)
A state lawmaker is encouraging residents of the Wind River Reservation to speak out against underage drinking and drug abuse.
Barrasso defends Medicare vote (2008-06-18)
Senator John Barrasso answered critics who said his no-vote last week on a Medicare bill was partisan and bad for seniors.
Group Sues Over Anticline (2008-06-18)
A conservation group is seeking to halt drilling on a booming natural gas field in western Wyoming through a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court.
New Game And Fish Director Named (2008-06-18)
Governor Dave Freudenthal has picked an Arizona man to be the state's new game and fish director.
Sage Grouse Study Notes Concerns (2008-06-18)
Reductions in sagebrush habitat are significantly impacting sage grouse populations in the west.
Wyoming Official Testifies In Favor Of Transmission (2008-06-17)
With electricity and gas prices skyrocketing, Congress wants to increase alternative energy use. But getting power from Wyoming wind farms to cities is a problem.
Researchers Worry That Fires Could Lead To More Looting (2008-06-17)
Archeologists are concerned that the Western Bark Beetle infestation will destroy the state's oldest man-made structures.
2nd Carbon County Hantavirus Victim Dies (2008-06-17)
Another case of Hantavirus has killed a Carbon County resident.
Teton County Continues With Comprehensive Plan (2008-06-17)
Jackson and Teton County are asking for public input on a plan that would shape future development.
Sheriff Offices Deal With Gas Prices (2008-06-16)
High gas prices are driving up costs for local government. That is especially true in large counties that don't have mineral wealth.
Problems with off road vehicles (2008-06-16)
Bob Beck talks with Marcia Rose Ritchie of the Douglas Ranger District about problems off road vehicles are causing in the Thunder Basin National Grassland.
Newspapers in the state are changing gears away from the Presidential primaries to focus on Wyoming's primary election (2008-06-16)
Peter O'Dowd reports that newspapers in the state are changing gears away from the Presidential primaries to focus on Wyoming's primary election.
Brucellosis confirmed (2008-06-16)
The Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory says it has confirmed positive brucellosis tests for two cows from a Daniel ranch.
Firefighters from 21 counties get enhanced training to fight forest fires (2008-06-16)
Firefighters from 21 counties get enhanced training to fight forest fires. Bob Beck reports.
In Idaho those in high risk areas are learning how to make their homes fire resistant (2008-06-16)
Guy Hand reports that in Idaho those in high risk areas are learning how to make their homes fire resistant.
State loses track of child-custody case (2008-06-16)
Elsa Partan reports on the case of a boy who spent his childhood lost in the child welfare system.
Conviction Upheld (2008-06-16)
The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of an Evansville woman for shooting her husband in 1977.
Officials are putting together a new comprehensive plan (2008-06-16)
In Teton County, officials are putting together a new comprehensive plan. It has generated some debate. Addie Goss discusses the plan with local planners.
National AARP spelling bee (2008-06-16)
Saturday is the National AARP spelling bee in Cheyenne
Possible hantavirus death in Carbon County (2008-06-13)
The Wyoming Department of Health says a Carbon County man may have died this week from hantavirus.
Lawyer: Cop's slander lawsuit won't fly (2008-06-13)
A University of Wyoming professor says a libel and slander lawsuit filed by Laramie's chief of police will face an uphill battle.
Senior groups dissapointed in senators (2008-06-13)
Senior advocates in Wyoming are criticizing senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi.
Saratoga Man Dies In Iraq (2008-06-12)
The Department of Defense says a soldier from Saratoga has been killed in Iraq.
BLM Will Use State Plan To Protect Sage Grouse (2008-06-12)
The B-L-M told the Governor that it will focus its efforts to protect sage grouse on between 200-thousand and 400-thousand acres of critical habitat the state has identified in the Powder River Basin.
Water Report Praised (2008-06-12)
A conservation group is praising a report by the state geologist that calls for limited coalbed methane gas development in areas where it could produce a lot of water. Water gets discharged during C-B-M development.
Wyoming Juveniles Are Being Locked Up (2008-06-12)
This year's Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says Wyoming has the nation's second-highest rate of locking up juveniles and jails nearly three-quarters of those youths for nonviolent offenses.
Off-Road Vehicles Damaging Forests (2008-06-11)
Forest Service officials are going public in an effort to reduce the damage.
Supreme Court Upholds Damage Award to Coal Miner (2008-06-11)
The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a jury award of nearly $9.5 million to miner Les Butts.
Candidate Opposes Universal Health Care (2008-06-11)
A democrat hoping to get elected to the U-S Senate says finding ways to reform the health care system should not include universal coverage.
Game department to track migrating elk (2008-06-10)
Sportsmen have funded a project with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department that could alter the elk hunting season near Jackson.
Searchers find remains near Lander (2008-06-10)
Searchers believe they have found the remains of a 46-year-old Lander man missing in the Wind River Range since last November.
Barrasso sounds off on energy bill (2008-06-10)
Senate Democrats brought to the floor an energy bill that they say will lower gas prices. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso says it will do just the opposite.
Lummis Thinks More Drilling Now Would Benefit Wyoming (2008-06-10)
Wyoming congressional candidate Cynthia Lummis is concerned about impacts from drilling in the environment in the Pinedale Anticline but she also thinks there are creative ways to solve those problems.
Democratic Senate hopeful calls for less spending (2008-06-10)
Gillette Democrat Nick Carter calls the country's fiscal policy a disaster.
Lummis Is Cautious About Health Care Changes (2008-06-10)
A candidate for Congress says, No to Universal health care yes to developing groups of people who can form group health insurance programs.
Farm Bill Provides Incentives For Easements (2008-06-09)
The farm bill re-approved by congress provides some increased tax incentives for those who want to provide a conservation easement.
Costs Slow Road Growth (2008-06-09)
Rising costs for asphalt and other materials means there will be fewer road repairs this summer.
Doctor Suspended (2008-06-09)
The Wyoming Board of Medicine has suspended the license of a Lovell doctor facing federal charges of unlawfully distributing painkillers.
Teen Camp At Risk (2008-06-09)
A three-year-old state program that uses military regimen to help troubled teens is struggling to survive.
Still No Word On Reservation Deaths (2008-06-09)
The Fremont County Coroner says it could take weeks to determine what killed three teenage girls found dead on the Wind River Reservation.
Former Fire Chief Gets Extra Time (2008-06-06)
A federal judge has sentenced former Campbell County Fire Chief Gary Scott to serve 24 years, five months in prison on 10 felony convictions of taking children under the age of 18 across state lines to sexually molest them.
Expert Says Drilling Is Slowing On Its Own (2008-06-06)
A new report shows that many of the approved oil and gas leases for the west are sitting idle.
Information On Reservation Deaths Held (2008-06-06)
Autopsies have been completed on three teenage girls found dead this week on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
UW Official Leaves (2008-06-06)
An administrator at the University of Wyoming will move to Montana and work for the state commissioner of higher education.
Teton County, Idaho Facing Impacts (2008-06-05)
A new report encourages communities affected by spillover growth to collaborate on improving quality of life issues. The Sonoran Institute issued a report that shows that growth in Teton County, Wyoming, is putting stress on housing prices, natural resources and transportation systems in neighboring Idaho.
Landowners Worry About Uranium Development (2008-06-05)
A practice called in- situ leaching where companies search for Uranium has several landowners in northeastern Wyoming concerned.
DFS Has Little Recourse (2008-06-05)
The Department of Family Services can do little to a company that used to be the operator of a juvenile facility in Casper.
Investigation Notes Problems (2008-06-04)
An investigation by the Wyoming Department of Family Services has concluded that juveniles weren't adequately supervised when a boy allegedly was sexually assaulted at a Casper juvenile jail a few months ago.
Mule Deer Deaths Have Wildlife Officials Worried (2008-06-04)
A Game and Fish Department Wildlife Biologist says he is alarmed by the large number of Mule Deer deaths in the Wyoming range this winter and the early spring.
Reservation Deaths Investigated (2008-06-04)
The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs police are investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found at a housing complex on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Southwest Housing Plan Worked (2008-06-04)
After struggling to find housing for new employees several housing developments have been built throughout Southwest, Wyoming.
Sylvan Pass Deal Reached (2008-06-03)
A group of state and federal officials has agreed to recommend that the National Park Service keep Sylvan Pass open during the winter to provide an entry into Yellowstone National Park.
Tourist Industry Struggles (2008-06-03)
Tourist numbers are expected to be high this summer, but restaurants and hotels across Wyoming may still struggle to make a profit.
Wyoming Senators Oppose Climate Change Bill (2008-06-03)
In separate speeches on the Senate floor, Wyoming Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi spoke out against Lieberman-Warner global climate change bill.
Conservation Groups Sue Over Refuge (2008-06-03)
Five conservation groups say they have filed a lawsuit to stop the federal government from feeding elk on Wyoming's National Elk Refuge.
Pinedale Residents are Worried About Their Water, Too (2008-06-02)
Much has been said about air pollution in Pinedale this year, but landowners in the Wild Horse Ranch Subdivision southwest of Boulder, are worried about their water, as well. They're protesting a proposal to dispose of wastewater from the drilling fields. Rebecca Huntington reports.
Giant Bison and Elk Herds Decimate Plant Life near Jackson (2008-06-02)
Last summer, the bison herd that winters on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson grew to its biggest size since people started counting. Wildlife experts say there are so many bison and elk in one place, the landscape is suffering. Elsa Partan reports.
UW Swimmers Strive For Olympic Trials (2008-06-02)
In just a few months, the world's best athletes will descend on Beijing for the 2008 summer Olympics. Some of those athletes are still pushing the limits of their physical endurance to qualify for the U-S team. That includes a few young swimmers from the University of Wyoming. Peter O'Dowd has the story.
Two New Republican Delegates Support McCain (2008-06-02)
Wyoming Republicans chose two more national delegates at their state convention in Rock Springs this weekend.
Fifty Years of the Beat Generation (2008-06-02)
The Wyoming Humanities Council is remembering the Beat Generation this summer with a series of book groups, tours and poetry slams. Elsa Partan talked with Jenny Ingram, a program officer for the Wyoming Humanities Council and Craig Arnold, assistant professor of poetry at the University of Wyoming.
Independent Films Get a Boost in Jackson (2008-06-02)
In Jackson next week, it will be the 5th anniversary of an ambitious effort to recognize independent films. The Jackson Hole film festival and Global Insight summit kick off. Bob Beck interviews organizer Todd Rankin.
UW Professor Helped Double-Amputee Sprinter's Case (2008-06-02)
South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius won a significant victory in court this month, and a University of Wyoming professor helped. UW assistant professor of biomechanics Matt Bundle was on the team of scientists that made the case that his prosthetic legs do not give him an unfair advantage. An Elsa Partan interview.
Tornado Touches Down In Gillette (2008-06-02)
A tornado touched down briefly in Gillette on Monday afternoon but caused little damage.
It Will Take Awhile For Crane Collapse Cause (2008-06-02)
Federal investigators say it may be months before they determine what caused the collapse of a massive crane that injured three workers at a coal mine in northeastern Wyoming.
Workforce Solution: Older Workers (2008-06-02)
For employers to take advantage of this growing population, they need to make their jobs more flexible.
Crane Collapse in Powder River Basin Injures Three (2008-06-02)
Two ironworkers remain hospitalized with injuries from a crane accident.
Workforce Woes (2008-06-02)
If you have tried to hire anyone lately, you will have learned something others already know. Not only is it tough to find those who are qualified, but it is equally difficult to find anyone. Bob Beck reports from the Governors summit on workforce solutions.
Ski Resorts Go Smoke Free (2008-06-02)
This week the three resorts in Teton County went smoke-free. County Tobacco prevention coordinator Julia Heemstra calls it an amazing step. A Bob Beck interview.
Reporter's Roundtable: Workforce Discussion (2008-06-02)
We discussed the workforce shortage with two reporters from different parts of the state. Angus Theurmer is the co-editor of the Jackson Hole News and Guide. Denny Curran is the executive Editor of the Wyoming Business Report. Peter O'Dowd leads the discussion.
Dining Out Helps The Poor (2008-06-02)
Tuesday dozens of restaurants across Wyoming will donate a portion of the day's profits to combat hunger in the state.
Seniors with Disabilities Left Without Help during Tornado (2008-06-02)
Disabled seniors who live in public housing in Laramie had to get to safety during last week's tornado without any help. What happened to them during the tornado sheds light on what federal housing offers to these seniors, and what it does not. Addie Goss reports.
Job Corps Closer To Reality (2008-06-02)
A program designed to help young people graduate and get jobs will soon be in Wyoming.
Man Arrested For Hit And Run Fatality (2008-06-02)
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says troopers arrested a Montana man they suspect struck and killed a woman walking alongside a highway.
UW professor aides Olympic sprinter (2008-05-30)
A professor at the University of Wyoming helped double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius win the right to go to the Olympic trials.
Woman falls through trail into hot water at Yellowstone (2008-05-30)
A hiker plunged through a trail into scalding-hot water this week at Yellowstone.
Primary filing deadline passes (2008-05-30)
he close of business Friday is the deadline for candidates to register for the state's Aug. 19 primary election.
Police: woman found in burning house had been dead for days (2008-05-30)
Teton County authorities say the caretaker of a Jackson-area ranch fatally shot his wife and then waited about 10 days before fatally shooting himself and setting their house on fire.
Teton County Investigates Possible Murder Suicide (2008-05-29)
The Teton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the possibility that a husband and wife whose bodies were found inside a burning house were killed by "suspicious trauma" before the fire.
Both Sides Debate Wolves Before Judge (2008-05-29)
The fate of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies is now in the hands of a federal judge in Montana.
Game and Fish Reacts To BLM (2008-05-29)
The State Game and Fish department says a lot more data crunching has to happen before a final energy drilling policy is made for the Powder River Basin.
Resorts shut down (2008-05-29)
The U.S. Forest Service has shut down two resorts in the Big Horn Mountains, alleging health and safety violations.
Ski Resorts Go Smoke Free (2008-05-29)
Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King have all agreed to go smoke free throughout their resorts.
Moving calving season to May (2008-05-28)
Wyoming Ranchers are considering bucking a 75 year old tradition and moving calving season to May. The reason is better weather conditions as Elsa Partan reports.
Ag report shows grim future (2008-05-28)
A USDA report shows climate change is already affecting crops and livestock.
New WY Republican Party Chairman (2008-05-28)
Diana Vaughan of Teton County will take over as party chairman as Republicans prepare to gather this week for their state convention.
Wyoming Superdelegate Picks Obama (2008-05-28)
Nancy Drummond of Sheridan said Tuesday she decided to commit to the Illinois senator.
Getting Young Workers Requires New Thinking (2008-05-28)
Getting young workers into Wyoming can be done, but companies need to be aggressive in trying to recruit them.
Mark Gordon Makes It Official (2008-05-28)
Buffalo-area rancher Mark Gordon has filed his candidacy with the Wyoming Secretary of State. He's running for election to Congress as a Republican.
Casper Wastewater Pump In Danger of Failing (2008-05-28)
Casper's wastewater treatment plant is in danger of failing after heavy rains put pressure on an already worn-out system.
Wyoming Businesses Need To Think Differently (2008-05-28)
The Director of the Department of workforce services says Wyoming businesses need to think differently in order to get new employees.
Republican Leaders want to revamp the party image (2008-05-28)
Republican Leaders want to revamp the party image, but Wyoming Congresswoman Barbara Cubin says that is foolish. Matt Laslo reports
Most Flooding in 11 Years (2008-05-28)
This months' rain is coming at a great time for the state's row crops.
Child Advocates say that Wyoming is dealing with far too many cases of child abuse (2008-05-28)
Child Advocates say that Wyoming is dealing with far too many cases of child abuse, and Charlene Smith of Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming says that many cases are due to ignorance. She tells Bob Beck that abuse can be prevented.
Lobbying and ethics reform (2008-05-28)
It's been about a year since Congress passed sweeping Lobbying and ethics reform. Still, Wyoming lawmakers wonder if much was really done. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.
A portrait of the human costs of the energy boom (2008-05-28)
Colton Bryant was an energetic, goofy-looking Evanston guy in his 20's. He idolized his father, he loved hunting and he was never good in school. Bryant was killed on Valentine's Day, 2006 when he fell from a platform on a rig. Alexandra Fuller has written his biography, and with it a portrait of the human costs of the energy boom. She discusses it with Elsa Partan.
The National Weather service hopes that Laramie's tornado proves that they can occur in Wyoming (2008-05-28)
The National Weather service hopes that Laramie's tornado proves that they can occur in Wyoming. Bob Beck speaks with Andy Church of the National Weather Service about how to stay safe in a tornado.
The obesity epidemic in America (2008-05-28)
A group at the University of Wyoming is looking at the link between how pregnant women eat and the health of their babies. Addie Goss reports that sheep can tell us a lot about the obesity epidemic in America.
The International League of Conservation Photographers (2008-05-28)
This week, professional photographers have been flying around in an airplane and driving around the Pinedale area to capture scenes of natural beauty and industrial development. It's the first time the International League of Conservation Photographers has done a project in the United States. Christina Mittermeier founded the conservation photographers group. She discusses the project with Elsa Partan.
How to make cookies in a western mountain town (2008-05-28)
Jeffrey Letterley has this amusing piece on how to make cookies in a western mountain town.
Leorah Snyder reads this poem on why she likes Wyoming (2008-05-28)
Leorah Snyder reads this poem on why she likes Wyoming
Forest Service Cancels Agreement with Stanley Energy over Wyoming Range (2008-05-28)
The U.S. Forest Service has cancelled an arrangement with an energy company that drew the ire of the Governor.
Mixed Results In Childhood Obesity Survey (2008-05-28)
A study released by the federal government this week found that the percentage of obese children leveled off. But a state-wide survey on childhood obesity shows mixed results.
Mountain Lion Found Dead of Plague in Johnson County (2008-05-27)
Late spring and summer are the most common time for people and animals to contract plague.
Man-made Winter Trails Could Make Coyotes and Lynx Compete (2008-05-27)
Snowmobile and cross-country ski trails could be giving coyotes access to Canada Lynx territory.
Wyoming recognizes Memorial Day (2008-05-26)
Some 300 people, veterans and military personnel turned out for a ceremony at a Cheyenne cemetery this Memorial Day.
Sheridan man seeks legislative comeback (2008-05-26)
After nearly four decades, a Sheridan man wants another chance at making laws.
Young Democrats head to convention (2008-05-26)
Two 18 year olds will go the national Democratic Convention this summer.
National Weather Service Reviews Tornado Safety (2008-05-23)
The tornado in Laramie and some recent funnel cloud reports once again prove that tornadoes do occur in Wyoming.
Albany County Officials Praised for Tornado Response Efforts (2008-05-23)
Albany county officials are getting a pat on the back for their response to Thursday's tornado in Laramie.
Flooding in Johnson County (2008-05-23)
The rising Powder River in Johnson County is forcing some residents of the small town of Kaycee to flee to higher ground.
Spiker Will Not Seek Re-election (2008-05-22)
Cheyenne Mayor Jack Spiker says he won't seek re-election after all. The two-term mayor tells the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle newspaper in a copyright story Thursday that he won't seek a third term.
Tornado Damage in East Laramie (2008-05-22)
The wind ripped the roof off a house and sent it smashing onto Interstate 80.
Rare Tornado Hits Parts Of Laramie (2008-05-22)
The national weather service says a tornado touched down in Laramie this (Thursday) afternoon causing minor damage and leading to several traffic accidents along interstate 80.
Thousands in Bridger Valley without Water (2008-05-22)
The EPA issued a boil-water order for the valley's water supply before officials shut down water distribution Tuesday.
Rains Cause Flooding near Buffalo (2008-05-22)
The National Weather Service reports some homes have been flooded near the Rock Creek Drainage north of Buffalo.
Laramie Historic Building Damaged (2008-05-22)
The Union Pacific Athletic Club is a log building that dates back to the 1920's. Now there's a 15 by 30 foot hole in the roof.
Trauner Formally Announces (2008-05-22)
Democrat Gary Trauner formally filed to be a candidate for the U-S House.
Tornado Touches Down in Laramie (2008-05-22)
A tornado touched down in Laramie this afternoon, causing minor damage and leading to several traffic accidents along Interstate 80.
Echo Springs Gas Plant Plans Expansion (2008-05-21)
Williams natural gas company said today that it plans to double the processing capacity and production of natural gas liquid at its Echo Springs plant in southern Wyoming.
Parents Turn to Unlicensed Centers for Child Care (2008-05-21)
Child advocates say a severe shortage of child care providers in Wyoming means many parents are leaving their kids with illegal providers.
Wyoming's Natural Gas Fetching a Pretty Price at Market (2008-05-21)
Wyoming's natural gas is fetching twice the money at market than it did at the same time last year.
Sandbagging Continues in Baggs (2008-05-21)
Members of the Wyoming Army National Guard and local volunteers are working to shore up the banks of the Little Snake River near Baggs as high waters continue to threaten the southern Wyoming town.
Efforts in Baggs Have Prevented Flooding, but Rain Could Raise River (2008-05-21)
Efforts to build up the banks of the Little Snake River have so far kept rising water out of Baggs.
Emission Control Sought on Behalf of the Polar Bear (2008-05-20)
The conservation groups that successfully got polar bears listed as threatened last week were back in court today to try to get the government to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Potential Flood Threatens Baggs (2008-05-20)
Warm temperatures are melting snow into the Little Snake River, which is threatening to flood the riverbanks near the town of Baggs.
Wyoming's Unemployment Rate At Record Low (2008-05-20)
Wyoming's unemployment rate has fallen to 2.6 percent, the lowest it's been since the year 1979.
No New Clues in 1980 Case (2008-05-20)
Law enforcement officials say that excavations near a Fremont County home haven't turned up any clues to the 1980 disappearance of a mother and her two sons.
Yellowstone Expects Strong Tourism Season (2008-05-20)
The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says early signs point to a strong tourist season this summer.
Barrasso Launches Senate Campaign (2008-05-19)
John Barrasso has launched his first U.S. Senate campaign since being appointed to the Senate last year.
Solicitor General: Montana Water Lawsuit Should Proceed (2008-05-19)
The U.S. Solicitor General recommends that the U.S. Supreme Court deny the state of Wyoming's request to shoot down a lawsuit in which the state of Montana says it's not getting enough water from two rivers that flow north across the state line.
Baby Girl Found Dead At Unauthorized Day-Care Center (2008-05-19)
Authorities in Jackson are looking into the death of a baby girl last week at an unauthorized home day-care center. Police say there is no sign of foul play.
School Teachers Moving to Wyoming (2008-05-19)
School teachers from neighboring states are moving to Wyoming to take advantage of higher salaries.
Bison Walk Back Into Yellowstone National Park (2008-05-19)
Warm temperatures and abundant sunshine are prompting Yellowstone National Park bison to return to their summer ranges inside the park.
WY Community College Enrollment Among Highest in Nation (2008-05-19)
A recent study found that over 4% of Wyoming's adult population is currently enrolled.
Great Wyoming Books John McPhee's: Rising from the Plains (2008-05-19)
This is the first in an occasional series on great Wyoming books... books that capture the landscape and the spirit of this state. Joining us is Princeton Journalism Professor John McPhee. His 1987 book "Rising from the Plains inspired its Wyoming readers to see their backyard as a story billions of years in the making.
State Legislative Races Become Competitive (2008-05-17)
Just a couple days into Wyoming's two-week period for filing for political office, several contested races are shaping up in the state Legislature.
Wyoming Lacks Child Care (2008-05-17)
Less than half of all Wyoming children who could be in child care actually get it. That's according to a new study by Wyoming Kids Count.
Shell Oil Contributes $500,000 to Conservation Effort (2008-05-17)
Shell Oil Co. is contributing $500,000 to the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust to help conserve wildlife habitat in southwest Wyoming.
Students Investigate If Moorcroft Could Become A Ghost Town (2008-05-16)
Students at Moorcroft Elementary will be puzzling over a thorny problem next semester: could Moorcroft become a ghost town?
Wyo. Army Guard Will Deploy in Oct. (2008-05-15)
Twenty-one soldiers and three UH-60 helicopters with the Wyoming Army National Guard have been ordered deployed to Afghanistan in October.
Man Sentenced for Giving Marjuana to Teenagers at Boys School (2008-05-15)
A judge has sentenced a former night manager at a Casper boys home to seven to 10 years in prison for providing marijuana to teenagers.
Screenwriter and Governors to Speak at WY Dem Convention (2008-05-15)
Wilson screenwriter Bill Broyles is scheduled to speak at the upcoming Wyoming Democratic Convention in Jackson.
Wild Horse Adoption Starts Tomorrow (2008-05-15)
The 20th annual Wild Horse Roundup at the Wyoming honor farm gets underway tomorrow and Saturday.
Wolf Illegally Killed In Northwest Wyoming (2008-05-15)
A wolf has been shot illegally in northwest Wyoming. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it's the first known illegal killing of a wolf in the state since the animal was de-listed in March.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Head Opposes Loan to Crow Tribe (2008-05-15)
The head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs says he opposes a Congressional measure that would loan Montana's Crow Tribe $380 million to consolidate land on the reservation.
State Pressures Exxon Mobil To Put More CO2 into Pipelines (2008-05-14)
State officials are pressuring Exxon Mobil to put more carbon dioxide into pipelines and less of it into the air.
Sen. John Barrasso Reacts to Polar Bear Listing (2008-05-14)
U.S. Senator John Barrasso reacted to the listing of the polar bear as a threatened species by saying that it could be economically devastating to Wyoming and the nation.
Lawyer Criticizes Bald Eagle Ruling (2008-05-14)
A specialist in American Indian law has criticized a federal court's ruling in the case of a Wyoming man who shot a bald eagle for use in his tribe's Sun Dance.
State Rep. Lockhart Runs For Reelection (2008-05-14)
State representative Tom Lockhart has announced that he will run for reelection.
Film Crew Comes to Powell Area (2008-05-14)
A crew has been taping footage in the Powell area for a historical series to be broadcast by the BBC.
Fee for Ghost Watching Goes Up (2008-05-14)
Groups looking for ghosts in the former state prison in Rawlins will be charged 20 dollars an hour from now on.
Bison Hazed Back into Yellowstone (2008-05-14)
Park spokesman Al Nash said the hazing will be done differently than last year.
Wyo. property tax reform discussed (2008-05-13)
A group of citizens in northern Wyoming is leading an effort to open property sales records in county assessor offices.
Time for Wild Horse Adoptions (2008-05-13)
The annual wild horse adoption at the honor farm kicks off next week. Bob Beck interviews Joe Crofts and Warden Ken Keller, who explain the event.
Substandard Housing Problems in Laramie (2008-05-13)
A lack of affordable rental housing is a problem across Wyoming. But in Laramie, the large number of student renters makes the problem worse. As a result, some landlords are able to rent apartments that are unpleasant or even unsafe. Addie Goss reports.
Charter School Uses Online Learning to Make Big Strides (2008-05-13)
Parents and school officials from the Wind River Reservation are combating an alarmingly high drop-out rate with an unusual school. Bob Beck Reports.
Writing to Extra-Terrestrials (2008-05-13)
A class at the University of Wyoming has spent the whole semester writing to extra terrestrials. How do we introduce ourselves? This class tried to figure it out. Elsa Partan reports.
Preserving Wyoming History (2008-05-13)
A statewide preservation conference is taking place in Cheyenne next week. Bob Beck interviews Evan Medley from the Wyoming Main street program. He says that several structures in the state are at risk.
Carbon Dioxide Storage Might Get Funded (2008-05-13)
Some U.S. House Democrats are working with industry officials to raise revenue to store coal emissions underground. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.
Pinedale residents gather again (2008-05-13)
Pinedale residents are once again trying to take control of air pollution problems.
Gov. Freudenthal Lambastes Forest Service and BLM (2008-05-13)
In the last two weeks the governor sent two letters to the Forest Service and one to the BLM, complaining about two land-use issues. Elsa Partan has this week's Reporter's Roundtable.
Community College Student is Overcoming The Odds (2008-05-13)
At Central Wyoming College in Riverton, a young Arapaho man is trying to beat long odds to become the first person in his family to receive a college degree. Those who have already made that journey say he will encounter naysayers, even at home. Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd has the story.
Where Do Carbon Capture Projects Stand? (2008-05-13)
Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to spend $100 million to build a carbon capture facility in Wyoming. To find out more about where things stand in the area of carbon capture in Wyoming, Elsa Partan interviews Mark Northam, the director of the school of energy resources at UW.
State board to look at charter school rules (2008-05-13)
The Wyoming State Board of Education will try to make the rules for creating a charter school more straightforward.
First Preserve Wyoming Conference Next Week in Cheyenne (2008-05-12)
Those involved with historic structures in the state say many are at risk.
State denies Cheyenne charter school (2008-05-12)
Hopes for the Cheyenne Classical Academy Charter School were stifled by the Wyoming State Board of Education.
Republicans jockey for position in House race (2008-05-12)
The race for the Republican nomination for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House already is shaping up to be an unusual one compared to the past few elections.
Rivers could swell after heavy snowfall (2008-05-12)
Strong winter snowfall has increased the chance for spring flooding along several rivers and streams.
WY Uranium Mining Applications Up (2008-05-12)
Officials estimate Wyoming could see up to 50 new uranium mines.
UW Students Develop Temporary Road for Drilling Sites (2008-05-12)
A group of students at the University of Wyoming has developed a temporary road that they say would protect natural habitat at drilling sites.
Forest Service Proposes Expanding Sheep Grazing (2008-05-12)
All of the allotments are located on the southwestern end of the Salt Range.
Wolf Hearing Will Go Forward (2008-05-09)
A federal judge in Montana has rejected a request by the government to delay a lawsuit seeking to place the gray wolf back on the endangered species list, saying he's "unwilling to risk more deaths."
Barrasso Mum On Ozone Levels In Pinedale (2008-05-09)
U-S Senator John Barrasso has not yet taken a position on whether energy development in the Pinedale anticline should slow down.
UW president snags raise (2008-05-09)
The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has given UW president Tom Buchanan a 50-thousand dollar raise.
Idaho group opposes Snake River bill (2008-05-09)
The executive director of the Idaho Water Users Association says the group is against a federal bill to designate portions of the Snake River as "wild and scenic" because it could harm historic water rights.
Congress passes Farm Bill, some still disagree (2008-05-09)
Congress has come to an agreement on a 300-billion dollar farm bill. Not everyone is totally pleased.
President Signs Platte River Agreement (2008-05-09)
President Bush has signed legislation that supplies the federal share of money for the Platte River recovery program.
Tribal Member Must Stand Trial (2008-05-09)
A federal appeals court in Denver says that a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe who killed a bald eagle for use in his tribe's Sun Dance must stand trial.
Enrollment Could Rise At UW (2008-05-09)
The University of Wyoming is projecting that 17-hundred freshmen will enroll in the fall, an increase of about three and a half percent over last year.
Wyoming Range Bill Heads To The Full Senate (2008-05-07)
The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved legislation to prevent oil and gas drilling on over one million acres of land in the Wyoming Range.
Laramie County Voters Reject Recreation Center (2008-05-07)
Laramie County voters have rejected building a recreation center in Cheyenne.
Teton County Commissioners Delay Some Building Projects (2008-05-07)
The Teton County commission has imposed a temporary moratorium on large subdivisions. The action stops several housing projects involving hundreds of new homes.
Senate Committee Approves Wild And Scenic Bill (2008-05-07)
The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today approved a bill designating 387 miles of the Snake River as "wild and scenic."
UW Grads Getting More Money (2008-05-07)
Students graduating from the University of Wyoming this Saturday will likely see higher salary offers than last year's graduates.
Wyoming Finally Gets AML Money (2008-05-07)
The federal government says it's distributing more than $51 million to Wyoming as part of the Abandoned Mine Land program. And unlike in the past, Wyoming gets the money with no strings attached.
White Tailed Prairie Dog Under Review (2008-05-06)
The U-S Fish and Wildlife service is proceeding with plans to reconsider the White Tailed Prairie Dog as an endangered species.
Inmate Dies in Riverton (2008-05-06)
An inmate with the Wyoming Department of Corrections has died in Riverton.
Supporters Say Grandparents Need Help (2008-05-06)
Census numbers estimate that about five thousand Wyoming children are raised by their grandparents.
Cheyenne Charter School Ruling Could Come Next Week (2008-05-06)
Admitting that the state system of choosing charter schools in confusing, the Wyoming board of education will decide on whether to uphold a rejection of a proposed charter school in Cheyenne.
Snow Slows Campground Openings In Grand Teton (2008-05-06)
Lingering deep snow has delayed the opening of facilities at the south end of Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park.
Murder Trial Underway (2008-05-06)
A second-degree murder trial is underway in Rawlins for a man accused of shooting another man in the face with a shotgun.
Shortage of Child Care Hurts SE Wyo. (2008-05-06)
Southeastern Wyoming faces a shortage of child care that some say is hurting the area's ability to attract workers.
More Democrats Register To Vote (2008-05-06)
State democrats say their voter registration numbers continue to rise.
Housing in Laramie Becoming Less Affordable (2008-05-05)
City officials in Laramie say housing in town is becoming less affordable for its residents.
Cheyenne Again Has Lowest Gas in Country (2008-05-05)
Gas was 3 dollars and 39 cents a gallon in Cheyenne on Friday.
Sit-in on Pinedale Anticline Draws 55 (2008-05-05)
The protest was an effort to call attention to the proposed drilling plan that some residents say would further endanger public health.
BLM Reviewing 100,000 Comments on Pinedale Anticline Drilling (2008-05-05)
BLM spokeswoman Cindy Wertz says the agency hopes to have all the Pinedale Anticline comments reviewed by the end of this month.
Lowest Gas Price in Cheyenne (2008-05-05)
While the price of gasoline continues to climb around the country, a national survey recently found the lowest price in Cheyenne.
Juvenile justice issues has new advisor (2008-05-05)
Governor Dave Freudenthal has appointed a new advisor on juvenile justice issues. Retiring District Judge Gary P. Hartman of Worland says there are a number of juvenile issues in Wyoming that need to be addressed.
Gun-Rights Advocates on Newest Firearms Legislation (2008-05-05)
A lot of gun issues have come up so far this year, including the Castle Doctrine bill in the state legislature and U.S. Supreme Court taking on a Washington D.C. handgun ban. Bob Beck reports.
Exxon To Build Carbon Capture Facility (2008-05-05)
Exxon Mobil plans to spend more than 100 million dollars to build a plant in Wyoming that would test carbon-capture technology.
Snowpack Keeps Improving (2008-05-05)
Federal officials say the amount of snow accumulated in Wyoming's high country is above average for all but one of the state's river basins.
Conservation Groups Pleased With Gov (2008-05-05)
Conservationists are applauding Governor Dave Freudenthal's letter to the Bureau of Land Management, which calls the Pinedale Management Plan unacceptable.
Arapaho Language Takes Root in School (2008-05-05)
The first school year of a revamped language curriculum at Fremont County District 38 is coming to a close.
Freudenthal Blasts BLM's Pinedale Plan (2008-05-03)
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's latest draft of a plan for managing oil and gas drilling in the Pinedale area is unacceptable.
Drilling Resumes in Rock Springs (2008-05-02)
State officials say drilling resumed this week in a Rock Springs neighborhood where homes were damaged last summer by efforts to collapse old, abandoned coal mines.
Idaho Releases Wolf Plan (2008-05-02)
A proposal released Thursday recommends a total mortality cap of 328 for the state's wolf population.
CO Company to Take Over Casper, Cheyenne Juvenile Facilities (2008-05-02)
The Wyoming Department of Family Services has scrutinized both facilities over the past year.
New Reservoirs Considered on Little Snake (2008-05-02)
The Savery-Little Snake Water Conservancy District has requested the reservoirs because some members need more water.
Novacek grabs college hall of fame honor (2008-05-02)
Wyoming football great Jay Novacek says being elected to the College Football Hall of Fame is as satisfying as winning the Super Bowl.
Wyo. Governor to stump for Obama in Billings (2008-05-02)
Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal is scheduled to speak on behalf of Barack Obama at a Democratic event in Billings next week.
Spring storm whacks Wyoming (2008-05-02)
A spring storm dumped two feet of snow near Sundance and caused major problems on Wyoming roads.
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Fremont County Commissioner Says New Casino a Mixed Blessing (2008-05-02)
Heckart says the casino's economic impact will ripple through the community, but he says the county would not be crippled without the extra revenue.
Freudenthal Appoints Juvenile Justice Advisor (2008-05-02)
Judge Gary P. Hartman of Worland will join Gov. Dave Freudenthal's staff as an adviser on juvenile justice issues this summer.
Enzi, Barrasso Support Coal Bill (2008-05-02)
Enzi says the energy crisis cannot be solved without using coal.
Sweetwater Guards Shoved Juvenile on Ground (2008-05-01)
Three Sweetwater County jail guards have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery for the rough treatment of a 16-year-old boy as he was being booked.
Interior Dept Proposes Guns in Natl Parks (2008-05-01)
Proposed regulations would let people carry a concealed weapon in some national parks and wildlife refuges.
Arapaho Casino Opens (2008-04-30)
The tribe won the right to offer gambling in 2005 after a five-year legal battle with the state of Wyoming.
Marty Martin Will Run For The Senate (2008-04-30)
House Minority Leader Marty Martin, D-Rock Springs, has announced his candidacy for the Wyoming State Senate.
Wyoming Gets Low Grade (2008-04-30)
Two child-advocacy groups give Wyoming a grade of D-plus for its lack of openness in releasing information about fatal- and near-fatal-child-abuse cases.
Utah Ranchers Oppose Ruby Pipeline (2008-04-30)
A proposed natural-gas pipeline that would cut through northern Utah between Wyoming and Oregon is drawing opposition.
Residents Warned Of Medicaid Scam (2008-04-30)
The Wyoming Department of Health is warning Medicaid clients in the state to be alert for fraudulent telephone calls.
Sage Grouse Ok In Wyoming (2008-04-30)
Sage Grouse declines have been noted in Nevada and some other western states and many wonder if the bird is headed for the endangered species list.
Police Will Crack Down On Tour De Laramie (2008-04-30)
The Laramie Police Chief admits his department has failed to properly police a popular bar crawl for too long.
Long Term Care Costs rise In Wyoming (2008-04-29)
An annual cost of care survey finds that Nursing home care has increased 14 percent since 2004 and other long term care costs continue to rise.
Barrasso Rips Strategic Petroleum Concept (2008-04-29)
Add Senator John Barrasso's name to the list of those upset about rising gas prices. Barrasso has become a co-sponsor of a bill that asks the federal government to stop adding gas to the Strategic Petroleum reserve.
Global Demand Drives Cost of Building Materials in Gillette (2008-04-29)
Officials say a new home or office is going to cost between 30 percent to 50 percent more to build this season than it did four years ago.
Sheridan Works On Finding Affordable Homes (2008-04-29)
A recent state survey finds the fewer homes are being built and there are fewer vacancies. Although one place listed as having a robust housing market is Sheridan.
Jackson Hole Real Estate Still Strong (2008-04-29)
But the number and total value of homes sold in Jackson Hole in the first quarter of 2008 fell sharply compared to the same period last year.
Wyoming Home Vacancy Rate Increases (2008-04-29)
The number of vacant homes for sale in Wyoming remains much lower than the regional and national averages.
Changes to sexual assault laws are proposed (2008-04-28)
Elsa Partan discusses what legal changes victims advocates have for the states rape laws.
Noise could be impacting Sage Grouse mating (2008-04-28)
Bob Beck reports that researchers are studying whether industry noise could be reducing Sage Grouse numbers.
Attorney discusses discrimination case (2008-04-28)
The attorney for two women in a Sheridan discrimination case explains what the 10th circuit did by overturning a previous ruling.
Pinedale residents worry about air pollution (2008-04-28)
Elsa Partan reports that Residents of Pinedale want the Department of Environmental Quality to do something about increased Ozone levels in their community.
Housing Still Strong In Jackson (2008-04-28)
The number and total value of homes sold in Jackson Hole in the first quarter of 2008 fell sharply compared to the same period last year.
Gordon Concerned About Pace (2008-04-28)
A Republican candidate for Congress agrees that problems with ozone and wildlife declines in areas where heavy industry is occurring is troubling.
Groups Sue Over Wolf Delisting (2008-04-28)
Environmental and animal rights groups are suing the federal government in hopes of restoring endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies.
Industry efforts to stop wildlife-vehicle collisions (2008-04-28)
Ultra Petroleum has purchased four message trailers as mitigation for winter drilling on big game winter range along State Highway 189 just south of Daniel.
UW student researchers make an impact (2008-04-28)
UW Vice President for Research Bill Gern talks about the role student researchers play on campus.
Sage Grouse at the Lek (2008-04-28)
Addie Goss shares the sounds of mating season for Sage Grouse.
War trips questioned (2008-04-28)
Jodi Breisler reports that some are questioning why Wyoming's delegation and others are taking so many trips to war zones at taxpayers expense.
Water Compact has some worried (2008-04-28)
Peter O'Dowd reports on what a water agreement between Wyoming and two others states could mean if Congress adopts it.
Dust Bowl days remembered (2008-04-28)
Addie Goss reports on what residents of Lusk remember about past droughts and how they compare with the current situation.
SourceGas Issues Continue (2008-04-28)
The problems began in September and have affected more than 12,000 gas customers in Wyoming.
Rising Food Prices Affect Those on Food Stamps (2008-04-28)
Department Spokeswoman Juliette Rule says certain restrictions on what you can buy with food stamps mean that people might be eating healthy food, but less of it.
Teton County Property Taxes Go Way Up (2008-04-28)
Homeowners in Teton County are bracing for what could be an increase of 20 percent or more in their property taxes.
Freudenthal Worried about Wyoming Economy (2008-04-28)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says talk of a national recession has him somewhat worried about decreased demand for Wyoming energy.
Jimenez Takes A Wolf Job with Wyoming (2008-04-25)
A federal wildlife official who helped direct the reintroduction of grey wolves in Wyoming has accepted a new position coordinating the state of Wyoming's wolf program.
Wyoming 2nd In Workplace Deaths (2008-04-24)
In its annual death on the job report The AFL-CIO says that Wyoming ranks second in the nation in worker deaths.
Attorney Says There Was Discrimination (2008-04-24)
The attorney for two teachers who saw a discrimination jury award overturned says they will consider an appeal in the case.
Yellowstone Officials Say Sylvan Pass Is Costly (2008-04-24)
Yellowstone park Supervisor Suzanne Lewis says making Sylvan Pass safe for avalanche crews could cost almost $4 million - money she says the park doesn't have.
Students Stage Protest (2008-04-24)
ore than 200 students at East Junior High School in Rock Springs staged walkouts to show support for their principal whose contract was not renewed for next year.
Group Wants Changes In Sex Assault Laws (2008-04-23)
Advocates for victims of sexual assault say they will ask the Wyoming legislature to clarify and strengthen state laws against rape.
More UW Education Grads Remain In-State (2008-04-23)
New data suggests that more University of Wyoming graduates are becoming teachers in the state.
Interview with The Wyoming Department of Family Services Spokeswoman Juliette Rule (2008-04-23)
The Wyoming Department of Family Services says it's investigating possible neglect at a juvenile facility in Casper. The facility in Casper is owned by Frontier Correctional Systems, which also owns a facility in Cheyenne. Department Spokeswoman Juliette Rule says there are a number of allegations they're looking into.
Bison Deal Made (2008-04-23)
Montana and federal officials say they've struck a deal to let some bison migrate through a private ranch bordering Yellowstone National Park, allowing the animals to avoid slaughter under a disease control program.
Teacher Sentenced For Sex Assault (2008-04-23)
A former Pinedale High School agriculture teacher has been sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison.
Tenth Circuit Overturns Case Against Sheridan School District (2008-04-23)
A federal appeals court in Denver has overturned a discrimination verdict that two lesbian former school administrators had won against a Sheridan County school district in 2006.
Gov Will Push To Attract Chinese Tourists (2008-04-23)
After his trip to China, Governor Dave Freudenthal says the state will work hard to draw Chinese tourists into the state.
Forest Service Denies Governor (2008-04-22)
The U.S. Forest Service is going ahead with an environmental study into proposed oil and gas leasing in a scenic mountain range in western Wyoming.
Wyoming National Guardsmen Return Home (2008-04-22)
Fourteen Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers are back home after a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.
Baker Disagrees With Carter (2008-04-22)
During a visit to the University of Wyoming, former secretary of state James Baker says he disagreed with former President Jimmy Carter's decision to negotiate with Hammas this week.
Trauner Says Everything Is On The Table (2008-04-22)
Wyoming U-S House Candidate Gary Trauner says he will do what it takes to balance the budget.
Sportsmen circulate "Bill of Rights" (2008-04-21)
The rights include access to public lands for hunting and fishing and the right to say how energy development occurs.
Road trip sparks thoughts on journalism (2008-04-21)
Peter O'Dowd drove 14-hundred miles through Nebraska and Wyoming last week. He reported stories that were more personal than usual, and that comes with an added responsibility.
Good Crop Prices Mean More Pesticide Use (2008-04-21)
In the past, the value of the crops saved by pesticides often did not justify the cost of buying and applying them.
State loses track of child-custody case (2008-04-21)
Elsa Partan reports on the case of a boy who spent his childhood lost in the child welfare system.
Guernsey State Park celebrates New Deal Anniversary (2008-04-21)
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the New Deal. Elsa Partan speaks with Todd Thibedeau, who talks about the historic program's legacy in Wyoming.
Administrator discusses future of kid's health insurance (2008-04-21)
Elsa Partan speaks with the state administrator for SCHIP, Patti Guzman. She outlines the impacts of a recent a rule change that will go into effect this August.
Montana Wants Wyoming's Prairie Dogs (2008-04-21)
The request goes before Wyoming's wildlife commissioners this week.
Enzi to Announce Saturday (2008-04-21)
Republican Sen. Mike Enzi will announce on Saturday whether he plans to seek re-election.
Buffalo Bill Historical Center Offers Land (2008-04-21)
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is considering offering some of its land for a proposed events center in Cody.
Wyoming delegation wants action on health care (2008-04-21)
With spending out of control, few believe the nation's health care system is sustainable. Todd Zwillich reports from Washington on the efforts of Wyoming's Congressional delegation to make a change.
Body image in the cross hairs of health conference (2008-04-21)
Host Bob Beck speaks with Susan Linn, the author of a new book that argues marketing can warp body image in children.
Rural doctor still practices the old-fashioned way (2008-04-21)
Peter O'Dowd brings us this story about Dr. William Close. He's an 83-year-old physician who spent decades in war-torn Congo as the personal doctor to the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko. Now, he spends his days around Big Piney making house calls.
Feeding Elk Becoming Too Expensive (2008-04-21)
The National Elk Refuge has ended one of its longest winter-feeding seasons in three decades.
Wyoming Farmers Worried About Farm Bill (2008-04-21)
Congress continues to try and reach an agreement on the farm bill. At stake are a number of programs to help farmers, as well as a variety of food subsidy programs.
Cloud Seeding Not Causing SE Wyoming Snow (2008-04-21)
Blame Mother Nature and not an experimental cloud-seeding effort for the heavy snow that fell on the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre Mountains this winter.
Reporter's Roundtable: Booze issues spread statewide (2008-04-21)
Riverton isn't the only community struggling with alcohol abuse. Peter O'Dowd spoke with reporters from Casper and Jackson who are covering the issue.
Riverton grapples with drinking problems (2008-04-21)
The governor's substance abuse task force met recently in Riverton. As Bob Beck reports some citizens believe the situation is getting out of hand.
Cheyenne residents review zoning changes (2008-04-21)
Cheyenne residents will meet with architects and planners this week to talk about new zoning and subdivision regulations.
Man Arrested In Infant Death (2008-04-19)
Cheyenne police arrested a 24-year-old man in the death of his girlfriend's 13-month-old girl.
Frontier Days To Change Approach (2008-04-19)
Cheyenne Frontier Days is imposing stricter rules on the use of hand-held electric shock devices on horses in the annual rodeo.
Report Says Youth Facility Has Been A Problem For Years (2008-04-19)
A report says a juvenile facility in Casper has been locking up youth in jail space that was deemed unsuitable for adults over a decade ago.
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Group Concerned with Pope's Statements on Gays (2008-04-18)
The Pope has concerned families of Gays and Lesbians with comments that they think could validate violence towards gays.
No More Fish Stocking (2008-04-18)
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has asked the Wyoming Game and Fish Department not to restock Teton Reservoir with fish.
Man Arrested in Baby's Death (2008-04-18)
Cheyenne police arrested a 24-year-old man in the death of his girlfriend's 13-month-old girl.
Congress Considers Wolf Bill (2008-04-17)
The Wyoming Wildlife Federation is praising Senator John Barrasso for introducing legislation in Congress that would pay ranchers for livestock killed by wolves.
Rankin Nominated To Be US Attorney (2008-04-17)
President Bush has nominated Kelly Rankin to serve as U.S. Attorney for Wyoming.
Olsen Will Leave The Legislature (2008-04-17)
State Rep. Monte Olsen, of Daniel, has decided not to seek re-election to the state House of Representatives.
Obama, Clinton face questions on gun issues in West (2008-04-16)
Voters are looking closely at Democratic candidate's views on gun control.
Booking Company Sues Shark (2008-04-16)
A booking company for Cheyenne Frontier Days is suing an animal rights group in the wake of a decision by the Matchbox Twenty pop rock band to pull out of a scheduled performance this summer.
Central Wyoming President Concerned (2008-04-16)
A Wyoming community college president is worried about the future of her school's budget.
Nelson Withdraws From House Race (2008-04-16)
Cheyenne motivational speaker Swede Nelson says he's backing out of the race for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House.
Harlow Gets 4th Life Term (2008-04-16)
A man who won a new trial after being sentenced to death for killing a prison guard has pleaded guilty to felony murder.
Congress Concerned About Transmission Corridors (2008-04-16)
A congressional committee is disappointed with the Bush administration's approach to getting more electricity from power plants to consumers.
DFS Investigates Neglect (2008-04-16)
The Wyoming Department of Family Services says it's investigating possible neglect at a juvenile detention facility in Casper.
American Indians decry bison slaughter (2008-04-16)
A Lakota leader says a state and federal program is threatening his tribe.
Shoshone Forest Plan Goes Forward (2008-04-15)
The Shoshone National Forest is preparing to resume talks on a blueprint that will guide future projects.
Barrasso Raising Funds for Election Bid (2008-04-15)
Barrasso raised $436,000 in the first three months of this year, and now has more than a million dollars in the bank.
Jackson To Host Health Conference (2008-04-15)
Changing the way people think of healthy lifestyles for adults and children will be the focus of a major health conference in Jackson this month.
Trooper Settles With The State (2008-04-15)
A former Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper who was fired for calling in a bogus drunken-driving report says he has agreed to settle his wrongful termination lawsuit.
Barrasso Wants Tax Reforms (2008-04-15)
Senator John Barrasso says the Tax code is too complicated.
Child advocates Oppose Bush Administration's SCHIP Rule Change (2008-04-15)
Starting this August the rule would restrict the low-income insurance program SCHIP to families that make less than 200 percent of the poverty level.
Snow Testing Continues (2008-04-15)
If you think you have seen more snow this year then in the past, there could be a reason.
Don't Fence Me In (2008-04-14)
On April 25th, the group Equality Initiatives hosts an event called Spotlight on Wyoming Women. The group will debut the film Don't Fence Me In. Bob Beck interviews director and co-producer Bonnie Kreps.
Politically, the West comes into its own (2008-04-14)
A senior fellow at the University of Montana's Center for the Rocky Mountain West says this has been an exciting year for national politics. Elsa Partan interviews Dan Kemmis.
Smoking Ban Works (2008-04-14)
State corrections officials say a tobacco ban in Wyoming's prisons is working well.
The Scientist Behind Meerkat Manor (2008-04-14)
Elsa Partan interviews the scientist behind the Animal Planet program Meerkat Manor, Tim Clutton-Brock.
New health program combats diabetes (2008-04-14)
A coalition of businesses is beginning an unprecedented state-wide preventive health care program.
Rapid HIV Testing Gets People In the Door (2008-04-14)
It's been one year since rapid testing began in Wyoming and health officials say it has allowed them to reach people who otherwise might not be tested. Elsa Partan reports.
Wyoming is Getting Warmer (2008-04-14)
A study out by the National Resources Defense Council finds that Wyoming and the rest of the West are getting warmer. Bob Beck interviews the council's Theo Spencer.
A Wyoming Soldier Remembered (2008-04-14)
An Evanston family remembers a soldier who gave his life in Iraq. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Skywest to begin service between Gillette and Salt Lake (2008-04-14)
The airline will begin direct service on July 7 of this year.
Victim Services Division says Bill of Rights not enforced (2008-04-14)
The head of Wyoming's victim services division says more work needs to be done.
Above-average Snowpack Could Recharge Reservoirs (2008-04-14)
Experts say the abundance of high-country moisture this spring could recharge reservoirs drained low by drought.
GOP Develops Legislative Election Fund (2008-04-14)
Wyoming Republicans are worried about a possible surge in democratic legislative candidates.
An Attempt To Reduce Medical Errors (2008-04-14)
Some Wyoming health care administrators and lawyers are working to reduce medical errors in Wyoming. It turns out some of the documents needed to solve the problem are hidden in plain sight. Bob Beck reports.
How tree rings help predict water supply (2008-04-14)
A group of scientists in Wyoming is going back in time by studying tree rings. Addie Goss reports.
Sen. Barrasso Fighting Water Legislation (2008-04-14)
In Washington, Senator John Barrasso is trying to fend off a bill that he says will hurt Wyoming farmers and ranchers. But supporters say the legislation will help protect clean water supplies. Eric Niiler reports.
Wyoming and the West getting hotter (2008-04-11)
A report from the Natural Resources defense council shows that Western states are heating up.
Frontier Bankruptcy Filing Should Not Affect Wyoming Travelers (2008-04-11)
The bankruptcy filing of Denver-based Frontier Airlines should not affect Wyoming travelers, but it depends on whether the air carrier makes changes in service.
Lawsuit says national forest rule ignores environmental impacts (2008-04-11)
A new U.S. Forest Service rule governing the way it develops long-range plans for 192 million acres of national forests is being challenged in court.
Elk Death Mystery Continues (2008-04-09)
Hundreds of tests have failed so far to show exactly why scores of elk that ate lichen died in the Red Rim area last month.
Hide the Bird Feeder: Bears are Here (2008-04-09)
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hoping to cut down on the number of bear conflicts with humans this year.
Matchbox 20 Withdraws from Frontier Days (2008-04-09)
An Illinois animal rights group claims they convinced the band not to perform.
Fremont County discusses substance abuse (2008-04-09)
Last night in Riverton, about 45 people attended a public meeting about substance abuse.
Zwonitzer running for Cubin's seat (2008-04-09)
State legislator Dan Zwonitzer officially announced his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.
Ten Wolves Killed So Far (2008-04-09)
All 10 of the wolves have been killed in areas where wolves can be shot on sight.
Jury Rejects Lawsuit Against UW (2008-04-08)
A federal jury has rejected a lawsuit that a former professor filed against the University of Wyoming.
National Experts Review CBM Water Issue (2008-04-08)
National experts are reviewing what's known about the effects of coal-bed methane gas production on this region's water.
Greybull group fighting ethanol plant (2008-04-07)
Citizens in Greybull say a proposed ethanol plant within city limits would emit pollution and harm local businesses.
Millin wants superdelegates to follow popular vote (2008-04-07)
The Wyoming Democratic Party chairman says superdelegates should not overturn the national popular vote for the party's presidential candidate.
Wyoming Faces Boycott (2008-04-07)
Wyoming's policy of allowing wolves to be shot on sight in most of the state is prompting a call in the cyber world to boycott the state and its tourism industry.
CBM Producers Ask For More Safety Oversight (2008-04-07)
Coal-bed methane producers in Gillette told Gov. Dave Freudenthal that they need help to improve working conditions as new employees continue moving into the Powder River Basin with little oil and gas experience.
Man Killed On 287 (2008-04-07)
One person is dead after the semi-truck he was driving rolled over along U.S. Highway 287 near Virginia Dale and the Wyoming state line.
CBM Producers Ask For More Safety Oversight (2008-04-07)
Coal-bed methane producers in Gillette told Gov. Dave Freudenthal that they need help to improve working conditions as new employees continue moving into the Powder River Basin with little oil and gas experience.
Cheyenne Woman Qualifies For Summer Olympics (2008-04-07)
A Cheyenne archer is going to the Olympics. Jenny Nichols of Cheyenne finished at the top of the women's recurve standings at the U.S. Olympic Archery team trials in Chula Vista, Calif.
Groups Win Appeal Over Drilling (2008-04-07)
Three conservation groups have won an appeal concerning a number of oil and gas leases proposed for critical winter ranges.
Wyoming companies to report pollution levels (2008-04-07)
Companies ranging from big oil companies to the Grand Targhee Resort have volunteered to report their greenhouse gas emissions.
A State Representative Favors Logging In the Med Bow (2008-04-04)
A State representative disagrees with those who want to delay logging in the medicine bow national forest.
Violations At Uranium Mine (2008-04-04)
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has found environmental violations at the state's only operational uranium mine.
Pinedale docs request ozone study (2008-04-04)
More than 40 Pinedale residents and health care professionals request an in-depth study on ozone pollution in their area.
Northwest College in Powell has a new president. (2008-04-04)
The Vice President for academic affairs at Sussex County Community College in New Jersey, Paul Prestwich, has been hired as the new president of Northwest College in Powell.
Eighth grade writing scores up (2008-04-04)
Wyoming surpassed national NAEP averages for the first time.
Wyoming asks Supreme Court to throw out water lawsuit (2008-04-04)
The dispute between Wyoming and Montana centers on the Yellowstone River Compact of the 1950s.
Wyoming Tackles Medical Errors (2008-04-02)
In an effort to improve patient safety, the Wyoming health care commission is going to ask the legislature to form a group that will gather more data on medical errors.
Freudenthals in China next week (2008-04-02)
The Governor will stop in Shanghai to visit a General Electric coal research facility.
Freudenthal Endorses Obama (2008-04-02)
Governor Dave Freudenthal has finally announced that he will endorse Barack Obama for president.
Cost Of Living Rises In Wyoming (2008-04-02)
The cost of living in Wyoming is going up faster than the national average. State Economist Justin Ballard says the average Wyoming consumer spent six percent more on their purchases in the fourth quarter of 2007 compared to the year before.
Wolves Killed Following Delisting (2008-04-01)
Wyoming hunters and ranchers killed at least three gray wolves within the first three days of the animals' removal from the federal endangered species list.
Barrasso Wants Funding Increase (2008-04-01)
Senator John Barrasso wants more money spent for medicare.
Housing Nosedives In Wyoming (2008-04-01)
Wyoming has seen a significant decrease in the number housing permits issued in the past 12 months.
WY DOH Disputes Coal Health Study (2008-03-31)
A state epidemiologist says Wyomingites living near coal mines should not be concerned for their health - despite new evidence that coal communities have higher rates of chronic disease.
Wyoming Joins National Quit Smoking Campaign (2008-03-31)
A national effort has kicked off that is attempting to once and for all help longtime smokers quit.
Wyoming Speaker Of The House To Run For Re-election (2008-03-31)
Wyoming Speaker of the House Roy Cohee is making a historic decision.
Jackson Crash Explained (2008-03-31)
A Plane that skidded off a Jackson runway had its wires crossed.
Superdelegates, Make Up Your Minds (2008-03-28)
The chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party, John Millin, says uncommitted superdelegates ought to make up their minds and get behind either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama well before the Democratic National Convention.
BNSF Rail Cars Stand Idle in Montana (2008-03-28)
BNSF Railway -- the nation's top hauler of container rail freight -- is parking miles of railcars in Montana and elsewhere because there isn't enough freight to keep them rolling.
Community Renovation Projects Funded (2008-03-27)
The projects would be funded through the Community Facilities Grant and Loan program.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month (2008-03-27)
The director of Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming says Wyoming experiences 800 substantiated cases of child abuse per year.
Wages Increase In Wyoming (2008-03-27)
A booming energy industry has helped Wyoming's average income double over the past decade.
Laramie Group Wants Logging Delay (2008-03-27)
A Laramie conservation group has filed a petition asking the Medicine Bow National forest to delay logging until a study determines the effects of the Pine Beetle Outbreak.
Teton County Considers Moratorium (2008-03-26)
Teton County Commissioners are considering putting a moratorium on large housing developments until a new land-use plan is in place.
Coal mines could endanger human health (2008-03-26)
Study finds people living in mining communities face higher risk of chronic heart, lung and kidney diseases.
F. E. Warren Takes No Blame (2008-03-25)
A spokesman for F.E. Warren Air Force Base says it appears that no one at the Cheyenne base was responsible for ICBM components being shipped to Taiwan.
Cheyenne Woman Gets National Honor (2008-03-25)
single mother who once had her kids taken from her has been named this year's National Woman of Triumph award winner.
Yellowbear May Return To Court (2008-03-25)
A federal appeals court says that a Northern Arapaho man convicted in state court of murder in the 2004 beating death of his infant daughter should be allowed to make a new argument in federal court.
Elk Numbers Growing Around Jackson (2008-03-25)
The Fall Creek elk herd south of Jackson has grown to a record 55-hundred animals.
High gas prices bankrupting some retailers (2008-03-25)
The number of retail outlets that sell gasoline in Wyoming has gone down by 22 percent since 1994.
A District Attorney Explains the Latest Gun Legislation (2008-03-24)
Natrona County District Attorney Mike Blonigen explains what the Castle Doctrine bill was intended to do, and what it might actually do. Elsa Partan interviews.
Gun-Rights Advocates on Newest Firearms Legislation (2008-03-24)
A lot of gun issues have come up so far this year, including the Castle Doctrine bill in the state legislature and U.S. Supreme Court taking on a Washington D.C. handgun ban. Bob Beck reports.
Economic survey says ag industry suffering (2008-03-24)
An economic survey says some farmers are hurting in Wyoming. One local expert says that's largely due to the prolonged drought.
Legislature Doles Out Extra $20 Million to Local Government (2008-03-24)
Local government got more money in this budget session, but not everyone is happy with the way the cash was divvied up. Peter O'Dowd reports.
A House Call with Dr. Brent Blue (2008-03-24)
Bob Beck talks with Dr. Brent Blue about colon cancer and other diseases on the rise.
Testing Firm: Wyoming meth use among workers dropping (2008-03-24)
Fewer Wyoming workers posted positive results for the use of methamphetamine in 2007 than in the two previous years.
Gas Blowout Closes Highway (2008-03-24)
Wyoming 59 north of Douglas was closed for a time Monday after a gas pipeline running along the east side of the highway blew out and burned.
Jeffrey City: A Comeback Kid? (2008-03-24)
Skyrocking uranium prices have pundits saying that long-forgotten Jeffrey City could rise again. But some residents say, yeah, we've heard that one before. Addie Goss reports.
Victim's Uncle Asks for Kindness, Not Justice for Murderer (2008-03-24)
Essayist Will Bessler found some peace of mind when his niece's murderer was sentenced. He wishes the perpetrator well and hopes for healing.
Virtual Schools Get Funded (2008-03-24)
The legislature made distance learning easier by funding virtual schools. Roger Larsen has overseen a virtual school program for more than a year. Bob Beck interviews.
Ozone Pollution in Pinedale Rises to Unhealthy Levels (2008-03-24)
In a three-week period, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality issued three warnings about high levels of ozone pollution in the Pinedale area. It's the first time ever for this kind of warning here. The agencies that watch over natural gas development are figuring out what to do next.
The Cowgirls Play in the NCAA Tournament (2008-03-24)
It's the first time ever for the program to make it to the N CAA. Elsa Partan talks with U.W. Athletics Hall of Famer Margie McDonald about the hard work the players put in to get there.
Rothfuss Announces Run Against Enzi (2008-03-24)
University of Wyoming instructor Christopher Rothfuss has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Mike Enzi.
Trend of earlier spring felt in Wyoming (2008-03-24)
Wyoming is no exception to a national trend that's seeing spring creeping earlier on the calendar each year.
Wyo. National Guard prepares for major deployment (2008-03-21)
At this time next year, the Wyoming Army National Guard could deploy about 15-hundred soldiers to active duty overseas.
Young families move into Wyoming (2008-03-21)
New Census numbers show that Wyoming is seeing its largest population gains in years, especially when it comes to young families.
Cowgirls hope for good showing (2008-03-21)
In just a few hours, the Wyoming Cowgirls will step on the court to try and make their first appearance in the N-C-A-A tournament worthwhile.
State Defends Gun Law (2008-03-20)
A lawyer for the state of Wyoming asked a panel of federal judges in Denver to uphold a state law that allows people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence to regain their firearms rights.
State To Look At Workers Comp (2008-03-20)
A legislative interim committee is set to study Wyoming's workers' compensation program, which has rebounded from a deficit in the 1980s to a cash reserve of $925 million this year.
Bison Plan Never Funded (2008-03-20)
An eight-year-old plan would give bison grazing room outside Yellowstone National Park. But it's never been put in place, because promised federal funding hasn't materialized.
Public Transportation On The Radar (2008-03-19)
More communities across the state are taking a closer look at improving their public transportation opportunities. Gillette is the latest to undertake a study to provide more services.
East Entrance Compromise In The Works (2008-03-19)
A study group hoping to keep the Sylvan pass open thinks they are making headway in negotiating with Yellowstone National Park.
Public Transportation On The Radar (2008-03-19)
More communities across the state are taking a closer look at improving their public transportation opportunities. Gillette is the latest to undertake a study to provide more services.
Public Transportation On The Radar (2008-03-19)
More communities across the state are taking a closer look at improving their public transportation opportunities. Gillette is the latest to undertake a study to provide more services.
DEQ Discusses Ozone (2008-03-18)
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is talking with Pinedale natural gas producers about how to reduce ozone pollution.
Doctors consider electronic records program (2008-03-18)
The federal government is willing to pay Wyoming healthcare providers to throw away their paper records and move to the digital age.
Wyoming U-S Senator John Barrasso is visiting troops in Afghanistan. (2008-03-18)
Wyoming U-S Senator John Barrasso is visiting troops in Afghanistan and says they are upbeat.
Laramie Gets More Money (2008-03-18)
The city of Laramie received an extra one-million dollars from the state legislature to fund major building projects.
Virtual school approval could open up distance learning (2008-03-17)
The Wyoming legislature has made Campbell County's Virtual school official.
Wyoming argues against federal agency in gun case (2008-03-17)
Wyoming is asking a federal appeals court to uphold a state law that allows people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence to regain their firearms rights.
Governor Vetos Campaign Finance Bill (2008-03-17)
The Governor has vetoed a campaign finance bill. Dave Freudenthal says he vetoed the measure that put limits on political action committees because of what it did for individual campaign contributors.
Wyoming Makes First NCAA Appearance (2008-03-17)
The Wyoming Cowgirls are headed to their first N-C-A-A tournament. Wyoming will play Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque.
State Rep. Alan Jones announces retirement (2008-03-17)
Jones will officially conclude nearly ten years in the statehouse on Dec. 31st.
More Elk Die In Red Rim (2008-03-17)
Wyoming Game and Fish officials continue to see Elk deaths in the Red Rim area of southeast Wyoming.
Camp Guernsey gets a promotion (2008-03-14)
The U.S. Air Force is making more use of the Camp Guernsey military training site in southeast Wyoming.
Four Wyoming cities get top outdoor ratings (2008-03-14)
Outdoor Life magazine lists Sheridan, Cody, Casper and Gillette in the top 40 towns that cater to outdoor activities.
DFS: Juvenile services bill could save money in long run (2008-03-14)
The state Department of Family Services says a $2 million appropriation to help communities around Wyoming set up local programs for troubled youth will save the state money in the long run.
Diesel prices pinch truckers (2008-03-14)
Trucking companies in Wyoming and across country are struggling to absorb the rising cost of diesel fuel.
Governor Signs Castle Doctrine (2008-03-13)
One of the most talked about bills of the past legislative session has been signed into law. Governor Dave Freudenthal signed the so called Castle Doctrine bill.
Soldier From Evanston Dies (2008-03-13)
A 31-year-old soldier from Evanston has died in Iraq. David Julian and four other soldier were killed Monday in Baghdad by a suicide bomber.
Students Locked Down In Wheatland (2008-03-13)
Several threatening text messages sent to a student prompted police to lock down Wheatland High School and keep students after the end of the school day Thursday.
New Trial For Man Accused Of Killing Guard (2008-03-13)
A prosecutor says that a Wyoming prison inmate whose death sentence on a conviction of killing a prison guard was overturned last month will stand trial again in state court.
Wyoming Testing Compares With Federal Tests (2008-03-13)
A new report shows that Wyoming eighth grade students do better on state assessment tests for math and reading then they do on the main national assessment test.
EPA Pollution Standards Applauded (2008-03-13)
The new Environmental Protection Agency's tougher air pollution standards are being welcomed in Pinedale.
Meth funding on the decline (2008-03-13)
Wyoming law enforcement officials will be looking at a cut of over a million dollars in federal money used to combat methamphetamine.
Gov. Signs Property Tax Refund Bill (2008-03-12)
Gov. Dave Freudenthal has signed into law a bill that extends a property tax refund program for needy residents.
Wyoming Cowboys Lose To Colorado State (2008-03-12)
Wyoming lost to Colorado State this afternoon 68 to 63 in a play-in game of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas.
Gov. Says Anti-Fraud Bill Better Than Nothing (2008-03-12)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says the bill aimed at cracking down on fraudulent businesses in Wyoming was watered down too much but it's still better than nothing.
Elk Deaths Double to 16, Poison Lichen Suspected (2008-03-12)
The number of elk dead or paralyzed in the Red Rim area near Rawlins has doubled to 16 animals.
Law Sets Important Date for School Districts (2008-03-12)
Gov. Dave Freudenthal has signed a bill telling Wyoming's wealthiest school districts the date when they needed to stop reaping windfalls from local property tax revenue.
Thermopolis Woman Hosts Colonoscopy Party (2008-03-12)
A Thermopolis woman is so afraid of her colonoscopy that she's having a party for moral support.
Brush clearing good for forests, bad for bunnies (2008-03-11)
One researcher says snowshoe hares' habitat is in conflict with the latest in wildfire prevention.
Game Officials Try To Move Elk (2008-03-11)
State game officials are planning to use hay to bait elk away from poisonous lichen in the Red Rim area near Rawlins.
Laramie Mayor Looks For Money (2008-03-11)
A government trust fund used to build and repair highways is running low on cash - and states and local governments are looking for other ways to fund those projects.
More Bison Near Yellowstone Killed (2008-03-11)
More Yellowstone bison have been captured or killed in this winter than in any previous year.
Water Concerns Worry Saratoga Irrigators (2008-03-11)
Upper Platte Valley irrigators are nervous about a plan by the state of Wyoming to take some water from Pathfinder Reservoir to help preserve some endangered species in Nebraska.
Legislature passes doctor recruitment bill (2008-03-10)
The bill that now heads to Gov. Dave Freudenthal would create a grant program through the state Department of Health to recruit more doctors.
Legislative committees will take up several issues between now and next session (2008-03-10)
Among the topics for discussion are smoking in public places, promoting tourism and increasing penalties for drunken driving.
A Diversity Training Expert Talks about his Wyoming Experience (2008-03-10)
John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas has spent his career trying to bridge the gap between people of different races and backgrounds. Elsa Partan interviews Mr. Chaisson-Cardenas about his ties to Wyoming. Cheyenne was the first place he arrived as an immigrant from Guatemala.
Obama Wins Wyoming (2008-03-10)
Barack Obama has captured the Wyoming Democratic caucuses, seizing a bit of momentum in the close, hard-fought race with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Bear-Proof Containers Required at Grand Teton Nat. Park (2008-03-10)
Backcountry campers at Grand Teton National Park will be required to use bear-proof food containers as part of an effort to reduce interaction between humans and bears.
Elderly Man's Body Found in Sheridan County (2008-03-10)
Sheridan County officials say searchers have recovered the body of an 84-year-old man six days after he went missing from a local hospital.
F.E. Warren AFB Will Close its Library (2008-03-10)
Officials at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne say budget cuts have forced the base to close its library.
Gillette Attorney Nick Carter Will Run for U.S. Senate (2008-03-10)
Gillette attorney Nick Carter has announced that he will run for the U.S. Senate Seat currently held by John Barrasso.
A Brother's Jacket (2008-03-10)
Sometimes a piece of cloth becomes something symbolic. Julianne Couch says her brother's army-issue jacket has taken on different meanings over the years.
Democratic Reaction from Two Sides of Wyoming (2008-03-10)
We heard earlier about how Democrats are preparing for the caucuses, and now we'll get some perspective from two different sides of the state on that topic. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss talked to Angus Thuermer, co-editor at the Jackson Hole News and Guide, and Chad Baldwin, state editor at the Casper Star-Tribune.
Bill Clinton Speaks in Laramie (2008-03-10)
On Thursday, the line ran down the block and around the corner as thousands of people waited to see former president Bill Clinton in Laramie. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss chatted with them while they waited.
State Democrats React to National Attention (2008-03-10)
It can be a little lonely for the state's Democrats. With their party in the spotlight this week, two veteran Democrats, State Senators Jayne Mockler and Mike Massie, talked with Bob Beck about what high-profile visits from national Democrats mean to them.
All eyes on the Democrats (2008-03-10)
For the first time in recent memory, Wyoming Democrats are basking the attention of presidential candidates, as their caucus nears. Peter O'Dowd reports.
BLM Will Conduct Prescribed Burns in Carbon County (2008-03-10)
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct up to eight prescribed burns around Carbon County this spring.
Coal-Bed Methane Water a Concern (2008-03-10)
This legislative session a bill failed that would have regulated the water that comes from CBM development. That water has been known to harm crops and flood property. Bob Beck interviews Jill Morrison of the Powder River Basin Resource Council. She says she's not shocked that the bill failed.
How Some Students of Color Experience Laramie (2008-03-10)
Census numbers say that less than 1 percent of all Wyomingites are black. The University of Wyoming says than one percent of all its students are black. Which means that less than 1 out of every 100 people you see on the street each day are black. Addie Goss reports on how those statistics shape the lives of black students in Laramie.
Legislators End 59th Session in High Spirits (2008-03-10)
The Wyoming legislative session ended today and lawmakers are dislocating their shoulders patting themselves on the back. Bob Beck reports.
Yellowstone Fire Results Surprising (2008-03-10)
It's been twenty years since fire burned a third of Yellowstone National Park. Now wildfire managers are getting new information about how susceptible the park may be to fire. Elsa Partan reports.
UW Professor says Obama had advantage over Clinton on Saturday (2008-03-10)
A political scientist at the University of Wyoming says Illinois Senator Barack Obama had a clear advantage going into Saturday's caucuses.
CBM bill fails despite governor's hopes (2008-03-10)
The bill regulating coal bed methane water failed in the State Senate.
UW Settles With Students (2008-03-07)
UW reached a settlement with four students over an alleged hazing incident.
Legislators End Session in High Spirits (2008-03-07)
The 59th legislative session has adjourned with lawmakers feeling good about their successes.
Freudenthal Calls Dem. Caucus 'Remarkable' (2008-03-07)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says this weekend's caucus is a remarkable event for Wyoming.
Yellowstone Bison Deaths Pass One Thousand (2008-03-07)
Yellowstone bison deaths pass 1,000 for this winter.
Hathaway Changes Passed (2008-03-07)
The Wyoming Legislature passed a bill Friday that would allow students who lost the Hathaway Scholarship to re-qualify for it.
Former President Clinton visited Wyoming (2008-03-07)
Former President Bill Clinton was in Wyoming last night promoting Senator Hillary Clinton's message to Democratic caucus-goers. His visit is the first in what will be a busy weekend for the state's democrats.
Sens. Obama and Clinton Visit Wyoming (2008-03-07)
More than 1,000 people chanting "yes, we can" greeted Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama this afternoon at a rally on the eve of the Wyoming caucus.
Bill Clinton Visits Wyoming (2008-03-06)
Former president Bill Clinton told a standing-room only crowd in Rock Springs that there's no hurry to resolve the close race between his wife and Illinois Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Schiffer: Hathaway Scholarship Needs More Cash (2008-03-06)
The President of the Wyoming Senate says the legislature will likely have to put more money into the Hathaway Scholarship.
Legislature Looks Back at a Job Well Done (2008-03-06)
Senate and House Leaders had a chance to thump their chests and proclaim this year's Wyoming legislative session as very productive.
Legislature Passes Bills Aimed at Fighting Fraud (2008-03-06)
The legislature has given final approval to a pair of bills that address Wyoming businesses that are located out of state.
Castle Doctrine Bill Goes to the Governor (2008-03-06)
A gun rights bill that generated a lot of public reaction has passed the legislature, after being downsized.
Wyoming Senators Join Immigration Caucus (2008-03-06)
Wyoming Republican Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso are taking part in a new caucus within the US Senate focused on increasing border security.
Democrats brace for weekend caucus (2008-03-05)
With high-profile Democrats about to descend on Wyoming, state party leaders are busier than ever.
Tax relief bill goes through Senate (2008-03-05)
A measure on property tax relief has passed the Senate, but not without some debate.
Great Lakes: not enough planes for Montana (2008-03-05)
Wyoming-based Great Lakes Airlines says it doesn't know when it can take over essential air service in Montana, because it doesn't have enough airplanes.
Senators make more changes to Castle Doctrine (2008-03-05)
The state Senate made another major change to a bill that intends to establish additional gun rights in the state.
Budget becomes law (2008-03-05)
Local government was one of the winners in the new state budget.
Susan Thomas Sets Up Foundation To Benefit Children (2008-03-04)
The widow of the late Senator Craig Thomas is starting a foundation to help underprivileged children.
Property tax bills get preliminary approval in Senate (2008-03-04)
The bills would cut property taxes for needy citizens and the elderly.
Wyoming Last State To Make Dogfighting A Felony (2008-03-04)
Following Governor Dave Freudenthal's signature and an honorary paw print from a dog named Mystic Wyoming is the last state in the nation to make dog fighting a felony.
Senate Passes Helium Tax (2008-03-04)
The state Senate has passed a bill that would tax helium extracted from the ground in Wyoming.
Castle Doctrine Bill Stripped Down (2008-03-04)
The Wyoming Senate has stripped out a major part of a bill designed to allow people to hold their ground if they believe they're being threatened.
Feds approve CBM water quality standards (2008-03-04)
Montana sought the new standards out of fear that natural gas drilling in Wyoming could pollute interstate rivers.
Governor Signs Carbon Sequestration Bills (2008-03-04)
The governor signed into law a pair of bills that will regulate how Wyoming will capture and secure carbon dioxide.
Castle Doctrine debated in Senate (2008-03-04)
Gun rights groups have fully endorsed the measure, but some Senators fear that it has some unintended consequences.
Massive Jackson Bison Herd Causes Landscape Damage (2008-03-03)
Last summer, the Jackson bison herd grew to its biggest size since people started counting. Wildlife experts say, there are so many bison and elk in one place, the landscape is suffering. Wyoming Public Radio's Elsa Partan reports.
Senate Defeats DUI Bill (2008-03-03)
The Wyoming Senate has defeated a bill that would have strengthened the state's laws against impaired driving.
Teton sheep reseach project successful (2008-03-03)
Wildlife officials have successfully collared 20 big horn sheep in a small, isolated herd that lives at high altitude in the Teton Range.
Senators Consider Castle Doctrine Bill (2008-03-03)
Senators are deciding what to do about a bill that would allow someone to use deadly force in life threatening situations.
Fraud Bill Amended (2008-03-03)
State lawmakers are continuing with a bill that would clamp down on fraudulent companies operating in Wyoming.
Governor Freudenthal Argues for Protecting the Wyoming Range (2008-03-03)
The Governor of Wyoming joined an outfitter and an advocate for the state's oil and gas industry in an appearance before Congress this week. At stake: the future of more than a million acres of the Bridger Teton National Forest and the Wyoming Range.
Airplane Slides Off a Runway in Jackson (2008-03-03)
Airports take steps to make sure their runways are safe after the control towers are closed. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Residents Protest Coal-Bed Methane Water (2008-03-03)
In Wyoming's Powder River Basin, coal-bed methane drilling produces a glut of salty water that few residents want. In a new report, the Wyoming State Geological Survey recommends cutting down on drilling that will produce excess water. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington reports.
Senator Jayne Mockler of Cheyenne Gives the Long View on Women's Leadership (2008-03-03)
The bipartisan Wyoming Women's Legislative Caucus is hosting a leadership development event for women at the State Capitol. Elsa Partan talked to Senator Jayne Mockler of Cheyenne, who's been in the legislature for the last 16 years, to find out more about the state of women's leadership in government right now.
Constituents Talk to Their Legislators (2008-03-03)
There is a feeling that politicians are separated from the people they represent, but in Wyoming that does not seem to be the case. This week we find out if citizens have had positive experiences talking to lawmakers and what those lawmakers think of getting those calls. Bob Beck reports.
College of Business Gets $3 Million Grant (2008-03-03)
The University of Wyoming says its College of Business will receive a $3 million grant for business ethics education.
A look ahead at the legislature (2008-03-03)
The budget will go into effect within three days after it's submitted to the governor if he doesn't act on it first.
DUI bill has support from Natrona County police (2008-03-03)
More than twice as many DUI charges were filed in Natrona County in 2007 compared to 2003.
Newsmen Sound Off On Budget Session (2008-03-03)
Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd spoke with Steve Peck, publisher of the Riverton Ranger and Reed Eckhardt, the managing editor of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle about this week at the state legislature.
Energy Workers Putting In Fewer Hours (2008-03-03)
Energy workers are probably working fewer overtime hours.
Senate considers helium tax bill (2008-03-03)
With a couple of helium extraction projects ready to begin, state officials are hoping to get the tax in place.
Should Loaded Firearms Be Allowed In National Parks? (2008-03-03)
The Department of the Interior is considering a policy change that would allow people to bring loaded firearms in national parks. Elsa Partan talks to Scot McElveen of the Association of National Park Rangers and Rachel Parsons, of the National Rifle Association.
The Governor on the Legislative Session and Wyoming's Democratic Caucus (2008-03-03)
With one week to go in the legislative session, Governor Dave Freudenthal thinks things are going fairly well. Bob Beck interviews the governor about a couple of bills and next week's Democratic caucus.
Democrats scramble to find bigger caucus sites (2008-02-29)
Wyoming Democrats expect presidential caucus-goers to turn out in record numbers on March 8th
Women want seat at Capitol (2008-02-29)
An organizer from a women's leadership group says a number of women have told her they want to run for the state legislature.
House passes subdivision bill, regulations almost law (2008-02-29)
A bill that would allow counties to regulate large subdivisions will head to a conference committee.
Provision adds perks to Hathaway scholarship (2008-02-29)
Students who already have a Hathaway scholarship and have done well in community college can get even more scholarship money.
State's budget passes with compromise (2008-02-29)
Lawmakers reached a budget compromise in which all state agencies will see a budget increase.
Groups challenging illegal immigration bill (2008-02-28)
They charge the bill would disrupt families and scare even legal immigrants from seeking help when they need it.
Senate committee approves DUI bill (2008-02-28)
The bill would make it a felony after driving under the influence three times in seven years.
Castle Doctrine heads to Senate (2008-02-28)
The bill protects the ability to defend your property with deadly force and not retreat from an attack.
A Hundred More Bison Captured (2008-02-28)
More than a hundred bison were captured for slaughter Thursday as they left Yellowstone National Park, bringing the total captured this winter to 661.
Committee Approves Helium Tax (2008-02-28)
The Senate Revenue Committee approved a bill Thursday that would tax helium removed from the ground.
Jackson Rep Says 35-Acre Bill Goes Too Far (2008-02-28)
A Jackson representative thinks that the bill that would allow counties to regulate large subdivisions is out of control.
Senate Passes Campaign Contribution Bill (2008-02-28)
An attempt to limit individual campaign contributions was defeated in the Wyoming Senate.
Governor mostly happy with budget session (2008-02-28)
Dave Freudenthal has taken a few hits this legislative session, but he says he's seen some positive action, too.
Committee Approves Corporate Regulation Bill (2008-02-28)
Wyoming representatives will have a chance to strengthen laws that deal with out-of-state businesses that operate in Wyoming.
Indian health care bill approved by US Senate (2008-02-27)
Under current law, only some Indian health programs can be reimbursed by Medicaid and Medicare. This bill would expand reimbursement to all programs.
Coal industry peppering the nation with pro-coal ads (2008-02-27)
The coal industry is facing a bruising fight over climate change, and has gone on the political offensive this election year to ensure that no matter who wins, so does coal.
Wyoming Senators working on CO2 storage bill (2008-02-27)
Senate President John Schiffer says it will open up more markets for Wyoming energy.
Senate gives initial approval to dogfighting bill (2008-02-27)
The bill says that dog or fowl fighting is a felony on a first offense. It will be debated two more times.
Ozone levels worry Sublette County (2008-02-27)
The state Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air pollution advisory for the Upper Green River Basin.
UW Professor receives half a million dollars to research ethanol (2008-02-27)
Engineering Professor Patrick Johnson is resesarching how to make ethanol more cheaply.
Senate Works on Campaign Finance Bill (2008-02-27)
The Wyoming Senate has reduced the proposed fines for violating the state's campaign finance law.
Carbon storage bill stays afloat (2008-02-27)
The debate focuses on a law that addresses so-called pore spaces underneath property.
United flight had good landing condtions (2008-02-27)
A passenger on the United Airlines jet that skidded off the runway Monday night at the Jackson Hole Airport says she saw flames coming from an engine.
Juvenile justice bill heads to Wyoming House (2008-02-27)
The bill that would set up community groups and provide funding to deal with low risk youth in need of supervision.
House committee amends subdivision bill (2008-02-26)
The committee amended an exemption given to landowners who split their properties into 10 units or less every five years.
NRA Argues For Allowing Firearms in National Parks (2008-02-26)
The National Rifle Association is supporting a policy change that would allow people to bring loaded firearms into national parks.
House approves limits on services to illegal immigrants (2008-02-26)
House Bill 145 would require residents to present driver's licenses, passports or social security cards to receive most state services.
Senate turns to tax relief bills this week (2008-02-25)
The main bill is one that provides a tax break for relatively low income people who have seen their property tax bills increase.
Week Two at the Wyoming Legislature (2008-02-25)
Among the issues that have come up at the capitol are dog-fighting and self-defense. For a roundup of news from the capitol, Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss spoke to Bob Geha of CBS News Channel Five, and our own Bob Beck.
Wolves Delisted, Opinions on Their Future Abound (2008-02-25)
Now that wolves have been taken off the endangered species list, we hear a range of ideas for how Wyoming should deal with them in the future. Elsa Partan reports.
CBM defeat deals blow to landowners (2008-02-25)
Industry representatives heavily lobbied against the bill over the weekend and changed the minds of several senators
Obama campaign explains caucus process to young Dems (2008-02-25)
On March 8th Wyoming Democrats will hold their presidential caucuses, and some groups are trying to convince voters that the process is NOT as complicated as it seems.
A Woman Climbs Windmills, Gets Ahead (2008-02-25)
The latest research from the Department of Employment shows women aren't gaining any ground in Wyoming's wage gap battle. But here is the story of one woman who is literally climbing her way to equal wages. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Howard Woody on Wyoming's Telephone History (2008-02-25)
Howard Woody describes Union Telephone from its very beginnings. When his father founded the company in 1914, the technology was about as rugged as the West itself.
Idaho Schools Fall Behind (2008-02-25)
National rankings place Idaho near the bottom in both college attendance and graduation. Guy Hand reports on efforts to improve.
Wyoming Health Care Reform Difficult, Slow (2008-02-25)
The state legislature is reviewing the latest in a long list of health care reform schemes from the last few years. In most cases, the proposals either go nowhere, or don't quite fix problems facing people in the state. Bob Beck reports.
EPA's Larry Svoboda on the Pinedale Anticline (2008-02-25)
This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency criticized the Bureau of Land Management's plan for drilling on the Pinedale Anticline. The EPA gave the plan its worst possible rating, which is rare. Elsa Partan interviews Larry Svoboda of the EPA.
Women's Suffrage in Wyoming (2008-02-25)
With all the talk of gender and politics in the news recently, we bring you University of Wyoming History Professor Phil Roberts and the story of the battle for women's suffrage in Wyoming.
Idaho Makes Dogfighting A Felony (2008-02-25)
Idaho's governor has signed a bill making running a dogfighting operation in Idaho a felony.
Highway fund dies on Senate floor (2008-02-25)
The bill was intended to earmark a third of the state's severance tax revenue to pay for highway construction.
Snow pack approaching normal levels (2008-02-25)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says snowpack averages across Wyoming were 95 percent of the 30-year average during January and early February.
Snow pack strong, but drought far from over (2008-02-25)
Heavy snowfall this winter has made its mark on Wyoming's mountains. That's good news for skiers - but state climatologist Stephen Gray says it doesn't mean Wyoming is emerging from drought.
Legislature reconciles budget bills this week (2008-02-25)
Much of the budget discussion this session has centered on how to allocate $350 million for support of local governments.
Walt Gasson, Executive Director of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation (2008-02-25)
The 2006 survey of Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife Associated Recreation says hunters and anglers spend over $500 million in Wyoming each year. This keeps the Executive Director of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, Walt Gasson, very busy. Bob Beck interviews Mr. Gasson.
House gives preliminary approval to helium tax (2008-02-22)
The taxes would bring in more than $2 million in annual tax revenue.
DNA bill gets preliminary approval (2008-02-22)
Senators eliminated a part of the bill that would have allowed law enforcement to take the DNA who are not yet named suspects in the crime.
Dogfighting Bill Clears the House (2008-02-22)
A bill that would make dogfighting a felony has cleared the Wyoming House and is on the way to the Senate.
Committee Looks at Carbon Storage (2008-02-22)
The Senate Judiciary Committee today took up a bill that would give Wyoming landowners rights to space in the ground below their property.
Big Debate on City and County Funding (2008-02-22)
Look for city and county funding to be a big part of discussions when a compromise budget is discussed next week.
DUI Bill Clears House (2008-02-22)
It could become easier to get a felony for multiple drinking and driving offenses.
Roof Collapse at Construction Site Injures Three (2008-02-22)
At least three workers were hurt when a roof collapsed at a construction site east of Gillette.
Conservation Group Supports Wolf Delisting (2008-02-22)
While several conservation groups have voiced opposition to yesterday's wolf delisting, at least one group is supporting the change.
The Gray Wolf Is Delisted (2008-02-21)
The gray wolf was taken off the endangered species list in the Rocky Mountain region today.
Domestic Violence Bill Would Increase Fines (2008-02-21)
The house has approved a bill that's intended to strengthen domestic violence laws in the state.
CBM Water Bill Would Give Landowners More Leverage (2008-02-21)
A bill attempting to manage the controversial issue of coal-bed methane water run-off survived its first hurdle in the state senate.
Game Harrassed By People, Dogs (2008-02-21)
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says people hunting for deer and elk antlers have been taking a toll on wildlife in western Wyoming this winter.
Castle Doctrine Bill Revised (2008-02-21)
Wyoming House members gave initial approval to a bill that would allow people to shoot to kill intruders to their home.
More Bison Shipped to Slaughter (2008-02-21)
Sixty Yellowstone National Park bison were shipped to slaughter Thursday as part of a state and federal effort to keep brucellosis from being transmitted to cattle from bison that roam outside park boundaries.
Self-defense bill stripped of amendments (2008-02-20)
A Wyoming house committee gutted a bill intended to provide protection for homeowners who use deadly force if someone entered their home illegally.
Property Tax Proposals Winnowed to Two (2008-02-20)
Two proposals to cut property taxes are emerging from a crowded field of tax relief bills pending in the Wyoming Legislature.
EPA Asks BLM To Revise Pinedale Plan (2008-02-20)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking the Bureau of Land Management to revise its plan for drilling on the Pinedale Anticline.
Gov. Opposes Importing Nuclear Waste to Utah (2008-02-20)
Gov. Dave Freudenthal has joined officials from the Southeast in opposing a plan to import about 20,000 tons of nuclear waste from Italy to the United States.
Prescribed Burn Proposed for Sierra Madres (2008-02-20)
The Forest Service is proposing to conduct prescribed burns on about 4,400 acres in the Sierra Madre Range in southern Wyoming.
Many Budget Amendments Fail (2008-02-20)
Lawmakers have been relatively stingy when it comes to spending additional money within the state budget.
Lawmakers Debate Funding for Community Colleges (2008-02-20)
Community colleges became a focus of debate during discussion on the state budget.
Bill Would Make 3rd D.U.I. a Felony (2008-02-20)
Those convicted of multiple driving under the influence violations will face a felony on a third conviction under a law being debated in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Lodging industry opposes worker bill (2008-02-19)
The bill is sponsored by Colin Simpson of Cody who is trying to make sure those who get federal and state benefits are actually legal aliens.
Obama calls violate law (2008-02-19)
Wyoming's elections administrator is among those who received an illegal automated campaign phone call on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Nonprofits lobby in Cheyenne (2008-02-19)
Members of Wyoming's non-profit sector came to Cheyenne to tout its value to the state Legislature.
Water squabble goes to the Supreme Court (2008-02-19)
The U-S Supreme Court announced it will decide a lawsuit that Montana has brought against Wyoming over water rights near Sheridan.
Plan Announced For Coal-Gasification Research Project (2008-02-18)
General Electric and the University of Wyoming announced a project to build a small-scale model of a coal gasification plant. Project leaders say they need state funding to move forward. Addie Goss reports.
Police arrest suspect in Laramie murder (2008-02-18)
Fort Collins, Colo., police arrested a Mexican citizen wanted for questioning in a Laramie murder last week. They charged him with kidnapping.
Company announces plan to use CO2 for oil recovery (2008-02-18)
Some energy experts say a Denver-based company's plan to use carbon dioxide for oil recovery in Wyoming could be a sign of a growing trend.
Local helium attracts interest (2008-02-18)
Two companies are planning to build Wyoming's second helium plant.
Brain Scientist Says Surprises Abound in Recent Research (2008-02-18)
Bryan Kolb, a professor in neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada tells Elsa Partan that our brains are a lot more malleable than we once thought.
Week in Review at the State Capitol (2008-02-18)
Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd and Bob Beck talked with Jared Miller about the week lawmakers spent jockeying over bills during this 20-day budget session.
Legislature begins budget debate today (2008-02-18)
With only around 35 million in additional money to spend, the battle for dollars could be tight.
Game and Fish considers grouse hunting limits (2008-02-18)
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is considering setting six million acres in Northeast Wyoming off-limits to sage grouse hunting.
Senator Enzi Argues For NCLB Reauthorization (2008-02-18)
The No Child Left Behind legislation was meant to be reauthorized in 2007, but that never happened. Senator Enzi says he's optimistic about success for the law in 2008. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill.
Jackson's Airport Keeps the Snow Off With New Runway Brooms (2008-02-18)
It's been a snowy winter, but thanks to some new equipment, planes are landing on time in Jackson. Peter O'Dowd takes a ride on one of Jackson's new quarter-million dollar brooms.
Dog fighting bill advances (2008-02-18)
Wyoming may soon lose its status as one of the few states in the nation with lax dog-fighting laws.
Yellowstone's Capture and Slaughter of Bison Draws Activist Ire (2008-02-18)
For the first time this season, Yellowstone National Park captured bison and sent them to slaughter as they migrated out of the park. An activist group is rallying again to oppose the program, which is meant to keep cattle safe from a disease that bison carry. Elsa Partan reports.
Lawmakers Push For Tax Cuts. Others Ask, Can We Afford It? (2008-02-18)
Some residents have seen a one hundred-percent increase in their property taxes in a year, and that's prompting lawmakers to push for property tax cuts. But others wonder what will happen to state coffers when less money is flowing in from mineral sources. Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming Education Association Is Watching NCLB Closely (2008-02-18)
Bob Beck asks Wyoming Education Association president Katherine Valido if she thinks NCLB has been a success in this state.
Lawmakers consider low-income health bill (2008-02-18)
The Senate is considering a bill that would help low-income residents with health insurance.
House gives nod to campiagn reform (2008-02-18)
The Wyoming House of Representatives approved a bill that limits the amount political action committees can contribute to a candidate.
Poll shows residents want more charter schools (2008-02-15)
A poll commissioned by charter school advocacy groups says most people in Wyoming would favor changing state law to make it easier to create more charter schools.
Brain Scientist Shares Surprising Results At UW (2008-02-15)
An international expert on neuroscience says our actions can have a measurable impact on our brains.
New Trial Ordered In Death Row Case (2008-02-15)
A federal judge has ordered a new trial for a Wyoming prison inmate who has been on death row on a conviction of murdering a Wyoming State Penitentiary guard in 1997.
Seatbelt Bill Dies (2008-02-15)
Drivers in Wyoming still can drive without worrying about being pulled over for not wearing seatbelts.
Leg. Considers Four Tax Relief Bills (2008-02-15)
The legislature's House Revenue committee has voted down a pair of tax relief proposals endorsed by Governor Dave Freudenthal, but it sent four other tax relief measures to the house floor.
Subdivision Bill Clears The Senate (2008-02-15)
A bill that would allow counties to regulate subdivision over 35 acres has passed the Senate.
Legislature Will Consider Dog Fighting Bill (2008-02-14)
On the same day the Idaho legislature sent a felony dog fighting bill to its Governor, Wyoming representatives overwhelming voted to consider a bill that would also make dog fighting a felony.
Battle On Campaign Finance Reform (2008-02-14)
The Wyoming legislature is having its own battle with campaign finance reform.
Gov: G&F Has A Tough Year Ahead (2008-02-14)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says 2008 will be a difficult year for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Smoking Ban Bill Killed (2008-02-14)
The Wyoming legislature will not consider a statewide smoking ban this year.
Natural Gas Tax Structure Considered (2008-02-14)
A long-debated law on the amount of money natural gas producers must pay in taxes for processed gas is making its way through the legislature.
Bison Round-Up Begins in Northern Yellowstone (2008-02-13)
Bison round-up has started at the northern end of Yellowstone National Park.
Lawmakers hash out helium tax (2008-02-13)
A state Supreme Court ruling tossed out Wyoming's old way of taxing helium, so lawmakers will consider a six-percent severance tax on extraction.
Obama camp spreads into Wyoming (2008-02-13)
The Barack Obama campaign announced it will launch a full-scale effort in Wyoming.
Gov: Reject Amendments to Carbon Storage Bill (2008-02-13)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says that last-minute lobbying from property owners and the minerals industry is threatening to complicate a bill that lays out rules for storing carbon dioxide underground.
Property tax breaks still alive in the House (2008-02-13)
The Wyoming House of Representatives discussed another round of bills that would provide property tax breaks
Tax Relief Bills Killed, Resurrected (2008-02-12)
A pair of property tax relief measures favored by the Governor were killed on introduction by the Wyoming House of Representatives. But legislators resurrected the bills later the same day.
Legislature starts rejecting bills (2008-02-12)
The state Senate has voted not to hear a bill that would have increased the number of bar and grill liquor licenses allowed in the state.
Colleages Praise Honaker (2008-02-12)
A U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee considered the nomination of a Rock Spring's attorney for a seat in Wyoming's U.S. District Court on Tuesday.
Community College Funding Bill Dies (2008-02-12)
An effort to fund community colleges with a statewide property tax died a quick death.
Bill Would Allow Regulation Above 35-Acre Plots (2008-02-12)
A bill that would give counties more control over subdivisions is heading to the Senate floor.
Honaker Answers Senators' Concerns (2008-02-12)
Rock Springs attorney Richard Honaker's nomination to the U.S. District Court for Wyoming has caused a stir among women rights groups.
Cowgirls end their two-game losing streak (2008-02-11)
The Wyoming Cowgirls ran out to an early lead and never looked back in beating New Mexico 70 to 55.
Wyoming Taxpayers Association opposes across-the-board property tax breaks (2008-02-11)
Director Erin Taylor argues that for the state to maintain the services it offers, citizens need to help pay some of the bills.
Freudenthal will think positive in state-of-the-state (2008-02-11)
Despite Wyoming's slowing economy, Freudenthal says no state agencies are facing funding cuts under his proposed budget.
WYDOT sends more crews to Rawlins area (2008-02-11)
Extreme wind and blowing snow conditions so far this winter have been causing frequent road closers, especially on Interstate 80.
Dogfighting bill goes before legislature this session (2008-02-11)
A group of legislators are hoping to remove Wyoming from the list of those states that allow dog fighting.
Governor's speech urges spending discipline (2008-02-11)
Governor Dave Freudenthal asked lawmakers to show discipline in their budget work this year.
Report issued in fatal trona mine accident (2008-02-11)
Federal investigators say the accident that killed a trona mine worker last year was preventable.
Romney Delegates Up For Grabs (2008-02-09)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's announcement that he is suspending his campaign gives the eight Republican national delegates from Wyoming who back him more freedom to support someone else.
Property Taxes To Be Debated (2008-02-09)
The legislature kicks off next week and one topic that will likely come up right away is property tax relief.
Politicians Lock Horns Over Fundraising (2008-02-07)
Republicans and Democrats are getting into a dustup over fundraising.
Jackson Airport Has Fewer Cancellations (2008-02-07)
This winter has pounded Western Wyoming with snow. But one of state's busiest airports has actually reduced weather-related cancellations.
Kelly Takes North Dakota Job (2008-02-07)
Wyoming health sciences dean Robert Kelley says he'll be the next University of North Dakota president.
Governor Asks For Wyoming Range Delay (2008-02-07)
Gov. Dave Freudenthal is asking the U.S. Forest Service to delay acting on a proposal to drill for natural gas in the Wyoming Range.
Senator Enzi Is Not Worried About The President's Budget (2008-02-07)
Senator Mike Enzi is not worried about the Presidents budget, because congress has the final say.
Gillette now fastest growing big city in Wyoming. (2008-02-06)
Gillette's growth rate last year was 11.2 percent, up from 6.2 percent in 2006.
Casper D.A. Files Asks For Death Penalty (2008-02-06)
Casper District Attorney Mike Blonigen has decided to seek the death penalty in the case of a man accused of killing his former fiance.
Forest Fires Should Be Expected (2008-02-06)
An expert on forest fires says people can co-exist with forest fires, if they attempt to create safe zones in and around their homes.
Teton County Unveils Energy Reduction Plan (2008-02-06)
The town of Jackson and Teton County unveiled an energy-reduction program to 300 employees this week.
Barrasso Appointed To Foreign Relations Committee (2008-02-06)
Senator John Barrasso was named to an important committee that he hopes will help expand Wyoming's exports overseas. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee leads foreign policy legislation and debate.
People Don't Recreate Outdoors (2008-02-05)
A new study shows that people are spending less time outdoors then ever before.
Sheridan Sawmill To Layoff Workers (2008-02-05)
A sawmill in Sheridan plans to lay off 50 of its 76 workers Wednesday.
Wyoming Republican delegates must switch votes (2008-02-05)
Some Wyoming delegates chosen last month to the Republican National Convention have a decision to make after the candidates they pledged to support dropped out of the race for president.
UW Encourages Students To Consider Elderly Care (2008-02-05)
The University of Wyoming is using a grant to try and get student social workers interested in elderly care.
WEA Looks For Harmony (2008-02-05)
When the Wyoming Education association lobbies in Cheyenne during the upcoming legislative session, they will not have the weight of the school funding lawsuit to carry around.
Lawmakers squabble over college funding (2008-02-04)
Bob Beck reports on the effort in Cheyenne to fund Wyoming's community colleges.
Ex-chief frustrated over delays in child justice (2008-02-04)
Elsa Partan speaks with Ric Paul, who recently resigned from the Juvenile Justice Advisory Council.
Energy reporters explain FutureGen debacle (2008-02-04)
Dustin Bliezeffer and Phil Noble, two Wyoming journalists, tell Peter O'Dowd about the significance of the latest coal-energy headlines.
Washington delegates speak on stimulus package (2008-02-04)
Eric Niiler reports from Washington on where Wyoming's Congressional delegation stands on the proposed boost for the lagging economy.
Election fever hits university campus (2008-02-04)
Intern Jama Caldwell took an unscientific poll at the University of Wyoming to see who students support in the 2008 race for president.
Sheridan Republican Wants Tougher Seat Belt Law (2008-02-04)
Wyoming could soon force motorists to buckle up.
Suicide conference in Casper Friday (2008-02-04)
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students.
Study Shows Workers Come From 3 States (2008-02-04)
A recent study by the Wyoming department of workforce services has shown them where out of state workers are coming from and what they are doing.
UW Dean Gets Official Offer (2008-02-04)
The North Dakota state Board of Higher Education has offered the job as president of the University of North Dakota to Robert Kelley.
Cubin defends REAL ID (2008-02-04)
Rep. Barbara Cubin tells Bob Beck that a federal driver's license would not encourage identity theft or cost too much to implement.
Companies balk at carbon capture price tag (2008-02-04)
Companies balk at carbon capture price tag Addie Goss tries to find out why more companies don't use enhanced oil recovery methods.
Experts meet in Casper for suicide prevention (2008-02-04)
Bob Beck speaks with Lena Edmunds from the University of Wyoming's counseling center about an unfortunate trend in the state.
Historic Atlas Theater turns 100 (2008-02-04)
The Cheyenne theater known for its western melodramas hits the 100-year mark this month just in time for a much-needed facelift. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Wyoming Touts Its Energy (2008-02-04)
Wyoming hopes cleaner coal could fuel the population boom in California.
Cubin Touts Real ID (2008-02-02)
Representative Barbara Cubin remains a fan of the new enhanced drivers license called Real I-D.
Governor Supports Legislation (2008-02-02)
A company based in Austin, Texas is urging Wyoming lawmakers to oppose a bill that tries to increase accountability for corporations registered in the state.
Sage Grouse Study Notes Concerns (2008-02-02)
Wildlife biologists in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, North Dakota and Utah have reviewed research into how oil and gas development effects the sage grouse.
New chief sets big goals for Cody museum (2008-02-01)
The new director of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center hopes to increase the museum's national stature.
Vets milesage increase approved (2008-02-01)
Sen. Mike Enzi's battle to get vets better mileage reimbursement has finally paid off.
Peabody mine not slated to start up this year (2008-02-01)
The St. Louis-based coal company has been tightlipped about its plans for the mine in northeast Wyoming since it was first announced it in 2006.
Wind River glacier melt threatens water supply (2008-02-01)
A University of Wyoming study shows the average glacier in the Wind River Range has melted by nearly 40 percent in the last two decades.
Winter woes for WYDOT (2008-01-31)
High winds and icy conditions have made it a winter to remember on Wyoming roads.
Climate change awareness event at 13 WY schools (2008-01-31)
Thirteen Wyoming schools are holding teach-ins today to raise awareness about climate change.
Cowgirls stunned at loss to Utah (2008-01-31)
Utah's Morgan Warburton hit the winning shot with three seconds left to defeat the 15th ranked Wyoming Cowgirls 60-59 last night.
Blowing And Drifting Causes Problems (2008-01-31)
Wyoming department of transportation officials say they have not seen a winter like this one in many years.
Jackson Gets Lots Of Snow (2008-01-31)
The month of January has seen a series of storms that have dumped loads of snow in the Jackson Hole area, keeping skiers and ski resorts happy.
Barrasso Supprts Carbon Legislation (2008-01-31)
Republican Senator John Barrasso is pushing Congress to pass legislation to address carbon emissions.
Victims Identified In Greybull (2008-01-31)
Authorities have identified two of the five people killed in a fiery crash west of Greybull, Wyoming, on Monday night.
Governor "astonished" by DOE announcement (2008-01-31)
Governor Dave Freudenthal is astonished by the news that the department of energy may pull support for a flagship carbon capture project.
Enzi Praises Vet Increase (2008-01-31)
The Department of Veteran's Affairs has agreed to give veterans an increase in the cost of traveling to a Veterans Administration hospital.
Mark Gordon Explains Ideas (2008-01-31)
The latest candidate for Congress wants to get his party back to its traditional values. Johnson County rancher and businessman Mark Gordon is running as a republican for Wyoming's seat in the House of Representatives.
Jackson Gets Lots Of Snow (2008-01-31)
The month of January has seen a series of storms that have dumped loads of snow in the Jackson Hole area, keeping skiers and ski resorts happy.
Former Juvenile Justice Chairman Urges Action (2008-01-30)
The former chairman of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Council says that voters should demand that community leaders provide more help for troubled kids.
FutureGen Project May Halt (2008-01-29)
Officials in central Illinois are upset on word that the U.S. Department of Energy is pulling back support for the FutureGen power plant to be built in Illinois.
Many Roads Closed (2008-01-29)
Snow and strong winds hampered travel in southern Wyoming today (Tuesday). Large sections of Interstate 80 were closed in the Evanston, Cheyenne, Rock Springs, Laramie, Rawlins, Elk Mountain and Arlington areas.
Cubin Votes No On Stimulus Package (2008-01-29)
Wyoming Congresswoman Barbara Cubin was in the minority in voting against an economic stimulus package supported by President Bush.
Social Justice Department opens at UW (2008-01-28)
A new Social Justice Research Center at the University of Wyoming will look at issues of justice and inequality in Wyoming and elsewhere.
Lummis leads in primary poll (2008-01-28)
And now there's one fewer name on the ballot for Lummis to worry about. G-O-P coordinator Tom Sansonetti announced today he will not run.
Committee forms new funding plan for colleges (2008-01-28)
Community Colleges could be funded with a statewide mill levy.
Forest Service Seeks Comments on Hoback Rim Drilling (2008-01-28)
Bridger-Teton National Forest is gathering public comments on a plan to drill natural gas wells on approximately twelve thousand acres at the northern edge of the Wyoming Range.
Man Sentenced for Vehicular Homicide (2008-01-25)
A judge on Thursday sentenced a Sheridan man to serve between five to 10 years in prison on a conviction of vehicular homicide.
Wyoming's Juvenile Justice Laws are lacking (2008-01-25)
Elsa Partan reports that Wyoming handles Juveniles differently then other states and it means victims sometimes end up in jail.
The impacts of early snowmelt (2008-01-25)
Peter O'Dowd reports that scientists are trying to determine what impacts early snowmelt means for downstream users.
Roadless debate continues (2008-01-25)
Bob Beck reviews the Clinton Roadless Rule and why Wyoming continues to oppose it.
UW Seeks $11 Million for Building In Cheyenne (2008-01-25)
Officials at the University of Wyoming say they intend to seek 11 million dollars from the state Legislature to construct a building on the campus of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne.
Cheyenne Officials Pleased With Recycling Participation (2008-01-25)
Cheyenne city officials say they're pleased with the public participation in a new curbside recycling program.
Wyoming's wolf plan explained (2008-01-25)
Rebecca Huntington reports on how Jackson residents are reacting to the states proposed wolf management plan.
Casper Considers Rezoning (2008-01-25)
Casper officials want to rezone an industrial district near the center of the city.
Interest Rate cut should not hurt Wyoming (2008-01-25)
UW Economics and Finance Professor Sherrill Shaffer discusses what the rate cut means for Wyoming.
Cough Syrup can be trouble (2008-01-25)
Jackson Doctor Brent Blue explains cough syrup abuse and why some other the counter drugs are dangerous.
Coal-Gasification Project On Hold (2008-01-25)
A proposed coal-gasification plant is on hold indefinitely.
Company Proposes Coal-To-Gas Plant In Powder River Basin (2008-01-25)
Peabody Energy, the world's largest private coal company, is joining with a Massachusetts firm to develop coal-to-natural gas plants in Wyoming's Powder River Basin.
Construction going strong in Wyoming (2008-01-25)
Despite downturns nationally, construction jobs thrive in Wyoming, but that may soon change. The Contractors Association's Jonathon Downing discusses the future with Bob Beck.
Reporters discuss wolves (2008-01-25)
Jackson Hole News and Guide Co-editor Angus Thuermur and Powell Tribune Editor Ilene Olson discuss the recent statewide wolf meetings and what is next.
Sled Dog Race gets underway (2008-01-25)
Elsa Partan talks about the annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog race with last years winner.
Wyoming has a history with Uranium (2008-01-25)
UW History Professor Phil Roberts remembers when many in the state tried to market uranium.
Meetings statewide on wolf delisting (2008-01-24)
Wyoming Game and Fish officials are holding meetings around the state this week to explain a new regulation for managing wolves once the species gets delisted.
Meetings statewide on wolf delisting (2008-01-24)
Wyoming Game and Fish officials are holding meetings around the state this week to explain a new regulation for managing wolves once the species gets delisted.
Wolf Management Rule On The Way (2008-01-24)
Next week the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service will put in place the rules that will allow states to manage wolves prior to them being removed from the endangered species list.
Enzi Bypassed For Committee Seat (2008-01-24)
Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is angry after being passed over for a seat on the Senate Finance Committee, the powerful panel that oversees taxes and other spending issues.
Barrasso Weighs In On Mining Law (2008-01-24)
A U-S Senate committee is taking a crack at reforming an age old mining law.
Wyoming economy appears stable despite national turmoil (2008-01-23)
A state economist says that new employment figures suggest that a major downturn in Wyoming's economy remains unlikely.
Lawyers Want Workers Comp Changes (2008-01-23)
Some lawyers who represent Wyoming workers injured on the job say they plan to press for changes in the way the state's workers compensation program distributes benefits.
Gov Pushes CO2 Bills (2008-01-23)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says federal regulations on carbon dioxide are coming and the state should get ready.
Police nab escaped inmate (2008-01-23)
Police in Casper followed an anonymous tip to a fugitive who escaped from the Honor Farm three weeks ago.
Water expert: West has lessons for Wyoming (2008-01-23)
A senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute in California says Wyoming can learn from western states that have already suffered from growing pains.
Teenagers Face Felony Charges For Damage (2008-01-23)
Two Rock Springs teenagers face felony charges in what authorities say is a multimillion dollar vandalism case involving damage to heavy equipment.
Cold Hurts Wildlife (2008-01-22)
Wildlife biologists say that recent cold and snow continue, more mule deer could die in the western part of Wyoming this winter compared to recent years.
ACLU on the state of Wyoming civil rights (2008-01-22)
Elsa Partan speaks with Linda Burt on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Interest Change Won't Impact Wyoming Consumers (2008-01-22)
The Federal Reserve's cut of a key interest rate today (Tuesday) will not make much of a difference to Wyomingites.
Cheyenne Elementary School Evacuates (2008-01-22)
Students and faculty at a Cheyenne elementary school were evacuated Tuesday because of a suspected gas leak.
Carbon capture takes more than lawmaker support (2008-01-22)
Addie Goss reports on carbon capture technology and how it will take more to implement than passing a law next month in Cheyenne.
Leaders want sting taken out of planning (2008-01-22)
Peter O'Dowd reports that many in the state are ready to use planning as a tool to control growth.
Wildlife trust gains support (2008-01-22)
The Wildlife Trust Fund has its critics, but as Bob Beck reports, it seems that the public's perception is changing.
Unusual avalanche season claims lives (2008-01-22)
After three snowmobilers died in a Wyoming avalanche this month, experts say this season has been especially deadly. Elsa Partan reports.
Reporters share experience with growth issues (2008-01-22)
Denny Curran, the executive editor of the Wyoming Business Report, and Casper Star Tribune Reporter Tom Morton join Peter O'Dowd in this week's reporter's roundtable. They talk about the state's philosophy on managing growth.
Water issues surface in beetle epidemic (2008-01-22)
Bob Beck interviews Forester Rick Cables about the havoc of a predicted bark beetle infestation.
Environmentalists embrace coal plant (2008-01-22)
Lester Graham reports on one coal-burning power plant in Illinois, which has the blessing of some unlikely groups.
Environmentalists embrace coal plant (2008-01-22)
Lester Graham reports on one coal-burning power plant in Illinois, which has the blessing of some unlikely groups.
Environmentalists embrace coal plant (2008-01-22)
Lester Graham reports on one coal-burning power plant in Illinois, which has the blessing of some unlikely groups.
Crews rush to replant sagebrush (2008-01-22)
For $10 million the federal government is speeding up an effort to replant an iconic Western plant. Anna King reports.
Dombeck Reflects On Roadless Rule (2008-01-22)
A former Forest Service Chief says that the Clinton era roadless rule was first proposed ten years ago this week as a way to save money.
Forest Service Seeks Comments on Bark Beetle Plan (2008-01-21)
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to cut trees in the Medicine Bow National Forest to deal with an infestation of bark beetles.
Cowgirls Beat San Diego State (2008-01-21)
Hanna Zavecz scored 21 points and Wyoming extended its winning streak to 10 with a 65 - 49 victory over San Diego State Saturday.
Juvenile Services Boards Considered (2008-01-21)
This week legislators plan to discuss helping counties set up local juvenile services boards. That could be a first step in changing how Wyoming deals with people under 18 who break the law.
Legislator Fought to Get MLK Day Recognized (2008-01-21)
A former legislator from Laramie County says she regards her work to get Wyoming to recognize the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as one of her greatest accomplishments.
Farm Bill Faces Opposition from White House (2008-01-21)
Lawmakers from farming states say tough negotiations lie ahead for the five-year farm bill passed by Congress last year.
Backcountry Skier Dies in MT Avalanche (2008-01-21)
A backcountry skier killed in an avalanche west of Big Sky, Montana, has been identified as a Montana State University student from Vermont.
Governor Gives AML Money Recommendations (2008-01-21)
Gov. Dave Freudenthal recommends that Wyoming spend the first round of money it stands to receive from the federal abandoned mine lands program on research into clean coal technology and to build a road to a planned coal plant in Carbon County.
Sen. Enzi Seeks Better Reimbursement For Veterans (2008-01-21)
Seven U.S. senators are asking the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase the amount it pays disabled veterans who travel to Veterans Administration hospitals to receive care.
Cheyenne Celebrates King's Life (2008-01-21)
Dozens of people braved bitter cold to march up Capitol Avenue in Cheyenne Monday. They sang songs and carried signs honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Freudenthal snipes at both political parties (2008-01-19)
Gov. Dave Freudenthal had harsh words for both political parties in Casper.
Report: wage gap getting bigger (2008-01-19)
For years, Wyoming has had the largest gap between men's and women's average wages in the nation. But the newest finding might come as a surprise
Bill would address drinking by minors (2008-01-18)
A state lawmaker plans to try again to change a law he says allows minors in Wyoming to drink alcohol as long as they don't get drunk.
Bankers Survey Shows Weak Economy (2008-01-18)
A survey of rural bankers in Wyoming and eight other Midwestern and Plains states says job growth hit its weakest reading in nearly two years.
Civil Rights Talk Precedes MLK Jr. Day (2008-01-18)
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Linda Burt of the Wyoming ACLU will give a talk on the state of civil rights in Wyoming.
Crash Near Greybull Leaves One Dead (2008-01-18)
A crash north of Greybull in Big Horn County has left one woman dead and another injured.
Gov's Tax Proposal Suffers Setback (2008-01-18)
The governor's plan for reducing property taxes for seniors suffered a set back Friday.
Wyoming Legal Service used funds improperly (2008-01-18)
Legal aid programs spend cash on booze, staff loans, late charges
Honor farm inmate's lawyer asks for retrail (2008-01-17)
Inmate Floyd DeWayne Grady was convicted in 2006 of first-degree murder and attempted sexual assault in the death of a nurse at the Honor Farm.
Legislature not liking new community college funding model (2008-01-17)
The legislature's Joint Appropriations committee has to decide if it wants to give community colleges money they want from a new funding model.
GE approaches UW for coal gasification project (2008-01-17)
The University of Wyoming could soon be embarking on a surprising research project.
Sleeping Giant May Wake (2008-01-17)
The Sleeping Giant ski area, which has been closed for three winters, could reopen by the winter of 2008-09.
School Officials Say Fire Worried Them (2008-01-17)
A fire at Natrona County High School revealed problems in the school's emergency procedures.
Laramie Wants Busing (2008-01-17)
Comment from some Laramie residents on a proposed transportation and parking master plan for the college town indicates support for a busing system.
Wolf Meetings Upcoming (2008-01-17)
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold eight meetings on the state's wolf management plan across the state next week.
Property Tax Relief May Need Work (2008-01-17)
The Governor's plan for reducing the property tax of the state's elderly population got a chilly reception.
Some Residents Still Concerned (2008-01-17)
Although some think it is much better, some residents of Sublette County say they are wary about the latest plans for gas development in the Pinedale Anticline.
Proposed Carbon County plant seeks air permit (2008-01-16)
Houston-based DKRW plans to place the plant about 13 miles southwest of Medicine Bow and eight miles north of Elk Mountain.
Cubin casts first voted since October (2008-01-16)
She said in a release that her priorities in her final year in Congress are health care, energy development, immigration and public land management.
Proposed tax relief plans stack up (2008-01-16)
A legislative committee meets Thursday to discuss the governor's plan to give seniors a tax break.
UW President goes before legislature (2008-01-16)
Community Colleges and the University of Wyoming pitch their budgets today to the legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee.
UW and GE discuss coal-gasification research (2008-01-16)
The University of Wyoming could soon be embarking on a surprising research project.
Landowners donate record amount for preservation (2008-01-16)
2007 was a good year for Wyoming conservation easements.
Winter woes wound WYDOT (2008-01-16)
The state Department of Transportation has spent 70 percent of its budget for winter road maintenance, with roughly half the winter still to come.
Sinclair Settles With Feds (2008-01-15)
Sinclair refinery will pay almost two and a half million dollars in penalties as part of a settlement.
Man lying in street in Gillette run over (2008-01-15)
Police said a man lying in a street in Gillette was struck by a pickup truck and later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Congressmen say wolves still endangered (2008-01-15)
Five congressmen from the House Natural Resources Committee want to delay a plan to remove gray wolves in the Northern Rockies from the federal endangered species list.
Avalanche Victims Had No Time To React (2008-01-15)
An avalanche expert says the slide that killed three men in Lincoln County on Saturday was a thirty- to fifty-year event.
Presidential Candidates are ready to talk about the west (2008-01-15)
Jodi Breisler reports that candidates are starting to talk about topics that might be of interest to people in the Rocky Mountain West.
Beetle epidemic changes watershed (2008-01-15)
Scientists say that bark beetles infesting Western forests could change the way we manage the region's water.
Supreme Court Hears Case Of Gillette Man (2008-01-15)
The Wyoming Supreme Court today (Tuesday) heard arguments on the first of three pending appeals from a Campbell County man convicted in tangled series of crimes that left two young people dead in 2005.
Environmentalists putting coal plants on trial (2008-01-15)
An Associated Press tally shows at least four dozen coal plants are being contested in 29 states, including two in Wyoming.
UW President Tom Buchanan discusses the upcoming legislative session. (2008-01-14)
Bob Beck and UW President Tom Buchanan go over his budget priorities for this session.
Lawmakers Approve Wildlife Projects (2008-01-14)
A select committee of legislators gave approval to some 14 wildlife and conservation projects from across the state.
Mountain Lion Management Plan (2008-01-14)
Rebecca Huntington reports from Jackson on how the state is trying to manage Mountain Lions and why it is not easy to keep numbers in check.
Landowners want to cash in on Wind Power (2008-01-14)
Now that neighboring states need renewable resources such as wind, Addie Goss reports that groups of landowners want to cash in.
Senator Hank Coe comments on education lawsuit (2008-01-14)
Coe is pleased to have the lawsuit behind him, so that the legislature can now focus on what is best for kids.
Avalanche victims identified; skier injured by another avalanche (2008-01-14)
Authorities say Scott Bennett, Alan Jensen and Kim Steed were all from the Afton area. They died Saturday in a large avalanche.
Author discusses some of Wyoming's offbeat characters, places and stories (2008-01-14)
Wyoming Public Radio's Elsa Partan talks with author Dina Mishev.
Reporters discuss the end of the school funding lawsuit (2008-01-14)
Elsa Partan discusses the lawsuit with Wyoming Tribune Eagle Editor Reed Eckhardt and Chad Baldwin, the state editor of the Casper Star Tribune.
Less money in the General Fund than expected (2008-01-14)
The state's Consensus Revenue Estimating Group predicts revenues into the state's General Fund 15 million dollars less then predicted in October.
Have a choice? Fill up in Cheyenne (2008-01-14)
AAA Mountain West says Wyoming is the cheapest state in the nation to buy your gasoline. And Cheyenne is the cheapest city.
Water director seeks help from the Capitol (2008-01-14)
The director of the state's Water Development Commission says business as usual is not working.
Southern Wyoming will have its turn facing an energy boom (2008-01-14)
Southern Wyoming, especially the Rawlins area will see a significant increase in gas and other types of energy development this year. Elsa Partan has more.
A State Senator reacts to the Supreme Court ruling on schools (2008-01-14)
Senator Hank Coe tells Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck now that the Supreme court no longer will oversee school funding in the state that the focus can be on simply improving education.
Wyoming is trying to interest young people in politics (2008-01-14)
Bob Beck reports that national reports show that interest in politics and public service is dropping among 20 something's, but many are hoping that will change.
The Grey Wolf will soon be a species that will be hunted around Yellowstone (2008-01-14)
The Environment Reports Kinna Ohman reports that some worry that hunting could disrupt how a wolf pack works.
Enzi Works To Reverse Mineral Tax Change (2008-01-11)
Senator Mike Enzi says a coalition of U.S. senators is being put together to reverse a change in federal mineral royalties distribution that will cost Wyoming millions of dollars.
Zoning Gets Attention at Governor's Conference on Growth (2008-01-11)
Mayors, county commissioners, state legislators and just about everyone in between returned to Casper College for day two of the governor's conference on growth.
State Geologists Warns of Greater Energy Demand (2008-01-11)
The state geologist says Wyoming will soon be tangled in the nation's energy crisis.
Casper redevelopment plan up for public comment (2008-01-10)
Casper officials are hoping a redevelopment plan for the Old Yellowstone District will revive downtown.
Great Lakes Airlines flights up (2008-01-10)
Thanks largely to its new flight service to Sheridan, Great Lakes Aviation saw a nearly 39 percent increase in Wyoming passengers last month, compared to December of 2006.
Governor Freudenthal hosts growth conference in Casper (2008-01-10)
A crowd of more than 500 people gathered in Casper to talk about the future of the state's growth.
Barrasso supports wind development but not renewable energy requirements (2008-01-09)
Senator John Barrasso says wind power will be among Wyoming's energy exports in coming years - but it can't compare to coal or gas or oil.
Yellowstone earthquake recorded (2008-01-09)
A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was recorded in northwestern Yellowstone National Park Wednesday.
Casper job fair for residents age 50+ (2008-01-09)
The Department of Workforce Services is trying a new approach to find workers in a tight job market.
Office of Consumer Advocate says Rocky Mtn Power rate increase too high (2008-01-09)
The Wyoming Public Service commission is being asked to reduce a proposed rate increase by 60 percent for Rocky Mountain Power.
Denver Airport on pace to set record in 2007 (2008-01-09)
Airport officials say Denver International had nearly 46 million passengers through the first 11 months of 2007.
Wyoming Republicans move their caucus (2008-01-09)
Wyoming Republicans move their caucus to January to try and get more interest in the annual county conventions. Bob Beck reports on whether the plan worked
Casper Woman Gets Six Month in Jail For Giving Teens Alcohol (2008-01-08)
A judge has sentenced a Casper woman to six months in jail for giving alcohol to two teens who were later in a car wreck.
Passenger Screening Possible at Tiny MT Airports (2008-01-08)
The Transportation Security Administration is considering setting up passenger screening at seven small Montana airports, served by federally subsidized Essential Air Service.
Supreme Court Ends School Funding Suit (2008-01-08)
A Supreme Court ruling effectively ends court oversight of the state's funding of public schools.
Proposal Would Change Referendum Procedure (2008-01-08)
A Laramie legislator wants to change state law when it comes to initiatives and referendums.
Ag dean predicts industry changes (2008-01-08)
The dean of the University of Wyoming's College of Agriculture says future farmers and ranchers must become more sophisticated to adapt to a changing industry.
Romney Wins Wyoming (2008-01-07)
Republican Mitt Romney has won Wyoming's Republican caucus.
Game officials searching for moose poacher (2008-01-07)
Wyoming game officials are offering up to five thousand dollars for information that helps them catch the poacher.
Wyoming Worries About Sales Tax Break (2008-01-07)
Wyoming residents are able to deduct the money they spend on state sales taxes, but only for another year.
Freudenthal happy with BLM's Pinedale plan (2008-01-07)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says that with quote, a little scrubbing, the Bureau of Land Management's new plan for the Pinedale anticline will work just fine.
Schweitzer rejects Wyoming-Montana water agreement (2008-01-04)
The Montana governor says the agreement failed to protect Montana's farmers and fisheries and could have curtailed future energy development in the state.
Agriculture expo next week in Douglas (2008-01-04)
The conference runs January 7th through the 9th in Douglas.
Wyoming Republicans have a say in who should be President (2008-01-04)
The state GOP caucus will select the first Presidential delegates and alternates in the nation Saturday.
CBM producer protests new drilling fee (2008-01-04)
Energy companies will now be charged $4,000 a well to cover the administrative costs of drilling on federal land.
Charter school advocates frustrated that Cheyenne charter turned down (2008-01-04)
A new charter school proposed for Cheyenne was turned down this week. Charter school advocates say charter review laws are flawed.
Inmate escapes from Wyoming Honor Farm (2008-01-03)
Elburn Cordel Bailey, 27, is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, about 175 pounds, with blond hair and hazel eyes.
Yellowstone breaks visitor record in 2007 (2008-01-03)
3.15 million people visited the park last year. Park officials said Thursday the figure represents an increase of 9.8 percent over the 2006 total.
Bureau halts proposed rule change (2008-01-03)
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has halted a proposal to end private uses of public land at Alcova Reservoir and other reservoirs.
Governor critical of mineral royalties changes (2008-01-03)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says the federal government has bankrupt fiscal policy, and that's why it's now reducing the share of the mineral royalties that go to the states.
Avalanche death in Snowy Range prompts warnings (2008-01-03)
The death of a snowmobiler in the Snowy Range mountains this week has authorities reminding people how to stay safe.
Lummis Discusses Run For House (2008-01-03)
Former Wyoming Treasurer and Legislator Cynthia Lummis says some recent national and global work convinced her to run for the U-S House of Representatives.
Man Dies In Snowy Range Mountains (2008-01-03)
A South Dakota man has died in an avalanche in the Snowy Range Mountains. The Albany County Sheriffs office says Dale Wagner died when the he was buried by the avalanche while snowmobiling in the French Creek Drainage.
Manhunt Underway (2008-01-03)
An inmate has escaped from the Wyoming honor farm.
Cynthia Lummis running for US House (2008-01-03)
Former Wyoming Treasurer and Legislator Cynthia Lummis is seeking the seat of outgoing congresswoman Barbara Cubin.
Lummis Seeks U.S. House Seat (2008-01-02)
Former Wyoming State Treasurer Cynthia Lummis announced Wednesday that she will seek election to Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Jackson Man Builds Two-Person Snowboard (2008-01-02)
Everyone's heard of a bicycle built for two, but how about a two-person snowboard?
Burglars targetting Cheyenne neighborhood (2008-01-02)
Police say the burglaries have occurred in late afternoons in the Buffalo Ridge area in northeastern Cheyenne.
Senator Barrasso married yesterday (2008-01-02)
Barrasso married Bobbi Brown, former state director for the late Sen. Craig Thomas, in Thermopolis.
Officials advise stranded motorists to stay with their vehicles (2008-01-02)
Laramie County Sheriff's spokesman Gerry Luce says two motorists were stranded on Sunday and one on Monday. All of them survived.
Trouble organizing enhanced oil recovery (2008-01-02)
Wyoming oil producers are eager to use carbon dioxide to help push oil out of the ground. But few are actually doing so.
Maternal smoking raising rate of underweight births in Wyoming (2008-01-02)
Studies consistently link maternal smoking to preterm and underweight births.
Federal figures show 32 coal miners killed in 2007 (2008-01-02)
2007 was among he deadliest in recent years for U.S. coal miners.
GOP caucus explained (2008-01-02)
Republicans in Wyoming are preparing to meet January 5th for a chance to go to September's National Convention in Minneapolis. The delegates selected will have a say in who becomes the Republican nominee for president.
WY Gets Little National Attention Despite Early Caucus (2008-01-02)
Wyoming Republicans will select the first national convention delegates on Saturday, but the state is still struggling to draw candidates' attention away from Iowa and New Hampshire.
Gov. Concerned About Infrastructure Costs for Counties (2008-01-02)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says he's concerned that counties are paying too much of the infrastructure costs for new housing developments.
Eight Bighorn Sheep Die in Colorado (2008-01-02)
Eight bighorn sheep have died east of Gunnison, Colo., and wildlife officers say all showed signs of pneumonia.
DOH wants a healthy 2008 (2008-01-01)
If you made a New Year's resolution last night, the Wyoming Department of Health has resources to help you keep it.
3.6 quake in Yellowstone (2007-12-31)
A magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck Yellowstone National Park late Sunday, causing no injuries or damage.
Motorist accused of dragging pedestrian (2007-12-31)
Police say a Casper man struck a pedestrian with an SUV early Sunday morning and dragged the man for more than a mile.
Walt Gasson appointed new director of Wyoming Wildlife Federation (2007-12-31)
Walt Gasson is a native of Green River and longtime employee of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Holiday sales seem to be as usual in Jackson Hole (2007-12-31)
A stormy national economy does not appear to be keeping shoppers away from Jackson Hole.
BLM opens comment period on Pinedale anticline drilling (2007-12-31)
The BLM proposes allowing nearly 4400 natural gas wells on the anticline.
State official sees continued interest in Wyoming uranium (2007-12-31)
Robert Gregory says the Powder River Basin as well as the Gas Hills and Great Divide Basin are expected to remain hot spots for uranium production in 2008.
State settles former inmate's sex abuse lawsuit (2007-12-31)
The state has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a former prison inmate who claims he was assaulted at the state penitentiary in Rawlins.
Evanston adjusting to smoking ban (2007-12-31)
Since the ban went into effect in September, smokers have been braving subzero cold to smoke on the sidewalks outside bars and restaurants.
Police urge motorists to avoid DUI arrests (2007-12-31)
Police departments around Wyoming plan to be out in force on New Year's Eve looking to bust impaired drivers.
Yellowstone officials say the park is facing old problems (2007-12-29)
Four years since Yellowstone was removed from an international list of threatened places, park officials say they still face issues that first put the park on the list.
Cheyenne hospital sees many ice accidents (2007-12-28)
The most common injuries are sprains and strains, but says a few patients also come in with bone fractures.
Economic Development Director Wants Projects Revived (2007-12-28)
The new director of the Northeast Wyoming Economic Development Coalition says she wants to pursue projects that have been gathering cobwebs in the last few months.
Senators Say They'll Fight Mineral Royalties Change (2007-12-28)
Wyoming's U.S. senators say they will fight a change in the distribution of federal mineral royalties.
Man identified in remote control stabbing (2007-12-28)
Authorities said 49-year-old Gary Coca was treated for wounds to his chest, neck, back and side.
Casper man pleads guilty to shooting at wife (2007-12-28)
Twenty-six-year-old Eric Funk pleaded guilty yesterday to attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
Denturist Will Fight To Reopen His Business (2007-12-27)
A Basin denturist who closed his business after a judge ruled that he was practicing dentistry without a license says he won't give up his fight to resume making dentures in Wyoming.
Victim of bulldozer accident remains hospitalized (2007-12-27)
The coal mine worker who was rolled over by a bulldozer is listed in critical condition.
Cell phone to blame for Powell power outage (2007-12-27)
A man dropped his cell phone in traffic, tried to find it, and hit an electrical line.
Coal-bed methane negotiations revived between MT, WY (2007-12-27)
The two states are trying to resolve what restrictions on coal-bed methane water should apply to a pair of tributaries along the Tongue River.
Parr Family Vehicle Rear-Ended A Snowplow (2007-12-27)
Investigators have more information about the Saturday crash on I-80 that killed three members of the Parr family from Denver.
State seeks more cloud seeding oversight (2007-12-27)
Draft legislation would give the state more oversight of weather modification efforts.
Snowplow collision triggered I-80 crash (2007-12-27)
Investigators a collision with a snowplow triggered the crash on I-80 that killed three members of the Parr family from Denver on Saturday.
Barrasso to be married January 1 (2007-12-27)
The Senator plans to marry his fiancee Bobbi Brown on New Year's Day in Thermopolis.
Change in royalties distribution could cost Wyoming millions (2007-12-26)
A spending bill is likely to cost Wyoming millions by reducing the state's share of royalties from oil, gas and coal production.
Department Urges Flu Shots (2007-12-26)
Because the state is a bit late with its flu season, the director of the Wyoming department of health is urging everyone to get a flu shot.
Survivor of crash that killed family is improving (2007-12-26)
A teenager is recovering in Casper after three members of her family were killed on I-80.
Northwest College Pushes New Idea (2007-12-26)
Northwest College is using new technology to help students who must miss a class, or what to watch a repeat. Called a Vodcast, the college will provide lectures by using video technology so students can watch a lecture either on the road or a later date.
Mining Related Jobs Decline (2007-12-26)
In November, Wyoming saw almost ten thousand more jobs then the previous year. But for the first time in four and a half years there is a decline in mining and natural resource jobs.
Green River Middle School Torn Down (2007-12-26)
Despite efforts to save the historic Lincoln School in Green River, the building has been torn down.
Old Forest Roads To Be Fixed Or Eliminated (2007-12-26)
Wyoming will soon be getting several million dollars to clean up or erase old and unused roads in national forests.
Professor says age of cheap power is over (2007-12-26)
The head of the University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources says too many Americans feel entitled to cheap electricity.
Gillette Man Stabs Another Over Remote (2007-12-26)
Police in Gillette say a man stabbed another man in the chest and neck during an argument over a television remote control.
Yellowstone chapel ready for Christmas Eve services (2007-12-24)
he clergyman at the century-old Yellowstone National Park chapel expects about 600 people for the annual candlelight services, on Christmas Eve. The chapel is at Mammoth Hot Springs.
Scientists collar Teton sheep (2007-12-24)
Agencies in Western Wyoming are studying a small, isolated herd of bighorn sheep that live above ten-thousand feet in the Teton Range.
Three in Denver family killed in Wyoming crash (2007-12-24)
A Denver couple and their 19-year-old daughter are dead after a crash on any icy stretch of Interstate 80 in Wyoming.
Barrasso: Washington should take a lesson from Wyoming (2007-12-24)
U-S Senator John Barrasso has learned a few things about the federal government after his first six months in office.
UW announces plan for wind research (2007-12-24)
The director of the University of Wyoming's new Wind Energy Research Center says one of the biggest challenges to developing wind-powered electricity is finding enough money for research.
Evanston looks to resurrect Strand Theater (2007-12-24)
An urban renewal agency has offered to buy Evanston's historic Strand Theater, which was destroyed by fire in May.
Professor sheds light on early whales (2007-12-21)
A University of Wyoming geologist published a paper in the journal Nature this week that may explain why whales first migrated from land to water.
WY delegation asks Interior to fight sage grouse ruling (2007-12-21)
The Wyoming congressional delegation wants the Interior Department to appeal a federal court's ruling that could lead to federal protection of the sage grouse.
Two Elk Plant Challenged (2007-12-21)
Two environmental groups have filed a court petition questioning a construction permit for a coal-fired power plant outside Gillette.
Oil Shale proposal moves forward (2007-12-21)
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing commercial Oil Shale development in southwestern Wyoming as well as Colorado and Utah.
BLM Moves Forward With Oil Shale Plan (2007-12-21)
Federal land managers have proposed allocating nearly 2 million acres of public land in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah for potential commercial oil shale development.
Sylvan Pass reopens after heavy snowfall (2007-12-20)
Sylvan Pass was temporarily closed because of avalanche danger, but the Park Service has finished work to reopen it.
Casper DUI arrests surging (2007-12-20)
The number of drunken driving arrests in Casper has gone up 60 percent since 2005.
Study: Wyoming can meet pension bill (2007-12-20)
A study from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows Wyoming is doing better than most states at closing the gap between pension liability and cash on hand.
Wyoming Gets A Seat At The Table (2007-12-19)
Wyoming has signed an agreement with the federal government that will give the state more sway in the process of listing or delisting endangered species.
Economic Growth Plateaus (2007-12-19)
The state's economic forecasters say growth in 2007 isn't quite living up to the standard set in 2006.
Counterfeit $50 Bills Found In Rawlins (2007-12-19)
Police in Rawlins are urging people to be on the lookout for counterfeit $50 bills.
No New Bucellosis Cases In Montana (2007-12-19)
Tests on about 3,000 Montana cattle have turned up no additional cases of the livestock disease brucellosis, that showed up last May in a herd near Bridger.
Intra-State Air Service Idea a Work In Progress (2007-12-19)
State Senator Grant Larson says an effort to provide air service between communities in Wyoming will take time.
Intra-State Air Service Idea a Work In Progress (2007-12-19)
State Senator Grant Larson says an effort to provide air service between communities in Wyoming will take time.
Green River Will Allow Smoking In Bars (2007-12-19)
The town of Green River has reversed course and decided to allow smoking in bars, taverns and clubs after all.
Casper's Running Out of Christmas Trees (2007-12-19)
Christmas tree dealers in Casper are having a hard time keeping trees in stock.
Albertson's Sells All Wyoming Grocery Stores (2007-12-18)
The grocery-store chain Albertson's is leaving the state and selling its eight stores in Wyoming to a company called Supervalu.
Air Service Study Says State Would Have To Pay (2007-12-18)
A report says public funding would be needed in order for the state to get air service between Wyoming cities and towns.
Wyoming Gets Bad Score For Pandemic Preparedness (2007-12-18)
Wyoming is among six states that received the lowest score for being prepared for a potential influenza pandemic.
What Sheep Can Tell Us About Human Obesity and Diabetes (2007-12-17)
A group at the University of Wyoming is looking at the link between how pregnant women eat, and the health of their babies. As Addie Goss reports, sheep can tell us a lot.
Attorney General challenges Yellowstone decision in court (2007-12-17)
The National Park Service will have a day in court over its latest winter-use plan for Yellowstone National Park.
Wyoming Growing Less Economically Diverse (2007-12-17)
The state's top economists say that Wyoming is growing less and less economically diverse. That's not good news to Wyoming's political leaders, who have been trying to diversify the economy for years.
Petroleum Association Forms Group to Help Sage Grouse (2007-12-17)
Following an announcement that more studies are needed to determine whether the sage grouse is an endangered species, the Petroleum Association formed a group to help insure the bird stays off the list.
Cody Flight Numbers Down (2007-12-17)
The number of passenger boardings at Yellowstone Regional Airport in November was down by about 3 percent compared to the same month in 2006.
Shelf Companies Could Hurt Wyoming's Reputation (2007-12-17)
In the first quarter of 2007, four people created nearly 1,200 companies in Wyoming. CJ Baker explains how these companies could hurt Wyoming's Reputation.
Sea Duck Numbers Plummet as Artic Ice Melts (2007-12-17)
The spectacled eider is a duck that lives in the northern Bering Sea. Elsa Partan talks with eider expert and University of Wyoming professor Jim Lovvorn about the duck's decline in numbers and the research he hopes will explain why.
Power Companies Fret Over Future Energy Demand (2007-12-17)
It's getting harder for utilities in the United States to build coal-based power plants. Rocky Mountain Power has announced it can't go forward with plans to build one because of the uncertainty of future carbon regulations. Energy experts say something must be done soon. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Dept. of Education Collects Overpaid Funds (2007-12-17)
The state Department of Education has collected over $2 dollars of the nearly $7 million it overpaid to local school districts around the state in recent years.
State Forester Praises Sen. Barrasso's Bill (2007-12-17)
The state forester says he's happy with Senator John Barrasso's bill that encourages cooperation between Wyoming and the US Forest Service.
BBHC Has New Director (2007-12-17)
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center has a new director.
Congress Argues Over Omnibus Spending Bill (2007-12-17)
From Capitol Hill, Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports about the budget brawl in Washington, and what it means for Wyoming and the West.
Laramie Suffers From Lack Of Workforce, Too (2007-12-17)
Rock Springs and Gillette have had a worker shortage for several years because of the energy boom. It's not an energy boom town, but Laramie can't find enough workers, either.
Simpson Wants New Database (2007-12-17)
A state lawmaker says Wyoming ought to have a statewide database of residents' prescriptions.
Laramie Battles For Retailers (2007-12-17)
Local economic development officials say business growth is starting to occur in Laramie, but lack of workers and pay has kept that from extending to retail.
Bald Eagle Poaching Case Revisited (2007-12-17)
The future of a Northern Arapaho man who shot a bald eagle for use in his tribe's Sun Dance two years ago now rides on the eventual decision of a federal appeals court.
Workforce Shortage Hits Sheridan Hard (2007-12-17)
On this week's Reporter's Roundtable, Peter O'Dowd speaks with Patrick Murphy, the Managing Editor of the Sheridan Press about the workforce shortage there.
Wyoming Petroleum Association says they're doing good for sage grouse (2007-12-14)
Association Vice President Cheryl Sorenson knows there are skeptics, but she says the industry has made positive changes in business practices to protect all wildlife.
Snow plow shortage continues in Wyoming (2007-12-14)
The state has been short on state snow plow drivers for years, and the situation has only improved slightly this year.
Wyo. Democratic Party chairman fears a Clinton vote in the state (2007-12-14)
John Millin warns that Hillary Clinton could threaten Democratic gains in the West if she's nominated because she would drive Republicans to the polls.
Albertsons soup recall affects Jackson, WY (2007-12-14)
The product recall includes all of its 20-ounce Albertsons 16-Bean Soup Mix with the UPC number 41163-48496.
Cowboys face Montana State on Saturday (2007-12-14)
With a 4-3 record, there has been both good and bad with the team so far.
College Tuition Increases (2007-12-13)
The Wyoming Community College Commission has approved a nearly 5 percent tuition increase at the state's seven community colleges.
Senate removes timber provision from energy bill (2007-12-13)
The provision would have extended payments to rural counties that once depended on federal timber money to pay for schools and libraries.
Visine "student prank" injures junior high teacher (2007-12-13)
Police in Cheyenne say a junior high school teacher was hospitalized Monday after a student put Visine eyedrops into her drink as a prank.
National group wants universal insurance (2007-12-13)
A national lobbying organization that supports small-business owners is calling for more affordable healthcare and universal insurance for all Americans, including Wyomingites.
Move To Make State Workers Pay For Retirement (2007-12-13)
State workers may be forced to start paying a portion of the cost of their retirement benefits if some legislators have their way.
Sen. Enzi doesn't like the Senate's US Energy Bill (2007-12-13)
Enzi wanted incentives for cleaner power from coal and increasing refinery capacity.
Wyoming doesn't give cash to welfare families (2007-12-13)
Wyoming does not pass along any child support payments that it collects to families who are on welfare.
Industry Tries To Keep Birds From Being Listed (2007-12-13)
The Petroleum Association of Wyoming has formed a team to try to keep sage grouse from being listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Freudenthal amused by Enzi AML bill (2007-12-12)
The Governor says it epitomizes some of the problems in Washington.
Fruedenthal unsurprised by scrapped coal co. plans (2007-12-12)
The governor says companies are waiting for Congress to create new energy and carbon policies.
I-80 closed between Cheyenne and Laramie (2007-12-12)
Parts of the highway had been opened earlier, but closed again because of crashes and rollovers.
Barrasso floats driver's license bill, without success (2007-12-12)
Democrats defeated Barrasso's request for discussion on a bill denying driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
Enzi Drafts AML Bill (2007-12-12)
Senator Mike Enzi wants to take out strings from an AML bill.
US Senate committee takes up bill to change 1872 mining law (2007-12-12)
A Riverton-based mining company says it likes the old law just fine.
Green River Residents Want To Challenge The Smoking Ban (2007-12-12)
A petition is being circulated to force Green River's new smoking ban to the ballot box.
Senators want AML money - now (2007-12-11)
Senators from Wyoming and Montana want federal money from abandoned mines to come home without any stings attached. So, they drafted a law to make sure that happens.
Governor's office reacts to coal announcements (2007-12-11)
Freudenthal's office says more help is needed from the federal government to formulate energy and carbon policy.
Parents should be cautious about Christmas toys (2007-12-11)
Consumer groups are urging parents to check the safety of toys they give this season.
State supreme court: Pinedale man's election improper (2007-12-11)
The court ruled that Dave Smith has to give up his seat on the town council because he was not registered to vote when he put his name on the ballot last year.
Wyoming GOP launches national delegate selection process (2007-12-11)
Precinct caucuses began yesterday and wrap up December 20.
Study to begin on Teton bighorn sheep (2007-12-11)
The study will look at the health and future of the bighorn sheep in northwest Wyoming.
City Tries To Make Do (2007-12-10)
A Laramie city official says despite receiving around 12 resignations this year, that they are not putting aside major projects.
Yellowstone Geyser erupting often (2007-12-10)
Over the past two years, the geyster has been erupting with a frequency not seen since the 1950s.
Top doc runs down health issues (2007-12-10)
Host Bob Beck talks with Dr. Brent Sherrard about the health of the state's residents.
Hospital advocate pushes for more cash from Capitol (2007-12-10)
Dan Perdue, of the Wyoming Hospital Association, discusses his legislative agenda for the upcoming session. It includes more money for doctors.
Rooms Full In Gillette (2007-12-10)
In a normal year, local hotels see business slack off during the winter months after a busy summer season.
US Farm Bill will have moderate impact on Wyoming (2007-12-10)
After several weeks of delay, the US Senate will try to hammer out the 2007 Farm Bill by Friday.
Some legislators oppose Freudenthal's wildlife funding request (2007-12-10)
Freudenthal met with members of the Joint Appropriations Committee today to spell out his budget recommendations.
Wyoming Healthcare Commission seeks expanded S-Chip (2007-12-10)
Elsa Partan speaks with Susie Scott-Mullen, who wants more funding for a controversial children's health insurance bill.
Jackson kids get head start on medical career (2007-12-10)
Bob Beck reports on one effort to develop local doctors.
Worland hospital finds a way to keep docs (2007-12-10)
The Washakie Medical Center still needs an extra doctor or two, but they try to keep the one's they have by promoting their high-tech resources. Peter O'Dowd reports.
More UW students demand mental health services (2007-12-10)
Hayley Douglass reports that more students at the University of Wyoming and at colleges across the country are seeking counseling.
University tries to mold rural doctors (2007-12-10)
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports on an effort by the University of Washington to train students to specialize in rural medicine.
County GOP leaders get called (2007-12-10)
About one month before Wyoming Republicans decide who they'll support for president, party leaders say they are busier than ever fielding calls from national campaigns.
A history of cowboy healthcare (2007-12-10)
Historian Phil Roberts says cowboys had a handle on healthcare reform in Wyoming years ago.
Woman hospitalized after fall (2007-12-10)
The woman fell 75-100 feet while hiking. Authorities say they believe she is a 20-year-old Sheridan College student.
Recap: State approves funding for elderly (2007-12-10)
Kristin Espeland sheds light on a bill passed last March that helps the elderly with long-term care.
Business Council Approves Grants (2007-12-07)
The Wyoming Business Council approved nearly four and a half million dollars in business ready community grants Thursday.
College Tax Voted Down (2007-12-07)
Once again, a couple of attempts at creating a statewide tax for community colleges have failed.
Substance Abuse Plan Involves Beer Tax (2007-12-07)
Wyoming lawmakers are considering a new way to address substance abuse in the state.
Business Council revises housing infrastructure rules (2007-12-07)
The changes apply to a program that encourages more affordable housing statewide.
Application for new uranium mine submitted (2007-12-07)
Ur-Energy Inc. hopes to begin uranium production at the Lost Creek area in late 2009.
Receipt leads police to Gillette burglar (2007-12-07)
A seriously ill-conceived burglary makes for a quick arrest in Gillette.
Still no US Attorney appointed (2007-12-07)
Six months after former U-S Attorney Matt Mead resigned from the Department of Justice, Wyoming is still waiting for Washington to fill one of the state's top jobs.
Group proposes new solution to employee shortages (2007-12-07)
CLIMB Wyoming says employers should look to single mothers to fill workforce gaps.
Laramie parking problems (2007-12-06)
The University of Wyoming lost a large section of parking this year because of construction, and some UW neighbors say they're tired of the extra cars parked on their streets.
Weather trouble across Wyoming (2007-12-06)
A heavy winter storm is expected to hit Wyoming over the next couple of days.
Freudenthal trying to avoid DNC (2007-12-06)
Freudenthal says the 2008 Democratic contenders have yet to tackle Western issues.
Abandoned Land Mine money harder to get (2007-12-06)
The $580 million in Abandoned Mine Land money that the federal government owes to Wyoming will be tougher to get than expected.
Committee drafts methane water ditch bill (2007-12-06)
Draft legislation would encourage the digging of drainage ditches to lessen flooding in pastures downstream from coal-bed methane wells.
Sylvan Pass Meetings Coming (2007-12-05)
The National Park Service plans to hold its first meeting with Wyoming officials later this month to try to find ways to keep Sylvan Pass in Yellowstone National Park open for snowmobiles.
Officials Wonder About Impact of Sage Grouse Ruling (2007-12-05)
A ruling by a federal judge in Idaho means the federal government may be reconsidering special protections for the greater sage grouse.
Judge approves Atlantic Rim drilling (2007-12-05)
A federal judge has denied a request by conservation groups to stop coal-bed methane drilling in the Atlantic Rim area.
Congress considers timber payments to rural communities (2007-12-05)
Payments to rural counties that once depended on federal timber money to fund schools and libraries would continue for four years under the bill.
Teton Skiers clog road (2007-12-05)
Backcountry skiers should park their cars more carefully on Teton pass.
No Wyoming prisoners in Montana jail (2007-12-05)
The Montana Attorney General decided this week to block a Montana jail from accepting Wyoming prisoners.
Frat Members Sue UW (2007-12-05)
Four suspended University of Wyoming students are suing the university in federal court.
U.S. appeals court overturns Forest Service logging rule (2007-12-05)
A federal appeals court has ruled the U.S. Forest Service violated federal law when it allowed logging projects without analyzing their effects on the environment.
Two Boys Break Out of Mount Carmel Youth Ranch (2007-12-04)
Two boys from the Mount Carmel Youth Ranch in Park County stole a van and drove it to Illinois before a parent of one of the boys drove them back.
Coal Discussed At Energy Summit (2007-12-04)
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin and officials from 10 other states are calling upon Capitol Hill to provide a detailed road map to guide U.S. energy policy away from a dependence on foreign oil.
Some Reservoirs at 20 Percent Capacity (2007-12-04)
Wyoming's reservoirs are getting extremely low. By springtime, that could lead to a water shortage in parts of Wyoming, especially the southeast.
Number of Transfer Students at UW Declines (2007-12-04)
The number of Wyoming community college students who transfer to the University of Wyoming has been declining over the past five years.
Enzi Seeks Finance Committee Seat (2007-12-04)
Sen. Mike Enzi says he's interested in the Senate Finance Committee seat held by Sen. Trent Lott, who is planning to resign in January.
Ski Resort Report Card Issued (2007-12-04)
An environmental group has given Jackson Hole Mountain Resort a B grade and Grand Targhee Resort a C grade for their environmental practices.
Natrona County Airport May Be Renamed (2007-12-04)
Natrona County International Airport might get another name soon.
Wildlife Trust Fund Grants $3.2 Million for Projects (2007-12-04)
The Wyoming Wildlife Trust Fund has granted $3.2 million to 27 projects across the state.
Enzi Seeks Finance Committee Seat (2007-12-04)
Sen. Mike Enzi says he's interested in the Senate Finance Committee seat held by Sen. Trent Lott, who is planning to resign in January.
Jackson ski resort opens tomorrow (2007-12-03)
Snow King Ski Area in Jackson is scheduled to open Tuesday after snowmaking crews worked over the weekend.
Wyoming road deaths down this year (2007-12-03)
State transportation officials credit seat belt use.
Cowboys fall, Cowgirls rise (2007-12-03)
Peter O'Dowd speaks with two sports reporters who have followed the forceful Cowgirls basketball team, and the woeful Cowboys football team.
Most aren't prepared for retirement (2007-12-03)
Bob Beck reports that many in the state are not financially prepared for their twilight years. The trick? Start early.
Teachers work overtime to ensure no child left behind (2007-12-03)
Renny MacKay visited some Wyoming schools to see how a five-year-old law has affected the state's teachers.
Defining the AIDS Stigma in Wyoming (2007-12-03)
On the eve of World AIDS Day, Peter O'Dowd reports on new efforts in the state to raise awareness of the disease and homosexuality.
Many moving into Wyoming from other states (2007-12-03)
New census information shows that a lot of people moved to Wyoming from other states in 2006, but an expert says a lot moved away, too.
Fire destroys homes in Dayton area (2007-12-03)
A fire destroyed two houses and a truck in the Dayton area early Monday.
Colin Simpson Will Not Run For Congress (2007-12-03)
State Representative Colin Simpson says he will not run for Wyoming's lone congressional seat in the next election.
The life of a Laramie adventurer (2007-12-03)
Host Elsa Partan interviews Mark Jenkins, a Laramie-based author and journalist who has traveled the world for his work.
Laramie residents make suggestions for parking horror (2007-12-03)
The University of Wyoming is seeking advice on ways to improve the campus parking situation. Hayley Douglass took her own poll.
Watching the impact of drilling on wildlife (2007-12-03)
Host Bob Beck speaks with Ben Lamb, who works on wildlife issues for the Montana Wildlife Federation.
Laramie 9 years after Matthew Shepard (2007-12-03)
Addie Goss reports on a new play that examines tolerance, intolerance and the role of higher education nearly a decade after the Shepard murder.
Go on a bar crawl through rural Wyoming (2007-12-03)
Host Bob Beck speaks with Julianne Couch, the author of a new book that highlights some of the state's quirkiest bars.
Regional cloud seeding could boost snowpack (2007-12-03)
Farmers in parched southeastern Idaho are saying "let it snow."
Former Campbell County fire chief trial delayed (2007-12-03)
Federal Judge Clarence Brimmer rescheduled the trial for next March.
Man dies after plunge into coal mine (2007-12-03)
Investigators still don't know why Bradley Smith drove off I-90 into the Wyodak mine.
Community colleges not in Freudenthal budget (2007-12-03)
Community college officials say they are disappointed with the governor's plan to exclude school construction projects from his upcoming budget.
Cheyenne hatches water plan (2007-12-03)
City officials say wells on the Belvoir Ranch property west of Cheyenne could produce up to 600 gallons of water per minute.
Greybull ethanol plant obtaining funding (2007-11-30)
Big Horn Basin Ethanol announced it has worked out a lease agreement with Bronte Renewable of Canada.
Governor's budget for UW (2007-11-30)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says that $55 million of state money should go to renovating and expanding the University of Wyoming business school.
BLM pulls proposed Wyoming leases (2007-11-30)
The Bureau of Land Management pulls proposed oil-gas leases in southern Wyoming.
Freudenthal releases budget (2007-11-30)
Governor Dave Freudenthal wants to spend more money on health and community colleges, but not as much as the agencies want.
Cheyenne electric and gas rates to go up (2007-11-30)
The Wyoming Public Service Commission approved increases Thursday in both the natural gas and electric rates of Cheyenne customers.
New AIDS stigma survey (2007-11-29)
The UW study suggests that many people in Wyoming have negative attitudes toward people with HIV/AIDS.
BLM rejects bid for Wyoming coal (2007-11-29)
Cordero Mining, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto Energy America, was the only bidder for the "South Maysdorf" coal tract.
German in Yellowstone survives ordeal (2007-11-29)
The man says he nearly froze to death Monday after his vehicle got stuck on a closed forest road.
Governor's new budget (2007-11-29)
Governor Dave Freudenthal is proposing an increase in school funding for the 2009-2010 biennium.
New building in Douglas (2007-11-29)
The city of Douglas is in dire need of more housing, so city officials are trying to change some regulations to try and spur more development.
Wyoming suicide rates remain high (2007-11-28)
A national study shows that once again Wyoming residents are struggling to control depression and suicidal thoughts.
Wisc. truck driver pleads guilty (2007-11-28)
The driver pleads guilty to two misdemeanor charges connected to an accident that killed two Rawlins residents last year.
Wolves Impact Coyotes (2007-11-28)
The resurgent wolf population in the greater Yellowstone area is causing a sharp decline in another predator, coyotes, a new study says.
40 Thanksgiving weekend arrests (2007-11-28)
Wyoming Highway Patrol says 20 of the 40 arrests were for impaired driving.
Domestic violence rates same over the holidays (2007-11-28)
Despite what some people may think, holiday stress doesn't trigger more domestic violence.
Adobe Town protected from minerals development (2007-11-28)
180,000 acres in and around the Adobe Town could now be protected from shale and uranium mining.
Freudenthal calls for local government funding (2007-11-28)
Freudenthal announced today that his proposed budget will ask for $300 million in new state spending for local governments.
Cheyenne Will Pay More To Juvenile Facility (2007-11-27)
The Cheyenne City Council has agreed to pay more to a private juvenile detention and treatment facility.
Gov: Some AML Money Should Go To School of Energy (2007-11-27)
Governor Dave Freudenthal is recommending that the state use federal Abandoned Mine Lands money for the new School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming.
Wild Horse Roundup Gathers 850 Animals (2007-11-27)
The Bureau of Land Managed gathered about 850 wild horses in southwest Wyoming during a recently completed roundup.
Not Enough Workers For Holiday Season (2007-11-27)
Wyoming stores may be packed with shoppers this holiday season, but many don't have enough workers.
Kids' Risky Behavior Survey Shows There's Work To Do (2007-11-27)
State education officials say they have work to do in reducing the amount of risky behavior among school children.
Freudenthal Endorses Illinois (2007-11-27)
Gov. Dave Freudenthal has endorsed Illinois' bid for a project that aims to refine coal gasification and other "clean" technologies for coal.
Bison Meeting Planned Next Week (2007-11-27)
Five agencies will hold a public meeting next week in Bozeman, to review how Yellowstone National Park bison are treated outside the park's boundaries.
Governor recommends capital construction budget (2007-11-26)
Governor Freudenthal makes his capital construction recommendations.
Internet Sales Leads To Wyoming Losses (2007-11-26)
With many using their home computer to shop during the holiday season state officials say the amount of money they lose in possible sales tax revenue is in the millions.
NPS Buys Property (2007-11-26)
The National Park Service has acquired inholding property located on the Moose-Wilson Road, about five miles south of the park headquarters.
Wyoming Blue Book (2007-11-26)
Wyoming info will be updated for the first time in 17 years.
Tough to Get Wildlife Cash (2007-11-26)
The director of the state's wildlife trust fund says the fund got a record-breaking $17 million in project requests. The problem is they have just $3.2 million in available cash.
UW Geriatric Education Center (2007-11-26)
The University of Wyoming has opened the first geriatric education facility in the state.
New Airlines in Gillette (2007-11-26)
Last week the city of Gillette heard that United Airlines will likely add flights to and from Denver.
Plan For Retirement Early (2007-11-26)
One of the big problems for those who entire retirement is that they did not save enough money.
Rock Springs Has Smoking Ordinance (2007-11-23)
Rock Springs is the 4th Wyoming community to implement a smoking ban.
Barrasso Chats With Wyoming Troops (2007-11-23)
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso ate Thanksgiving Day meals with Wyoming troops serving in Iraq.
Groups Oppose Snowmobile Decision (2007-11-23)
Six conservation groups say they will challenge the National Park Service's decision to continue allowing snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
Barrasso visits Iraq for Turkey Day (2007-11-23)
Barrasso says the troops told him they have everything they need, and that the U.S. is making progress.
United Airlines is coming to Gillette (2007-11-23)
Gillette may get air service from United and two other airlines.
Not much skiing in Wyoming (2007-11-23)
Several ski resorts' opening dates have been postponed due to warm weather and minimal snow.
Fatal crash involves Wyoming teen (2007-11-23)
Wyoming man, 19, is killed in a one-car rollover north of Craig.
Black Hills uranium drilling and exploration okayed (2007-11-23)
A South Dakota judge says uranium drilling and exploration can continue in the Black Hills and Northeastern Wyoming.
Barrasso heads to Iraq forThanksgiving (2007-11-21)
WYoming's junior senator will spend time abroad this holiday learning more about Iraq.
Better airline service may help this holiday (2007-11-21)
The state aeronautics division says holiday travelers will benefit from the Wyoming flights that airlines have added over the last year.
WY Congressional Delegation Praises Sylvan Pass Decision (2007-11-21)
Wyoming's congressional delegation applauds the decision by the National Park Service to keep Sylvan Pass in Yellowstone National Park open for snowmobiles.
Grand Targhee Opens Ski Season Today (2007-11-21)
Ski season has arrived. Grand Targhee Resort in Alta opens for business today after a snow storm belted the western part of the state.
Snowmobile advocates with plan for Sylvan Pass (2007-11-21)
The leader of the group Shut Out of Yellowstone says she's happy the Park Service's will allow snowmobiles to enter the park using the Sylvan Pass.
Dan Zwonitzer seeks Cubin seat (2007-11-20)
A 28-year-old Republican from Cheyenne announced today that he intends to seek Wyoming's lone seat in the US House in 2008.
DIA will see second-busiest day in history (2007-11-20)
Airport officials expect 950,000 people to pass through the airport during the long weekend.
Snowmobiles allowed on Sylvan Pass in Yellowstone (2007-11-20)
The Park Service also limits snowmobiles to 540 per day in the park.
New State Capitol security measures (2007-11-20)
A bomb-sniffing dog swept a meeting room in the Capitol yesterday.
Weather for Turkey Day: Cold! (2007-11-20)
Weather forecasters are predicting mostly clear road conditions, despite ongoing snow.
Rock Springs Smoking Ban (2007-11-20)
The mayor of Rock Springs says he thinks the city council will pass a proposed smoking ban tonight.
Missing Hiker Search Called Off (2007-11-20)
The Fremont County Sheriff's Department has called off the search for a hiker missing for the last 10 days in the Wind River Range.
Romney Back In Wyoming (2007-11-19)
For the second time since August, Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney came through Wyoming.
Idaho nuclear lab says it's safe (2007-11-19)
The Idaho National Laboratory says it is prepared to meet any credible terrorism threat.
Two Children Dead In Rollover Crash (2007-11-19)
Two children are dead after a one-car rollover on highway 116 in Weston County on Friday. The child safety seat holding five-month old Kyle Aylesworth ripped free from its base and smashed through a window, killing the boy.
Smoking Ban Up For A Vote (2007-11-19)
The cities of Rock Springs and Green River could be the latest Wyoming municipalities to enact bans on smoking in public.
Tetons get weekend snow (2007-11-19)
The Tetons get snow over weekend, but more is needed to open ski areas.
Children Dead in Crash (2007-11-19)
Two boys died in a one-car rollover on Highway 116 in Weston County on Friday.
Casper man charged with murder (2007-11-19)
Michael D. Lott is accused of kicking a man to death.
Demystifying GIS (2007-11-16)
Never heard of geospatial technology? Neither had we. Host Bob Beck speaks with a former governor and a University of Wyoming expert to learn more.
Bankers Survey the Plains (2007-11-16)
The survey suggests the region will see slow economic growth in the coming months.
Beetle-Made Biofuel (2007-11-16)
Carbon County wants to make use of trees killed by pine beetles, and reduce fire risk at the same time.
Drug czar dissects Goshen and Teton trends (2007-11-16)
Host Elsa Partan talks to the Department of Health's Rodger McDaniel about the similarities between two very different counties.
Roaming Grand Teton Cubs (2007-11-16)
Grizzly and its cubs are roaming the Grand Teton hunting area, prompting worries.
Goshen County struggles with teen substance abuse (2007-11-16)
Addie Goss travels to Torrington to learn more about statistics that show Goshen County is among the worst for teen drug and alcohol use.
Jackson police grapple with youth drinking culture (2007-11-16)
Police say alcohol is the drug of choice in Jackson. Efforts to crack down on drinking have exposed a loophole in the system. Rebecca Huntington reports.
Pregnant smokers abound in Wyoming (2007-11-16)
Peter O'Dowd hit the streets of Laramie to see why some mothers decide to smoke while they're pregnant. Data shows the percentage of women who smoke in Wyoming is twice the national average.
Rep. Warren suggests felons should have more rights (2007-11-16)
A Laramie democrat wants to give felons the right to vote once they re-enter society.
Students beware, employers scout social networking sites (2007-11-16)
Reporter Hayley Douglass reports that many employers are looking for clues into the personalities of prospective employees. What they find on your Facebook profile could cost you a job.
Looking back on Barbara Cubin (2007-11-16)
A week after Rep. Barbara Cubin said she would be leaving Washington in 2008, reporter Elsa Partan asked those who have worked with her over the years how the lawmaker would be remembered.
Reporter's Roundtable: Cubin's legacy, and who's next in 2008 (2007-11-16)
Reporter Peter O'Dowd asks the publisher of the Riverton Ranger and the Opinions Editor of the Casper Star Tribune what voters can expect in the next U.S. House election.
Record Sales Tax (2007-11-16)
Sales tax collections hit record highs in Wyoming.
Chronic Wasting Disease is Back (2007-11-16)
Chronic Wasting disease continues to be found in new areas of the state.
State Economic Outlook (2007-11-15)
A state analyst says Wyoming's economy is getting less and less diverse, despite economic gains.
Moms Smoke in Niobrara (2007-11-15)
One in three pregnant mothers light up during pregnancy in Niobrara County.
New Pipelines in the West (2007-11-15)
President Bush is proposing new oil and pipelines across 11 western states.
Delegation Wants Snowmobiles To Stay (2007-11-15)
Wyoming's congressional delegation is joining those in Montana and Idaho, in asking that snowmobiles be allowed in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks.
Hathaway Scholarships Lost (2007-11-14)
More than 1/3 of Hathaway students at Northwest College have lost their scholarships.
Barrasso Illegal Immigration Bill (2007-11-14)
The Barrasso bill would discourage licenses for illegal immigrants.
Freudenthal in Italy (2007-11-14)
The governor says clean coal is the key to Wyoming's energy future.
Governor Talks Energy In Rome (2007-11-14)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says he was impressed with what he saw and heard during the World Energy Congress and Exhibition in Rome.
Homeless in Cheyenne (2007-11-14)
Cheyenne is seeing an unusually large number of homeless people this fall.
State looks to crack down on absentee businesses (2007-11-13)
The Secretary of State's office fears Wyoming has gone from business-friendly to fraud-friendly.
Libraries look for help from Capitol (2007-11-13)
Wyoming legislators will resurrect a bill next year that could impact the state's libraries for generations.
Yellowstone viruses spark interest of researchers (2007-11-13)
Scientists are learning more about the viruses that live in the hot springs of Yellowstone, and that information could have useful industrial applications.
State signs off on revenue sharing offer to SkyWest (2007-11-13)
The state is making air service from Gillette to Salt Lake City more enticing.
Colonoscopies Save Lives (2007-11-12)
Bob Beck explores a stepped-up effort to deal with colorectal cancer.
Global Warming Bill Gathers Momentum in Senate (2007-11-12)
The bill would limit carbon emissions from burning oil, coal and natural gas. A Wyoming Senator is trying to cushion the proposal's impact on the fossil fuel industry. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill.
Two Apparent Domestic Violence Deaths This Week (2007-11-12)
Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle tells host Elsa Partan that the killings this week point to some disturbing Wyoming trends.
The Business Side of Buffalo Bill Cody (2007-11-12)
Buffalo Bill Cody expert Robert Bonner talks with host Bob Beck about his new book, which explores the businessman side of Buffalo Bill Cody.
Sheridan College Gets Cash for Improvements (2007-11-12)
Sheridan's Whitney Benefits pledged more than seven million dollars to help build new classrooms, labs and student housing at Sheridan College. Host Bob Beck talks to Kevin Drumm, the President of the Northern Wyoming Community College District.
Uranium Concerns Lead To Meeting (2007-11-12)
Organizations form Wyoming, Colorado and South Dakota met in Rapid City on Saturday to plan strategies for battling environmental threats caused by uranium mining.
Chronic Wasting Found Near Lovell (2007-11-12)
white-tailed deer killed by a hunter west of Lovell has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
The Legislator Who Tackled Cancer (2007-11-12)
Senator Charles Scott of Casper successfully ushered the Wyoming Cancer Control Act through the legislature in the last session. He told host Elsa Partan that the death of a colleague had something to do with the bill's successful passage
Lack of Mental Health Professionals in the West (2007-11-12)
Elizabeth Wayne Johnson looks at a growing shortage in Wyoming and the west: mental health workers.
Hospital in Worland Struggles to Recruit Doctors (2007-11-12)
Like many rural towns, Worland struggles to find enough physicians. But the local hospital has had some success. Peter O'Dowd profiles the Washakie Medical Center and two of its doctors.
Undercover with the Poaching Patrol (2007-11-12)
Each fall, game wardens often work from early morning until late at night to make sure hunters are following the rules. Elsa Partan went hunting for hunters with the Game and Fish department.
Warm Weather Hurts Natural Gas Prices (2007-11-12)
Warm weather is chilling natural gas prices in Wyoming.
Communities need to do more to welcome doctors (2007-11-12)
A recruiter who works to attract physicians to Wyoming says communities don't always do enough to make new doctors feel welcome.
Project seeks to refine lignite, reduce pollution (2007-11-12)
A project in the coal country of North Dakota will use dryers to refine lignite, and reduce pollution.
Lummis, Sansonetti say they're weighing U.S. House run (2007-11-12)
Some familiar names are rising to the surface as potential Republican replacements for Rep. Barbara Cubin.
Proposal would allow felons to vote (2007-11-12)
A Laramie legislator argues that convicted felons deserve more of a right to vote.
Cubin to step down after 7 terms in Washington (2007-11-10)
Barbara Cubin told a group of state Republicans on Saturday that she will not seek re-election after her term expires in 2008.
Yellowstone Visitors Number 3 Million This Year (2007-11-10)
For the first time since 1999, more than 3 million people have visited Yellowstone National Park in a single year.
Cubin not seeking re-election next year, Republican officials say (2007-11-09)
Rep. Barbara Cubin was first elected to the House in 1994. 2008 may be her last.
Railroad sees expanded role for PRB coal (2007-11-09)
A coal executive for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has high hopes for Wyoming coal in a booming global market.
Docs suggest screenings for memory loss (2007-11-09)
Experts this week recommended that all seniors aged 65 and older request memory screenings when they go in for a routine physical exam. Not everyone agrees.
Romney Returns To Wyoming (2007-11-09)
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to make campaign stops in Gillette, Riverton and Cheyenne on Nov. 18.
Wyoming looks to settle inmate's sex abuse lawsuit (2007-11-08)
A former inmate in Rawlins says his cousin sexually abused him while they lived in the same cell.
Yellowstone Volcano Catching Attention (2007-11-08)
Yellowstone National Park, on the site of a giant volcano, has begun swelling up.
Cowboy State Games End (2007-11-08)
The Cowboy State Games are ending. The board of directors for the amateur sports contest announced Wednesday that the event had run its course.
Activist Worried About Gas Development (2007-11-08)
A Powder River Basin area activist says that gas development is proposed near the town of Pavillion and that it has some residents nervous.
Key Wyoming coal producer goes up for sale (2007-11-08)
A key producer of coal in Wyoming is up for sale after aquiring the Canadian company, Alcan.
State GOP shakes off sanctions (2007-11-08)
It's official: Wyoming Republicans will lose 14 delegates to the national convention in September
Conservation easements hit record pace (2007-11-08)
Wyoming land trusts are racing to wrap up so-called conservation easements before the end of the year.
Encana Denies It's Planning To Drill Near Pavillion (2007-11-08)
Encana Oil and Gas says there's no truth to the rumor that the company plans to drill 500 gas wells near Pavillion, Wyoming.
Smoking Ban Didn't Get Enough Legislative Support (2007-11-07)
The reason a proposed statewide smoking ban will not be taken up by a legislative committee is that it does not have enough support.
Wild Horse Roundup Will Go Ahead (2007-11-07)
A Bureau of Land Management wild horse roundup will go ahead this month, after all.
Saratoga and Carbon County Join Protest Against Leases (2007-11-07)
Two more groups have spoken out against proposed oil and gas leasing by the Bureau of Land Management in the Upper Platte River Valley.
Gillette Considers Using CBM Water As Drinking Water (2007-11-07)
The city of Gillette is considering mixing water pumped during coal-bed methane gas production with regular drinking water to stretch the city's supply in the face of a projected water shortage.
Idaho lab lags on security upgrades (2007-11-06)
The Project on Government Oversight says a nuclear lab near the Wyoming border has fallen behind in efforts to secure against a terrorist attack.
Lovell Police Investigating An Apparent Murder-Suicide (2007-11-06)
Two people are dead in Lovell following an apparent murder-suicide yesterday (Monday).
Domestic Violence Deaths (2007-11-06)
Wyoming has seen two apparent domestic violence killings in the last three days.
Idaho Lab Needs Better Protection (2007-11-06)
A senior investigator at the Project on Government Oversight says a nuclear lab near the Wyoming border has fallen behind in efforts to secure against a terrorist attack.
46 Year Old Man Faces Murder And Kidnapping Charges (2007-11-06)
A Natrona County man faces charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping.
Complaint prompts special ed changes in Cheyenne (2007-11-05)
The state Department of Education has told school officials in Cheyenne to change their special ed procedures because of alleged abuse.
Turnover At BLM Causing Problems (2007-11-05)
High staff turnover at U.S. Bureau of Land Management offices in northeastern Wyoming is contributing to delays in acting on permit applications to drill for coal-bed methane in the Powder River Basin.
States join to fight poachers (2007-11-05)
Several Western states are coming together to fight poaching.
Gillette Housing Cools (2007-11-05)
Real estate agents say Gillette housing prices are starting to come down and more houses are now for sale.
Keep Yellowstone Nuclear Free Suit Denied (2007-11-05)
An attempt to block an Idaho nuclear reactor upgrade has been denied.
Arts Community Wants More Of A Say (2007-11-05)
Those in the Wyoming Arts Community are hoping to make more of an impact on the state.
Water Lawsuit With Montana Could Be Settled (2007-11-05)
A Coal Bed Methane water discharge lawsuit could be settled.
TB, HIV Cases Low for Wyoming (2007-11-05)
Wyoming has moved up in nationwide rankings of health standards.
Officials Hope Kids Are the Answer to Declining Ranks of Hunters (2007-11-02)
Reporter Elsa Partan goes with an 11-year-old on his first hunt. Can kids help turn the downward trend around?
Sheridan Tackles Housing Shortage (2007-11-02)
Sheridan is dealing with its housing shortage in a creative way. Bob Beck reports.
Basin Electric Builds a New Power Plant (2007-11-02)
Basin Electric's Flloyd Robb tells host Bob Beck why they need the plant and whether the environment is being considered.
Wyoming's Arts Community Has a Bright Future (2007-11-02)
Host Bob Beck talks to the director of Wyoming's office of state parks and cultural resources, Milward Simpson.
Cities Lose Faith in Ally at the Capitol (2007-11-02)
A legislative committee is trying to develop an easier and permanent way to fund counties, cities and towns with the state's mineral wealth. But the process has gotten off to a rocky start as some mayors accuse their own lobbyist of not representing them well. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Utility breaks ground on new power plant (2007-11-02)
For the first time in some 25 years, the Basin Electric Power cooperative is building a power plant.
Short staffing at BLM makes permit approvals lag (2007-11-02)
The manager of the BLM's office in Buffalo says staff in his office has seen a 17-percent turnover this year.
Hunting and the Developing Brain (2007-11-02)
Neuropsychologist and professor emeritus Dr. Jim Rose explains how hunting might help teenagers' brains develop.
Welldog runs into money trouble (2007-11-02)
A company touted by state and local business leaders runs into hard times.
In the Valley of the Wolves (2007-11-02)
Filmmaker Bob Landis tells host Elsa Partan about the wolf drama that played out over three years in the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park. His film airs November 4th nationwide on PBS.
Committee passes on smoking ban (2007-11-02)
A legislative committee decided not to sponsor a bill Friday that would have banned smoking in public places statewide.
ESSAY: Silence Everywhere (2007-11-02)
Laramie writer Jeffe Kennedy reads her essay Silence Everywhere.
Recruiting Rural Surgeons (2007-11-02)
Reporter Elizabeth Wayne Johnson explains why it is so difficult to recruit rural surgeons.
Wyoming Army Guard Goes High-Tech (2007-11-01)
The Wyoming Army National Guard will soon be assisting the state with high tech capabilities.
Bill Would Impose Tax On Hard-Rock Mining (2007-11-01)
Not long after the Gold Rush, Congress passed a law meant to settle the West by letting prospectors stake claims and mine gold, silver and other minerals for free.
Paraglider Crash-Lands, Is Rescued On Mount Glory (2007-11-01)
Rescue crews yesterday evacuated an injured paraglider who crash-landed on Mount Glory, above Teton Pass.
Preble's Mouse Delisted In Wyoming, But Not Colorado (2007-11-01)
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the Preble's meadow jumping mouse from the endangered species list in Wyoming, but keep it as a threatened species in Colorado.
WAM Lobbyist: We Need Better Communication With Towns (2007-10-31)
The head lobbyist for the Wyoming Association of Municipalities acknowledges the group could improve communication with its members.
Sheridan Psychiatrist Put On Probation (2007-10-31)
The Wyoming Board of Medicine has placed a Sheridan psychiatrist on probation.
Bank Robber At Large (2007-10-31)
Rock Springs police are searching for a man who robbed a bank of an undisclosed amount of money.
Emergency Communication System Done Early (2007-10-31)
A $50 million project to unify and coordinate Wyoming's public safety communications during an emergency should be completed about two years ahead of schedule.
Preble's Mouse Decision Expected Tomorrow (2007-10-31)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will announce its long-awaited decision tomorrow on whether a tiny mouse found only in Wyoming and Colorado should be federally protected.
Two WY High Schools Make "Dropout Factory" List (2007-10-30)
Rawlins High School and Wyoming Indian High School are both losing enough students between ninth and 12th grade to be classified as "dropout factories" in an analysis by Johns Hopkins University.
Wyoming coal hits east coast (2007-10-30)
The demand for Wyoming coal is growing on the east coast.
Wyo. making progress in battle against meth (2007-10-30)
Police are finding fewer meth labs throughout the state.
Prison search finds tobacco, no guns (2007-10-30)
No weapons were found in the Wyoming Honor Farm after a four-day lockdown.
Gas workers affect high school drop out rates (2007-10-30)
State Superintendent Jim McBride says that employers who hire teenaged high school dropouts are contributing to the low graduation rate in some schools.
Plan Considered: Motels As Affordable Housing (2007-10-29)
Developers are considering building hotels in Pinedale and then renting the rooms out to gas field workers who need affordable housing.
Motel Fire in Powell Kills One (2007-10-29)
There's new information on a motel fire in Powell that killed one person Saturday.
Wyoming posts wolf plan comments (2007-10-29)
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will review the public comments prior to its meeting next month in Thermopolis.
Recommendations to keep sage grouse numbers healthy (2007-10-29)
Host Elsa Partan speaks with Brian Rutledge, a member of the governor's sage grouse task force.
Coal trains bust records, but experts worry supply at risk (2007-10-29)
Wyoming coal is a hot commodity, but what happens if the rail network is disrupted? Peter O'Dowd reports that utility companies are worried the railroads can't keep up with demand.
Scientists get creative in studies of sage grouse (2007-10-29)
Researchers are flushing out sage grouse with 80s rock music to capture the birds for their studies. Reporter Rebecca Huntington has the story.
Care for elderly will continue to suffer (2007-10-29)
An expert says the state is not equipped to deal with the medical needs of an aging population.
Rockies Fever, Wyoming-style (2007-10-29)
Hayley Douglass reports from a popular Laramie bar as the Rockies take on the Red Sox in game two of the World Series.
Eastern lawmakers want Western lands protected (2007-10-29)
Wyoming lawmakers say a bill to preserve 20 million acres of Western land is doomed. Matt Laslo reports from Capitol Hill.
Professor discusses Rep. Cubin's future (2007-10-29)
Host Bob Beck talks with Political Scientist Jim King about the impacts of the congresswoman's voting record.
Two GOP Presidential Candidates Stop in Wyoming (2007-10-29)
Two Republican presidential candidates stopped in Wyoming on Sunday.
Bears on rampage through Jackson (2007-10-29)
Jackson is having a bad year when it comes to hungry bears getting into trouble.
Reporter's Roundtable: Editors talk politics (2007-10-29)
Editors from the Casper Star Tribune and the Jackson Hole News and Guide speak with Peter O'Dowd. They discuss Barbara Cubin's relationship with the media and the 2008 election.
Industry: Wyo Range bill too broad (2007-10-29)
Not everyone is pleased with a bill introduced in Congress last week to protect the Wyoming Range from further energy development.
Wyoming telescope marks 30th anniversary (2007-10-29)
The telescope on Jelm Mountain used to be the best of its kind in the world. Not anymore. But as Elsa Partan reports, the observatory still attracts astronomers.
Cowboy Joe makes impression on field and community (2007-10-29)
Bob Beck brings us this profile of the University of Wyoming's football coach Joe Glenn.
Plan to smuggle weapons shuts down prison (2007-10-26)
The warden at the Wyoming Honor Farm got a tip that inmates were planning to smuggle weapons into the minimum security prison.
Cheyenne worst for kids' fitness (2007-10-26)
Chubby kids abound in Wyoming's largest city, according to national magazine survey.
New restaurants, hotels springing up in Casper (2007-10-26)
Casper building projects are booming. Locals say it's been 'quite a year.'
Grizzly Mortality Rates High This Year (2007-10-25)
Grizzly bears in the region in and around Yellowstone National Park have suffered unusually high mortality rates so far this year.
Sen. Barrasso Introduces Wyoming Range Legislation (2007-10-25)
U.S. Senator John Barrasso introduced legislation in Washington to restrict energy development in the Wyoming Range.
Sheridan College Gets Financial Boost (2007-10-25)
Whitney Benefits has pledged $7.4 million to help build new classrooms, labs and student housing at Sheridan College.
Nuclear Plant Would Use The Green River (2007-10-25)
The Green River could be a nucelar cooling source.
Seven-Vehicle Crash Contains Lessons (2007-10-25)
The Wyoming Highway patrol says yesterday's seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 may hold a lesson about pulling over when there's a crash ahead.
Forest Service Seeks Comments on Med Bow (2007-10-25)
The U.S. Forest Service says you may be the key to improving a popular Wyoming destination.
N. Arapaho Tribe Gets Grant to Combat Infant Mortality (2007-10-24)
The Northern Arapaho Tribe will receive a $2 million grant to combat the high infant mortality rate on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Unemployment Rate Drops (2007-10-24)
Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent in September.
Morning Sun May Have Contributed To Crash (2007-10-24)
A blinding morning sun is being investigated as a possible cause of a series of crashes involving seven vehicles that killed one person on Interstate 80 at Rawlins.
Fewer High School Students Taking Tough Classes (2007-10-24)
State schools superintendent Jim McBride says fewer Wyoming high school students are signing up for the most difficult classes so they can be more competitive for the Hathaway Scholarship.
State Considers Protecting Large Area In Red Desert (2007-10-24)
The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council met today in Rock Springs to consider protecting a large section of land in the Adobe Town area of the Red Desert.
Honor Farm Locked Down Since Monday (2007-10-24)
The Wyoming Honor Farm at Riverton has been locked down since Monday morning.
Sheridan College Gets More Than 7 Million Dollars (2007-10-24)
Sheridan College will receive more than seven million dollars to expand the campus and build housing for students.
Key House committee passes mining law rewrite (2007-10-23)
A key U.S. House committee has passed legislation rewriting the antiquated General Mining Law of 1872.
Wyo coal shipments break records (2007-10-23)
Union Pacific Railroad shipped a record amount of coal out of Wyoming's Powder River Basin last September. And other companies aren't far behind.
Barrasso: Craig should keep his word (2007-10-23)
Sen. John Barrasso says the senator from Idaho should step down after his arrest in a Minneapolis airport.
Mixed results on special ed report card (2007-10-23)
The state's newly revamped report card on special education has just come out, and the education department says it's an important baseline for future assessments.
Young People Abuse Over The Counter Meds (2007-10-23)
One of the latest trends is for young people to abuse cough syrup and other over the counter medications.
A third of Hathaway Scholars Can Cut College (2007-10-23)
A third of those who recieved Hathaway Scholarships did not get the college grades to maintain them.
Wyoming Planes Go To California (2007-10-23)
Four C-130 cargo planes from Colorado and Wyoming Air Force units are heading to Southern California to fight wildfires.
Wyoming Range Plans Move Forward (2007-10-23)
A plan to drill natural gas wells around a subdivision at the base of the Wyoming Range is still moving forward with an environmental study.
Rockies Tickets Finally On Sale (2007-10-23)
Tickets for three World Series games in Denver will go on sale at noon today.
Tickets for World Series games in Denver sold out (2007-10-23)
Tickets to the World Series in Denver were swept up in less than three hours.
Republicans begin process to sanction state party (2007-10-22)
Republican Party leaders have recommended punishing five states, including Wyoming, for shifting their nomination contests earlier.
Rockies shut down online ticket sales (2007-10-22)
The Colorado Rockies say they have suspended World Series ticket sales online because high demand overwhelmed their computer system.
Wyoming's Infrared Telescope Turns 30 (2007-10-22)
It's the 30th anniversary of Wyoming's infrared telescope on Jelm Mountain, west of Laramie.
Rockies Ticket System Melts Down (2007-10-22)
Nearly 20 thousand tickets are still available for game three of the World Series in Denver, but fans just might have to wait a bit.
Foster care dollars show improvement (2007-10-19)
A national report shows that Wyoming has closed the gap of providing money to foster families.
State revenues beat predictions (2007-10-19)
The state's revenue projections are up for the next two years as the Governor and others craft their budgets.
Cowboys face challenge with Air Force (2007-10-19)
UW football tries to regroup after a loss last weekend to New Mexico.
Mining Tax Proposal Could Hurt Wyoming Companies (2007-10-19)
A bill is expected to pass a US House committee next week that would tax certain kinds of minerals mined on public lands for the first time.
Freudenthal Wants Property Tax Relief (2007-10-19)
Governor Dave Freudenthal wants state legislators to send a proposed constitutional amendment to the voters next fall that would allow a property tax break for longtime state residents over the age of 65.
Record Number of Lake Trout Netted In Yellowstone (2007-10-18)
Fish experts from Yellowstone National Park say they have netted a record number of lake trout this year.
Wyoming Challenges Roadless Rule Again (2007-10-18)
US District Court Judge Clarence Brimmer will once again hear arguments from the state of Wyoming over why the Clinton era rule that protects roadless areas should not be law.
Gov Asks Feds To Cancel Wyoming Range Leases (2007-10-18)
Outfitters and other outdoor enthusiasts are cheering Governor Dave Freudenthal's request to the federal government to cancel drilling leases in the Wyoming Range.
State Restarts Roadless Case (2007-10-18)
The state returns to court to do battle over Clinton Roadless Rules.
Bison Sent to New Homes (2007-10-18)
The annual bison roundup at South Dakota's Wind Cave National Park been completed.
State Lacks Data on Hospital Infections (2007-10-18)
A national report shows that nearly 90-thousand Americans get a potentially deadly staph infection each year. But in Wyoming, hospitals are no longer required to report many of these cases to the state department of health.
Fired Trooper Is a Labor Organizer (2007-10-17)
A group representing highway patrol troopers nationwide says a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper may have been fired for working to create a law enforcement labor organization.
More Animals on the Road Right Now (2007-10-17)
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging motorists to drive more slowly this time of year. That's because it's a peak time for big game migration, and a peak time for wildlife-vehicle collisions.
Freudenthal Says Local Funding Needs To Be Worked Out (2007-10-17)
As legislators struggle with trying to find the proper funding system for local government Governor Dave Freudenthal says something needs to be done this legislative session.
Conviction Stands in Road Rage Case (2007-10-17)
The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Lander man who fired a gun at another vehicle during a road rage incident on Interstate 80.
Job Injuries Decline (2007-10-17)
On-the-job injuries declined in Wyoming last year.
Malpractice Reform, Reconsidered (2007-10-16)
A state senator says he expects another debate in Wyoming over medical malpractice reform -- this time without focusing on capping damage awards in malpractice cases.
Land Use Around Reservoirs Stirs Protest (2007-10-16)
The Bureau of Reclamation is one step closer to deciding the future of recreation and private land use around Wyoming reservoirs.
Schools Praise Teton Affordable Housing Proposal (2007-10-16)
School officials in Jackson are praising a proposed development for the amount of affordable housing it would provide - homes that teachers could afford.
Trauner Returns For Another Run (2007-10-15)
Democrat Gary Trauner is making a second bid for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat.
Group Leads Discussion About Medical Errors (2007-10-15)
Many people believe that medical errors drive up health care costs and that change is needed.
Legislators Reject Part of Housing Infrastructure Program (2007-10-15)
State legislative leaders have rejected rules adopted by the Wyoming Business Council for a program that will subsidize housing infrastructure.
Bison Population Reaches Near-Record Numbers (2007-10-15)
Yellowstone National Park's bison herd has bounced back to near-record levels following the slaughter of more than 1,000 bison two winters ago.
Uranium Recovery Permit Sought In Campbell County (2007-10-15)
A company planning a uranium recovery operation in southern Campbell County has begun seeking a federal permit for the project.
Rock Springs May Become Smoke Free (2007-10-12)
Rock Springs City Council may decide to ban smoking in public places. Laramie, Cheyenne and Evanston are already smoke free.
Rural Doctors Recruited (2007-10-12)
While insurance costs are a concern in Wyoming, so is the lack of doctors. Elizabeth Wayne Johnson reports from Idaho about the efforts to add many more doctors to rural areas in the region.
Meth use down, cocaine up (2007-10-12)
Drug cases involving meth have gone down in the past year.
Medical Errors Explored (2007-10-12)
Driving up health care costs and doctors' medical malpractice insurance, medical errors account for the majority of medical malpractice cases in the country. Bob Beck talks with Paul Beringer from the nonprofit group Common Good about the problem of medical errors.
Economists and Lawmakers Weigh in on Growth (2007-10-12)
Nurturing population growth in Wyoming can happen, but some believe the state will never reach the size of its neighbors. Peter O'Dowd reports in part two of this series by exploring the state that some say will never reach the size of its neighbors.
Quiet Wheatland Tries to Grow (2007-10-12)
About 45 minutes north of Cheyenne, Wheatland is one historically agricultural town that has not benefited from the energy boom. Elsa Partan talks with the director of the Wheatland Area Development Corporation.
Consumer groups oppose utility's collection plan (2007-10-12)
Wyoming's largest electrical utility, wants the state to allow it to bill delinquent customers for collection fees.
Pot pie sickens Wyoming child (2007-10-12)
The nationwide salmonella outbreak that has prompted the national recall of all Banquet pot pies has sickened at least one child in Wyoming.
Drought Should Make For Good Fishing (2007-10-11)
Wyoming's ongoing drought could actually result in better fishing this fall and winter.
Bison Advocate Fined For Misdemeanor (2007-10-11)
A leader of a bison advocacy group has been convicted of a misdemeanor, for obstructing a peace officer while filming a bison hazing last spring.
Intra-State Air Travel In the 'Brainstorming' Phase (2007-10-11)
There may be a day when traveling from Gillette to Rock Springs won't require a car.
Barrasso Raises $650,000 For Senate Race (2007-10-11)
Newly appointed Wyoming Senator John Barrasso has already raised more than $650,000 to get an early start on his election bid next year.
Interview with Santa Clara University professor Gary Macy (2007-10-11)
Roman Catholics and some other religions refuse to officially ordain women in their churches. The thinking is that women have always been excluded. But a Theology professor who is visiting the University of Wyoming this week says that is not the case. Santa Clara University professor Gary Macy is the author of a new book called the Hidden History of women's ordination.
WY Gets Ready for Real ID (2007-10-11)
The state's transportation department is moving forward with a plan for issuing a federal identification card under the assumption that Wyoming residents will be required to obtain the document.
All Energy Sources Seen As Necessary (2007-10-10)
Business leaders and policymakers say squabbling over which type of energy is best to combat climate change only delays action.
Officer Back on Duty After Shooting of Escapee (2007-10-10)
The Wyoming officer who shot an escaped killer from Utah is back on the beat after his bosses determined his actions were justified.
WY Delays Action On Toll Road Proposal (2007-10-10)
A joint transportation committee has delayed action on a bill that would establish a toll road along Interstate 80.
Expert: Wyoming A Good Place for Carbon Sequestration (2007-10-10)
Business leaders predict dealing with climate change could mean big business for Wyoming.
Cubin Explains Missed Votes (2007-10-10)
Wyoming Representative Barbara Cubin says she has a good reason for missing almost half of all House votes this year.
Lawyer Challenges UW (2007-10-10)
The lawyer for a University of Wyoming student accused of violating school policy in a drinking incident last month says UW officials are violating the student's due-process rights.
Court Hears Int. Dept. in American Indian Lawsuit (2007-10-10)
The Interior Department says it's doing all it can to account for billions of dollars, owed to American Indian landholders.
Wyoming Ready For S-Chip Delay (2007-10-09)
Wyoming's version of S-Chip can withstand stalled legislation.
Experts Call for Immediate Action on Climate Change (2007-10-09)
Climate scientists and other experts called for immediate action on global warming at a conference in Jackson Tuesday.
Section of Yellowstone Temporarily Closed After Bear Attack (2007-10-09)
A section of Yellowstone National Park west of Gardiner, Montana, has been temporarily closed following a grizzly bear attack on a hunter over the weekend.
E. Shoshone Tribe Plans To Hire An Attorney General (2007-10-09)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe hopes it can save up to $1 million a year by restructuring the way it uses attorneys on the reservation.
Rock Springs Could Go Smoke-Free (2007-10-09)
The Rock Springs City Council is considering drafting an ordinance that would ban smoking in public places.
Rock Springs May Ban Smoking (2007-10-09)
The Rock Springs City Council is looking into a proposed ban on smoking.
Motorcycle Rally Will Come to Gillette (2007-10-08)
Up to 6,500 people will descend on Gillette next July during the 37th annual BMW Motorcycle Owners of America International Rally.
Cheyenne Will Delay Payment to WAM (2007-10-08)
The Cheyenne City Council has voted to postpone paying its dues of $43,000 for 60 days to the Wyoming Association of Municipalities.
Board Chastises Conservation Groups, Denies Appeal (2007-10-08)
A federal board chastised conservation groups while it denied their appeal over energy development on southern Wyoming's Atlantic Rim.
Three Dead After Medical Plane Crashes In Colorado (2007-10-06)
Three people were presumed dead after their medical plane slammed into a Colorado mountainside today, leaving wreckage rescuers described as catastrophic.
Members of the Maori Tribe of New Zealand Visit Wyoming (2007-10-05)
The Maori of New Zealand have successfully revitalized their language and culture, pulling it back from the brink of extinction. This week, Maori tribal members came from New Zealand to visit the University of Wyoming and share their story. Elsa Heidorn reports.
Wyoming Airports See More Passengers (2007-10-05)
Through August, Wyoming airports have seen a jump of nearly 15 percent in passengers, compared to the same period last year. Elsa Partan talks with Amber Schlabs and Shelly Reams, of the Aeronautics Commission.
The University Looks at Multi-disciplinary Education (2007-10-05)
Some Professors at the University of Wyoming are looking at using a public school model to change the way they teach students. Called Multi-discplinary education it uses Math and Science to teach English, classes in the Humanities and vice versa. At least one elementary school district has had tremendous success with the approach. Bob Beck reports.
Children's Advocate Worried About S-Chip Funding (2007-10-05)
This week President Bush vetoed a bill that would have provided funds for Wyoming's Kid care program. Bob Beck talks with Wyoming Children's Action Alliance Policy Analyst Marc Homer.
Rockies Express pipeline may face completion delay (2007-10-05)
A much-anticipated piece of natural gas infrastructure faces slow down.
Trooper in lawsuit involved in previous jail altercation (2007-10-05)
A state trooper who recently settled a lawsuit that had accused him of using excessive force during an arrest in 2005 is the same trooper accused of mistreating an inmate in June.
A Northern Arapaho Effort To Revive Their Language (2007-10-05)
On the Wind River Reservation, a new generation of learners and an older generation of speakers are determined to save their language. Kristin Espeland reports.
Wyoming is Slow to Grow (2007-10-05)
Wyoming grows less than one percent every year, and it's been like that for a long time. Peter O'Dowd finds out why, and whether it will change anytime soon.
College Students Have a Bad Record on Practicing Safe Sex (2007-10-05)
A study says the University of Wyoming ranked number two in access to sexual health tests and safe sex materials. But concerned sexual health experts are still seeing a surprising number of sexually transmitted diseases, despite the availability of resources. Wyoming Public Radio's Hayley Douglass reports.
More protest against Barrasso insurance vote (2007-10-05)
Governor Dave Freudenthal has joined the chorus of those who are criticizing Senator John Barrasso for his vote against expanding a children's healthcare program.
Antelope abound in the northeast (2007-10-05)
If you think there are a massive number of pronghorn antelope in northeast Wyoming you're right.
Autumn Gardens (2007-10-05)
It's the fall, but there is still work you can do around your yard. Bob Beck talks to Shane Smith of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.
Near-Record Grizzly Cub Numbers in Yellowstone Area (2007-10-04)
A near-record number of grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National park produced cubs this year.
Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Pit Bulls in Cheyenne (2007-10-04)
A sheriff's deputy shot two pits bulls, killing one and wounding the other, during an encounter with the dogs in Cheyenne.
Rockies Beat Phillies 10-5 (2007-10-04)
The Colorado Rockies own a two-games-to-none lead in the NL Division Series after Kaz Matsui launched a grand slam and drove in five runs in a 10-5 win at Philadelphia.
U.W. Fraternity's Status Temporarily Revoked After Drinking Incident (2007-10-04)
Members of the Sigma Nu fraternity at the University of Wyoming are under investigation for drinking dangerous amounts of alcohol on campus.
Natrona Woman Charged With Embezzling Money (2007-10-04)
A 49-year-old Natrona County woman faces charges of embezzling money from an energy company.
Wyoming Population Likely to Stay Small (2007-10-04)
State leaders have long discussed diversifying the economy beyond oil and gas, but accomplishing that goal could take decades.
Wyoming Air Travel Increases (2007-10-03)
More people flew from Wyoming airports this year than last year so far, thanks largely to increased business travel and a million-dollar marketing campaign.
Sweetwater County Will Scale Back Leasing (2007-10-03)
The Sweetwater County Commission has decided to scale back the amount of county land that will be available for oil and gas leasing outside Rock Springs and Green River.
Corrections Department Sets New Policy (2007-10-03)
The corrections department adopted a new policy this week in response to a lawsuit filed by a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Cozad Gets Seven Years (2007-10-03)
A judge sentenced former Northern Colorado backup punter Mitch Cozad to seven years in prison for stabbing a rival.
Trooper Pays Up in Excessive Force Matter (2007-10-03)
A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper will pay 15-thousand dollars to a Platte County man who accused the trooper of using excessive force during an arrest in 2005.
MT Couple Seeks Help After Cattle Loss (2007-10-03)
A Montana couple whose cattle were slaughtered after brucellosis was detected in their herd have appealed to the governor for help to deal with financial setbacks.
Wind Farm Permit Approved for White Mountain (2007-10-03)
The Sweetwater County Commission has approved a conditional use permit for Tasco Engineering to build a 36-turbine wind farm on top of White Mountain near Pilot Butte.
Two Workers Slightly Injured In Plant Explosion (2007-10-02)
Two workers suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire at a plant near Gillette testing technology to refine low-grade coal into cleaner-burning fuel.
UW Women's Basketball Lands a Fourth Recruit (2007-10-02)
Wyoming women's coach Joe Legerski has landed a fourth high school recruit.
Wildlife Trust Fund Gets Record Number of Applications (2007-10-02)
Wyoming's wildlife trust fund has received nine applications asking for cash to set aside land for conservation.
New Yellowstone Jail Sidelined (2007-10-02)
Jail cells are no longer part of a justice center project at Yellowstone National Park. They've been sidelined for now, to save money.
Clark Residents Await Meeting (2007-10-02)
Residents of Clark,Wyoming say a year old gas blowout is still causing the community problems.
Killer Remains In The Hospital (2007-10-02)
A convicted killer captured in Wyoming after six days on the run remains in critical condition at University of Utah Hospital.
Body Found Near Cody (2007-10-02)
The body of a 29-year-old Cody man who had been missing for nearly a week has been found at the scene of a single-vehicle accident.
Wildfire Quickly Extinguished Near Lander (2007-10-02)
Firefighters stopped a wind-driven wildfire that threatened a subdivision near Lander.
Wyo. Guard unit returning from Iraq deployment (2007-10-01)
The 146 members of the Wyoming Army National Guard's 1041st Engineer Company are on their way home.
Wolf control plan criticized (2007-10-01)
The Natural Resources Defense Council says "nearly 600 wolves" could be killed.
Escaped killer still in critical condition (2007-10-01)
Police shot an escaped convict in the abdomen over the weekend.
Strong hunting season ahead (2007-10-01)
May snowfall made for a promising hunting season this year.
Democrats blast Barrasso's insurance stance (2007-09-28)
Wyoming Democrats say Senator John Barrasso was wrong to vote against expanding a children's healthcare program
Dumping Trashed Tires on the Decline (2007-09-28)
Ann Murray of the Environment Report reports that the days of pitching hazardous tires into landfills are waning.
Truth in Translation' plays in Jackson (2007-09-28)
Host Bob Beck speaks with the author who wrote this award-winning play.
Reporter's Roundtable: Betting on Casinos (2007-09-28)
Peter O'Dowd interviews two journalists who have covered the casino growth on the Wind River Reservation.
Jackson Ski Resort Waits for Payday (2007-09-28)
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has poured $100 million into the state's most iconic mountain. So far ownership hasn't taken a penny in profit. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Binge Drinking Soars on Campus, in Wyoming (2007-09-28)
The most recent study shows binge drinking in Wyoming is among the worst in the nation. Host Beck reports.
Horses near Rock Springs attacked (2007-09-28)
Authorities said a number of horses north of Rock Springs were injured by a weapon that could be either a pitchfork, a machete or a gun.
Governor Pushes Balance on Energy and Climate (2007-09-28)
Host Bob Beck talks about energy and the environment with Gov. Dave Freudenthal.
Wyoming Outdoor Council Hits 40 (2007-09-28)
Host Bob Beck talks about the legacy of one of the state's largest advocacy groups.
Senators Back President on Kids Insurance Bill (2007-09-28)
Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi voted against an expansion to a children's health insurance bill. Todd Zwillich has this report from Capitol Hill.
Cops follow false lead for killers in Evanston (2007-09-28)
Authorities rushed to a home yesterday (Thursday) in Evanston in southwest Wyoming based on a tip that two escaped Utah inmates were holed up there.
Presidential forum down to three in Casper (2007-09-27)
Presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo of Colorado has dropped out of the Wyoming Republican Party's presidential forum this Saturday.
Education department disputes national survey (2007-09-27)
The Department of Education is disputing figures from a national group that claims 1 in 4 Wyoming ninth-graders fail to graduate on time
Mayor: Jackson faces housing, employee crisis (2007-09-27)
Jackson Mayor Mark Barron says housing and work force shortages in Jackson Hole have reached crisis proportions.
Wyoming Grad Rate Could Be Better (2007-09-27)
Wyoming's high school graduation rate is better than the nationwide average, but still 1 in 4 Wyoming ninth-graders fail to graduate on time.
Barrasso Opposes New Version Of Children's Health Care Program (2007-09-27)
Senator John Barrasso disagrees with those who want to expand a children's health care program called S-chip.
Matthew Shepard inspires national hate-crime provision (2007-09-27)
Sen. Edward Kennedy is proposing a hate-crime bill to be rolled into terrorism legislation.
Bison killed in Wyoming could set world record (2007-09-26)
A hunter killed what could be the largest bison on record.
35 People Arrested In Meth Sting (2007-09-26)
35 people have been arrested and charged with distribution of Methamphetamine in Wyoming.
Weak dollar to boost Western ski season (2007-09-26)
The U-S dollar hit a record low compared to the Euro this week, and that has the ski industry looking forward to the upcoming season.
Ranchers push for better pricing (2007-09-26)
Wyoming ranchers and others have been talking with political leaders in an effort to fix the pricing system in the cattle industry.
Fire Chief Indicted (2007-09-26)
A federal grand jury has indicted former Campbell County fire chief Gary Scott on charges that he had sex with four minors.
Plague strikes prairie dogs (2007-09-25)
Part of the prairie dog population in Fall River County in western South Dakota has been decimated
Groups file suit against coal-bed drilling (2007-09-25)
A number of conservation groups have filed a lawsuit to halt coalbed methane development in the Atlantic Rim.
Sage grouse team turns to the governor (2007-09-25)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says rural subdivisions must shoulder some of the blame for declining sage grouse habitats
Wyoming kids show classroom improvement (2007-09-25)
In the national test that measures student improvement in math and reading Wyoming students are either improving or staying the same.
Plague strikes prairie dogs (2007-09-25)
Part of the prairie dog population in Fall River County in western South Dakota has been decimated
Panel Thins Sage Grouse Ideas (2007-09-24)
A panel will present sage grouse protection ideas to the Governor.
Business Expo Encourages Innovation (2007-09-24)
The Casper Events Center will host businesses from across the state this week during the first-ever Idea Expo.
Wyoming Mortage Company Grows (2007-09-24)
A mortage company in Wyoming is bucking a national trend.
Residential Property Strains Federal Fire Budgets (2007-09-24)
As development continues to grow near public forests, the cost of defending private property from fire is likely to increase by billions of dollars.
An effort to get books back at home (2007-09-21)
A new reading initiative has fourteen Wyoming counties rediscovering literature and its benefits for the community.
Drilling rigs stall amid gas slump (2007-09-21)
The stale price of natural gas has led to fewer new wells and companies moving money out of Wyoming.
Housing Authority Wants Jackson Home Prices Down (2007-09-20)
Efforts are underway to provide cheaper housing in Jackson, but it could take a while.
State Brass Turns to Washington Over Yellowstone (2007-09-20)
Wyoming's political leaders are firing criticism at the National Park Service over its decision to close Yellowstone's east entrance in the winter.
Park Staff Wants Snowmobiles Limited (2007-09-20)
The park proposal calls for a daily limit of 540 snowmobiles. The current limit is 720.
East Entrance To Close (2007-09-20)
Yellowstone National Park officials will recommend closing the park's East Entrance to snowmobiles as part of a winter management plan due next week.
Game and Fish worker injured in ATV accident (2007-09-19)
A Game and Fish employee was injured in an ATV accident on Rattlesnake Mountain west of Cody.
Mental health bill passes (2007-09-19)
The U-S Senate has passed a bill that will dis-allow insurance discrimination towards those with mental health needs.
Governor calls the price of natural gas appalling (2007-09-19)
Gov. Freudenthal says Wyoming natural gas production came on far faster than anyone envisioned, which contributed to the low prices.
Groups seek suspension of Elk Refuge bison hunt (2007-09-19)
The bison hunt could once again get snared in legal trouble.
REDDI Program Survives 25 years (2007-09-19)
25 years ago Wyoming began a program to try and identify those driving drunk on highways.
Natural gas slump won't affect your heating bill (2007-09-19)
State advocate says average consumer won't feel the affect of lagging natural gas prices.
Slow start to bison hunt (2007-09-18)
Two animals were shot on the first day of a bison hunt on the National Elk Refuge.
State hones in on historic buildings (2007-09-18)
A deadline is quickly approaching that will affect years of historic building preservation projects throughout Wyoming.
Top Educator Assesses the School Progress (2007-09-18)
Host Bob Beck and State Superintendent Jim McBride discuss how the education department is trying to open dialogue with the state.
Top Educator Assesses the School Progress (2007-09-18)
Host Bob Beck and State Superintendent Jim McBride discuss how the education department is trying to open dialogue with the state.
BLM fires back, calls drilling estimate misleading (2007-09-18)
The Bureau of Land Management says a report by the Wilderness Society was designed to grab headlines, not educate the public.
Cubin breaks foot in hospital (2007-09-18)
Rep. Barbara Cubin broke her foot while visiting her ill husband.
Moving Day: A Man with Down Syndrome Faces the World (2007-09-18)
Elsa Heidorn brings us a story about a 22-year-old man who left the comfort of home to live on his own.
National Leader on Humanities Swings Through Wyoming (2007-09-17)
Host Bob Beck talks with Bruce Cole from the National Endowment for the Humanities about a few projects the group is promoting.
Teachers Croon for the Tetons (2007-09-17)
Peter O'Dowd has this music review of two teachers who find their inspiration in Wyoming's history.
Author Discusses Her Latest Book (2007-09-17)
Host Bob Beck talks with Alyson Hagy about her new book, Snow Ashes.
Reporter's Roundtable (2007-09-17)
Wyoming Public Radio speaks with two journalists who have written editorials on the hoop-la surrounding Wyoming's state quarter.
A Historian's Thoughts on Wyoming's New Coin (2007-09-17)
Commentator Phil Roberts gives his two cents in the quarter debate.
When God and the Environment Merge (2007-09-17)
Bob Beck reports that some religious leaders are getting a dose of environmental education.
Natural gas prices stay flat (2007-09-17)
The price of natural gas in Wyoming is 30 percent lower than the national average.
Barrasso turns to Bush for help (2007-09-17)
U-S Senator John Barrasso is asking President Bush to make sure Wyoming gets the abandoned mine lands money it is owed.
Trauner Still Thinks About Running (2007-09-17)
Democrat Gary Trauner is still considering another run for the U-S House.
Road Kill Numbers Prompt Creativity (2007-09-17)
Teton County officials are trying to reduce the number of animals killed on the road by using a new sign strategy. Rebecca Huntington reports from Jackson.
EQC Could Get Involved With Drilling (2007-09-17)
The state of Wyoming is set to consider a petition from environmental groups that want to protect the Adobe Town area of the Red Desert.
Wells to increase 160 percent in 2 decades (2007-09-17)
Nearly 60,000 new oil and gas wells are planned for Wyoming in the next 15 to 20 years according to a report issued by the Wilderness Society.
Natural gas prices stay flat (2007-09-17)
The price of natural gas in Wyoming is 30 percent lower than the national average.
Park Service denies waffling on future of Sylvan Pass (2007-09-17)
The regional director of the National Park Service denies charges from Wyoming's governor and congressional delegation.
People Should Plan For Personal Disasters (2007-09-17)
The state department of health is busy setting up a variety of preparedness projects in the event of a pandemic or another health emergency.
Students at UW Practice Safe Sex (2007-09-14)
Pillow talk at the University of Wyoming helped score the university the number two spot in the nation's sexual health rankings.
Quarter Hoopla in Cheyenne (2007-09-14)
It's official. Wyoming's state quarter has arrived.
Detroit Zoo Incubates Rare Wyoming Toadlets (2007-09-14)
The Detroit Zoo's captive breeding program has produced a group of 40 toadlets of the rare Wyoming toad.
DC Delegation Looks into Forest Service Relocation (2007-09-14)
Wyoming's congressional delegation is asking the U.S. Forest Service to hold a public meeting in Jackson on the agency's proposal to move the Bridger-Teton National Forest headquarters to another town.
Wyoming Dog Laws Lacking (2007-09-13)
Wyoming ranks among the two worse states in penalizing those who engage in dog fighting.
High Tech Projects Find Major Funding (2007-09-13)
The Wyoming Business Council is awarding a million dollars for a Teton County project that could push Wyoming further into the high-tech industry.
High Tech Money Approved For Teton County (2007-09-13)
The Wyoming Business Council is awarding a million dollars for a Teton County project that could get Wyoming further into the high tech business field.
Water Reserves Hit All-Time Lows (2007-09-13)
The state's reservoirs are at a critical intersection.
Coal States Rip the Federal Government (2007-09-13)
Governors today from three western states and West Virginia met in Cheyenne to form a strategy for the nation's energy use
Politicians Weigh In On Sylvan Pass (2007-09-13)
Wyoming's governor and congressional delegation have sent scathing letters to the National Park Service about Yellowstone National Park's East Entrance.
Projects Promote Humanities (2007-09-12)
The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities is praising various projects going in the state concerning democracy.
New Push to Solve Worker Crunch in Campbell County (2007-09-12)
One group is trying to raise 2-million dollars to fix one of the state's biggest problems.
Governors to Meet in Cheyenne to Talk Carbon (2007-09-12)
The governors of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and West Virginia are planning to meet in Cheyenne tomorrow to talk about carbon sequestration.
More Smokers Light Up (2007-09-11)
The number of Wyoming residents who smoke increased 2 percent between 2002 and 2006.
Expert on Mexico Speaks in Jackson (2007-09-11)
An expert on Mexico who spoke at the University of Wyoming says economic downturns in Mexico can affect the United States.
Bison Hunt Will Go On (2007-09-11)
The National Elk Refuge is scheduled to hold its first ever bison hunt this weekend.
Enzi Holds Firm On Troop Withdrawal (2007-09-11)
Wyoming's senior Republican Senator Mike Enzi says a decision about troops levels in Iraq must be made by military commanders on the ground not politicians.
BP Donates To UW (2007-09-10)
The University of Wyoming has an extra 10-million dollars to boost energy research.
ACLU Won't Challenge End to Prison Oversight (2007-09-10)
The Department of Corrections is one step closer to having full control of Wyoming prisons.
Homes Free of Toxic Gas in Rock Springs (2007-09-10)
Tests find no traces of gas in Rock Springs homes
Wyoming Delegation Praises Iraq Report (2007-09-10)
Two members of Wyoming's Republican congressional delegation praised General David Petraeus' report on Iraq.
Barrasso to Fight for Wyoming Range; Group Pleased (2007-09-10)
Senator John Barrasso's announcement that he wants to restrict drilling in the Wyoming Range has at least one conservation group celebrating.
Running Down Cash (2007-09-10)
Bob Beck talks with Katherine Conover, who is organizing one very profitable foot race in Jackson.
Grizzlies Tangled in a Complex Web (2007-09-10)
Kristin Espeland reports that a species of trees struggling to survive a warmer climate in Yellowstone could have a disastrous effect on wildlife.
Artists Comment on Environment with Art (2007-09-10)
Elsa Heidorn reports on a group of Laramie artists who merge their artistic interpretations with commentary on the environment.
First Day of School, but No Place to Park (2007-09-10)
Good luck finding a parking spot at the University of Wyoming this fall. Wyoming Public Radio's Hayley Douglass reports.
UW Rethinks Campus Safety (2007-09-10)
As Host Bob Beck reports, the University of Wyoming is making some changes to its emergency response system.
The Business of Reducing Your Footprint (2007-09-10)
Some companies claim they can help you limit your contribution to global warming. The Environment Report's Rebecca Williams has more.
Balancing Energy and Wildlife (2007-09-10)
Bob Beck discusses the challenges of giving equal consideration to very important parts of Wyoming culture.
Reporter's Roundtable (2007-09-10)
Elsa Heidorn talks with a reporter from the Casper Star Tribune and the Powell Tribune about the latest snowmobile report to come from the Park Service.
Governor Says Spending Priorities Remain The Same (2007-09-10)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says there will be no major shift in spending priorities.
Arapaho Educator Comes Home To Save Schools (2007-09-10)
Peter O'Dowd profiles one man who returns to Wyoming to help turn around a generation of struggling schools.
WY Congressional Delegation Pressure Feds Over AML Money (2007-09-08)
U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Representative Barbara Cubin are continuing to pressure the federal government to dole out years of back payments that are due to Wyoming in abandoned mine money.
UW Gets New IT Building (2007-09-07)
The University of Wyoming took a major step today in securing better technology for its campus.
UW Touts Safety Plan (2007-09-07)
University of Wyoming trustees will discuss a new safety plan being implemented this semester.
Yellowstone's August Visitor Numbers Up (2007-09-07)
The number of visitors to Yellowstone National Park in August continued to be well above last year's figures.
Bear Euthanized After Raiding Cars (2007-09-07)
A bear with a recent history of raiding cars and sniffing around tents in search of food was tranquilized and euthanized in Grand Teton National Park.
Fire Fighters Make Progress on Bone Creek Fire (2007-09-07)
It was a good day for firefighters battling the Bone Creek Fire in northern Wyoming.
Toxic Gas Results in Rock Springs Due Friday (2007-09-06)
Some Rock Springs residents will soon know if toxic gases are leaking into their homes.
Possible Lead in the Case of Missing Girl (2007-09-06)
The case of a missing Wyoming girl came up today at the sentencing of James Strahl, who'll serve life in prison for killing a rural South Dakota man nine years ago.
White House Hopefuls Heading to Wyoming (2007-09-06)
The state GOP announced today it will hold a debate for Republican presidential candidates at the end of the month.
Hunting and Fishing Down Nationally and in WY (2007-09-05)
Nationally, the number of those who hunt and fish is down and a similar trend is also occurring in Wyoming.
Report: Snowmobiles Getting Better, But Still Too Loud in Yellowstone (2007-09-05)
Snowmobiles and snow coaches in Yellowstone National Park are still noisier at times than limits established by park officials.
Rock Spring Residents Say Gas Seeping Into Houses (2007-09-05)
People who live near a mine reclamation project in Rock Springs say hydrogen sulfide gas has been seeping into their homes and making them ill.
Wyoming Has Plenty of Dangerous Abandoned Mines (2007-09-05)
Last weekend, an Arizona girl was killed when she drove her off-road vehicle into an abandoned mine. A state official says the same thing could happen here.
Qwest Installs Backup Links To Fix 911 Outage Problem (2007-09-05)
Qwest has installed radio backup links and 50 miles of fiber lines between Evanston and Kemmerer since a nearly statewide 911 outage a year ago.
Head-On Crash With Trooper Injures Gillette Man (2007-09-05)
A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper and two others were injured when a patrol car hit a car head-on while passing a tractor-trailer south of Gillette.
State Does More to Catch Deadbeat Parents (2007-09-04)
The state's child support enforcement agency collected six percent more in child support payments than the previous year.
Plans on Track for Powell Clinic (2007-09-04)
Plans are on track in Powell to open a free medical clinic by Nov. 1.
Lopsided Comments Don't Surprise Snowmobile Group (2007-09-04)
A snowmobile advocate says his group has been outdone by environmentalists who oppose the machines in Wyoming national parks.
Wyoming Enrollment Up (2007-09-03)
Preliminary figures indicate enrollment at the University of Wyoming is 2.8 percent higher than it was last year at the same time.
Men's Wages Up, Women Lag (2007-09-03)
Workers in Wyoming are seeing both longer hours and more pay as their employers struggle to get the job done without enough employees.
Most Don't Want Snowmobiles In Yellowstone (2007-09-03)
75 percent of those who commented, don't want snowmobiles in Yellowstone.
Bark Beetle Work In Med Bow Area (2007-09-03)
The U.S. Forest Service plans work on managing the bark beetle infestation in northern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming.
Buchanan Endorses Community Colleges (2007-09-03)
UW President Tom Buchanan continues to support increased budgets for Community Colleges.
BLM Creates New Pindale Plans (2007-08-31)
Bureau of Land Management officials say they've taken comments from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department seriously and have created a new plan for energy development on the Pinedale Anticline.
Child support (2007-08-31)
Over the past year, the state's child support enforcement agency collected six percent more in child support payments than the previous year. Kristin Espeland interviews agency head Brenda Lyttle.
University of Wyoming historian Phil Roberts (2007-08-31)
University of Wyoming historian Phil Roberts reviews the very beginning of public education in Wyoming.
Interview with University of Wyoming president, Tom Buchanan (2007-08-31)
University of Wyoming officials are asking for an increase in their budget. Bob Beck talks with university president, Tom Buchanan.
Student credit card debt (2007-08-31)
As they get back on campus, students at the University of Wyoming are being warned about the dangers of taking on too much credit card debt. Bob Beck reports.
BLM to Consider Wider Spread Drilling on Anticline (2007-08-31)
The Bureau of Land Management will expand the options its considering for how much and where to drill on the pinedale anticline.
Study of pronghorn antelope (2007-08-31)
The Wildlife Conservation Society has now completed the second year of a five-year study of pronghorn antelope. Kristin Espeland talks to study coordinator Lee Work.
Bark beetle infestations (2007-08-31)
Bark beetle infestations have killed off large swaths of forest in the West, which has created a greater risk of forest fires. The Environment Report's Steve Zelaznik finds that the risk of fire is forcing communities to balance fire prevention and ecological preservation.
Warren Buffett Buys BNSF Stock (2007-08-31)
Warren Buffett's investment company has bought another set of railroad stocks this month.
Forum called Pandemic Flu: it is your business (2007-08-31)
Public health experts are trying to prepare Wyoming for a flu pandemic. They're reaching out to business people with a forum called Pandemic Flu: it is your business. Bob Beck talks to Quest Wyoming President Mike Ceballos.
Wyoming Republican Party moved its caucus date (2007-08-31)
The Wyoming Republican Party moved its caucus for the 2008 presidential election to January 5th. That's the earliest date in the country, for now. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Ethics rules for Lobbing (2007-08-31)
Congress tightened up ethics rules before leaving town for the August break. But many question whether the changes will have much impact. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.
Michigan Moves Up Primary to January (2007-08-30)
The Michigan state House has voted to move the state's presidential nomination contests to January 15th.
Forest Service Office Might Move Out of Jackson (2007-08-30)
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to move its supervisor's office out of Jackson because of high housing costs.
WY Dems Will Not Move Up Their Primary (2007-08-30)
Wyoming Democrats say they're not impressed with the GOP's decision to move its 2008 presidential caucus to early January.
Coach Discrimination Suit Settled in Casper (2007-08-30)
Two female coaches have settled their discrimination lawsuit against the Natrona County School District in Casper.
State Asks Judge to End Prison Oversight (2007-08-29)
The Attorney General says the state has done enough to protect inmates.
Katrina Still Haunts Wyoming Woman 2 Years Later (2007-08-29)
On the two year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a woman in Wyoming says she still has nightmares about rising waters and losing friends.
Cheyenne Gets Kudos for Water Plan (2007-08-29)
It's not quite clean enough to drink, but Cheyenne's wastewater is pure enough to sprinkle on the golf course.
Sage Grouse Worries Interior (2007-08-28)
An Interior Department official says the federal government must take immediate action to conserve shrinking sage grouse populations.
Expert Doubts Validity of GOP Caucus Date (2007-08-28)
The Wyoming Republican Party has moved its caucus for the 2008 presidential election to January 5th--now the earliest in the country. Not everyone is convinced the move will bring more recognition to the state.
Mechanical Failure Did Not Bring Down Plane (2007-08-28)
Investigators say the Wyoming Civil Air Patrol aircraft that crashed in the Bighorn National Forest last week did not show any signs of mechanical failure.
Sage Grouse Catch Government's Eye (2007-08-28)
The Interior Department says something must be done about declining sage grouse numbers in Wyoming.
Wyoming GOP Puts Pressure on New Hampshire (2007-08-27)
Move over Iowa and New Hampshire, Wyoming Republicans have decided to make their presidential caucus the first in the country.
Wyoming Leaner than Many States (2007-08-27)
New figures from Washington show the obesity rate continued to climb last year in 31 states. But Wyomingites are definitely on the lean side.
Teton County Reduces No-Build Zone for Eagles (2007-08-27)
Teton County has reduced by at least half the distance that development is supposed to be kept away from bald eagle nests.
EPA Mandates Air-Quality Study by BLM (2007-08-27)
A Wyoming environmental group hopes that a recent air-quality study mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency in northwest Colorado will be repeated here.
Parking Tighter At UW (2007-08-27)
University of Wyoming classes get underway again today but those coming to campus might see parking a bit worse then they have in the past.
Wyoming Insulated from Rash of Foreclosures (2007-08-27)
Foreclosure rates are up 93 percent nationwide compared to the same time last year. But in Wyoming, the rate is about the same as last year.
Ammunition Prices To Rise Again (2007-08-27)
Those planning on doing a lot of hunting this fall might want to purchase ammunition sooner then later.
Wyoming May Debate Smoking Ban (2007-08-27)
A legislative committee has voted to draft a bill to ban smoking in public places throughout Wyoming.
Climbing Ban Upheld for Cave Rock (2007-08-27)
A federal appeals court has upheld a ban on rock climbing at Lake Tahoe's Cave Rock, rejecting arguments by a climbing advocacy group that the ban enacted by the U.S. Forest Service was unconstitutional.
AG: Papers Filed, Bison Hunt Will Go On (2007-08-24)
Hunters won't be killing bison on the National Elk Refuge this weekend, but the Attorney General's office says that could soon change.
Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks Get Project Money (2007-08-24)
The Interior Department has granted more than half a million dollars for projects at Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
Plane Crash Victim Remembered (2007-08-24)
A memorial service was held today in Sheridan for one of the three victims of a Civil Air Patrol plane crash.
Sen. Barrasso Plans To Take Up Rural Health Care Bill (2007-08-23)
Senator John Barrasso is wrapping up a series of town hall meetings throughout Wyoming. Then it's back to the Senate for the start of the fall legislative session.
UW Ranked in the Middle by US News & World Report (2007-08-23)
The University of Wyoming falls somewhere between the best and worst ranked colleges in the nation.
Candidates Visit Wyoming (2007-08-23)
Mitt Romney made his pitch to Jackson voters on Wednesday.
Yellowstone Fire Restricts Lift Thursday Night (2007-08-23)
A week ago, firefighters were spread thin trying to keep up with wildfires burning in Yellowstone National Park.
No Charges Filed in Death of Pete Absolon (2007-08-23)
The Fremont County attorney will not press criminal charges against the man who accidentally killed climber Pete Absolon nearly two weeks ago.
Wyoming's 2nd Four-Year College Becomes a Reality (2007-08-23)
Some 35 students from across the country will be taking classes at Wyoming's new four year college.
Fishing Restrictions Lifted (2007-08-22)
Cooler temperatures are allowing Yellowstone National Park to lift fishing restrictions on many of the park's rivers and creeks.
South Dakota Rules Could Affect DM&E Project (2007-08-22)
A South Dakota legislative panel has given its approval to new rules that likely will be used to determine whether the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad can use eminent domain to acquire land for its expansion project.
WY Civil Air Patrol Crash Victims Identified (2007-08-22)
The victims were all experienced pilots or rescuers, from Cowley and Sheridan.
Teton Cty. Housing Authority to Propose 25% Affordable Housing (2007-08-22)
The housing authority wants to require developers to make at least 25% of all new developments affordable.
UW Completes Safety Review (2007-08-22)
The university plans to use text messaging as part of its emergency communication system, and it's updated its parental notification policy so that the school can call parents if a student has an unauthorized weapon.
WY Civil Air Patrol Plane Crashes in Bighorns (2007-08-21)
The Cessna 182 crashed while on a search and rescue mission near Sheridan, killing all three crew members aboard.
New Council to Tackle School Graduation Rates (2007-08-21)
Governor Dave Freudenthal appointed 14 members to the new P-16 council, designed to address lingering problems in the state's school system.
Idaho Gov. Declares Wildfire Emergency (2007-08-21)
Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter declared a statewide wildfire emergency today.
Education Money Suit Heads To WY Supreme Court (2007-08-21)
The Wyoming Department of Education has put on hold its lawsuit against five school districts that have refused to turn over to the state $44 million in local tax revenue.
Hybrid Elms Planted Around Wyoming (2007-08-21)
Hybrid elms resistant to Dutch elm disease are being planted around Wyoming, the start of a potential comeback for the devastated species in the state.
West Nile Cases Jump to 58 (2007-08-21)
The number of West Nile Virus cases in Wyoming has jumped from 35 to 58 in about a week.
Man Charged in Strangulation Death (2007-08-21)
Police in the Texas Panhandle have arrested a man wanted in the strangulation death of a woman who worked at a motel in Rock Springs.
Parasite Sickens 18 People in Gillette (2007-08-20)
A waterborne parasite has sickened 18 people in Gillette this summer.
Bison Suit Fails (2007-08-20)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has denied a private citizen's petition to list the Yellowstone bison as an endangered species.
Columbine Fire Almost Extinguished (2007-08-20)
The fire near the East entrance to Yellowstone National Park was doused with an inch and a half of rain over the weekend and is nearly out.
Casper's Baby Boomer Study Helps City Officials (2007-08-20)
The first phase of Casper's baby boomer study is done, and city officials say they've already learned a lot from it.
Season Pass Price Goes Up, But Skiers Keep Coming (2007-08-20)
Season-pass ticket prices at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will go up as much as $50 this winter, but a resort spokeswoman says that won't keep skiers away from the slopes.
East Gate Reopens After Mud Slide Cleaned Up (2007-08-20)
Cars, campers and RVs are moving in and out of Yellowstone National Park through the park's east gate again.
Losses Run Deep After Sheridan Fires (2007-08-20)
Sheridan's Little Goose fire burned cherished cabins; now, owners are coming to terms with the loss.
State Geologist Says CBM Habitat is Sage Grouse Habitat (2007-08-18)
About half of the best sage grouse habitat in the Powder River Basin may be the best coal-bed methane habitat, too.
Jackson Hospital Looks to Youth Movement (2007-08-18)
One hospital in Jackson is taking a creative approach to solving the state's doctor shortage. Host Bob Beck reports.
Casper Takes Aging by the Horns (2007-08-18)
The city of Casper tries to tackle aging issues before it's too late. Elsa Heidorn reports.
Romney to Visit Jackson for Fundraiser, Meetings (2007-08-18)
The Republican presidential hopeful will visit Wyoming on Wednesday.
Remembering a Wyoming Outdoorsman (2007-08-18)
A longtime friend of climber Pete Absolon remembers the outdoorsman who died doing what he loved.
Reshaping the Old Faithful Inn (2007-08-18)
A Yellowstone landmark gets a facelift. Kristin Espeland reports.
WY Appeals BATF Ruling on Gun Rights, Domestic Violence (2007-08-18)
Wyoming will appeal the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearm's decision regarding gun ownership and misdemeanor convictions in domestic violence.
A Plan to Find New Healthcare Providers (2007-08-18)
The Wyoming Primary Care Association's Pat Monahan tells us why he thinks he can find more docotrs and dentists.
Transmission Lines a Boon for Wyoming (2007-08-18)
Host Kristin Espeland talks with the head of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority about the benefits of its ambitious project.
Bark Beetle Takes Hold in Cities, too (2007-08-18)
If you thought these pests were confined to the forest, think again. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Reporters' Roundtable: University Takes Chance on Budget (2007-08-18)
Peter O'Dowd speaks with the publisher of the Wyoming Business Report and the opinion editor of the Casper Star Tribune about UW's ambitious funding plan.
Buffalo Bill Lodge Braces for Fire (2007-08-16)
A 17-thousand-acre wildfire that closed the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park is now threatening a historic lodge at the Pahaska Teepee Resort just outside park boundaries.
Wyoming Leads Nation In Home Sales (2007-08-16)
Wyoming is bucking the national trend on existing home sales.
DEQ Backs Away From Weights (2007-08-16)
The state Department of Environmental Quality has decided not to resume a project using 25-ton weights to collapse old mine shafts in an area of downtown Rock Springs.
East Entrance to Yellowstone Still Closed (2007-08-15)
The east entrance of Yellowstone National Park remains closed because of the 12,000 acre fire burning nearby in the park.
Climber Killed By Thrown Rock (2007-08-15)
A rock that killed a climber in Lander was thrown on purpose.
Fires Continue In Yellowstone (2007-08-15)
The east entrance to Yellowstone National Park has been temporarily closed again, because of the Columbine Fire.
Governor: No Bison Hunt without Justice's Consent (2007-08-14)
The US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to hold a bison hunt near Jackson, but Wyoming's governor isn't moving until the Department of Justice gives a green light.
Fire Threatens Homes Near Sheridan (2007-08-14)
A wildfire southwest of Sheridan has burned three cabins and a shed and is threatening about 100 homes.
Infrastructure Woes: WY Engineer Says Dams Are Safe (2007-08-14)
In the wake of the Minneapolis bridge collapse, engineers are inspecting all kinds of infrastructure. Here in Wyoming, inspectors say bridges are safe.
Health Director Says Be Careful Of Smoke (2007-08-14)
Officials say that people should avoid being outside near a forest fire.
East Entrance Reopens (2007-08-14)
The East Entrance of Yellowstone was scheduled to reopen this morning.
Healthcare Commission Wants To Ban Smoking (2007-08-14)
The Wyoming Healthcare Commission wants state lawmakers to ban smoking in all public places in the state.
Yellowstone Fire Still Zero Percent Contained (2007-08-14)
The fire that closed the park's East entrance has slowed but is still not contained.
Little Chugwater Has Big Dreams (2007-08-13)
A town in Eastern Wyoming looks to grow in order to survive. Elsa Heidorn reports.
Look for Deals for the Garden (2007-08-13)
We discuss all things green with the head of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.
Profile: A Trap Shoot Champion (2007-08-13)
As Host Bob Beck reports, Laramie resident Tanie Heitz is celebrating her fifth year as a champion markswoman.
Commentary: Don't Forget the Equality State (2007-08-13)
Commentator and historian Phil Roberts says the state has more than the Bucking Bronco to idolize.
Wyoming's Congressional Delegation Fired Up Over the Energy Bill (2007-08-13)
Congress faces a showdown in August on conflicting energy policies. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.
Dancers Take to the Sky (2007-08-13)
This month, University of Wyoming dancers will perform on the rocks of Vedauwoo. Kristin Espeland reports.
Petroleum Industry Looks Sideways at Energy Policy (2007-08-13)
Host Bob Beck talks about the energy debate with a representative of the American Petroleum Institute.
Insiders Question Safety of Rawlins Prison (2007-08-13)
A correctional officer resigns in part because he feared for his life. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Fires Close East Entrance to Yellowstone (2007-08-13)
Fire managers say resources to fight the East Yellowstone fire are hard to come by because so many other fires are ablaze around the West.
Black-Footed Ferrets Thriving in Shirley Basin (2007-08-13)
A new study shows the recovery effort is working in Wyoming's Shirley Basin.
Senator Barrasso Engaged (2007-08-13)
Senator John Barrasso announced his engagement to Bobbi Brown at the annual Race for the Cure.
Fire Closes East Entrance (2007-08-13)
The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park remains closed this morning.
176 Beds Still Empty at Rawlins Prison (2007-08-13)
As construction crews work on the state's newest prison in Torrington, another building remains under-utilized because of an ongoing staffing shortage.
Reporters Roundtable: News Roundup (2007-08-13)
Elsa Heidorn asks about bridge safety, school performance, and Teton county's exploding property value with reporters from around the state.
Teton Park Visitors' Center Dedicated (2007-08-11)
The director of the National Parks Service praised the new visitors' center in Grand Teton National Park on Saturday.
Police Link Fugitive With Bank Robbery (2007-08-11)
The police chief in Moorcroft says investigators have found evidence tying a fugitive arrested Wednesday in Montana with the robbery of the Pinnacle Bank in Moorcroft on Tuesday.
BLM Acquires 275-Acre Parcel Near Gray Reef (2007-08-10)
The Bureau of Land Management has announced it's acquired land near Gray Reef for public use.
Statewide Community Assessments Show Common Problems, Hopes (2007-08-10)
The Wyoming Rural Development Council has just completed a report on 81 communities in the state. It details the wants and needs of those towns based on extensive meetings among the residents.
State Senator Says Prisons Should Not Be Understaffed (2007-08-10)
State Senator Bill Vasey, once on the prison parole board, says the state penitatiary in Rawlins needs to fix the staffing shortage.
Bird Scientists From Around The World Gather At UW (2007-08-09)
Bird lovers from around the world are meeting at the University of Wyoming this week.
Two WY Bridges Inspected For Safety (2007-08-09)
Wyoming has three bridges that are similar in design to the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis. The Department of Transportation has now inspected two of them, and says those two are safe.
Jackson Moves Forward With Development Plan (2007-08-09)
The Jackson City Council has given preliminary approval to a change to the town's land development regulations.
Cozad Guilty Of Assault (2007-08-09)
A jury has found a former football player and Wheatland Native guilty of second-degree assault, but NOT guilty of attempted first-degree murder.
Fire Chief Resigns Over Accusations (2007-08-09)
The Campbell County fire chief accused of sexually assaulting a teenage cadet has resigned from his job.
Prisoners Get Plenty of Free Health Care (2007-08-09)
As the nation debates universal healthcare, there's one place in Wyoming that receives the benefit of free medical attention.
Motorcycle Deaths on the Rise (2007-08-08)
The number of motorcyclists dying on Wyoming highways is increasing.
State Looks For Options In Addressing Old Mines (2007-08-08)
Rock Springs is struggling with finding safe sites to build homes.
Jurors Deciding Cozad's Fate (2007-08-08)
Jurors have started deliberating the fate of a former University of Northern Colorado backup punter accused of stabbing the starter.
Governor Pleased With Ed Test Scores (2007-08-08)
Although he is still sifting through the details, Governor Dave Freudenthal says he is encouraged by this weeks test results that show that schools and students are improving in the state.
Police Search For Bank Robber (2007-08-08)
Police in Moorcroft are looking for a man who robbed the Pinnacle Bank yesterday (Tuesday) morning.
Fire Restrictions Lifted In The B-T Forest (2007-08-07)
Recent rains combined with cooler temperatures have allowed federal land managers to lift partial fire restrictions in Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest starting tomorrow (Wednesday).
Sage Grouse Studies Continue (2007-08-07)
Experts are studying the effects of West Nile virus on Sage Grouse.
New WCDA Director Named (2007-08-07)
David Haney has been named the new head of the Wyoming Community Development Authority.
Wyoming Prepared for Mine Disaster (2007-08-07)
Wyoming's mine safety head says the state is ready in case a disaster like this week's in a Utah mine strikes here.
Governor Picks New Attorney General (2007-08-06)
Cheyenne Attorney Bruce Salzburg has been chosen by the Governor to be the next Wyoming Attorney General.
New Tram Proposal (2007-08-06)
Teton County commissioners this week will consider a proposed design for a new tram building at the Jackson Hole Mountain resort.
Cubin Opposes Energy Bill (2007-08-06)
Wyoming Congresswoman Barbara Cubin is disgusted with a U-S House Energy Bill and voted against it.
Doctors Screen for Veterans' Mental Health (2007-08-06)
The Wyoming Department of Health has sent questionnaires to private doctors throughout the state asking them to screen veterans for mental health problems. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland talked with Medicaid medical director James Bush about what veterans returning from war are facing.
Yellowstone Volcanoes Are Mysteries Bubbling Below (2007-08-06)
Scientists have been monitoring Yellowstone National Park's massive volcano system, but they're held back by ancient technology. And some say there could be hazards we aren't tracking sufficiently. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland reports.
Yellowstone Visitor Numbers Climb (2007-08-06)
The number of visitors to Yellowstone National Park continues to climb.
Woman Takes the Stand in Cozad Trial (2007-08-06)
A woman who dated former Northern Colorado backup punter Mitch Cozad took the stand in his attempted murder and second-degree assault trial today.
Wyoming Schools Are Making Progress (2007-08-06)
Wyoming schools are doing better when it comes to meeting standards mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Teton County Property Taxes Grow and Grow (2007-08-06)
The cost of homes continues to rise in Teton County and for the first time the county has an assessed valuation of a billion dollars.
Teton County's Assessed Valuation (2007-08-06)
Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that Teton County's Assessed Valuation has reached a billion dollars and talks with the Teton County assessor.
Secrets of the Old Lincoln Highway (2007-08-06)
Before the days of Interstate 80, the Lincoln Highway took travelers across Wyoming. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck talks with Michael Wallis, who has written a book about the old highway and what is special about it.
Trial for Football Player Stabbing (2007-08-06)
A Wyoming Native is on trial for stabbing a fellow football player at Northern Colorado. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck talks with KUNC's Katie Goetz, who has been following the case closely.
Furry Pikas in Trouble (2007-08-06)
Scientists are looking at examples of rapidly changing ecosystems as the Rocky Mountains get gradually warmer. Tiny, furry Pikas may be one casualty of that change. Aspen Public Radio's Kirk Siegler has more.
Ethanol Boom Makes Corn Attractive for Wyoming Farmers (2007-08-06)
The demand for ethanol nationwide has made some farmers switch to corn. But it's also caused a jump in products that go into growing corn, from seed to fertilizer. Peter O'Dowd reports.
A Legend of Wyoming Saddles and Ropes Dies (2007-08-06)
Don King, the man who started the legendary King's Saddlery and King's Ropes, has died. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland talks with his son, Bruce King.
Arapaho Horse Trainer Helps Teens in Trouble (2007-08-06)
An Arapaho horse trainer on the Wind River Indian Reservation has a special gift for communicating with horses. As it turns out, Stanford Addison has a way with troubled teens, too. Wyoming Public Radio's Elsa Heidorn reports.
Cattlemen Disapprove of Ethanol Boom (2007-08-03)
Cattlemen in Wyoming protest corn policy in Washington, DC.
Woman Charged in Jogging Accident (2007-08-03)
Shannon Davis was charged with hitting 37-year-old Michelle Benson with her car near Kelly.
S-chip Bill Disappoints Enzi (2007-08-03)
Senator Mike Enzi is disappointed with the latest version of the state childrens health insurance program.
Wyoming Attorney General Resigns (2007-08-03)
Wyoming's attorney general Pat Crank resigned today (Thursday afternoon).
6 Percent of Nurses in Wyoming are Male (2007-08-03)
A University of Wyoming Women's Studies professor says part of the problem with the state's wage gap is that men are not encouraged to work in female-dominated industries
Wyoming Bridges Ok (2007-08-03)
13 percent of Wyoming bridges are structurally deficient.
More Vaccines Available To Children For Free (2007-08-02)
Three more vaccines are available free to all Wyoming children, thanks to expanded coverage under a state program.
Consumer Advocate Says Telecom Reform Has Worked (2007-08-02)
The telecommunications industry has undergone a lot of change since the first telecommunication bill passed in 1996. Wyoming Consumer Advocate Bryce Freeman says much of it is good news, especially since there does appear to be more competition and services.
BP Will Cut Jobs Near Evanston (2007-08-02)
BP America Production Company announced today (Wednesday) it will close the Whitney Canyon gas plan northeast of Evanston by the end of the year, eliminating about 45 jobs.
Helicopter Rescue in Teton Park for Michigan Man (2007-08-02)
A Michigan man was evacuated from Grand Teton National Park by helicopter yesterday (Wednesday) after he stumbled and fell while on a guided climb of Exum Ridge.
Wyoming Attorney General Resigns (2007-08-02)
Attorey General Pat Crank is resigning next month to go into private law practice in Cheyenne.
DM&E Pres. Says Money Could Come by End of Year (2007-08-02)
The president of the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad says it could secure private financing by the end of the year for expansion of the rail line to coal fields in Wyoming.
Victim Testifies In Stabbing (2007-08-02)
A college football player who was attacked by a knife-wielding man broke down in sobs on the stand today in Greeley after re-enacting the assault.
WCDA Change Could Lead To More Homes (2007-08-01)
As housing prices increase it is getting tougher for people to purchase affordable homes. Earlier this month the Wyoming Community Development Authority increased the purchase price for homes that would qualify for home loans in the state up to 237 thousand dollars.
Sage Grouse Panel Meets (2007-08-01)
A panel formed to look into how to preserve and improve sage grouse numbers and habitat in Wyoming held its first meeting today (Tuesday) in Cheyenne.
Cozad Trial Underway (2007-08-01)
prosecutor says a former University of Northern Colorado backup punter accused of stabbing the starter couldn't handle being inferior. Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck made his opening statements in the trial of Mitch Cozad of Wheatland, Wyoming, that continues today and is expected to last two weeks.
Barrasso Wants Limits On Child Health Care (2007-08-01)
A longtime supporter of the state Children's Health Insurance program is opposing a 35 billion dollar expansion. Wyoming U-S Senator John Barrasso is at odds with Senate democrats who want to expand the program, by including people who are not considered in poverty.
MT Senator Proposes $35B Increase for S-CHIP (2007-07-31)
The Montana Democrat is proposing an increase to the state children's health insurance program, which Wyoming's governor says many of the state's children depend on. President Bush has threatened to veto the bill.
First-Time Home Loan Ceiling Raised (2007-07-31)
First time homebuyers can now apply for loans for homes that cost $237,000 dollars, up to account for the increase in home prices statewide.
Rock Springs Death Investigated (2007-07-31)
Police in Rock Springs found a woman stabbed to death in an apartment yesterday (Monday). A neighbor called police to report a possible death at the apartment building at about 6 a-m Monday.
New Cell-Phone Tours for Teton Park (2007-07-31)
A new service would give visitors to Grand Teton National Park a brief tour or history of areas of the park via cell phone.
Jury Selection Continues For Wheatland Man (2007-07-31)
Jury selection has resumed this morning in the attempted-murder trial of a former University of Northern Colorado punter. Mitch Cozad of Wheatland, Wyoming is also charged with second-degree assault in an attack last September on Rafael Mendoza.
Kids Count Report Shows Wyoming Improving (2007-07-30)
Kristin Espeland interviews Wyoming's Kid count coordinator Marc Homer. He says there's more to Wyoming's national rank than meets the eye.
Energy Boom Could Hurt Tourism (2007-07-30)
Wyoming's energy boom could be hurting tourism in the state. That's the report from a hotel market analyst who tracks occupancy rates around the West.
Jackson Hospital to Build Employee Housing (2007-07-30)
The hospital has secured land to build employee housing, in part because of the lack of affordable housing in the area.
Wyoming Woman Climbs Up The Economic Ladder (2007-07-30)
There's a large wage gap between men and women that's not getting any smaller. But one woman is climbing up wind turbines in order to pull herself up the wage scale. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Dog Fighting (2007-07-30)
Dog fighting is a felony in 48 states. In Wyoming and Idaho, it's a misdemeanor. Some animal rights organizers are trying to change that, but many others are asking whether dog fighting ever happens in Wyoming. Elsa Heidorn reports.
Enzi Proposes Several Health Reforms (2007-07-30)
Wyoming's Senior Senator is pushing ten ideas to reform health care in the country.
Laramie Dinosaur Update (2007-07-30)
A Laramie paleontologist is piecing together the life and times of a massive plant-eating dinosaur she found last fall. Lara Barbier reports.
Economist Calls Frontier Days No Boon for Bottom Line (2007-07-30)
A local economist says the week-long festivities may not benefit the economy as much as once thought.
Fitness in the Golden Years (2007-07-30)
Staying fit gets tougher as we get older, but these experts say it's one of the most important things we can do for our bodies, and for the nation's health care bill.
Controversial Coal Mining Practices Come Under Scrutiny (2007-07-30)
Congressional Democrats review a law that regulates coal mining practices. Ben Tabor reports from Capitol Hill.
DFS Director Optimistic On the Outlook for Families (2007-07-30)
Bob Beck interviews Department of Family Services director Tony Lewis. Lewis reviews the latest statistics on poverty in the state, and says he's upbeat about the future.
Senator Mike Enzi on Health Care (2007-07-30)
Bob Beck interviews Senator Mike Enzi. Enzi says he's working with Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy to address problems with health care, but not in a comprehensive bill.
Energy Boom Could Be Hurting Tourism (2007-07-30)
The squeeze on hotel rooms could be driving some tourists away.
Uranium Meeting Next Week (2007-07-30)
Federal regulators are planning a meeting in Casper early next month to hear public comments and concerns about in-situ uranium mining.
Jury Selection Underway For Wheatland Man (2007-07-30)
Jury selection is scheduled to begin today (Monday) in the trial of a former Northern Colorado backup punter accused of stabbing the starter. Mitch Cozad of Wheatland, Wyoming, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and second-degree assault in an attack.
Reporter's Roundtable (2007-07-30)
When Robin Munis was shot onstage at the Old Chicago Restaurant in Cheyenne, it set off a firestorm of media coverage. Reporter's Roundtable with Elsa Heidorn.
Truckers' Group Opposes Shorter Work Day (2007-07-28)
The Wyoming Trucking Association says it does not support a federal court decision that would change the number of hours truckers can work each day.
Forest Service May Allow Prairie Dog Poisoning (2007-07-28)
The government may allow poisoning to help control prairie dog populations on the Thunder Basin National Grassland.
Barrasso Fears Wyoming Will Miss Out on Half a Billion Dollars (2007-07-26)
The federal government owes Wyoming a fortune in abandoned mine funds, but Senator John Barrasso says he's worried the state won't see the half a billion dollars anytime soon.
Democrats Question Cubin's Support for Min. Wage Hike (2007-07-26)
The state's democratic party declared a victory after this week's increase in the minimum wage, but it also attacked Republicans for blocking that increase.
Wyoming's Quarter Due In September (2007-07-26)
If you have been waiting for Wyoming's Quarter, it well be out this fall.
Senator Barrasso Doubts WY Will Receive AML Funds (2007-07-26)
Wyoming stands to receive $550 million dollars in funds designated for cleaning up abandoned mine lands, but Senator John Barrasso says he's worried that money could be held up.
WY's Roadless Debate Draws in More States (2007-07-26)
Wyoming's attempt to overturn a Clinton-era ban on development in national forests is drawing fire from additional western states, who've filed suit in federal court.
Gov. Freudenthal Urges Funding for Kids' Health Insurance (2007-07-25)
Wyoming's governor called on US Senators to ensure the nation's health insurance program for kids from low-income families receives enough funding.
Lightning Strike Cuts Power to Laramie (2007-07-25)
A lightning strike in the midst of heavy rain cut power to nearly 4,600 customers in Laramie Wednesday afternoon.
Congress Reviews 30-Year-Old Coal Mining Practices (2007-07-25)
At a congressional hearing today, members began examining the thirty year old law that regulates controversial coal mining practices.
BLM Stays Busy Battling Fires (2007-07-24)
Fire crews quickly contained a 140-acre fire near the Kemmerer Reservoir today.
Minimum Wage Increase Won't Affect Business (2007-07-24)
While several small businesses in Wyoming say they fear new minimum wage increases, a state employment official says it probably won't have much impact initially.
Percentage of Children In Low-Income Families Drops (2007-07-24)
A lower percentage of children in Wyoming are living in poverty but low-income families are spending more of their income on housing.
Cozad Concerned About Trial (2007-07-24)
The attorney for a former University of Northern Colorado punter accused of stabbing the starter says his client is nervous and concerned as trial nears.
Jackson Man Will Bike for Mental Health Coverage (2007-07-24)
A man from Jackson will ride his bike 2,800 miles from Jackson to Burlington, Vermont to raise awareness of the lack of insurance coverage for mental health services.
Governor Will Try And Fund Clean Coal And Carbon Effort (2007-07-24)
After being disappointed with a discussion at the National Governors Association Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal says the state will need to finance its own research on clean coal and carbon capture technologies.
Billboard Tackles Chew at Frontier Days (2007-07-24)
The Department of Health wants you to ignore at least one Western tradition this week at Cheyenne's Frontier Days.
Enzi's Bill is A Dose of Good Medicine for Wyo. Pharmacies (2007-07-23)
US Senator Mike Enzi is co-sponsoring a bill that will help a group struggling to stay afloat in Wyoming and across the nation...the community pharmacist.
Metal Shard Found in Applebee's Meal (2007-07-23)
A woman says she found a sharp piece of metal in a stir-fry meal at an Applebee's restaurant in Gillette.
WPR Wins Two National Awards (2007-07-23)
Wyoming Public Radio has won two major national awards.
Group Encouraged by Chances for Sylvan Pass Winter Opening (2007-07-23)
A group that wants to keep the east entrance to Yellowstone Park open in the winter says they're pleased with their meeting with top National Park officials.
Luthi Grabs Promotion With Interior Department` (2007-07-23)
A long-time Wyoming political figure will head the organization that oversees much of the nation's natural gas and mineral resources.
Jumping Mouse to Get a Second Look (2007-07-20)
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is taking a second look at some endangered species decisions that were made under a now-discredited interior department official.
State Looks to Ditch Digging to Stop CBM Flooding (2007-07-20)
A state task force is proposing that the Wyoming State Engineer's Office be given authority to order the digging of ditches to prevent flooding of pastures with water from natural gas production.
State Suspends Cheyenne Family Doctor (2007-07-20)
A Cheyenne family practice doctor had his license suspended by a state licensing board.
Preble's Jumping Mouse Could Remain Listed (2007-07-20)
The director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service may keep a rare jumping mouse in the Rocky Mountains on the endangered species list after all.
ACLU: Prison Housing Not Enough to Fix Staff Shortage (2007-07-20)
The American Civil Liberties Union in Wyoming says the state's latest attempt to build staff housing for the penitentiary in Rawlins is a step in the right direction, but warns that it won't solve the prison's staffing shortage.
Wildfire at Idaho National Lab Contained (2007-07-20)
U.S. Department of Energy officials say about 50 firefighters have managed to contain the wildfire at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho.
VP's Cash to Help UW Students Travel (2007-07-20)
The University of Wyoming plans to use $1.8 million from stock options that Vice President Cheney gave to U-W in 2001 to support students who study in other countries.
Corrections Department Proposes Housing Solution (2007-07-19)
The director of Wyoming's corrections department says the need for staff housing at the state penitentiary in Rawlins is immediate.
Barrasso's Replacement Takes A Seat (2007-07-19)
Bill Landen has been sworn in as the newest member of the Wyoming State Senate.
Corrections Dept. Seeks To Build Worker Housing (2007-07-19)
The Wyoming Department of Corrections is seeking proposals from contractors to build 50 residential housing units in Rawlins for workers at the state penitentiary there.
Wildfire Breaks Out Near Idaho National Laboratory (2007-07-19)
About 700 employees at the Idaho National Laboratory have been told not to report to work today because of a wildfire.
Group Watches Fire At Idaho National Lab Closely (2007-07-19)
A fire near a federal nuclear facility in Idaho has a Jackson-area anti-nuclear group watching carefully. The wildfire is burning about eight miles away from a complex of buildings at the Idaho National Laboratory.
Motorcylce Plan May Scare Off Canada Lynx (2007-07-18)
A US Forest Service plan for a network of motorized trails in the Snowy Range may affect the threatened Canada Lynx
Mopping Up Bridger-Teton Forest Fire (2007-07-18)
Firefighters are mopping up a wildfire that burned about 2,500 acres on the Bridger-Teton National Forest north of Pinedale.
Sniper Suspected In Wife's Shooting Is Dead (2007-07-18)
An anonymous tip from a citizen ended the dramatic case in Wyoming in which a military sharpshooter killed his estranged wife as she sang at a restaurant bar in Cheyenne.
Advocate Says Sniper Talk Misses the Point (2007-07-18)
The head of the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault says the week's hype over a military sniper who killed his wife in a Cheyenne bar misses a bigger issue.
On An Old Coal Mine, Wind Turbines Planned (2007-07-18)
Where there once was a coal mine, soon wind turbines will spring up. Rocky Mountain Power says it will build a 99-megawatt wind farm on the restored land where the Dave Johnston coal mine operated for more than 40 years.
Shooting Victim Did All She Could (2007-07-18)
Advocates against domestic violence say Robin Munis took the necessary steps to keep her husband from harming her.
Manhunt Intensifies Near Laramie (2007-07-17)
Wyoming Police are combing a rugged wilderness area about 50 miles west of Cheyenne. They're looking for a sniper-trained National Guardsman who is suspected of gunning down his wife in a Cheyenne restaurant over the weekend.
Gov Says Feed Grounds Are Vital (2007-07-17)
Governor Freudenthal says feed grounds are a vital part of the state's efforts to manage elk and combat brucellosis for the foreseeable future.
Uranium Prices Skyrocket (2007-07-17)
Uranium prices are skyrocketing worldwide, and Wyoming is seeing some increased interest in its uranium.
No Leads Yet on Guardsman Manhunt (2007-07-16)
Police say they have no solid leads on the whereabouts of a National Guardsman who is accused of shooting his wife with a high-powered rifle Saturday.
Beetles Help Fuel Fire (2007-07-16)
Fire managers in the Salt Lick Fire near Pinedale say Pine Beetles have caused them problems in fighting fires.
UW Tries To Make Campus Safer (2007-07-16)
University of Wyoming officials are taking a new approach to try and provide more safety and security to U-W students. University Vice President for student affairs Sara Axelson says they are trying to learn from what happen at Virginia Tech and are strengthening communication during emergencies and security across campus.
Bald Eagles Soar in Wyoming (2007-07-16)
Eagles born in Wyoming have fanned out to help repopulate the northern Rocky Mountains. Rebecca Huntington reports from Jackson.
Sen. John Barrasso Talks Politics (2007-07-16)
The state's rookie senator talks about his first few weeks in Washington, the war in Iraq, coal research and other Wyoming issues.
Shooter May Have Fled Into The Wilderness (2007-07-16)
Police say the man suspected of shooting his estranged wife through a glass door at an Old Chicago restaurant in Cheyenne might have fled for the woods.
Shooting At Denver Capitol Building (2007-07-16)
A man armed with a gun has been shot and killed outside the office of Colorado Governor Bill Ritter. The governor was not injured.
Ideas on Reforming Wyoming Healthcare (2007-07-16)
The Wyoming Healthcare commission looks at what it can do to solve some of the state's healthcare issues. Bob Beck reports.
Motorcycles vs. Nature in the Snowy Range (2007-07-16)
Not everyone is happy about a plan that would make the Snowy Range a regional destination for dirt bikers. Peter O'Dowd reports
Wyoming Cowboys Had Healthcare Easy (2007-07-16)
Commentator and Historian Phil Roberts says universal healthcare actually started in Wyoming.
Tobacco: The Start of a Downward Spiral (2007-07-16)
Roger McDaniel, of the Wyoming Department of Health discusses why he thinks tobacco is a gateway drug.
Wolves: A Reporters Roundtable (2007-07-16)
Peter O'Dowd spoke with two journalists who have watched the wolf controversy unfold over the years.
Wolf Plan Makes it Easier to Shoot (2007-07-16)
The federal government is proposing new interim rules that give a nod to Wyoming's demands. The Governor is luke warm on the idea. Elsa Heidorn reports.
Women's wages Still Low (2007-07-16)
Research by Department of Employment Analyst Sylvia Jones shows women's wages in Wyoming rank 48th in the United States. Men here are clearly doing better. Only 14 other states boast stronger male earning power.
Education Dept. Sues School Districts (2007-07-14)
The Wyoming Department of Education has gone to court seeking to force five school districts in energy-rich areas to turn over 44 million dollars in local tax revenue to the state while a dispute over the money plays out.
Cooler Temps Help Firefighters (2007-07-13)
Cooler temperatures and higher humidity is helping firefighters battling a wildfire about 25 miles north of Pinedale.
Man Convicted for Plot to Blow Up Opal Site (2007-07-13)
A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of trying to help a supposed al-Qaida operative blow up oil pipelines and refineries in Wyoming and elsewhere.
Fire Evacuates Homes And Campfires (2007-07-13)
A grass fire prompted the U-S Forest Service this evening (Thursday) to order the evacuation of more than 200 people from campgrounds and summer homes north of Pinedale.
Gov Says Fed's Wolf Proposal Is 'Procedural Victory' (2007-07-13)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says the latest federal wolf proposal does not have everything he asked for, but it's going in the right direction.
Senator Barrasso Supports Clean Coal (2007-07-13)
During confirmation hearings of several interior officials, Senator John Barrasso stated that clean coal technology is critical to the country's future.
Legislators Focus on Carbon Sequestration Study (2007-07-13)
Legislative leaders have decided to make carbon sequestration the top-priority interim study for the Joint Judiciary Committee.
Barrasso Supports Snowmobiles in Yellowstone (2007-07-12)
Newly appointed U-S Senator John Barrasso supports snowmobile access in Yellowstone National Park.
Enzi Supports Bush's Pick For Top Doc (2007-07-12)
Wyoming Republican Senator Mike Enzi is voicing support for President Bush's pick to be the next Surgeon General.
Lack of Turbines Hurts Wind Farm Growth (2007-07-12)
A lack of wind turbines has stalled wind-power projects from Virginia to California. And Wyoming is no exception.
Fritz Cubin In Critical Condition (2007-07-11)
US Representative Barbara Cubin's husband is back in the hospital with a major health problem.
Gov Says Barrasso Should Support Two Thomas Proposals (2007-07-11)
Governor Dave Freudenthal says he's noticed that Senator John Barrasso has shown tepid support for two Congressional bills that Craig Thomas promoted: protecting Wild and Scenic Rivers and the Wyoming Range.
Out of State Workers Send Wyoming Dollars Home (2007-07-11)
The surge of nonresident workers filling energy jobs could actually harm Wyoming's economy.
Pomeroy Resigns From Dept of Employment (2007-07-11)
Cindy Pomeroy has resigned as director of the Wyoming Department of Employment.
Nonresident Workers Could Be Bad For Wyo Economy (2007-07-11)
Wyoming is flush with workers who do NOT call the state home, and that could deal a blow to the economy.
Gov Criticizes School Districts' Decision To Keep Money (2007-07-11)
Governor Dave Freudenthal criticized five mineral-rich school districts today for withholding more than 44 million dollars from the state.
Riverton Child Care Facility Back In The Mix (2007-07-11)
A planned child care center in Riverton is back on track. The day care center is being built with the help of the state and has been billed as a prototype for other such facilities built with state funding.
Man Accused of Plotting Against Wyoming Plant (2007-07-10)
Prosecutors say a man charged with trying to help al-Qaida blow up U-S energy facilities in Wyoming wrote that it would lead to "instant rebellion" in the United States.
Barrasso Replacement Surprised by His Selection (2007-07-10)
Casper College Administrator Bill Landen says he is still pinching himself after the Natrona County Commission chose him to take US Senator John Barrasso's seat in the State Legislature
Early, Hot Wildfires Could Be Sign of Climate Change (2007-07-10)
About 45 fires are burning across the West right now, and some scientists think they may be an early sign of climate change.
Natrona Commissioners Pick New Legislators (2007-07-10)
Republican Bill Landen and Democrat Mary Hales are the newest members of the Natrona County Legislative Delegation.
Down Syndrome Charity Draws On Businesses (2007-07-10)
People with Down syndrome are often isolated in Wyoming, but there are ways to draw them into the community.
Workforce Improvement Efforts Continue (2007-07-09)
Casper is the latest site for a follow-up meeting on how the state can improve its workforce.
Lack Of Health Care Has Hurt Wyoming Financially (2007-07-09)
Healthcare has a strong economic impact on Wyoming. Nebraska Researcher Keith Mueller told the Wyoming Health care commission that health care makes up over ten percent of the states' income and that in 2003 Wyoming hospitals lost over 100- million dollars from patients who received care from hospitals out of state. Mueller says health care is an important economic issue that communities should take an interest in.
Wyoming Roads Rank Again Among the Worst (2007-07-09)
The state consistantly ranks at the top of the nation's most dangerous places to drive. But some are disputing recent claims.
Drug Courts Come to the Rescue (2007-07-09)
Wyoming Public Radio's Elsa Heidorn reports on how drug court provided a lifeline for one Cheyenne woman.
Rain Helps Firefighters in South Dakota (2007-07-09)
A top fire official says overnight rain and cooler temperatures dealt a "priceless" blow to a South Dakota wildfire that has killed a homeowner, injured two firefighters and destroyed 27 houses.
Freeze ID Theft in its Tracks (2007-07-09)
A new law allows Wyomingites to freeze their credit report if they think they're a victim of identity theft. Ed Mierzwinski tells us why that's such a good idea.
Demographics on the Move in Teton County (2007-07-09)
In Wyoming, a lot of the Hispanic growth has come from the population that is already here.
New Eminent Domain Law Now in Effect (2007-07-09)
Wyoming landowners now wield more power when fighting outside attempts to take over their property.
Railroad Company Spurs Land Seizure Debate (2007-07-09)
The Dakota Minnesota and Eastern Railroad filed suit against Wyoming landowners to develop a few hundred miles of track. As Peter O'Dowd reports, they did so just before a new law took effect.
An Author Opening: Merle's Door (2007-07-09)
Teton County Author Ted Kerasote shares lessons from his new book.
Wyoming Not Alone: Rural Areas Struggle to Find Medical Help (2007-07-09)
An Oregon program tries to bring qualified mental health specialists to state. Andrew Bartholomew of KLCC reports.
A Lesson from History (2007-07-09)
University of Wyoming Professor Phil Roberts tells us how the state's governor has often made the transition from Cheyenne to Washington.
Powell Set to Secure Fiber Optics Deal (2007-07-09)
Powell residents are one click closer to lightening-fast internet access.
College Dean Says Young Students Need To Be Recruited (2007-07-09)
Wyoming continues to have a shortage of medical providers and University of Wyoming officials say it may take steady long term progress to turn things around.
At Last, Powell Finally Feels Doctor Crunch (2007-07-09)
For a long time, Powell Valley Healthcare has had success retaining doctors. As CEO Rod Barton tells Wyoming Public Radio, that has now changed.
With No iPhone in Wyoming, Some Sound Off (2007-07-09)
We spoke with people at the University of Wyoming about how they cope without the nation's latest fad.
Fire Danger Worries Park and Forest Officials (2007-07-06)
Dry conditions exist in most areas of the state and that means fire danger is high. In the Bridger Teton forest and Grand Teton National park, fire danger is listed as extreme.
DM&E Sues Landowners in NE Wyoming (2007-07-06)
The railroad is taking several landowners to court in order to obtain their land for new track.
Fire Danger "Extreme" in Parks (2007-07-06)
Grand Teton National Park and Bridger Teton National Forest are both at the highest risk for fires.
Powell Suddenly Struggles To Find Docs (2007-07-05)
Hopes are dashed of filling one of several physician vacancies at the hospital in Powell. Officials at Powell Valley Healthcare say that a family practice physician had been eyeing the vacancy. But they say that the doctor decided to stay where he was, instead.
Barrasso Considers Wyoming Range Issue (2007-07-05)
Newly appointed Senator John Barrasso says he would support buying back oil and gas leases to prevent further energy development in the Wyoming Range.
Wyoming Scores Win Over Wolf Battle (2007-07-05)
There's a big development in the wolf-delisting process this week. The federal government is proposing to make it easier to kill wolves in order to protect elk and other animals.
New Sage Grouse Research Shows Severe Decline (2007-07-04)
New research says sage grouse populations are suffering from energy drilling in the Wyoming's Powder River Basin.
Thick Water Weed Could Be Headed For Wyoming (2007-07-04)
Wyoming is now the only state in the lower 48 without a noxious aquatic weed that clogs afflicted waterways.
Wyoming Soda Ash Industry Could Get Boost (2007-07-04)
China has agreed to stop subsidizing the soda ash produced in that country. University of Wyoming economics professor Jason Shogren says that will boost Wyoming's soda ash sales.
Judge Rules Against Snowplane Lawsuit (2007-07-04)
A federal judge has upheld the National Park Service's decision banning the use of snowplanes at Jackson Lake.
July 4th Can Mean Dangerous Roads (2007-07-04)
Nationwide, July 4th often sees more highway deaths than New Year's Eve.
School Districts Refuse to Give Money Back (2007-07-03)
Some school districts are holding on to extra property tax money, despite a vote to amend the constitution and have it returned to the state.
Fire Restrictions in Place (2007-07-03)
Unusually warm, dry weather has prompted Yellowstone National Park and western Wyoming's national forests to enact fire restrictions.
W. Yellowstone Fire 90% Contained (2007-07-03)
The fire has burned nearly 3600 acres but is now almost under control.
US Fish & Wildlife May Change Wolf Rule (2007-07-03)
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to make it easier to kill wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains to protect other wildlife and domesticated animals.
Carothers Sentenced For Drunk Driving Death (2007-07-03)
A woman who caused a drunken-driving crash that killed a young girl in Gillette has been sentenced to between eight and 16 years in prison.
Year's First Case of West Nile Virus In Fremont County (2007-07-03)
Wyoming's first case of West Nile virus this year has turned up in a man from Fremont county.
Man Arrested After Amber Alert Abduction (2007-07-03)
A man who allegedly abducted his girlfriend and their two children in Sublette County has been arrested.
Men Fined $23K For Elk Slaughter (2007-07-02)
Two sets of brothers were fined more than $23,000 for shooting ten elk and leaving most of them to rot. Game Warden Alan Osterland says if there was a hunting rule to be broken, these men broke it.
Three Bodies Recovered From Reservoir (2007-07-02)
Divers have recovered the bodies of three men who disappeared more than 11 years ago while fishing on Flaming Gorge Reservoir, along the Wyoming-Utah border.
Governor Seeks Agreement on Sage Grouse Controversy (2007-07-02)
This week the Governor brought major stakeholders together in Casper to keep the sage grouse off the Endangered Species List. Elsa Heidorn reports.
New Law Helps Battle Identity Theft (2007-07-02)
Wyoming has joined the steady march of states to enact credit report freeze laws. The intent is to shield victims of identity theft.
Rethinking the Appointment Process (2007-07-02)
Commentator and University of Wyoming Professor Phil Roberts believes we should revisit history for some lessons on other ways U.S. senators could be appointed after a death in office.
Power Company Seeks Another Rate Hike (2007-07-02)
After a rate increase in 2006, Rocky Mountain Power wants the average Wyoming customer to pay an additional $4.50 every month for electricity.
Who is John Barrasso? (2007-07-02)
Elsa Heidorn brings us a profile of Wyoming's newest senator.
Unlocking the Secrets of Heart Mountain (2007-07-02)
Host Kristin Espeland interviews film producer Frank Abe about Wyoming's World War II internment camp.
Sex Offenders Forced to Register with Sheriff (2007-07-02)
Effective July 1st, all sex offenders with a qualified conviction will have to register with their county sheriff. Kristin Espeland reports.
Reporter's Roundtable (2007-07-02)
N.B. THE REPORTER'S ROUNDTABLE IS A REPEAT. SO WE ARE NOT REPLICATING A LINK FOR IT.
Tourism Interview (2007-07-02)
Tourism Spending Stays Strong in Wyoming Host Kristin Espeland interviews Diane Shobur about the why the state's tourism industry is booming
DUI Sweetwater County (2007-07-02)
A series of DUI laws go into affect July 1st that outlaw open containers in vehicles and put stricter penalties on drinking and driving. Peter O'Dowd reports.
What Do You Think? (2007-07-02)
Laramie Residents Judge the Merits of Sen. John Barrasso.
Barrasso Attends GOP Meeting For His Replacement (2007-07-02)
Senator John Barrasso will be in Casper this evening to attend the GOP meeting that will narrow the list for Barrasso's former state Senate seat.
I-Phone Frenzy Passes Wyoming By (2007-06-30)
If you're looking for an i-Phone in Wyoming, look elsewhere.
Sex Offenders Hit With Greater Regulations (2007-06-29)
Effective July 1st, all sex offenders with a qualified conviction will have to register with their county sheriff.
Sweetwater Surge Handicaps Sheriff (2007-06-29)
The sheriff of the state's most expansive county says law enforcement will have a hard time keeping up with the region's energy boom.
One Year Anniversary of No Food Tax (2007-06-28)
The state tax on food was eliminated nearly one year ago.
State to Tackle Workplace Deaths (2007-06-28)
Wyoming consistently reports some of the highest workplace fatality rates in the United States. Now the Department of Employment is talking with unions and industry to make working here safer.
Gillette Man Found Guilty of Sexual Assault of Teen (2007-06-28)
A jury in Thermopolis has convicted a Gillette man of eight counts of sexual assault on a teenage boy.
Osprey Numbers Fall in Yellowstone (2007-06-27)
The chief ornithologist in Yellowstone National park says a staggering decline in ospreys on Yellowstone Lake is due to a drastic reduction in the number of native cutthroat trout.
'Limited Number' of Applicants to Replace US Attorney (2007-06-27)
US Senator Mike Enzi's office says there have been few applicants to replace Matt Meade, who resigned as US Attorney for Wyoming to seek Craig Thomas' vacant US Senate seat.
Tourism Dollars Keep Growing (2007-06-26)
More tourists are visiting Wyoming and spending more money in the state. The most recent figures available show that in 2006 tourists spent nearly $2.5 billion in Wyoming.
Fire Study Draws Doubts in Wyoming (2007-06-26)
The debate of weather or not to harvest dead trees and replant new ones after a major forest fire just got more complicated.
Barrasso Takes Oath of Office (2007-06-26)
Wyoming's new junior senator was sworn in Monday afternoon on Capitol Hill.
Barrasso, Enzi Block Labor Union Bill (2007-06-26)
In his first vote today, Senator John Barrasso voted with Mike Enzi and many other Republicans to block a bill that would allow labor unions to organize without a secret ballot election.
Barrasso, Enzi Block Labor Union Bill (2007-06-26)
In his first vote today, Senator John Barrasso voted with Mike Enzi and many other Republicans to block a bill that would allow labor unions to organize without a secret ballot election.
Official Says Not to Worry Over Bee Disorder (2007-06-25)
Honeybees in eight Wyoming counties are dying off, but the Department of Agriculture says most farmers and recreational gardeners have little to worry about.
Barrasso's State Senate Seat to be Filled (2007-06-25)
Natrona county commissioners will have to select a replacement for Barrasso, as well as for Liz Gentile, who resigned her seat this month.
Atty. General Says Courts Can't Order Gov to Regulate CBM Water (2007-06-25)
Attorney General Pat Crank says courts cannot force the governor to regulate the amount of water that comes out as a by-product of coal-bed methane drilling.
Hot Springs Rancher Loses US Supreme Court Case (2007-06-25)
The US Supreme Court ruled against a rancher from Hot Springs today in a case about federal access to his land.
McConnell, Cheney Welcome Barrasso to Senate (2007-06-23)
The U.S. Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, says Barrasso will be able to draw on the expertise of the late Craig Thomas' staff.
Barrasso Says Priorities Include Land, Health Care (2007-06-23)
The senator-designate says his legislative priorities will mirror Wyoming residents'.
Gillette High School to Add Energy Academy (2007-06-22)
The new, career-focused academy is set to open in the fall of 2008 for students interested in careers in the energy industry.
Congress Might Tackle Crime On the Res (2007-06-22)
US Senators are considering forming a congressional commission to look for a solution to skyrocketing violent crime on American Indian reservations.
Barrasso's Anti-Abortion Stance Draws Attention (2007-06-22)
John Barrasso says he'll vote on many issues the same way that Craig Thomas did. And on one of those issues, abortion, he's already drawn fire from Wyoming's NARAL pro-choice group while he was a Wyoming state senator.
John Barrasso Is Wyoming's New Senator (2007-06-22)
Governor Freudenthal has selected John Barrasso to be Wyoming's next senator.
Grass Is Green, But Drought Drags On (2007-06-21)
The grass may be green, but the drought drags on. That's the message this week from the state climatologist, Steve Gray.
US May Have Less Coal Than Expected, Could Affect Wyoming (2007-06-21)
A study mandated by the US Congress may have important implications for Wyoming's coal industry.
Enzi to Nominate New US Attorney (2007-06-21)
Wyoming's US Senator Mike Enzi is responsible for nominating a replacement for Matt Mead, Wyoming's former US Attorney.
DM&E Railroad Expects New Track By Next Year (2007-06-21)
The head of the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad says he expects construction on 200 miles of new rail line to begin next year -- if not sooner.
Riverton Wins Big Business-Ready Grants (2007-06-21)
A three-million-dollar grant to help the city of Riverton build a center for building and servicing oil rigs was one of ten grants approved today by the State Lands and Investment Board.
Congress Considers Funding For Children's Health Program (2007-06-21)
Congress is set to reauthorize a bill that helps states cover health insurance for children from low income families.
Women's Health Summit Identifies Issues (2007-06-20)
Wyoming health experts and community leaders will gather this week for the first ever Wyoming women's health summit.
US Senate Passes Teton Expansion Act (2007-06-20)
The Senate has passed the Grand Teton Land Expansion Act -- legislation the late senator Craig Thomas had introduced.
Senate Approves 50 Acre Addition to Grand Teton (2007-06-20)
The Senate has approved a measure to expand the national park, a move the late Sen. Craig Thomas championed.
Wyoming GOP Picks 3 for Senate Seat (2007-06-20)
Wyoming Republicans will send the names of Tom Sansonetti, John Barrasso, and Cynthia Lummis.
Governor Denies He Talked To Dems About Appointment (2007-06-20)
The Governor's office is disputing a report that the Wyoming Democratic Party has been working with the governor as he prepares to appoint the state's next senator.
State Official Says Not to Worry Over Loss of Bees (2007-06-19)
It appears a disorder that wiped out much of the nation's honeybee hives last winter has arrived in Wyoming. But the Department of Agriculture's Hank Uhden says not to worry just yet.
Republicans Pick Final 3 (2007-06-19)
Three have been chosen. The state Republican Central Committee has selected Tom Sansonetti, John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis as the finalists to fill Wyoming's vacant seat in the U-S Senate.
Unemployment Rate Increases (2007-06-19)
Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased for the third straight month to three-point-three percent in May, up from April's two-point-nine percent. The state jobless rate has steadily increased each month since its recent low of two-point-three percent in February.
GOP Candidates Try To Get Noticed (2007-06-19)
Some 30 candidates are spending some final hours trying to get themselves noticed by 71 Republicans from across the state. Those Republicans will narrow the 30 names to three possible candidates to become next U-S Senator from Wyoming.
Senate List Narrows to 10 (2007-06-19)
The Wyoming Republican Party has narrowed the field of candidates to replace the late Senator Craig Thomas down to 10.
Comments Pour Into BLM (2007-06-19)
The Bureau of Land Management in Pinedale says it has been overwhelmed by public concern over potential oil and gas leasing near the Upper Green River.
Lobbying Got Started Early (2007-06-19)
Before the Wyoming Republican Central Committee meeting began this morning (Tuesday) to replace the late U-S Senator Craig Thomas, the politicking already had begun. The Central Committee convened its meeting to select three nominees for the seat at 8 a.m. at the Best Western Ramkota hotel in Casper.
Democrats Respond to G-O-P Selection Process (2007-06-19)
A former chairman of the Albany County Democratic Party is criticizing democrats for not speaking out against the process to appoint the state's next senator.
One Community Has a Plan for Affordable Housing (2007-06-18)
In this second part of our two part series on the lack of affordable housing, Bob Beck finds that in Sheridan a group is moving forward with a possible solution.
Oil Company Comes to Cheyenne to Rescue Reputation (2007-06-18)
Some 350 people crowded into the Plains Hotel wanting to know why they had to pinch their pennies to save gas while oil companies made record profits. And ConocoPhillips didn't shy away from the inquisition. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Author Talks about the State of Healthcare (2007-06-18)
Jonathon Cohn talks about his new book, Sick: The Untold Story of America's Healthcare Crisis.
Candidates Make Their Pitch (2007-06-18)
Candidates to replace Senator Craig Thomas want to reform the endangered species act health care social security and rein in spending. 26 of 30 candidates appeared at a forum in Casper that was broadcast statewide and explained their view points on a wide range of questions.
Reporter's Roundtable: Reporters Discuss the Bid for Wyoming's Senate Seat (2007-06-18)
Wyoming public Radio's Elsa Heidorn turned to Casper Star-Tribune reporter Tom Morton and Channel 5's Executive Producer Robert Geha to analyze the list of 31 candidates who have now thrown their hats in the ring for Wyoming's vacant U.S. Senate seat.
Social Services Feel the Heat in SW Wyoming (2007-06-18)
Because of housing impacts and growth in communities, some agencies are getting pushed. Kristin Espeland reports.
Parady Pleased With Forum (2007-06-18)
Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Fred Parady says that despite its size a 26 person forum in Casper was a success. Parady says it allowed citizens and the Wyoming Republican Central committee to get another feel about what candidates would do if they were chosen to replace former Senator Craig Thomas in the U-S Senate. Thomas died in early June. The central committee needs to reduce 30 names to three.
Riverton Hospital Faces Change (2007-06-18)
The Riverton Memorial Hospital will undergo a nine (m) million dollar renovation and addition. The project is scheduled to begin next month.
Conservation Groups Sue to Stop Grizzly De-listing (2007-06-18)
Conservation groups sue over the delisting of Grizzly bears, saying that the state plans don't go far enough to protect the bears. Elsa Heidorn reports.
Pinedale Weighs in on the Housing Crisis (2007-06-18)
Wyoming Public Radio's Rebbecca Huntington goes to Pinedale to measure residents' feelings on the housing issue.
CJ Box on His Newest Book (2007-06-18)
Cheyenne author CJ Box tells us how his latest book, Free Fire, is based in Yellowstone
Black Bear Kills Boy in Utah (2007-06-18)
A black bear pulled an 11-year-old boy from a tent and killed him at a camping site in Utah last night.
What's in a Song? (2007-06-18)
We start a series on songs about Yellowstone.
Tipped Workers Need Help (2007-06-16)
Although the federal minimum wage is increasing there is still a segment of the population that some believe have been left out.
Sage Grouse Restrictions Lifted (2007-06-16)
Coal-bed methane drillers and others welcome the lifting of federal restrictions designed to protect sage grouse in northeast Wyoming's Powder River Basin this spring.
New Drinking Laws Will Go Into Effect (2007-06-16)
New Wyoming laws go into effect July first making it illegal to have open containers of alcohol in moving vehicles and imposing tougher penalties on drunken drivers.
Cattle Tests Show No Further Brucellosis Cases (2007-06-15)
More tests for brucellosis in Montana have turned up negative, and livestock officials say they're nearly done testing cattle that could have had contact with the disease.
People With Developmental Disabilities Could Get More Options (2007-06-15)
People with developmental disabilities may get more freedom to choose their own services if a proposed Department of Health plan is approved.
Yellowstone Could Face Tough Fire Season (2007-06-14)
Yellowstone National Park has already seen a few small wild fires this year - and it's not even fire season yet.
List of Potential Senators Reaches 31 (2007-06-14)
Among the 31 names submitted to the Wyoming Republican Party to replace the late Senator Craig Thomas are 9 former state legislators, a U.S. wildlife official and one former county commissioner.
DM&E Railroad Reportedly Courts Investors (2007-06-14)
The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad's parent company is listening to offers for all or part of the company in an effort to finance a six billion-dollar expansion project derailed by a denied federal loan.
Farm Bureau Says Ethanol Rush Could Hurt Ranchers (2007-06-14)
The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is worried that demand for corn as an alternative fuel source will disrupt the state's farming and ranching industry.
Enzi Criticizes Energy Bill (2007-06-13)
Senator Mike Enzi says the energy bill being debated by the U.S. Senate has provisions that will hinder energy development at a time when consumers want lower gas prices.
A Centennial Hotel Honored (2007-06-13)
Just shy of its hundredth birthday, the Mountain View Hotel in Centennial has just been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Grizzly Bear Attacks Man In Teton Nat. Park (2007-06-13)
A man was attacked by a grizzly bear early this morning in the woods near Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National park.
Small Airports are Worn Out (2007-06-13)
Increasing commercial air service in Wyoming is wearing out the state's smaller airports. That's according to Shelly Reams of the state Transportation Department's aeronautics division.
Enzi Snubs No Confidence Vote on Gonzalez (2007-06-12)
US Senator Mike Enzi called the "no confidence" vote on Attorney General Gonzalez a political ploy.
More Candidates To Replace Thomas (2007-06-12)
Four more Republicans say they want to replace Senator Craig Thomas, bringing the total number of candidates for the seat to seven. Those four are Cheyenne attorney Tom Sansonetti, former Wyoming House Speaker Randall Luthi, of Star Valley; former state Treasurer Cynthia Lummis, of Cheyenne; and Cheyenne attorney Bruce Asay.
Native Americans In Wyoming Do Not Graduate As Often As Counterparts (2007-06-12)
A report from the group Editorial Projects in Education was released today (Tuesday) that says only 28 percent of Native Americans in Wyoming graduate from High School.
Man Charged in Alcova Drowning (2007-06-12)
A 24-year-old has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the Sunday death of a Casper man.
Freudenthal To Lead Western Governors (2007-06-12)
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal has taken over as chairman of the Western Governors' Association.
Trouble At INL Facility (2007-06-12)
Firefighters at the Idaho National Laboratory doused a chemical fire inside the site's Reactor Technology Complex that sent one worker to a hospital with minor burns and inhalation injuries.
Group Says To Avoid Coal To Liquid Projects (2007-06-12)
A report out this week warns against federal subsidies for coal-to-liquid gas projects. The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council says coal to liquid technology is a bad deal for the environment, so the government should NOT fund it.
Reporters Roundtable (2007-06-11)
Kristin Espeland discusses the life of Craig Thomas with Capitol Hill Reporter Chad Pergram and WPR's Bob Beck.
GOP Taking Applications For Thomas Seat (2007-06-11)
The Wyoming Republican Party is taking applications from people interested in being nominated to succeed Senator Craig Thomas. The senator died last week.
Jackson Brucellosis Plan Finalized (2007-06-11)
The Game and Fish Department has laid out its final brucellosis plan of seven that cover the state. This last plan lays out options for managing the Jackson elk herd, which includes the Gros Ventre winter elk feedgrounds.
Technology businesses in the state (2007-06-11)
A group of investors are trying to start an investment group to grow more technology businesses in the state. Peter O'Dowd reports.
The Cowboy girl (2007-06-11)
John Clayton discusses his new book. The Cowboy girl.
Housing shortage (2007-06-11)
Wyoming is facing a serious housing shortage. In part one of a two part series, Bob Beck reports that the problem is greater then many believe.
Kristin Espeland reports on the Leukemia that the Senator battled until his death.
Rare Exhibit Opens in Thermopolis (2007-06-11)
A rare bird-like fossil specimen officially made its debut at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center last week in Thermopolis.
Heavy Rains No Help for Drought (2007-06-11)
The state's climatologist says snow-pack and reservoir levels are still low, despite last week's heavy rains.
Three Men Sentenced in Child Sex Trafficking Case (2007-06-11)
Three men were sentenced to jail and probation time for bringing a 13 year old girl to the U.S. and forcing her into prostitution.
Fire season (2007-06-11)
The fire season is underway and we repeat a story we aired earlier this year on how Casper officials are trying to avoid another large fire near their community.
Wyoming's improvement in national test scores (2007-06-11)
State Superintendent Jim McBride discusses Wyoming's improvement in national test scores.
3 With Wyoming Ties Die In Iraq (2007-06-11)
Wyoming has lost three service members in Iraq. Two Army soldiers from Wyoming and an airman stationed at F-E Warren Air Force Base at Cheyenne died in Iraq over the weekend. Twenty-year-old Private Scott A- Miller, was from Casper, and 32-year-old Staff Sergeant Brian M- Long, was from Burns. Both were part of Stryker units out of Fort Lewis, Washington.
Death of Senator Craig Thomas (2007-06-11)
Chad Pergram speaks with Vice President Dick Cheney about the Death of Senator Craig Thomas.
Gas Prices Could Be Debated (2007-06-11)
Representatives from energy giant ConocoPhillips are coming to Cheyenne this week. With gas prices on the rise, Bill Tanner says the energy industry has some explaining to do. The ConocoPhillips spokesman says the company's 35-city tour of the US is designed to help repair some of the ill-will consumers feel for oil and gas companies.
UW Tries To Be Safer (2007-06-08)
University of Wyoming officials are working to implement several new safety measures next fall in response to campus tragedies like the Virginia Tech shootings.
Senator Enzi Opposes Amnesty (2007-06-08)
Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi says he voted against the immigration reform measure because it had too many provisions that he could not support.
Roadless Appeal Denied (2007-06-08)
The state of Wyoming has lost its request to revive a court order that struck down a Clinton-era ban on logging and other development on (m) millions of acres of national forest lands nationwide.
Wyoming Shows Education Improvement (2007-06-07)
Wyoming is one of eight states that showed the fastest rate of improvement in student test scores since no child left behind went into effect.
Wyoming Tries To Reform Juvenile Courts (2007-06-07)
State lawmakers in Cheyenne today (Thursday) opened up what likely will be a year and a half of committee discussion about reforming Wyoming's haphazard juvenile justice system.
Matt Mead Steps Down As US Attorney (2007-06-07)
Wyoming U-S Attorney Matt Mead has resigned his post. Mead says he plans to return to Jackson to work on the family ranch. Mead has been rumored to be in the running to replace Senator Craig Thomas who died this week.
Snow Plagues Wyoming (2007-06-07)
Snow, heavy rain and strong wind caused travel problems in parts of Wyoming today (Thursday). Up to eight inches of snow fell in the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming and forced highway officials to close a section of U-S 14-A between Burgess Junction and Lovell.
Ground Beef Recall Expands, Includes Wyoming Stores (2007-06-07)
A ground beef supplier has recalled hundreds of thousands of pounds of ground beef, including some shipped to Wyoming.
Elk And Bison Management Plan Unveiled (2007-06-06)
Federal agencies want to use public hunting to kill more elk and bison to reduce the herds that winter on the National Elk Refuge near Jackson in northwest Wyoming.
Wild Weather Hits Wyoming (2007-06-06)
A strong storm system brought tornadoes, hail, snow and strong wind to Wyoming today (Wednesday). In Campbell County, tornadoes were reported about 20 miles south of Gillette and there were numerous reports of funnel clouds that didn't touch ground.
Governor Urges People To Slow Down On Speculation (2007-06-06)
With the death of Senator Craig Thomas interest remains high in who might be his replacement. Names including U-S attorney Matt Mead, former Speaker of the House Randall Luthi, State Senator John Barrasso and State Representative Colin Simpson appear to lead most lists.
Governor Wants East Entrance Of Yellowstone Open (2007-06-06)
Governor Dave Freudenthal sent a strongly worded letter to the National Park Service this week in opposition to the proposed closure of Yellowstone National Parks east entrance.
Conservation Groups Worry About Wyoming Range (2007-06-06)
Some environmental groups across the state say the death of Senator Craig Thomas could deal a blow to the Wyoming Range.
Domest Violence and Guns (2007-06-05)
Wyoming is in the middle of a federal debate over whether someone who commits domestic violence can still own a gun.
Making medical reforms (2007-06-05)
After many studies many think now is the time to start making medical reforms in the state.
Wyoming ski industry (2007-06-05)
The ski industry is becoming more concerned about the impacts of global warming.
Wyoming Reaction To The Death Of Senator Thomas (2007-06-05)
U-S Senator Craig Thomas has died at the age of 74. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck has more Craig Reacts : out: normal
Government Looks At Listing Wolverines (2007-06-05)
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a court-ordered review of whether the wolverine should be classified as endangered.
Cheney Remembers Thomas (2007-06-05)
Vice President Dick Cheney says that Senator Craig Thomas was a strong willed person who avoided partisan battles and will be missed by Wyoming.
Federal immigration bill (2007-06-05)
Wyoming's Restaurant Industry has a lot of interest in the outcome of the federal immigration bill.
Drought Threatens Sugar Beet Harvest (2007-06-05)
A lack of water for irrigation means fewer beets, and less for sugar-making, this year.
Continental divide trail (2007-06-05)
Work on the long awaited Continental divide trail continues with some news this week.
Reporters Roundtable (2007-06-05)
Reporters from the Jackson Hole News and Guide and the Wyoming Business Report discuss immigration impacts in Wyoming.
Peter Aengst of the Wilderness Society (2007-06-05)
Peter Aengst of the Wilderness Society gives an update on energy development in Western Wyoming.
Health snapshot (2007-06-05)
A study by the University of Wyoming is looking at what Baby Boomers in Casper will need in the future.
Freudenthal Praises Thomas (2007-06-05)
Gov. Dave Freudenthal said Senator Thomas was the kind of politician who worked hard to represent the values and beliefs of his constituents
Wolf Compromise Will Take Time (2007-06-04)
Just because Wyoming and the federal government have reached a compromise that would allow the state to take over wolf management within its borders does NOT mean that that's going to be happening any time soon.
Senator Craig Thomas Dies (2007-06-04)
Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas, a three-term conservative Republican who stayed clear of the Washington limelight and political catfights, died Monday. He was 74.
Payrolls Rise Nearly 15% Across Wyoming (2007-06-04)
Payrolls are up in part because of labor shortages and longer work-weeks.
Wyoming Emits Most CO2 Per Capita (2007-06-04)
The state puts out more CO2 per resident than any other state, in part because of coal-fired power plants.
Thomas Illness Worse (2007-06-04)
Bad news for 74-year-old Republican Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas. His family says cancer has returned and his doctors say it's resistent to a new round of chemotherapy. The Senator's also developed an infection.
Grizzly Battle Continues (2007-06-04)
Seven environmental groups today (Monday) sued the federal government, in a bid to restore endangered-species protection for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears.
Rock Springs Man Pleads Not Guilty in Gun Transfer (2007-06-01)
The Rock Springs man is accused of lying about transferring a gun to a Bosnian-born man who went on a shooting rampage in a Utah mall.
300 Errant Bison Will Be Trucked Back to Yellowstone (2007-06-01)
The National Park Service and the state of Montana agreed today to truck a group of about 300 bison deep into Yellowstone National Park if they resist the latest hazing efforts.
Wyoming Will Appeal Decision in Favor of ATF (2007-06-01)
Wyoming plans to appeal a federal judge's ruling in favor of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms over gun rights for those with domestic violence convictions.
Tobacco Companies Out-Spend Health Dept. (2007-06-01)
Tobacco companies are trumping Wyoming's effort to battle tobacco use in the state by outspending the Department of Health by 21 million dollars.
With Rent Prices Up, Housing Advocates Seek Solutions (2007-05-31)
Much like new home costs rental costs have exploded across the state and it is not unusual for renters to have to pay over a thousand dollars a month.
Businesspeople Get to Work on Workfoce Shortage (2007-05-31)
The Governor's Summit on Workforce Solutions convened in Jackson on Thursday to look for answers to the state's worker shortage.
Specialist Says Wyoming Should Face Housing Shortage (2007-05-31)
A rural development specialist thinks Wyoming's biggest challenge is to admit there is a housing problem in the state.
Power Line Project Could Lure Wind Energy, Coal Plants (2007-05-31)
A new plan to extend high-voltage transmission lines from Wyoming through Idaho and Utah might improve the chance that new wind and coal-powered plants are built in the state.
ACLU Says Gangs Forming At State Pen (2007-05-30)
An American Civil Liberties attorney says gang influence is spreading in the Wyoming State Penitentiary at Rawlins.
Bill Tries to Resolve Flood of Malpractice Lawsuits (2007-05-30)
US Senator Mike Enzi is a co-sponsor of a bill that would allow states to use federal money to find creative ways to resolve medical malpractice lawsuits.
Communities to Coordinate Recycling Efforts (2007-05-30)
Smaller communities may not have the volume to fetch the best prices for recycled goods, but a new task force could encourage cooperation and cost-savings.
Anadarko Grants Easement for Hiking Trail (2007-05-30)
Energy company Anadarko granted easement of about 19 miles of land to a section of the Continental Divide Trail in southern Wyoming.
Bill Would Block Drilling in Wyoming Range (2007-05-30)
Senator Craig Thomas plans to introduce legislation that would stop future drilling in the Wyoming Range, a move Wyoming's Governor Dave Freudenthal hails.
Former Senator Gale McGee Honored in Laramie (2007-05-30)
Top Wyoming politicians were on hand in Laramie today to dedicate a post office to the memory of former U.S. Senator Gale McGee.
Bison Kill Begins (2007-05-29)
Montana plans to capture and kill as many as 300 Yellowstone National Park bison -- including as many as 100 calves -- in the wake of the state's first positive test for brucellosis.
Wind River Tribal College Has First Grads (2007-05-29)
The Wind River Tribal college sent its first graduates into the world this month. They received associate of arts degrees in general studies. The college also offers degrees in Arapaho language and environmental science, and plans to add degrees in social work, early childhood development and business.
Business council To Decide Fate Of Imagine Jackson (2007-05-29)
The Wyoming Business Council board is expected to decide tomorrow (Wednesday) whether to approve a one-(m)-million grant for a nonprofit group in Gillette.
Southwest Hurt By Drought (2007-05-29)
The eastern half of Wyoming has seen significant improvement in its drought situation this spring. But State Climatologist Steve Gray says the Western half of the state has NOT done very well.
New Order of Purple Heart Bestows Medals on Vets (2007-05-28)
The new commission honored Wyoming servicemen killed in Iraq and Afghanistan
ATV Use, Accidents Up Memorial Day Weekend (2007-05-28)
Experts say ATV use soars over the holiday weekend, along with accidents. They're increasing training for younger riders.
WY Receives Grant to Increase Elders' Civic Engagement (2007-05-28)
The state will use the funds to help keep senior citizens involved in local politics, volunteering, and more.
UW Hosts First State-Endowed Professor (2007-05-28)
The university will be home for th 2007-08 academic year to nature writer Terry Tempest Williams.
Natrona, Converse Pilot Aging Resource Centers (2007-05-28)
The two counties will pilot the one-stop aging and disability resource centers as a way to serve all a client's needs in one place.
Too Many Valedictorians in Campbell County? (2007-05-28)
Some students in Campbell county say teachers should grade tougher.
Photographer Doing Better (2007-05-25)
A wildlife photographer, mauled by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park, is listed in fair condition after seven hours of emergency surgery.
Wyoming Range Enthusiasts Pleased with Support (2007-05-25)
A former Wyoming game warden is delighted with enhanced efforts to protect the Wyoming Range.
Wyoming Challenges Clinton-era Roadless Rule (2007-05-25)
Wyoming challenged a Clinton-era roadless rule in US District Court today.
Another Nebraska Car Chase Ends In Wyoming (2007-05-25)
Another stolen car chase that started in Nebraska has ended in Wyoming.
Man Found Dead in a Jackson Creek (2007-05-25)
The body of a 24-year-old man was found in a creek in Jackson, and investigators are treating the case as a possible homicide.
Enzi Wants Immigrants To Be Legal (2007-05-25)
Many remain unhappy with an immigration bill making its was through the U-S Senate. Among them are both Senators Craig Thomas and Mike Enzi of Wyoming.
Thomas Will Do Another Round of Chemo (2007-05-24)
Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas says he will undergo another round of chemotherapy to treat his leukemia.
Yellowstone Not Worried About Gas Prices (2007-05-24)
Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Suzanne Lewis says she doesn't expect high gasoline prices to affect tourism in the park this summer.
Wyoming, Feds Agree on Wolf Proposal (2007-05-24)
The federal government and Wyoming have come to an agreement on wolves, breaking a long stalemate between the two sides.
Wyoming Goes to Court Again Over Roadless Rule (2007-05-24)
Wyoming wants to throw out Clinton-era federal rules that prohibit new roads in forests.
Platte County Gets New Attorney (2007-05-24)
A new county prosecutor in Platte County. The Platte County Commission today (Wednesday) chose a local attorney to replace Mary Eikenberry. The commission chose Eric Jones, of Wheatland, to serve out Eikenberry's term.
Global Warming Could Harm Teton Tourism (2007-05-24)
Today on Capitol Hill, lawmakers considered the impact of global warming on outdoor recreation.
Grizzzly Attacks Man In Yellowstone (2007-05-24)
A Montana man suffered severe injuries to his face today (Wednesday) after being attacked by grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park.
Man Attacked By Grizzly A Second Time (2007-05-24)
The National Park Service has identified the Montana man who was attacked by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park.
Thomas Will Do Another Round of Chemo (2007-05-24)
Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas says he will undergo another round of chemotherapy to treat his leukemia.
Grizzzly Attacks Man In Yellowstone (2007-05-24)
A Montana man suffered severe injuries to his face today (Wednesday) after being attacked by grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park.
Wyoming Job Growth Slows (2007-05-23)
This week state officials predicted lower revenue because of a drop in oil and gas production. Now it appears the slowdown is also impacting Wyoming's job growth.
Cheyenne Bar Owners Decry Proposal (2007-05-23)
Some bar owners in Gillette are speaking out against a proposed ordinance that would require them to call police, or face a fine, any time a fight breaks out or a minor tries to buy alcohol.
Proposed Wildlife Trust Fund Should Be Big, Says G&F (2007-05-23)
A trust fund meant to ease the cost to the states of grizzly bear management would have to be $100-million strong, in order to fill the need.
Game Officials Say Leave Baby Wildlife Alone (2007-05-23)
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been getting as many as 14 calls a week from people who have picked up baby animals they found in the wild.
Four Big Horn Resorts For Sale (2007-05-23)
Four resorts in the Big Horn Mountains will go up for auction at the end of June.
PRBC Asks Court To Help With Rules (2007-05-22)
A conservation group is asking a state court to overturn Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal's rejection of more stringent standards for coal-bed methane water.
Housing Conference Next Week (2007-05-22)
Wyoming's housing market is tight in just about every corner of the state. But in areas experiencing an energy boom affordable housing can be nearly impossible to find. But a Housing Conference hopes to solve those problems.
Thomas Works On Wyoming Range Bill (2007-05-22)
Governor Dave Freudenthal is urging the Wyoming congressional delegation and specifically Senator Craig Thomas to pass legislation to eliminate oil and gas leasing on the Wyoming range. A spokesman for Senator Thomas says he is doing just that. Cameron Hardy says the bill would eliminate future leasing in the Wyoming range but Hardy says the Senator has a strong belief that local interests should buy back leases that have already been purchased by energy companies.
Conservation Corps Begins Work (2007-05-22)
The new Wyoming conservation corps already is working on projects near Casper, Laramie and other parts of the state.
Governor Needs Congressional Help To Fight Wyoming Range Proposal (2007-05-21)
Governor Dave Freudenthal is calling on Wyoming's congressional delegation to put a stop to possible drilling in the Wyoming Range. The area is targeted for oil and gas drilling and opponents say it will hurt hunting and ruin one of the state's pristine areas.
Dealing with autism (2007-05-21)
Elsa Heidorn reports on a family dealing with autism.
State of wildlife (2007-05-21)
Wildlife in Wyoming is facing challenges. Bob Beck reports.
Gas production continues (2007-05-21)
Pinedale Roundup Reporter Julia Stuble talks about reaction to a reclamation offer made by some industry organizations in Western Wyoming.
Heart and cardiovascular disease (2007-05-21)
Heart and Cardiovascular disease is the top killer in Wyoming. Doctor Tim Gardner explains what can be done about it.
Sage Grouse Needs More Help (2007-05-21)
A top researcher says that Sage Grouse continues to struggle in areas with energy development. David Naugle is a University of Montana Researcher who is studying impacts of energy development in the Powder River Basin.
Wildlife in the state (2007-05-21)
Bob Beck speaks with Governor Dave Freudenthal about the state of wildlife, impacts from development and the Wyoming range.
Truck Traffic Does Not Equal Deaths (2007-05-21)
For the first time ever over three million trucks passed through Wyoming is 2006 and officials expect that number to be even higher this year. But despite the increased truck traffic Wyoming ranked near of the bottom in the number of truck crashes with fatalities.
Spider Silk (2007-05-21)
The University of Wyoming is continuing some interesting Spider Silk research. Kristin Espeland reports.
Casper Adds To Center (2007-05-21)
Casper is on track to triple its capacity to treat people for drug and alcohol abuse. Organizers broke ground today for a 95-bed addition to the Central Wyoming Counseling Center.
WOC Has Concerns Over Atlantic Rim (2007-05-21)
The Bureau of Land Management is touting its final decision of a coalbed methane project in Carbon County. The B-L-M says the Atlantic Rim project will heat nearly 20 million homes a year and should generate over six billion dollars in royalties while at the same time offering protections for wildlife and reduced impacts to the drilling area.
Reporters Roundtable (2007-05-21)
Reporters discuss some recent developments in Laramie and Jackson.
Cheyenne City Engineers Paid Poorly (2007-05-18)
The city of Cheyenne isn't paying enough to attract engineers and officials say the situation is slowing approval of development plans in the capital city.
Thomas' River Bill Moves Forward (2007-05-18)
Wyoming's senior Senator Craig Thomas says the bill he helped introduce to protect rivers is making headway in Congresss.
Crime Up on Reservations; Wyoming Highlighted for Lack of Funding (2007-05-18)
Congress is examining the need to combat rising crime on American Indian reservations; Wyoming's U.S. Attorney Matthew Read testified this week on Capitol Hill.
Thomas' Coal-To-Liquid Efforts Fall Flat (2007-05-18)
Senator Craig Thomas' recent efforts to draw attention to coal-to-liquid fuel technologies have not fared well in Congress.
Rep. Olsen Leaves Hospital After Wife Ran Him Over (2007-05-18)
Olsen left the Idaho hospital after 2 weeks recovering from injuries sustained when his wife ran him over with their SUV.
Montana Herd Tests Positive for Brucellosis (2007-05-18)
Officials in Montana say seven cows traced to a Bridger ranch have tested positive for the livestock disease brucellosis, including one that was shipped to Iowa.
Jackson Hole Businesses Struggle to Get Summer Workers (2007-05-17)
Grand Teton resort has secured 200 foreign guest workers, but other businesses are facing application bottlenecks.
Seven Steers Die After Drinking Bad Water (2007-05-17)
Cattle routinely graze in Wyoming's gas fields, and most often manage to avoid hazards. But this month near Pinedale, seven steer were found dead after drinking contaminated water.
Report: Global Warming Will Cause More Wildfire (2007-05-17)
Two new reports suggest that global warming is likely to greatly increase spending on fighting wildfires and greatly reduce salmon habitat in the Northwest.
Freudenthal Sends Wolf Letter to Feds (2007-05-17)
Governor Dave Freudenthal is hoping a letter might resolve his most recent dispute with the US Fish and Wildlife service.
Don Woods Hosts His Last WPR Show (2007-05-16)
Wyoming Public Radio's Don Woods hosted his last music show today. His show ran for 22 years and boosted the careers of hundreds of performers.
Pandemic Would Overwhelm Hospitals (2007-05-16)
If a flu pandemic hits Wyoming, it could quickly overwhelm hospitals. That's the message from Albany County public health officials.
Sheridan County Fills Up (2007-05-16)
Sheridan county has bought 50 acre feet of water from two big horn reservoirs. County commissioner Steve Maier says the county is looking ahead partly because of growth and partly because of climate.
Governor's Request Denied Over Oil Shale (2007-05-16)
Colorado and Wyoming will get a grand total of two more weeks to study a federal plan for wide-scale oil shale development in the region. The two states had requested an additional four months to review the draft environmental impact statement.
Water Flows In Torrington (2007-05-16)
Spring storms have increased flows on the North Platte River enough to cover the state's obligations for last year's irrigation around Torrington.
Teton County Scrutinizes Zoning Laws (2007-05-16)
The so-called "family exemption" rule went under the microscope when Teton County commissioners voted to pass emergency regulations to require closer examination of the exemption that allows family members to bypass subdivision regulations.
Elk Numbers Increase (2007-05-16)
The number of elk in Wyoming has increased to 99-thousand-867. That's nearly 16-thousand-700 more than what the state Game and Fish Commission would like to see.
Forest Plan Suspended (2007-05-15)
The U-S Forest Service has suspended work on revising how it manages the Shoshone National Forest because of a court ruling out of California. The agency's draft management plan for the forest was about 90 percent complete at the end of February. But a court order issued in California in March stopped the Forest Service from implementing and using a planning rule that went into effect in 2005.
Bald Eagles Thrive (2007-05-15)
The number of bald eagles in Wyoming has grown to 185 breeding pairs. The eagle population recovery has exceeded expectations from ornithologists who predicted much lower recovery rates when the birds were first granted federal protection in 1967.
Future Of Bald Eagle May Be Unclear (2007-05-15)
With reports that the Bald Eagle has exceeded recovery goals most give heavy praise to the endangered species act for the birds recovery. Wyoming Audubon Director Brian Rutledge is among them but he notes that the act has had other successes as well.
Bob Jensen Is New CEO Of The Business Council (2007-05-15)
The Chief Operating Officer for the Wyoming Business Council will now become the new Chief Executive. Bob Jensen was hired to replace Tucker Fagen to head up Wyoming's top economic development organization.
Wyoming And Feds Wait On Wolves (2007-05-14)
The state of Wyoming and the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service are in a waiting game over wolves. Each says they're waiting for the other to act first in a stand-off that seems almost certain to leave Wyoming out of the ongoing process to strip federal protection from wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains.
Legerski Gets Raise And Extension (2007-05-14)
University officials say they have extended Cowgirl Coach Joe Legerski's contract until 2012. Legerski will get a 20 thousand dollar raise to 150 thousand dollars a year.
Rocky Mountain Park To Be Wilderness Area (2007-05-14)
Members of Colorado's congressional delegation said today that they'll introduce legislation designating nearly all of Rocky Mountain National Park as wilderness.
Scientists Oppose Delisting (2007-05-14)
More than 230 scientists have signed a letter opposing plans to remove wolves in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho from protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Planting season (2007-05-14)
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Director Shane Smith tells us what you can safely plant.
Why airports are still pushing for more passengers (2007-05-14)
Elsa Heidorn reports that the Wyoming Department of Transportation is marketing air service in and out of Wyoming.
Eastern Wyoming College tries to get low income people thinking about college. (2007-05-14)
Eastern Wyoming College tries to get low income people thinking about college.
Wyoming teacher's salary (2007-05-14)
Bob Beck reports that for the first time in many years, Wyoming Teacher Salaries are attracting out of state teachers.
Small-time life for big-time Doctors (2007-05-14)
Small and remote towns are having problems keeping doctors from leaving and recruiting new ones.
Educators hope to inspire girls to stick with science and math studies (2007-05-14)
Wyoming attempts to interest young girls in science.
Unique bird walk (2007-05-14)
We go on a walk with a bird enthusiast.
Storytelling in Yellowstone (2007-05-14)
Historian Lee Whittlesey discusses his new book focused on Yellowstone's storytellers.
Reporters Roundtable (2007-05-14)
Reporters discuss the issues surrounding the resignation and attempts to un-resign by Platte County Prosecutor Mary Eikenberry.
College Is Important (2007-05-14)
This week Eastern Wyoming College and the Goshen County school district will continue its efforts to get more children to consider attending college. Organizer Anne Gardetto says the program attempts to educate both young students and parents about educational opportunities, because a College degree is required in today's job market.
Eikenberry Shows Up for Work, Locks Changed (2007-05-12)
The former Platte County prosecutor's resignation was accepted, despite her wish to rescind that offer.
Police Seize 13 Pounds of Ecstasy (2007-05-11)
The Wyoming Highway Patrol has seized about 13 pounds of ecstasy tablets during a traffic stop west of Cheyenne.
UW Contributes to Botany Catalogue (2007-05-11)
University of Wyoming botanists are contributing to a major, multi-volume catalogue on the plants of North America.
Another Sunday Flight for Rock Springs Airport (2007-05-11)
The Rock Springs airport is doing a brisk business. Great Lakes Airlines has just added another flight to its Sunday schedule because demand has been so high.
Students Prepare For History Channel Visit (2007-05-10)
Middle school students from the University of Wyoming lab school are wrapping up work on a year long excavation project.
Educators Coming To Wyoming (2007-05-10)
It seems that teacher salary increases are making a tremendous difference in the ability of Wyoming school districts to recruit. Bonuses offered to new teachers and major increases in starting pay for teachers have helped Wyoming take teachers away from neighboring states and elsewhere.
Platte County Commissioners to Meet on Fate of Eikenberry (2007-05-10)
The commissioners will hold a closed door meeting, and then a public meeting at 1pm to decide whether or not to accept the attorney's resignation.
Laramie City Manager Quits (2007-05-10)
After 17 months as Laramie's city manager, Mark Collins submitted his resignation Tuesday night, saying he wants to pursue other opportunities.
Afton Sees Salmonella Cases (2007-05-10)
Afton is the scene of 11 cases of salmonella poisoning. Wyoming health department spokeswoman Kim Deti says a preliminary investigation shows the cases are all associated with a local restaurant.
Resignation Battle Begins (2007-05-10)
Will she stay, or will she go? That's the question they're asking in Platte County today (Thursday), after the County Commission voted to accept the resignation of County Attorney Mary Eikenberry. Eikenberry says she withdrew her resignation and that the commission is exceeding its authority.
Guard Numbers Still Rising (2007-05-09)
The number of soldiers in the Wyoming Army National Guard has reached an all-time high. As of today (Wednesday), enlistment had reached 18-hundred and 55 soldiers. That exceeds the previous record of 18-hundred 54 soldiers set in 1983.
Father of Murdered Wyo Student Wants More Investigation (2007-05-09)
Steven Carlson, father of Amber Carlson, says the University of Wyoming could have done more to prevent the murder of his daughter last summer in a double homicide/ suicide.
FDA Bill Approved (2007-05-09)
Senator Mike Enzi is praising the Senate passage of a bill that gives new powers to the food and drug administration.
Homeland Security Conference Focuses on Agriculture (2007-05-09)
Wyoming homeland security officials are looking into the potential dangers facing farmers and ranchers.
Conservation Groups Appeal (2007-05-09)
A coalition of environmental and conservation groups today (Wednesday) asked the federal Department of Interior to reverse last year's approval of 87 coal-bed methane wells in an area of northeastern Wyoming known as Fortification Creek.
Wyoming Markets Air Service (2007-05-08)
Wyoming transportation officials kicked off a new marketing campaign today (Tuesday) with the tagline, Sometimes it's nice to fly.
McDaniel Calls For Flexibility (2007-05-08)
Wyoming's top Substance Abuse official urged Congress to provide flexibility in rules and science based decisions when it comes to federal drug policy.
Park County Residents Stunned By Tax Bills (2007-05-08)
Park county property owners are opening up their tax bills and all of them are seeing increases. County assessor Doug Brandt says fair market values are escalating in the double digits and that's driving up everyone's property taxes.
Big Horns Get 30 Inches of Snow (2007-05-08)
The spring snowstorm dropped much needed moisture but also stranded travelers.
Grand Teton Fees Up to $50 Annually (2007-05-08)
Park officials say the park needs to revenue to keep up with park maintenance.
State Loses Appeal On Gun Law (2007-05-08)
A federal judge says that the federal agency that tracks gun purchases was correct to reject a Wyoming law that allows people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence charges to regain their right to own guns through the state courts.
Wyoming Joins Global Warming Intitiative (2007-05-08)
Wyoming has joined some 31 states in a large program to track emissions that cause global warming. Wyoming's program will be voluntary but Department of Environmental Quality Director John Corra predicts that it will be to a company's advantage to participate.
Group Wants Halt To Resort Zoning (2007-05-07)
A Teton County development watchdog is asking town and county officials to eliminate resort zoning to preserve the community's rural character. The group, Save Historic Jackson Hole, says resort zoning has become a loophole for developers to build high-end homes instead of recreational centers with natural attractions for visitors.
Jill Lovato tells us that she believes in pets (2007-05-07)
Jill Lovato tells us that she believes in pets.
Turning Coal into liquid (2007-05-07)
Wyoming's Senators back turning Coal into liquid Ben Tabor reports from Washington.
More College students are needing counseling (2007-05-07)
More College students then ever are need counseling. WPR's Haley Douglas tries to find out why.
Glaciers shrinking (2007-05-07)
Wyoming's Glaciers appear to be shrinking. Rebecca Huntington took a trek to see them first hand.
Fremont County deaths (2007-05-07)
Bob Beck speaks with the Fremont Coroner about an increase of deaths in the county and what is behind it.
Platte County Attorney Decides Not To Resign (2007-05-07)
After saying she would quit, the Platte County Attorney wants her job back. Today (Monday), less than a week after she submitted her resignation, Platte County Attorney Mary Eikenberry has told the Platte County Commission she wants her job back. Eikenberry says her resignation was not official because the county commission did not formally meet to accept it.
Dental Care Still Limited (2007-05-07)
Recent congressional hearings have shined a light on the difficulty some children have in accessing dental care if they receive Medicaid. Medicaid is the state and federally funded health coverage program for low income residents under the age of 65. And typically the program pays providers back a portion, maybe 80 percent of what they charge for the procedure.
Sites and sounds of an old steam engine (2007-05-07)
We hear the sites and sounds of an old steam engine.
Pre-K education (2007-05-07)
Kristin Espeland talks with Sarah Gorin of the Equality State Policy Center about Pre-K education and why it would benefit the state in the long run.
Yellowstone Grizzly Bears (2007-05-07)
Grizzlies have been removed from the endangered species list. What does that mean for Wyoming? Kristin Espeland has more.
Entrance Fee Increase Is Not A Concern (2007-05-07)
Entrance fees at Grand Teton National Park and several similar parks will be going up this summer. The cost will be 50 dollars for an annual pass. While some wonder about a possible outcry from the public, Grand Teton officials are not concerned.
Olsen Remains In Hospital (2007-05-07)
State Representative Monte Olsen remains in fair condition at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Driving on Drugs (2007-05-07)
Wyoming law enforcement agencies are looking beyond drinking and driving. They want to crack down on those driving on drugs, even if the drugs are legal. Bob Beck reports.
Johnnie Burton Retires (2007-05-07)
Wyoming is losing some influence in Washington. Johnnie Burton is retiring as director of the federal Minerals Management Service. Burton was appointed to the federal post in March 2002. Her retirement will be effective at the end of this month.
Thomas Works On River Bill (2007-05-04)
Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas has introduced legislation that would protect more than 440 miles of the Snake River and several of its tributaries under the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Fritz Cubin Remains Ill (2007-05-04)
Congresswoman Barbara Cubin's husband remains in serious condition at a Casper hospital, the congresswoman's office says.
Trustees Oppose Tuition Hike (2007-05-04)
Once again, University of Wyoming trustees said no to a proposed tuition hike. The proposal was for a three percent hike for two years, starting in 2008. It was for residents only.
New Survey Shows More Wyomingites Fear Drinking, Driving (2007-05-03)
A new survey has found that more residents see drinking and driving as a problem, a significant attitude change from just a few years ago.
Conservationists Skeptical (2007-05-03)
Conservationists are skeptical of a 36 (m) million offer by three energy producers to improve wildlife habitat and preserve wildlife migration routes in the Pinedale Anticline of western Wyoming.
UW President Gets 4 Year Contract (2007-05-03)
After getting only lukewarm support and a one year contract last year, University of Wyoming Trustees have awarded U-W President Tom Buchanan a four year deal worth 300 thousand dollars a year.
Climbers Anchors Gave Way (2007-05-03)
Two experienced climbers found dead on Grand Teton earlier this week had tumbled about 15-hundred feet down a steep snowy slope after one of their anchors gave way.
Climbers Found Dead In Grand Teton National Park (2007-05-01)
Two climbers apparently fell to their deaths on Grand Teton mountain in western Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park rangers flew to the scene by helicopter today (Tuesday) and saw the climbers' bodies.
Frontier Airlines Eyes Wyoming Destinations (2007-05-01)
The regional, budget carrier may extend service to Jackson, Cheyenne, or another community in the Cowboy State.
County Coroner Baffled With Death Totals (2007-05-01)
Fremont county officials are baffled as to the cause of a huge increase in suicides in the county. Murders have also increased and only Laramie County rivals the actual numbers in Wyoming.
Interior Official Resigns (2007-05-01)
A high-ranking Interior Department official accused of pressuring government scientists to make their research fit her policy goals has resigned. Julie MacDonald was deputy assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks.
Colorado Water River Pact Could Ease Water Supply (2007-05-01)
The multi-state pact could allow up-river states to withhold more water during drought, and allow down-river states to establish water agreements with other water-rights holders.
Companies Offer Money To Help Wildlife Habitat (2007-05-01)
Three energy producers are offering to contribute 36 (m) million dollars to improve wildlife habitat and preserve wildlife migration routes in the Pinedale Anticline in western Wyoming.
Platte County Attorney Investigation Continues (2007-05-01)
The Platte County Commission voted unanimously today (Tuesday) to hire an outside attorney to look into the situation with the current county attorney.
Thomas Thinks Grizzly Ruling Will Stick (2007-04-30)
Senator Craig Thomas is pleased that Grizzly Bears are being removed from the endangered species list and he is not worried that lawsuits will overturn that decision.
UW Convention Center Construction on Schedule (2007-04-30)
The convention center and Hilton Hotel are slated to open next February.
Democrats Add New Chairman (2007-04-30)
The Wyoming Democratic Party has elected a new chairman. Democrats met Saturday in Casper, where they chose Cheyenne ophthalmologist Doctor John Millin to be party chairman. Millin has been serving as party treasurer, and is the husband of Cheyenne state Representative Lori Millin.
Fremont Deaths Skyrocket (2007-04-30)
The Fremont County coroner is seeking more funding to keep pace with the county's high death rate from accidents, homicides and suicides.
Cowboys' Wendling Drafted by Buffalo Bills (2007-04-30)
The Bills' drafted the 6'1" safety in the 6th round of the NFL draft.
Grizzlies Come off Endangered Species List Today (2007-04-30)
Grizzlies are slated to be delisted today, but conservation groups are filing law suits to reverse that decision.
Representative Olsen In Hospital (2007-04-30)
Wyoming State Representative Monte Olsen remains in an Idaho hospital. Meanwhile, his wife was charged today (Monday) with reckless endangering for allegedly running over the Daniel Republican with a Suburban. It happened Saturday night. That's when the Sublette County Sheriff's Department got a call about a domestic disturbance.
Counties Want More Control Over Subdivisions (2007-04-27)
Some county commissioners in Wyoming want state lawmakers to give counties more oversight of rural property being subdivided and sold off.
Organ Donor (2007-04-27)
It's Donate Life month, and Bob Beck has this story on how one family's loss became many Wyomingites' gain.
School Security (2007-04-27)
Before the Virginia Tech shootings, the University of Wyoming faced a horrific double murder/suicide. Renny MacKay learns from victims' parents how tragedy could have been averted.
Wyoming Range (2007-04-27)
Gene Bryan, chair of the Wyoming Tourism Board, visits with Kristin Espeland about the tourism industry's hopes that energy development will not touch the Bridger-Teton.
Dino Makeover (2007-04-27)
The University of Wyoming Geological Museum's famed Apatosaurus is about to get an extreme makeover. Kristin Espeland reports.
Drug Courts (2007-04-27)
Elsa Heidorn follows the story of a Cheyenne woman who's time in drug court changed her life, for the better.
Wine Cellar Could Yield High Returns (2007-04-27)
A couple of University of Wyoming professors have a unique investment tip.
Industry Wants To Loosen Wildlife Restrictions (2007-04-27)
Coal-bed methane industry representatives are asking federal regulators to loosen wildlife restrictions in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. During breeding periods for sage grouse, eagles and other wildlife, the federal Bureau of Land Management imposes monthslong shut-downs of coal-bed methane work to prevent disturbance of the birds' nests and mating grounds
Man Pleads Guilty In Prostitution Case (2007-04-27)
A man pleaded guilty in Jackson yesterday (Wednesday) to having sex with a 13-year-old girl, the fourth guilty plea in the case in which prosecutors allege the girl was forced into prostitution.
Wyoming Senators Call For Veto And Oppose Military Bill (2007-04-27)
Republican Senators Craig Thomas and Mike Enzi both voted against a war spending bill that majority Democrats pushed through Congress with a troop withdrawal deadline.
Reporters' Roundtable (2007-04-27)
Renny MacKay rounds up Wyoming reporters and editors to take a look at coverage of the state's construction boom.
Workforce Services (2007-04-27)
Wyoming's new head of Workforce Services joins Bob Beck for a conversation about how to grow the state's workforce.
Impaired Driving (2007-04-27)
Bob Beck interviews Lori Pozarik in advance of a statewide conference on battling driving under the influence of drugs, and not just alcohol.
Iraq Pullout (2007-04-27)
Wyoming's congressional delegation registers its opposition to the democratic-passed military spending bill. Benjamin Shaw from Capitol Hill reports.
State Looks to Improve Assessment Test (2007-04-27)
State Superintendent Jim McBride announced changes in the statewide student assessment test that he says will make the exam more reliable and less disruptive to schools.
Proposed Liquor Laws in Gillette Tap Bar Owners (2007-04-26)
New laws under consideration could hold bar owners accountable for what happens on their property.
Gillette Residents Could Pay More for Electricity (2007-04-26)
Because of higher energy costs, a local energy supplier says electricity bills could go up.
UW Has Enhanced Safety After '06 Murder/Suicide (2007-04-25)
The parents of one of the UW students killed last summer in a double homicide/suicide say the university has kept them informed of changes in security and safety procedures.
Cubin's Husband Back in Casper Hospital (2007-04-25)
US Representative Barbara Cubin's husband Fritz Cubin is back in the hospital for an immune disorder.
No Re-Trial for Man Accused of Killing Wife (2007-04-25)
Defense attorneys for David Bush protested that they were prevented from presenting evidence that another person could have committed the murder of which Bush is accused. But the judge struck down a motion for a re-trial.
Job Growth Continues To Rise (2007-04-25)
In the year since March 2006, Wyoming has added approximately 10,600 jobs, with the biggest growth in construction and natural resources and mining, which includes the oil and gas industries.
Wyoming Worker Death Rate Tops (2007-04-25)
Wyoming leads the nation in work place deaths.The numbers gathered by the bureau of labor statistics show that Wyoming led the nation in workplace deaths based on 100 thousand people.
Tourism Industry Opposes B-T Drilling (2007-04-25)
Tourism leaders have joined the long list of those opposing increased natural gas development in the Bridger Teton National Forest.
Governor Kicks Off College Commission (2007-04-25)
Don't be tentative in examining Wyoming's community colleges and the way that system is operated and funded. That's what Governor Freudenthal told the Governor's Commission on Community Colleges today (Wednesday). The commission was holding its first meeting in Cheyenne.
Victim In Shooting Identified (2007-04-24)
Police have identified the victim of a shooting in Washakie County. Authorities say 33-year-old Raul Gomez was shot to death yesterday (Monday).
Wyoming's Wage Gap Among The Worst (2007-04-24)
In Wyoming for every dollar a man makes a woman makes 57 cents. That makes Wyoming's wage gap among the worst in the country.
Drought Brings Disaster Declarations to Every WY County (2007-04-24)
Farmers and ranchers can apply for low-cost recovery loans, but the money can't help much.
Publication Is Hoping To Attract Young Workers (2007-04-24)
Wyoming officials continue to look at ways to enhance the state workforce. The workforce development council is releasing a publication that they think will help
Highway Money Already Being Used (2007-04-24)
This year highway construction crews around the state will be a little extra busy. That's because the state legislature spent an extra 95 million dollars this year on road construction.
Rail Line Study Chugging Ahead (2007-04-23)
A proposal to link Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico by light rail is picking up steam.
Construction Happening All Over UW (2007-04-23)
Construction is booming on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.
Wyoming's Economy Lacks Diversity (2007-04-23)
Wyoming's economy continues to be overly dependent on the mining industry. The Wyoming Department of Administration and Information reported recently that Wyoming's 2006 Industrial Diversification Index was a mere 34-point-nine percent out of a possible 100 percent.
George Mitchell Speaks At UW (2007-04-23)
Former U-S Senator George Mitchell says treating all terrorists the same, is a huge mistake.
Governor rejects EQC rules (2007-04-23)
Governor Dave Freudenthal has rejected rule changes by the environmental quality council that was intended to regulate impacts of water that comes from Coalbed Methane development.
Mud Pots Not Caused by CBM Water (2007-04-23)
The mud pots that are showing up in the Atlantic Rim area south of Rawlins are not caused by re-injected coal bed methane water. Instead, they might be caused by methane escaping from abandoned wells. That's the verdict by the state Department of Environmental Quality.
Gov. Freudenthal Opposes Real ID (2007-04-23)
Governor Dave Freudenthal is like most other governors around the country.
Wolf Meeting Brings Out Passions (2007-04-20)
In the last of a series of public hearings, more than 600 people packed a Cody auditorium last night.
Rock Springs School Locked Down (2007-04-20)
A school in Wyoming was locked down yesterday. Police in Rock Springs made this decision after receiving a threat.
U.W. Hires New Police Chief (2007-04-20)
The University of Wyoming has a new police chief.The job now belongs to Troy Lane, who is currently assistant director of the Kansas State University Police Department.
Group Wants to Make Laramie a "Cool City" (2007-04-20)
About 120 people met at the University of Wyoming last night to organize an effort to reduce Laramie's contribution to global warming.
South Pass City Makes Historic Purchase (2007-04-20)
Two leather-bound journals written about 110 years ago provide a glimpse into the lives of the pioneers who built what is now the South Pass City State Historic Site.
Gov. Freudenthal Asks for Moment of Silence Friday (2007-04-19)
Governor Freudenthal is asking Wyoming residents to observe a moment of silence Friday to remember the victims of Monday's shootings at Virginia Tech.
Rockies Report Card: Fire Risk in Wyoming (2007-04-19)
Wyoming and other Rocky Mountain States should look carefully at where to spend money on fire suppression.
Convicted Murderer's Sex Assault Trial Moved (2007-04-19)
A judge in Campbell County has decided that the sex-assault trial of a convicted murderer will be moved to another county.
Wyoming Senators Oppose Negotiation Bill (2007-04-19)
The U-S Senate will not vote on a bill allowing the government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for Medicare drugs.
Head of Pharmacy Board Raises Concern (2007-04-19)
The head of the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy says patients in the state may not be getting all the information they need about prescription drugs.
Wyoming Groups React to Supreme Court Decision (2007-04-18)
Two Wyoming groups are watching the U-S Supreme Court carefully after the court decided today to uphold a ban on so-called partial-birth abortion.
Platte County Atty. Appears Before Commission (2007-04-18)
Embattled Platte County attorney Mary Eikenberry appeared before the Platte County Commission to defend herself against charges of bad performance.
Bebout Sworn In As State Senator (2007-04-18)
Eli Bebout has been sworn in as a state senator, taking the seat previously held by the late Bob Peck.
Wyoming Hotels and Motels Doing Well (2007-04-18)
Wyoming's lodging industry has been expanding at a solid clip and there's no sign of slowdown.
Sage Grouse Rules Slow Coal Bed Methane Drilling (2007-04-18)
Drilling for coal bed methane in the Powder River Basin started slowing down last month.
US Fish & Wildlife Could Leave WY Out of Wolf Deal (2007-04-17)
The federal agency says it could take wolves off the endangered species list in Idaho and Montana, but leave Wyoming behind.
Snowfall Down but Skiers Still Head to Teton County (2007-04-17)
A couple of the ski resorts in Teton County have closed for the winter.
Smoke-Free Establishments in Wyoming Rise Dramatically (2007-04-17)
The Wyoming department of health is reporting that nearly two thirds of the state's restaurants and bars have gone smoke free. That's up more than 25 percent since 2000.
Campbell County Efforts to Attract Workers Continue (2007-04-17)
This month's reports of newly recruited Michigan workers leaving after less than a year have left Campbell county economic development director Ruth Benson wondering about other recruits.
WY Doctor Offers Free Autism Screening (2007-04-16)
A Wyoming doctor says autism rates are up significantly nationwide; she's offering free screenings this month.
Affordable Housing Advocates: Help Low Income Residents (2007-04-16)
Some low-income Wyomingites live in sub-standard housing conditions, and advocates say Wyoming doesn't do enough to help.
Acquaintance Rape (2007-04-16)
It's sexual assault awareness month, and Bob Beck reports on the fact that, in Wyoming and nationwide, a rapist is most likely someone the victim already knows.
UW Waits for More Information out of Virginia Tech (2007-04-16)
Officials at the University of Wyoming are watching the events at Virginia Tech closely.
Reservation Seeks to Reduce Highway Deaths (2007-04-16)
Leaders on the Wind River Indian Reservation say they're eager to reduce the number of highway deaths on their land.
Cody High Graduate at Virginia Tech is Safe (2007-04-16)
It's unknown exactly how many Wyomingites attend Virginia Tech, but there's at least one.
Yellowstone Ranchers (2007-04-16)
A new study from an Oregon State geographer finds that ranchlands around Yellowstone are changing hands rapidly, and they're not going to traditional ranchers. Kristin Espeland chats with researcher Hannah Gosnell.
Capitol Hill reporter Chad Pergram investigates why Wyoming's congressional delegation is not so keen on the Iraq-Viet Nam comparison, while other lawmakers see a close resemblance.
Small Business (2007-04-16)
Bob Beck interviews Gene Watson from Wyoming's Small Business Innovative Research program about why interest in the program is dropping off.
Affordable Housing (2007-04-16)
As Elsa Heidorn reports, Wyoming is desperate for more affordable housing, but finding the funds and tackling the red-tape to do it can be huge barriers.
Reporter's Roundtable (2007-04-16)
Elsa Heidorn holds this week's reporters' roundtable on the ethical challenges of covering sexual assault.
Coal-bed Methane Water Appeals Up (2007-04-16)
Wyoming's Dept. of Environmental Quality is hearing more appeals, from environmental advocates as well as industry, on coal-bed methane permits.
Global Warming (2007-04-16)
News director Bob Beck visits with Judi Greenwald from the Pew Center on Global Climate change in anticipation of Earth Day.
More Scholarship Money at Casper College (2007-04-16)
Casper College plans to begin offering scholarships in addition to what the state's Hathaway Scholarship is providing to students.
Healthy Lands (2007-04-13)
Reporter Kristin Espeland reports on the Dept. of the Interior's new initiative to conserve habitat in energy development-heavy southwestern Wyoming, which critics say isn't nearly enough.
More College Students Seek Counseling (2007-04-13)
A nationwide study says there's an increase of college students who seek on-campus mental health counseling.
Energy Expert Praises Wyoming for Improvements (2007-04-13)
An energy expert says Wyoming is leading other western states in efforts to improve power lines and natural gas pipelines.
Arizona RV Recruiting Trip Fruitful (2007-04-13)
Arizona may be a new source for the state for seasonal workers. Campbell county economic development director Ruth Benson says her team attended a conference for RV-ers in Arizona earlier this year.
Rawlins Employee Jailed for Stealing $225K (2007-04-12)
A former employee of the city of Rawlins has been sentenced to up to 8 years in prison for embezzling from city payroll funds.
First Week of No New Wells Since 1998 (2007-04-12)
No new coal-bed methane wells were drilled last week, and that's a first in nearly a decade.
SageBrush The Focus Of Wildlife Projects (2007-04-11)
Wyoming's Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust has once again received a flood of applications for funding. Executive director Bob Budd says that of the 59 projects submitted for consideration many are aimed at restoring sage brush in part because of ongoing drought.
Recruits from Michigan Leaving (2007-04-11)
About a third of workers recruited from Michigan are not staying long in Wyoming, and many are already gone.
Coal-bed Methane Operator Sanctioned (2007-04-11)
Wolverine Operating, LLC has been ordered to seal nearly 200 of its wells in Wyoming for violating rules on reporting production and testing wells.
New Grant Available for Teton-Area Projects (2007-04-11)
For the first time, a non-profit called One Percent for the Tetons is offering at least $100,000 in grants for Teton-area projects.
State Tries To Keep Workers (2007-04-11)
The news that workers from Michigan left the state in less then a year is a familiar tale in the state. Officials say that many out of state residents who come to Wyoming to work...have left after just a few months.
Minnesota School Drops Wyoming Logo (2007-04-11)
Public schools in Breckenridge, Minnesota, have decided to phase out their cowboy logo. The state of Wyoming had demanded that Breckenridge schools no longer use the distinctive bucking horse and rider logo, which Wyoming has trademarked.
Wildlife Trust Board Gets Several Proposals (2007-04-10)
The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust has received 59 applications seeking about 4-point-7 (m) million dollars in project funding in the current application period.
Wyoming Will Get Healthy Lands Money (2007-04-10)
President Bush's fiscal year 2008 budget includes federal funding for the proposed healthy lands initiative which is a conservation effort focused on public lands in the West.
Thomas Urges Passage Of Military Spending Bill (2007-04-10)
Wyoming's Senior Senator is urging congress to finally pass a military spending bill and send a non-amended version to the President.
Tip Service Could Make Schools Safer (2007-04-10)
Wyoming school officials are starting a program that they believe will make schools safer. The We-Tip School safety program allows students and staff to give anonymous information about school crime.
Former 1st Lady "Win" Hickey Dead at 94 (2007-04-09)
The former first lady became a politician in her own right.
Natural Gas Production Stil Strong (2007-04-09)
Natural gas production increased five-point-four percent in Wyoming last year. That is the ninth consecutive year the state has recorded higher gas production.
Reporters Roundtable (2007-04-09)
Reporters discuss Grizzly management in the state.
The Wyoming Cowgirls WNIT Championship (2007-04-09)
The Wyoming Cowgirls WNIT Championship may have changed the face of women's athletics in the state. Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming National Guard unit heads to Afghanistan (2007-04-09)
Another Wyoming National Guard unit heads to Afghanistan. Kristin Espeland speaks with Army National Guard Major D.C. Faber about the mission.
Troopers Recover Loot (2007-04-09)
A Wyoming state trooper stopped a pick-up truck east of Cheyenne on I-80 early Saturday morning and with the help of a police dog discovered several suitcases filled with more than three million dollars in cash.
Several Workforce Solutions Needed (2007-04-09)
Wyoming's low unemployment means that there are fewer people looking for jobs. That has become a problem for both existing and new businesses that need employees. But Jerimiah Rieman with Wyoming's Department of Workforce services says solutions are not easy.
New prison being built in Torrington (2007-04-09)
Renny MacKay reports that some in Torrington are excited about a new prison being built there, while others are not so sure.
Bob Beck speaks with Jeremiah Rieman of the Department of Workforce Services (2007-04-09)
Bob Beck speaks with Jeremiah Rieman of the Department of Workforce Services about efforts to grow Wyoming's diminishing workforce.
Colorado's Western Slope being inpacted by the energy boom (2007-04-09)
Kirk Seigler of Aspen Public Radio reports that Colorado's Western Slope is being impacted be the energy boom as well.
Wyoming's energy boom (2007-04-09)
Wyoming's energy boom is squeezing some services. Kristin Espeland reports.
National Guard recruits (2007-04-09)
National Guard recruits continue to grow in Wyoming. Elsa Heidorn reports.
Torrington Prison Construction On Again for Summer (2007-04-09)
Local officials hope the new prison will bring prosperity to the area, but a recent study shows prison towns don't necessarily reap rewards.
Women Swell Community Colleges, Men Forgoing Degrees (2007-04-09)
Women make up 58% of the state's community college enrollment, while men are heading for the high wages in the gas fields.
High Cost of Living Creates Problems (2007-04-06)
Sweetwater county may be seeing an energy boom along with high-paying jobs from the gas fields to the restaurants. But the cost of living has become so high in the region that even some relatively high wage earners are struggling to make ends meet.
DEQ Responds to Wastewater Problems in Alpine (2007-04-06)
Concerns about the wastewater treatment plant in Alpine have prompted an investigation by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.
Group Wants Laramie to Sign Global Warming Pact (2007-04-06)
A group of Laramie residents wants their city to sign on to a national pact to fight global warming.
Governor Discusses Wolf Deadline Concerns (2007-04-04)
Governor Dave Freudenthal reiterated during a news conference that a May first deadline for reaching a compromise on a wolf management plan with the federal government is not possible.
Cheyenne Drivers Really Bad (2007-04-04)
An analysis from Men's Health magazine says Cheyenne has some of the worst drivers in the country. But that's not news to Dick Lennox, who owns Lennox Body Shop. He says drivers in Cheyenne run stop lights all the time.
Bebout to Take Riverton Senate Seat (2007-04-04)
Eli Bebout has been chosen to take the state senate place vacated last month when Senator Bob Peck passed away.
HPV Vaccine Now Here and Free to WY Girls (2007-04-04)
The anti-cervical cancer vaccine is now available from participating health care providers across the state.
One Million Dollar Bond Set (2007-04-04)
A Circuit Court judge in Casper has set bail at one (m) million dollars cash for a Casper man charged with first-degree murder.
Cheyenne Pays Its Part for Rail Study (2007-04-03)
The Cheyenne City Council has agreed to spend 50 thousand dollars for part of a feasibility study of what is being called the Rocky Mountain High Speed Rail Corridor.
ACLU Has Staffing Concerns About Wyoming Prisons (2007-04-03)
The American Civil Liberties Union says staffing problems at the state penitentiary in Rawlins may pose a danger to staff and prisoners. More than one-third of the authorized security positions at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins are currently vacant.
Group Worried About Gas Impacts On Wildlife (2007-04-03)
The Bureau of Land Management will soon make its final decision soon on how much natural gas development to allow on the Pinedale Anticline. And one group is calling for a total review of the current plan.
Platte County Looking Into Prosecutor's Dismissals (2007-04-03)
The Platte County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to hire an investigator to look into complaints against Platte County attorney Mary Eikenberry.
Conservation Groups Oppose Delisting the Grizz (2007-04-03)
Conservation groups today challenged the federal government's plan to remove Yellowstone-area grizzly bears from protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Commission Will Study Expanded Community College Role (2007-04-03)
The future of community colleges will be part of a study conducted by a special commission set up by the Governor. One task the group will undertake is how Community Colleges might provide more work force training in the state.
Cubin Considering Re-election (2007-04-02)
Representative Barbara Cubin has begun fund-raising for a possible re-election campaign next year. Cubin has not yet announced whether she plans to seek re-election in 2008. But her spokeswoman, Alison McGuire, says Cubin recently held a luncheon fund-raiser at the Captiol Hill Club, a national social club for Republicans.
Meth Use Down in the West (2007-04-02)
Two reports say Methamphetamine use is down in many western states, including Wyoming.
Jackson Saw Low Snow in March (2007-04-02)
March was not a great month for snow in Jackson Hole. Unofficial snowfall for the month at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort was only 14 inches, the lowest amount in the resort's 40-year history.
Cowgirls Win WNIT (2007-04-02)
To the strands of we are the champions, the Wyoming Cowgirls celebrated after beating Wisconsin Saturday 72-56 to win the Women's National Invitation Tournament Title.
Casper Police Identify Dead Man (2007-04-02)
Police have identified a Casper man they say was shot and killed last night.
Fee Increase Does Not Concern Fort Laramie (2007-03-30)
The superintendent at Fort Laramie National Historic Site says that a proposed fee increase is not likely to hurt her operations and it could actually help.
Southern Wyoming Roads Start To Open (2007-03-30)
Interstate 80 across southern Wyoming and Interstate 25 from Casper to Cheyenne have reopened after a powerful spring snowstorm closed much of the highways for more than 24 hours. The state Department of Transportation, however, is still advising caution. The interstates are reportedly slick in many areas and there are reports of blowing snow.
UW to Open, Normal Schedule Friday (2007-03-30)
The University of Wyoming will be open today (Friday) and operating on a normal schedule.
Power Still Out in Northern Wyoming Towns (2007-03-30)
The spring snow storm down many power lines around Buffalo, Ucross, and Clearmont. Utility company officials are still working to restore power.
Cowgirls Prepare For Badgers (2007-03-30)
The Wyoming Cowgirls will face Wisconsin for the Women's National Invitation Tournament Title Saturday. (Today). Wyoming has made an improbable run in the Tournament. The Cowgirls have won all five of their games -- breaking school records for wins and attendance in the process.
Profitt Avoids The Death Penalty (2007-03-30)
A Gillette man convicted of ordering the killing of a teenager in late 2005 will serve life in prison without parole. A District Court jury today (Friday) voted against imposing the death penalty on Kent Proffitafter deliberating for about an hour and 40 minutes.
Stranded Students Safe (2007-03-29)
Stranded high school students whose school bus was involved in an accident yesterday (Wednesday) on I-90 are being housed at a Buffalo elementary school.
Weather Causes Crashes (2007-03-29)
A school bus, seven tractor-trailers and other vehicles crashed in two chain collisions in snowy weather in northern Wyoming this morning (Wednesday).
Cowgirls Game A Sellout (2007-03-29)
The W-N-I-T championship game between Wyoming and Wisconsin on Saturday at Laramie is sold out. Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman says all 15-thousand tickets have been sold as of this afternoon (Thursday).
Snowfall Will Help Address The Drought (2007-03-29)
Recent heavy snowfall throughout most of Wyoming may alleviate drought conditions
WPR Wins Murrow Award (2007-03-29)
The Radio-Television News Directors Association has announced that Wyoming Public Radio has won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in electronic journalism.
Senate Finalists Named (2007-03-29)
There are three finalists to replace Bob Peck in the Wyoming Senate. Peck died March 6 in Cheyenne after taking ill during this year's legislative session. He was 82 years old.
Cowgirls Face Kansas State Wednesday Night (2007-03-28)
The Cowgirls take another stab at advancing in the post-season tournament.
State Offers Employers 5% Discount on Workers Comp (2007-03-28)
Employers could see a 5% discount on the workers' compensation insurance, if they participate in voluntary drug testing.
Alberto Gonzales Meets with Wyoming's US Attorney (2007-03-26)
The U-S Attorney for Wyoming met with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales today.
Hathaway Scholarship Will Impact Financial Aid (2007-03-26)
The Hathaway Scholarship is freeing-up money that will benefit a broad range of students. University of Wyoming administrators have expanded other scholarship programs since the Hathaway went into effect last year.
Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis hits Wyoming (2007-03-26)
Getting a home loan may be a bit more difficult in Wyoming these days. That's because the rising number of defaults on home loans across the nation has also been a problem here at home.
Alzheimer's Numbers Should Rise In Wyoming (2007-03-26)
A national foundation predicts that Wyoming will see a 43-percent increase in Alzheimer's disease this decade. That will put the incidence of the disease in the state among the highest in the nation.
Cowgirls Beat South Dakota 70-59 (2007-03-26)
Now the Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team heads on to the final four. Cowgirls host Kansas State Wednesday night at 7 PM.
Aid Money on the Way for Ranchers? (2007-03-23)
A farm disaster aid proposal is moving forward in Congress.
Gillete Law Enforcement Officer Arrested in SD (2007-03-23)
A Gillette sheriff's captain faces charges for drinking and driving in Deadwood, South Dakota.
New Coach Promises Championships, Good Students (2007-03-23)
Saying he wants to win championships "the right way," the new head coach of the Wyoming Cowboys basketball team promised to raise academic expectations for his players.
Truck traffic deaths (2007-03-23)
A group says Wyoming leads the nation in truck traffic deaths. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that others are skeptical.
Protecting homes from forest fires (2007-03-23)
Casper Fire Officials are hoping residents do a better job of protecting their homes from forest fires. Elsa Heidorn reports.
Wyomingite Works to Help Wounded Soldiers (2007-03-23)
A Wyoming woman who's son fought in the Iraq war is trying to improve conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
New vaccine (2007-03-23)
Kristin Espeland reports that a new vaccine has been made available to girls to protect them from the human papilloma virus and the Jackalope may have something to do with it.
A Wyoming Rancher has taken a case to the Supreme Court (2007-03-23)
A Wyoming Rancher has taken a case to the Supreme Court. Evelyn Lombardo reports.
Renny MacKay reports that some researchers wonder if Sasquatch lives in Wyoming.
State forester Bill Crapser (2007-03-23)
State forester Bill Crapser discusses the upcoming fire season with WPR's Bob Beck.
Trustees To Consider Staff Pay Raises (2007-03-22)
Staff members at the University of Wyoming are set to receive pay raises this year. Vice President for administration Phil Harris says in prior years, only faculty members saw substantial raises.
Grizzly Bears in Wyoming Coming Off Endangered Species List (2007-03-22)
Nearly 30 years after going on the Endangered Species list the federal government is removing protections for Yellowstone Grizzly Bears.
Allstate to Open Claims Center in Cheyenne (2007-03-22)
The insurance company's new center is slated to open in January 2008 and bring 200 new jobs.
Former Wyoming Coach May Take Over The Cowboys (2007-03-22)
A CBS website is reporting that Fresno State associate coach Heath Schroyer has agreed to become the new head basketball coach at Wyoming.
Construction Begins on Gillette College Nursing School (2007-03-22)
The college's new health sciences facility will nearly double the college's capacity for nursing students.
New Cattle Group Moves Forward (2007-03-21)
A cattle group that hopes to provide another voice for ranchers has gotten off the ground. Organizers say that they hope it will help with providing ranchers a future and to help with marketing issues.
Man Dies At Power Plant (2007-03-21)
A worker performing maintenance to a boiler area at Jim Bridger Power Plant near Rock Springs died after he fell about 25 feet off a scaffold.
Sheridan Cops and City Reach Deal (2007-03-21)
Three Sheridan city police officers and the city council have settled a lawsuit.
After Error Cheyenne School District Repays State (2007-03-21)
Cheyenne school officials have agreed to repay the state almost 379-thousand dollars that the district improperly received after incorrectly calculating teachers' seniority for payroll purposes.
Cubin Wants Attorney General Gonzales Fired (2007-03-21)
Harsh words from Republican Wyoming Representative Barbara Cubin. She thinks President Bush should fire embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
School Facilities Commission Delays New Buildings (2007-03-21)
The School Facilities Commission voted yesterday (Tuesday) to devote some 300 (m) million dollars in available money to 38 school construction projects that either are under way or are about to begin.
Casper Murder Trial Ends with Guilty Verdict (2007-03-21)
A jury in Casper has convicted a man charged with the first-degree murder of his wife.
Wolf Numbers Grow (2007-03-20)
The number of wolves in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming continues to grow, with federal officials saying the three states had at least 13-hundred wolves at the end of 2006.
Sheridan Lawsuit Settled (2007-03-20)
A lawsuit filed by three Sheridan city police officers seeking back pay, benefits and retirement contributions has been settled. The settlement was reached after the Sheridan City Council agreed to pay the officers salary raises and benefits that had been withheld.
State Forester Worried About The Fire Season (2007-03-19)
Because of an early snow melt and the sudden lack of new moisture, the state forester says he is nervous about the upcoming fire season.
Wyoming Man Is Heard By The Supreme Court (2007-03-19)
A lawyer for a Wyoming rancher told the U-S Supreme Court today that his client should be allowed to sue individual federal workers for harassment and retaliation under federal racketeering law.
Honaker Says Personal Views Will Not Impact His Ability To Judge (2007-03-19)
Rock Springs attorney Richard Honaker was announced as the Bush administration's nominee for a U-S District Court judgeship in Wyoming.
Enviros Say Groundwater Pumping Threatens Surface Water (2007-03-19)
Environmental group Trout Unlimited says groundwater pumping from subdivision development and coal bed methane "dewatering" is threatening river and stream flows.
US Supreme Court Hears WY Rancher's Case (2007-03-19)
Supreme Court justices hear the case today (Monday) of rancher Frank Robbins, who claims the US Department of the Interior has harrassed him for access to his land.
Schweitzer Will Testify About Bison In Wash., D.C. (2007-03-16)
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer will take his bison complaints to Washington, DC next week, to testify before the House subcommittee that oversees national parks.
Advocates Push Open Government During "Sunshine Week" (2007-03-16)
The public still has a lot of power when it comes to accessing government documents in Wyoming, despite a measure that keeps early drafts of legislation secret. That's according to the lawyer for the Wyoming Press Association, Bruce Moats.
Cody Group Opposes Park Entrance Closure (2007-03-16)
Several residents of Cody continue to be upset about plans to close the East entrance of Yellowstone because of avalanche concerns.
Snowmobiles in Yellowstone Didn't Reach Limit (2007-03-16)
More people rode snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park this winter than in the past several years. But even the busiest day didn't approach the daily limit of 720 snowmobiles allowed in the park.
U.W. Nordic Ski Team Cleans Up (2007-03-15)
The dynasty that is the University of Wyoming Nordic ski team continues.
Lincoln County Orders Residents to Boil Water (2007-03-15)
Emergency management officials say residents should boil water until further notice because of run-off contamination.
U.W.'s Most Successful Football Coach is Dead at 88 (2007-03-15)
Former U.W. head football coach Lloyd Eaton died yesterday at age 88. He was the most successful head coach of the Cowboys of all time, winning three consecutive Western Athletic Conference championships between 1962 and 1970.
Bears Emerge From Hibernation; Fish & Game Urges Caution (2007-03-15)
As bears emerge from winter dens, Wyoming's Game & Fish department is focusing on helping Wapiti area residents stay safe.
Number of Commuters Skyrockets (2007-03-15)
The number of people who commute to another Wyoming county has doubled in some parts of the state, as compared to just three years ago.
Children With Asthma Should Get Flu Shots (2007-03-15)
Nationally about 30 percent of children with asthma are getting flu shots. The Centers for Disease Control found this result in a study and is concerned because they want all young asthmatics to get vaccinated.
BNSF Plans Track Upgrades in Powder River Basin (2007-03-14)
The railroad plans to improve main line track in the region to support its capacity to carry Wyoming coal out of the region.
Sierra Club Opposes Coal Plant (2007-03-14)
The Sierra Club is opposing the construction of a planned coal-fired power plant near Gillette. Basin Electric Power is attempting to get a state air quality permit, but the Sierra Club says it opposes any new coal plants especially those that use pulverized coal.
WY Home Prices Appreciate 2nd Fastest in Nation (2007-03-14)
Home prices in Wyoming have appreciated nearly 15% over the past year, and 60% over the past 5 years.
Many Wyoming Children Lack Health Care (2007-03-14)
A new report says there are more than 14-thousand Wyoming children who do NOT have health insurance. And about four out of five of them live with someone who works full-time.
Gillette Church Denies Lesbians Communion (2007-03-13)
A Catholic church in Gillette has sent a letter to a lesbian couple telling them they can no longer receive communion because of their stance against an anti-gay marriage bill.
Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power Requests Rate Hike (2007-03-13)
The Cheyenne utility could pass along a 50-cent-a-month increase to customers to fund the construction of its Gillette-area power plant.
Pipeline Explodes Near Gillette (2007-03-13)
A gas pipeline exploded Sunday evening near Gillette, sending smoke into the air and prompting 911 calls. No one was hurt.
Wyoming Unemployment Rate Lowest In Nearly 30 Years (2007-03-13)
Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January dropped to its lowest rate in nearly 30 years. State economists say the January rate was 2-point-6 percent. That's the lowest rate since 1979. The national rate for that month was 4-point-6 percent.
Worth of Wyoming Homes Rising (2007-03-13)
The nation's mortgage and home loan company watchdog has issued a report showing Wyoming leading the nation in the rate of home price appreciation. The Office of Federal housing enterprise oversight says that Wyoming ranks second in the nation when it comes to the rise in housing prices.
Wyoming Senators Vote Against Homeland Security Bill (2007-03-13)
Wyoming's take of homeland security funding will be less then it currently gets, but the states two Senators are equally concerned that few protections will be offered in the overall bill.
Gay Couple Denied Communion (2007-03-12)
A Catholic church in Gillette has told a lesbian couple they can no longer receive communion in part because they spoke out against the state bill that opposed recognizing gay marriages.
Punter Says Not Guilty (2007-03-12)
A former Wyoming Man has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.
UW Symphony on Cultural Exchange in Bolivia (2007-03-12)
The university's symphony orchestra is spending spring break with a similarly high-altitude neighbor to the south.
Laramie Guard Company to Keep Terror Watch (2007-03-12)
The Wyoming Army National Guard will transfer responsibility for protecting the state from terrorists to Laramie's Engineer Company.
McClain Fired (2007-03-12)
While he was highly successful in his first five years,it was the last four years that cost Wyoming basketball coach Steve McClain his job. Wyoming fired McClain and will pay him 380 thousand dollars to buy out the remaining three years on his contract.
Governor Vetoes Three Bills (2007-03-09)
Most notably the Governor vetoed the measure that would have increased the punishment for killing a woman and her fetus.
First Woman Will Take Over Army National Guard (2007-03-09)
The Wyoming Army National Guard will soon have its first female commander. Colonel Kathy Wright takes over the position in January of 2009.
Reporters' Roundtable (2007-03-09)
Reporters and editors join Renny MacKay to remember the late state lawmaker and publisher of the Riverton Ranger, Bob Peck.
Renny MacKay has the story on a new development outside Laramie, which, like other 35+ acre subdivisions are attracting buyers but frustrating county officials.
Deal in Works for Logging Money (2007-03-09)
Payments to rural counties hurt by cutbacks in logging would continue for one year under a deal reached in Washington, D-C.
Interview with Dan Zwonitzer (2007-03-09)
The Republican state representative from Laramie County tells Kristin Espeland how he unwittingly found himself in the national spotlight for supporting gay rights.
A Volunteer's Spring Break (2007-03-09)
Bob Beck reports on how some University of Wyoming students are ditching the chance to work on their tans for the chance to work for the greater good.
State Lawmakers Question Payout for Retiree Health Insurance (2007-03-09)
A state senator and state representative say an additional $3.3M payout for health insurance to retired state employees could be in violation of the state constitution.
Global Warming on Capitol Hill (2007-03-09)
On Capitol Hill momentum is growing for global warming legislation, but Wyoming lawmakers urge caution. Benjamin Shaw reports from Washington.
Sen. Peck Honored at State Capitol (2007-03-09)
Lawmakers gathered Friday to remember state Senator Robert Peck as a great son of Wyoming.
Interview with Climatologist Phil Mote (2007-03-09)
Washington State Climatologist and University of Washington researcher Phil Mote tells Kristin Espeland how climate change is playing out in the West.
Global Warming Governors (2007-03-09)
Elsa Heidorn reports that Wyoming and Montana could muster the political will to address climate change, but they say they'll need help with cleaner energy generation.
Montana and Wyoming Debate Water in Bighorn Lake (2007-03-09)
During a meeting on a water dispute between Wyoming and Montana participants found some agreement.
Interview with Jim McBride (2007-03-09)
The state's Superintendent of Public Instruction joins Bob Beck to examine a looming teacher shortage in Wyoming.
Cloud Seeders Unable to Help Ease Drought (2007-03-09)
Unfavorable weather conditions and installation delays have kept cloud-seeders grounded.
July 1st Telecom Bill Offers Local Service Price Caps (2007-03-08)
A new telecommunications law takes effect July 1st, and one benefit for consumers will be stabilized pricing on local phone service.
Casper Rehab Center En Route to Funding Goal (2007-03-08)
The projected 86-bed facility would treat addicitions to meth, alcohol and prescription drugs. But there are still millions left to raise to build it.
Peck Memorial Will Be Friday (2007-03-08)
The late state Senator Bob Peck will lie in state on Friday in the Capitol Rotunda.
State Department Will Watch Grade Inflation In Connection With Hathaway (2007-03-07)
With the new Hathaway scholarship curriculum now in place the state department of education is watching another issue, grade inflation.
CBM Workers Protest Sage Grouse Protections (2007-03-07)
Coal bed methane workers protested outside the Buffalo BLM office, saying sage grouse protections are affecting their ability to keep their jobs.
Landowners Lose Case To D-M & E (2007-03-07)
A judge in Gillette has ordered two landowners to allow their property to be surveyed by the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad for a planned rail line.
Bob Peck Dies In Cheyenne (2007-03-06)
State senator and long-time newspaper publisher Bob Peck died today (Tuesday). He was 82 years old. Peck died at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
Winter Use Increases In Yellowstone (2007-03-06)
So far this winter, there's been a spike in the number of snowmobiles that have visited Yellowstone.
Jackson Hole Skier Survives Avalanche (2007-03-06)
Another skier has escaped an avalanche near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort; a skier died in an avalanche there in early January.
Burbling Mudpots in Southwest: Water Contamination? (2007-03-06)
Muddy, swampy pools in southwestern Wyoming's coal bed methane fields could signal groundwater contamination, some worry.
Torrington Prison Finally Moves Forward (2007-03-05)
The new Medium Security prison in Torrington is now moving forward. The legislature approved funding for the project and Corrections director Bob Lampert says a different approach to building the project will keep costs in line.
Union Wireless to Expand WY Coverage (2007-03-05)
The telecommunications company plans to expand its cellular coverage in the Cowboy State.
State Superintendent Wants No Child Left Behind Changes (2007-03-05)
State Superintendent Jim McBride says the federal No Child Left Behind law is designed more for urban areas and not for a small, rural states like Wyoming.
Elk Meat Donated to WY Food Bank (2007-03-05)
Wyoming Game and Fish will donate elk meat from its test-and-slaughter program, aimed to weed out animals with brucellosis. Officials say diseased animals are not known to transmit the illness to humans who consume the meat.
UW Scores Staff Raises, Supercomputer Funding (2007-03-05)
The legislative session treated the University of Wyoming well, President Tom Buchanan says, but several issues remain to be tackled during the next session.
Trauner May Run Again (2007-03-05)
Former U-S congressional candidate Gary Trauner says another run for office is not out of the question.
McBride Makes No Child Recommendations (2007-03-05)
The top educator in Wyoming sent off his recommendations for how to improve the federal No Child Left Behind Law today.
State Legislative Session Ends; Lawmakers Start Future Proposals (2007-03-05)
This season's legislative session has ended, but lawmakers are already getting proposals for next year's bills on the drawing board.
Corrections Director Bob Lampert (2007-03-02)
Corrections Director Bob Lampert discusses projections that suggest prison numbers will continue to grow.
Mixed Grades for Wyoming Education (2007-03-02)
Wyoming students earned high marks from a national report card, but the state's curriculum standards drew a failing grade from the U-S Chamber of Commerce report.
Yellowstone Hotspot Stretches the Landscape 150 Miles Away (2007-03-02)
New scientific findings show it's energy from Yellowstone's volcanic hotspot, even when inactive, and NOT earthquakes, that have been changing the surrounding landscape.
Lawmakers to Consider Tightening Lobbyist Laws (2007-03-02)
A legislative interim committee may review proposed changes in the state's lobbyist disclosure laws this year.
The Alpinist Film Festival (2007-03-02)
The Alpinist Film Festival Kicks off in Jackson.
Reporters Roundtable (2007-03-02)
Reporters discuss the last week of the legislative session.
WY Home Appreciation Leads the Nation (2007-03-02)
Wyoming leads the nation in home appreciation, according to the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight.
Increase of women legislators (2007-03-02)
Wyoming saw an increase of women legislators, but some say more needs to be done to attract women politicians.
Bills toughening sex laws (2007-03-02)
Legislators passed a stack of bills toughening sex laws.
Meth Bills (2007-03-02)
Legislators approve several Meth Bills this session.
Open Container Law (2007-03-02)
Wyoming finally passes an Open Container Law. MAAD officials say it will save lives.
Jalan Crossland (2007-03-02)
Jalan Crossland releases a new album.
Gov. Signs Wolf Bill Now Work Starts (2007-03-02)
Governor Dave Freudenthal Friday signed into law a wolf management bill.
The D-M & E Railroad (2007-03-02)
The D-M & E Railroad will still move forward despite being denied a loan.
Thomas Argues For Security Funding for Wyoming (2007-03-01)
Senator Craig Thomas told his colleagues today that rural states like Wyoming still need a good share of money to boost security against terrorist attacks.
State Legislature Wraps Up Session Today (2007-03-01)
The state legislature finished work today. All told lawmakers passed about 250 bills.
Quality Child Care Bill Becomes Law (2007-03-01)
The Quality child care bill has been signed into law. Supporters say the bill will improve training for child care employees and help more low-income families acquire child care.
Success Curriculum Heads to the Gov's Desk (2007-03-01)
The Hathaway success curriculum has passed the legislature. The curriculum is the roadmap students must follow if they intend on receiving Hathaway scholarship money to attend an in-state college or trade school.
New Wolf Management Law Passes Legislature (2007-02-28)
The bill changing Wyoming's wolf management law passed the legislature today.
Environmental Coalition Weighs In On Western Energy (2007-02-28)
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee discussed the future of energy policy in the West today.
Property Owners Not Pressed to Clean Up Meth Labs (2007-02-28)
Meth labs can leave behind dangerous residue after the drug-making is done. But state lawmakers decided that property owners are not required to have them cleaned up before someone can begin living there again.
Renewable Tax Exemption Hits a Snag (2007-02-28)
The Wyoming legislature battling over a bill that is intended to provide a sales and use tax exemption to build more wind turbines and develop other renewable resources in the state.
Legislature Passes Colon Cancer Screening Bill (2007-02-28)
A bill that will pay for certain types of cancer screenings has passed the legislature.
No Extra Time for Mineral-Rich Districts to Pay Up (2007-02-27)
The legislature has decided not to give mineral-rich school districts more time to give back extra tax money to the state.
Reporters Roundtable (2007-02-27)
Reporters discuss this weeks legislative news.
Elder care options (2007-02-27)
Elder care options are being discussed by the state.
U-S Senator Mike Enzi discusses no child left behind, wolves and health care (2007-02-27)
U-S Senator Mike Enzi discusses no child left behind, wolves and health care.
Elk numbers are dropping (2007-02-27)
Elk numbers are dropping in the state, but are wolves to blame? Elsa Heidorn reports.
Healthy lifestyle report card (2007-02-27)
Gillette is engaging on a healthy lifestyle report card for students.
Opinions on the state wolf management effort (2007-02-27)
Wyoming residents give their opinions on the state wolf management effort.
Wolf management plan (2007-02-27)
Wyoming legislators struggle to pass a wolf management plan. Renny Mackay reports.
State Lawmakers Cut Housing Shortage Money (2007-02-27)
Some state lawmakers and Governor Dave Freudenthal had hoped for additional funding to alleviate the state's housing shortage, but that's not looking likely.
Feds Deny DM&E Loan (2007-02-27)
The federal railroad administration has denied the regional carrier's request for $2.3B to help expand service to the Powder River Basin.
State Legislators Debate Game and Fish Fees (2007-02-27)
State lawmakers are debating whether or not the state's Game and Fish agency should receive extra funding from the state's coffers.
Freshmen legislators (2007-02-27)
Freshmen legislators reflect on their first session.
WY State Legislature Heads into Last Week of Session (2007-02-26)
Lawmakers hope to pass a wolf management bill, and tackle substance abuse funding before they adjourn.
Wyo Chemical Salesman Sentenced to 2 Years for Fraud (2007-02-26)
A Wyoming salesman will go to federal prison on wire fraud and money laundering charges, having defrauded customers of more than $200,000 dollars.
$16 Million Gift to U.W. is Largest in University History (2007-02-26)
The University of Wyoming announced today that it has received its third multi-million dollar gift since the beginning of this year. At more than 16 million dollars, the gift becomes the largest in the University's history.
Al Simpson Weighs In On America's Next Moves in Iraq (2007-02-22)
Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson says the next political battles regarding the war in Iraq will happen around the budget.
Nuclear Plants Removed From List of "Renewables" (2007-02-22)
The Senate has made a major change to a bill that provides a sales tax exemption for renewable resources.
Cheyenne Drug Store to Close After 118 Years (2007-02-22)
Roedel's will close its doors after more than a century because of competition from chain drug stores.
Bill To Invalidate Gay Marriages Dies (2007-02-22)
A bill that would have kept same sex marriages from being recognized in Wyoming has been defeated.
Eminent Domain Law Makes It Through The Senate (2007-02-22)
The bill reforming Wyoming's eminent domain law has made it through the Senate.
Open Container Ban Will Finally Become Law (2007-02-22)
After several years and many, many votes, it appears a bill banning so-called open containers will finally become law.
State Legislature Targets Telecom Industry (2007-02-21)
Wyoming lawmakers are looking to update a telecommunications law that's been unchanged for more than 10 years.
House and Senate Say: We Can Work It Out (2007-02-21)
Representatives and Senators are trying to work out differences in the state budget.
Film Incentive Bill Becomes Law (2007-02-21)
Governor Dave Freudenthal signed a bill today setting up an incentive program to attract movie companies to Wyoming.
State Senate Approves Hathaway Scholarship Requirements (2007-02-21)
...but there's still more work to do before the bill becomes law.
State Holds Firm on Wolf Position (2007-02-21)
This morning almost two dozen people told the state legislature not to change its law for managing wolves.
Laramie Officials Postpone Aquifer Protection Vote (2007-02-21)
Laramie city councilors postponed a vote on protecting the city water supply until a full study can be completed.
State Senate Votes to Change Eminent Domain Law (2007-02-21)
As the law stands now, lawsuits are still a possibility, and settlements between landowners and land-taking entities would not be private.
Controversial Measure Approved by the House (2007-02-21)
A controversial measure that supporters say is intended to protect women barely won initial approval in the Wyoming House.
State Senate to Take Final Look at Hathaway Req's (2007-02-19)
State senators will take one more pass over the much-debated requirements for Hathaway scholarship money on Tuesday.
Campbell County Schools Issue Fitness Report Cards (2007-02-19)
Schools in Campbell County will include fitness assessments in their students' next report cards.
Salmonella Poisoning Confirmed in Big Horn County (2007-02-19)
Wyoming health department officials have confirmed a case of salmonella food poisoning in Big Horn County, probably linked to tainted peanut butter.
State Senate to Fund Light Rail Study (2007-02-19)
Wyoming lawmakers have opted to fund a study of a proposed light rail system from Casper to New Mexico.
Senate Votes Against Using Assessment In Hathaway (2007-02-17)
The state Senate has decided NOT to support using Wyoming's assessment test as a qualifier for the new Hathaway Scholarship.
Cut To Retirees Health Insurance Fails In The Legislature (2007-02-17)
State employees who are retirees will get their first help with insurance costs in years.
EQC Changes CBM Rules (2007-02-17)
The state Environmental Quality Council approved a rule change yesterday (Friday) that would give landowners more say in water discharged from coal-bed methane wells.
Cubin Votes Against Resolution (2007-02-17)
Congresswoman Barbara Cubin says she supports President Bush's plan to send an additional 21-thousand troops to Iraq.
100 Million For Roads (2007-02-17)
The Wyoming House of Representatives reversed a previous position and approved an additional 20 million dollars for highway construction.
Senate Weighs Foreign Language Requirement for Hathaway (2007-02-15)
The state Senate spent a lot of time today discussing whether or not foreign language courses should be a requirement to receive the Hathaway Scholarship. Right now students would have to take two consecutive years to qualify.
Wealthy School Districts Must Give Up Money Soon (2007-02-15)
For years, the state's wealthiest school districts got to keep extra property tax money above the school funding formula. Now they have to give it to the state.
Wolf Plan Effort Revived (2007-02-15)
Although it looked tenuous last week, lawmakers will go forward with trying to develop a new wolf management plan.
Legislators Plan to Look Closely at Comm. Colleges (2007-02-15)
The Community College system will undergo heavy scrutiny under a bill being considered by the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Wyoming's Prison Population to Grow Nearly 30% (2007-02-15)
A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that Wyoming's prison population could soar by the year 2011.
WyColo Lodge Ordered to Boil Water (2007-02-15)
Bacteria in the lodge's water is feared to have sickened 10.
Debate on Child Care Bill Continues in State Senate (2007-02-15)
The Wyoming state Senate will take another look at a bill that once would have established a quality rating system for child care facilities; now the stripped-down bill may only offer child care help to the low-income.
WY Researchers, Industry Take Up Call for Clean Coal Projects (2007-02-15)
Wyoming researchers and coal and energy industry representatives will meet in Casper this month to look ahead at the future of coal gasification in Wyoming, after the state lost its chance at federal funding for such a project.
Skiers and Snowmobilers Seek Common Ground in Bridger Tetons (2007-02-15)
The US Forest Service will bring together groups who favor unrestricted ATV use in the area and those who want more restrictions on the eve of a new rule that will designate trails for ATVs.
Educators Anxious About NCLB Extension (2007-02-13)
As the U.S. Congress moves to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act, some Wyoming educators are expressing concern about what might remain in the law and what might be added.
Wind River Reservation Funding Proposal Dies (2007-02-13)
The Wyoming House of Representatives has defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed the state to fund development projects on the Wind River Reservation.
Disease Killing Off Honey Bees in 21 Western States (2007-02-13)
A mysterious disease has killed off tens of thousands of honey bees in several states, including Wyoming, threatening the livelihood of beekeepers and farmers whose crops need pollinating.
Buses Carrying Coal Miners Overturn Near Gillette (2007-02-13)
Icy conditions may have caused one bus to turn over and two to slide off the road near Gillette on Monday.
Film Incentive Bill Gets a Nod from the Senate (2007-02-13)
In an effort to keep movies about Wyoming from being filmed in other places, the Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would provide a million dollars in incentives.
Budget Debate: Spend Last Year's Savings? (2007-02-12)
The legislature has started work on the budget and one topic of discussion will be whether lawmakers spend money that they put into savings last year.
Bush Budget Leaves Out Clean-Coal Project (2007-02-12)
A Wyoming energy official says he's not surprised that the Bush administration left out clean coal projects from its 2008 budget plan. But he says the coal-gasification project that many hope will be built in Wyoming must have federal funding to get off the ground.
Eminent Domain Amendments Undone (2007-02-12)
An eminent domain bill that saw a lot of amendments in the house will head to the Senate floor, without the amendments. Senator Tony Ross of Cheyenne says the bill appears strong.
No Child Left Behind Wyoming Update (2007-02-09)
Our capitol hill reporter Max Cacas learns how Wyoming lawmakers are approaching the reauthorization of this landmark bill.
Tom Burman, UW Athletics (2007-02-09)
Tom Burman joins Bob Beck to discuss the infusion of money Burman says the department needs to succeed.
Reporters' Roundtable (2007-02-09)
Casper Star Tribune reporter Tom Morton joins Elsa Heidorn with the latest on a trial over elections in Fremont county. It's pitting Native Americans against county officials in a battle involving voting rights, racism, and politics.
Meth Rehab Needs Outstrip Supply (2007-02-09)
The need for methamphetamine treatment in the Cheyenne area has outstripped the area's treatment capacity.
Hopes of a Wolf Deal Dissolve (2007-02-09)
State leaders announced today that they are essentially dropping any efforts to compromise with the federal government over wolf management. The deal hinged on protecting other wildlife.
Renny MacKay joins Kristin Espeland from the capitol with an update on why wolf negotiations are breaking down between Wyoming and the federal government.
Avalanche Fatalities (2007-02-09)
More people are dying in avalanches this decade than at any time in the past. Kristin Espeland reports on why it's not simply because there are more people in the backcountry.
Park Service Fees (2007-02-09)
University of Wyoming researchers played a big role in the new America the Beautiful pass for all federal facilities. Bob Beck speaks with Burke Grandjean and David Aadland about the project.
Gay Rights (2007-02-09)
Gay activists in Wyoming are watching events unfold in the state capitol. As Elsa Heidorn finds out, they're nervous but see some bright spots.
Real ID (2007-02-09)
Bob Beck reports on why Wyoming is opposing a new federal plan to issue all citizens one national identification card.
Proposal Gives State $11.5 Million for Protecting Habitat (2007-02-09)
President Bush is proposing spending $11.5 million in southwestern Wyoming. The money would go towards planning and running projects that would try to protect habitat around natural gas drilling sites.
Grand Teton's Spokeswoman Tapped for Colorado Job (2007-02-08)
Grand Teton National Park spokeswoman Joan Anzelmo has been chosen superintendent of Colorado National Monument.
Funeral Protest Restriction Bill Moves Ahead (2007-02-08)
The state House has already passed the bill setting up the restrictions on funeral protests. Today, a committee of the senate passed the same legislation.
Game and Fish Dept Wins Some, Loses Some (2007-02-08)
A bill that increases hunting and fishing fees is headed to the governor for signature, but another bill that would have allowed for automatic yearly increases has failed.
Child Care Bill Heads to State Senate for Debate (2007-02-08)
Supporters of the child care bill say they'd like to see more of a focus on quality requirements.
Stakes Could Go Up for Meth-Addicted Moms (2007-02-08)
The state House passed a bill today punishing women who use meth while they're pregnant. But, the bill no longer has as strong a penalty.
State Legislature OKs Funds for State Park Roads (2007-02-08)
The state House approved $7 million for much-needed state park road repairs and the bill now heads to the Senate.
Feds Seek Public Comment on Wolf De-listing (2007-02-08)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened a 60-day comment period on its proposal to take gray wolves off the endangered species list in the northern Rocky Mountains.
Lawmakers Debate How to Define Gambling (2007-02-07)
The legislature is attempting to clarify the definition of gambling.
Lawmakers Might Consider Nuclear Power Renewable (2007-02-07)
Today the state House decided to include nuclear power in a bill setting up a tax exemption for renewable resources.
Bill Would Make Property Owners Clean Up Meth Labs (2007-02-07)
Property owners will have to clean up any meth labs on their property under a bill the state senate passed today.
Judge Says No to New Roads in National Forests (2007-02-07)
A federal court in Northern California has given its final ruling on a lawsuit to keep National Forests free of new roads.
Film Rebate Bill Moves Forward (2007-02-06)
The proposal to give film companies a rebate if they shoot in Wyoming made it out of a senate committee today.
Legislature Has $23 Million Left to Spend (2007-02-06)
Right now the state legislature has just 23 million dollars left to spend. They started with 500 million.
Tribal and Fremont County Reps in Federal Court Over Elections (2007-02-06)
Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho plaintiffs have accused Fremont county of an unfair election process; the trial has now headed to federal court in Casper.
State Legislature Votes Down Lottery Bill (2007-02-06)
The state legislature put to rest a bill that would have allowed Wyoming to join a multi-state lottery.
U.W. Gets Biggest Single Gift In Its History (2007-02-06)
The University of Wyoming has received the largest single gift in the school's history.
Meth Penalty Bill Gets A Nod (2007-02-06)
A state lawmaker is hoping for final approval of a bill that would make it a felony if a pregnant woman uses methamphetamine.
Reporters Roundtable (2007-02-05)
Wyoming reporters join Elsa Heidorn to discuss recent attempts to legislate social issues.
Sex Offenders Might Have to Wear Tracking Device (2007-02-05)
The state Senate approved a bill to require sex offenders to wear ankle bracelets with a tracking device.
Ronald Oxburgh, Former Chairman of Shell (2007-02-05)
Join Kristin Espeland for a conversation with the former big oil chief about climate change and renewable fuels.
Ronald Oxburgh, Former Chairman of Shell (2007-02-05)
Join Kristin Espeland for a conversation with the former big oil chief about climate change and renewable fuels.
House Seeks to Fix Deteriorating Highways (2007-02-05)
The state's highways are deteriorating. That's the word from the Transportation Department. Because of this and a lack of federal highway money, leaders at the state legislature say the state should put up more money to repair roads.
Legislating Change (2007-02-05)
Bob Beck reports from the state capitol on why lawmakers seem to be tackling more and more social issues.
Avalanche Forecasting (2007-02-05)
Avalanche deaths are on the rise. In the first of this two-part series, Kristin Espeland visits the Bridger Teton Avalanche Lab to learn more about what makes snow so dangerous.
Wyoming Range (2007-02-05)
Bob Beck has this conversation with advocates for slowing down oil and gas development in the celebrated mountain range.
Elk Testing (2007-02-05)
This is the second year of a state program to control the disease brucellosis in wild elk - before it spreads to cattle. Rebecca Huntington checks in with Game and Fish to find out how the program is working.
Sage Grouse (2007-02-05)
State officials have just released a new plan intended to help save this flamboyant bird; Elsa Heidorn reports on how it might not be so simple.
Multi-State Sage Grouse Plan Complete (2007-02-05)
Sage grouse would get a boost under a new multi-state plan.
Compromise Would Bring In "Specialty Hospitals" (2007-02-05)
A bill that could solve a disagreement between the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper and a proposed specialty hospital is making its way through the Wyoming Senate.
Renny MacKay reports from the state capitol on how technology is changing the relationship between lawmakers and citizens.
Ronald Oxburgh, Former Chairman of Shell (2007-02-02)
Join Kristin Espeland for a conversation with the former big oil chief about climate change and renewable fuels.
Seat Belt Bill Dies (2007-02-02)
Police in Wyoming still cannot pull over drivers if they're not wearing a seat belt. Today the state House killed a bill that would have changed the law.
Committee Kills Smoking Ban Bill (2007-02-02)
The proposal to create a statewide smoking ban in Wyoming died today.
Legislature Marks Session's Halfway Point (2007-02-02)
The state legislature has reached the halfway mark in its 40 day session. To mark the occasion leaders from both parties held a joint news conference.
Luthi Tapped for a Top Fish and Wildlife Job (2007-02-02)
Former Wyoming House Speaker Randall Luthi has been appointed to the number two spot at the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Heart Mountain Named National Landmark (2007-02-02)
The former internment camp for Japanese-Americans is now a National Historic Landmark and eligible for grants and awards.
Cowgirls Basketball Beat Utes 56 to 50 (2007-02-02)
The win marks the first time in 16 years the Cowgirls have beat the Utah team.
Quality Child Care Bill Stripped of References to Quality (2007-02-02)
The bill the state legislature is considering dubbed Quality Child Care no longer contains much reference to quality.
Animal Abuse Bill Passes the House (2007-02-01)
A bill to make the practice of dog and cock fighting in the state a felony has passed the Wyoming House.
Food Tax Bill Clears Another Hurdle (2007-02-01)
One of the more popular bills moving through the legislature this year is the permanent removal of the sales tax on food. Today it passed the revenue committee in the Senate.
Elderly Care Bill Moves Ahead (2007-02-01)
A bill setting up new options for care of the elderly is moving to the state House.
House Kills the "Right To Know" Bill (2007-02-01)
The Wyoming House has killed a controversial measure designed to force doctors to discuss abortions with women seeking them.
Wyoming May Join Multi-State Lottery (2007-02-01)
The state House will now consider a bill that would allow Wyoming to join a multi-state lottery.
Penalty Measure Seen as Anti-Abortion by Some (2007-01-31)
The Senate is debating a bill that would add an additional penalty if an unborn child is killed when the mother is murdered.
Senate Comm. Changes Hathaway Rules (2007-01-31)
As expected, the state Senate's education committee changed the requirements for the Hathaway Scholarship.
Gay Marriage Bill Gets Final OK From Senate (2007-01-31)
A bill that would completely outlaw gay marriages in Wyoming has easily passed the Wyoming Senate.
Seat Belt Bill Gets a Nod (2007-01-31)
The state House approved a bill that would allow police officers to pull over drivers for not wearing seat belts.
Holocaust Survivor Tells UW Students to Guard Against Hate (2007-01-30)
Holocaust survivor and Denver resident Jack Adler told a packed auditorium that hate groups could still tear apart the United States, his adopted country.
Bill Would Increase the Penalty for Animal Abuse (2007-01-30)
A bill that would increase the penalty for abusing animals has passed the Wyoming House.
Housing Development Funding Slashed (2007-01-30)
The state House has cut the money going to a program to build more housing in the state.
Drunk Driving Rules Could Change (2007-01-30)
A bill that would change the way some drunk driving cases are handled is making its way through the Wyoming house.
Body of 20-Year-Old Man Found in Cheyenne (2007-01-30)
Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old man whose body was found today in a ditch on the outskirts of north Cheyenne.
Legislators Argue Over How to Fight Drugs (2007-01-30)
Communities may get more than 2 million dollars to fight drugs in Wyoming. It is part of a bill being considered by the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Senator Peck Remains in Hospital (2007-01-29)
State Senator Bob Peck is recovering, but he remains in a Cheyenne hospital.
Senate Votes to Pay for Comm. College Buildings (2007-01-29)
The state might start paying for new buildings at Wyoming community colleges.
Wolves Will Leave Endangered List in Idaho & Montana (2007-01-29)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made a proposal to remove the grey wolf from the list of endangered species in the Northern Rocky Mountain region by the end of the year.
Ban on Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages Moves Forward (2007-01-29)
The state Senate gave initial approval to a bill so that Wyoming will not honor same sex marriages from other states today.
Encana's Paul Ulrich (2007-01-26)
This week Encana was praised as a company working to make the boom go smoother. Bob Beck speaks with Encana's Paul Ulrich.
Reporters Roundtable (2007-01-26)
Reporters discuss top issues at this week's legislative session.
Wyoming struggles with managing wolves (2007-01-26)
While Wyoming struggles with managing wolves Idaho is moving forward with its plan.
Wyoming residents (2007-01-26)
Wyoming residents say what they think the state of the state is.
Wyoming's House of Representatives is a family affair (2007-01-26)
Wyoming's House of Representatives is a family affair with a three sets of family members serving at the same time.
Skier Dies at Grand Targhee (2007-01-26)
A skier died this week at a Jackson Hole area resort after apparently colliding with a tree.
UW Tuition Goes Up For Some (2007-01-26)
Undergrads from Wyoming won't see any increase in tuition, but out-of-state students will see a 6 percent increase next year.
Eminent Domain Bill Goes to Senate (2007-01-26)
The bill to change the state's eminent domain law passed the House today.
Community of Wamsutter (2007-01-26)
Kristin Espeland returns to the small community of Wamsutter to see how it is dealing with energy development.
Child care (2007-01-26)
Child care in Wyoming is becoming an economic development issue.
Bill Would Refuse to Recognize Gay Marriages (2007-01-26)
Wyoming may not recognize gay marriages sanctioned in other states anymore.
Child Care Bill Moving Slowly (2007-01-26)
The effort to improve child care in Wyoming is moving very slowly.
WY Committee Opposes Real ID Act (2007-01-26)
Members of the House Transportation Committee cited both financial and privacy concerns Thursday in passing a resolution that opposes the federal Real ID Act.
Wyoming's Homeless population is hard to measure, but more of them are working full time. Elsa Heidorn reports.
Child abuse (2007-01-26)
The legislature is considering a number of bills related to child abuse. Bob Beck speaks with Rose Kor of Prevent Child abuse of Wyoming about the need for these bills.
Court Censures Sublette County Judge (2007-01-25)
The Wyoming Supreme Court publicly censured Sublette County Circuit Court Judge John Crow today.
Hazing Bill Gets Initial Support (2007-01-25)
Two bills dealing with hazing and bullying got initial support from the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Committee Debates Abortion Bill (2007-01-25)
The House Judiciary Committee heard heated public testimony on an abortion bill that would change the state's pre-abortion procedures.
Eminent Domain Bill Amended (2007-01-25)
The Wyoming house continues working on a bill that will reform the state eminent domain laws.
Business Council CEO Resigns (2007-01-25)
Wyoming Business Council CEO Tucker Fagen is resigning.
WY Will Pay Part of Supercomputer Costs (2007-01-25)
The Wyoming legislature will need to determine how much it will contribute to bring a supercomputer center to Cheyenne.
Wyoming House Debates New Eminent Domain Law (2007-01-24)
Wyoming may join other states that have changed their eminent domain laws. This happened after the U-S Supreme Court ruled that government can seize private property and turn it over to another private entity for commercial development.
Sex Offender Bill Passes (2007-01-24)
More sex offenders in Wyoming may have to register online. Currently that is limited to high risk offenders, but the state House of Representatives passed a bill that would list all people convicted of a sex offense.
Sheridan Finds Ballot Machines Worked Well (2007-01-24)
The ballot machines in Sheridan County worked perfectly last November. That's the message from officials who oversaw a hand-review of the ballots this week. Out of more than 11-thousand ballots, only a handful were filled out improperly.
Senate Approves Substance Abuse Bill (2007-01-23)
The Wyoming Senate gave final approval to a bill that addresses substance abuse treatment in the state.
Wolf Plan Undergoing "Hard-Nosed Dickering" (2007-01-23)
The state and the federal government don't have much more time to compromise over wolf management this year.
Supercomputer Slated To Be Built In Cheyenne (2007-01-23)
A new center using supercomputers to collect and analyze weather data will be built in Cheyenne.
Gas Well Blows Out In Fremont County (2007-01-23)
Crews were still working this morning to control a natural gas well that blew out over the weekend in Fremont County.
House Supports Incentives for Movie Makers (2007-01-23)
Today the state House supported offering rebates to movie companies that film in Wyoming.
Maxfield Says He Has Tremor Disorder (2007-01-23)
Secretary of State Max Maxfield says he has a medical condition that causes him to shake but he says it's nothing serious.
Child Care Bill Gets Mixed Reaction (2007-01-23)
An effort to improve child care quality in the state continues to get a mixed reaction in the legislature.
State Senate Bill Would Nullify Gay Marriages (2007-01-22)
The bill would void any same sex marriages sanctioned in other states.
Victims Identified in Snowy Range Plane Crash (2007-01-22)
Three people, two Israelis and an Israeli-American, were killed in a single-engine plane crash in the Snowy Range.
Tip Earners May Get Boost to Minimum Wage (2007-01-22)
Wyoming employers whose workers receive tips may have to start paying them the federal minimum wage.
Sheridan County Unofficially Recounts Nov Ballots (2007-01-22)
Sheridan County election officials are helping three local Democrats review the paper records from last November's razor-thin US House election.
House Passes Ban on Funeral Protests (2007-01-22)
A bill banning protests during funerals has passed the state House of Representatives.
Senate Approves Dentist Bill (2007-01-22)
The State senate has given final approval to the bill that would pay for ten students a year to get a dental education out of state.
House Approves Game and Fish Fee Increases (2007-01-22)
A variety of game and fish license fees could go up in the near and distant future.
Speeding Tickets By Mail Could Become Reality (2007-01-22)
It may not be long before drivers in the state are receiving speeding tickets in the mail.
Hathaway scholarship (2007-01-19)
School administrators weigh in on whether they think a rigorous curriculum should be part of the Hathaway scholarship. Kristin Espeland reports.
Casper Ready to Build Meth Treatment Center (2007-01-19)
The city of Casper is ready to build a meth treatment center. They've done a fundraising campaign to pay for the project, but they are asking the state to fund part of cost of operating the treatment center.
A musher discusses her craft (2007-01-19)
A musher discusses her craft as Elsa Heidorn reports.
Wyoming department of transportation (2007-01-19)
The Wyoming department of transportation says the states highways are falling apart, but Bob Beck reports that legislators are reluctant to spend a lot more on them, despite a 500 million dollar budget surplus.
Food Sales Tax Bill Moves Forward (2007-01-19)
The effort to permanently remove the sales tax on food in the state is moving again.
Yellowstone Chief Defends East Entrance Closure (2007-01-19)
The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park is defending a proposal to close the park's eastern entrance during the winter.
Sen. Thomas Touts Ethics Bill; Blames Dems for Stalling (2007-01-19)
Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas supported the bill that will force lawmakers to disclosed lobbyist relationships and previously under-the-radar earmarks.
Bob Beck speaks with author Ron Franscell (2007-01-19)
Bob Beck speaks with author Ron Franscell who remembers a brutal Casper murder and discusses how the city was impacted.
Reporters Roundtable (2007-01-19)
Reporters discuss the second week of the Wyoming legislative session in our weekly roundtable.
Pay more to fight forest fires (2007-01-19)
Western states are being asked to pay more to fight forest fires but Wyoming lawmakers oppose the plan.
Director of the Minerals management service under fire (2007-01-19)
The current director of the Minerals management service is under fire. Johnnie Burton is a former Wyoming politician who is being tied to some irregularities within the department. But U-S Senator Craig Thomas is coming to her defense and speaks with Kristin Espeland.
Property tax relief (2007-01-19)
State lawmakers discuss property tax relief. Renny Mackay reports.
Two Planes Feared Down in Two Days (2007-01-19)
A small plane crashed in Natrona county Thursday, killing two. And another small plane lost radar contact Thursday in the Snowies. Searchers are still hunting for the aircraft.
House Compromises on Hathaway Demands (2007-01-19)
The state House changed the requirements to receive the Hathaway Scholarship again.
Ban On Open Containers Moves Forward (2007-01-18)
The bill to ban open containers of alcohol in vehicles is moving to the state House.
House Passes Eminent Domain Bill (2007-01-18)
House passed a bill today that would change the eminent domain law by giving landowners more power in negotiations.
Game and Fish Dept Seeks to Increase Fees (2007-01-18)
The Wyoming game and fish department is hoping to increase most hunting and fishing fees.
Foreign Language Not Required For Hathaway Money (2007-01-18)
Foreign Language will not be a requirement for those applying for Hathaway scholarship money.
WY and Feds Clarify Stance on Wolf Plan (2007-01-17)
The state and federal governments are in negotiations over managing wolves this month, and both sides are trying to clarify their positions.
Landowner Invokes Split-Estate Law, Loses (2007-01-17)
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has ruled against a Park County landowner who tried to invoke Wyoming's revised split estate law.
Sheridan Bars Join Spreading Smoking Ban (2007-01-17)
Two bars in Sheridan will ban smoking, joining a growing list of private establishments in Wyoming.
House Rejects Tougher Requirements for Hathaway (2007-01-17)
The Wyoming House of Representatives has decided that a rigorous class load to qualify for the Hathaway scholarship is not needed for all students.
Cheyenne Church Vandalized Again (2007-01-17)
A Baptist church has been vandalized for the second time in about a month. Police now have suspects.
Senate Supports Changing Bike Path Rule (2007-01-17)
The state Senate supported changing the law for cyclists today.
Bill Would Create Obstacles for Funeral Protesters (2007-01-16)
Because of the threat of outside groups protesting funerals of soldiers and others, Wyoming lawmakers are putting some obstacles in place.
Public Weighs In On Eminent Domain (2007-01-16)
For two hours this morning lobbyists and members of the public gave state lawmakers their opinions about the eminent domain law.
Anti-Daylight Saving Time Bill Fails (2007-01-16)
An effort to make Wyoming exempt from Daylight Saving Time has failed.
Vets Commission Wants To Make Things Easier (2007-01-15)
State veterans' organizations are banding together to form the Veterans' Coalition. Leaders say the purpose is to help connect veterans with benefits employment and health care.
Committee Backs Off On Hathaway Requirements (2007-01-15)
If students want to get the highest amount of money from the new Hathaway Scholarship, they will need to take tougher classes.
Legislature Looks At Law On Petitions (2007-01-15)
Two proposed constitutional amendments in the Legislature seek to change Wyoming's petitioning law.
Former Legislator Takes Pride In MLK Holiday (2007-01-15)
Hundreds of people braved the cold for the annual Martin Luther King Junior-Equality Day march in Cheyenne.
House Committee Passes Two Tax Relief Bills (2007-01-15)
Property taxes are up statewide, and today (Monday) a committee of the legislature considered several ideas to offer some relief to property owners.
Reporter's Roundtable (2007-01-12)
Elsa Heidorn speaks with legislative reporters from Colorado, Montana and Wyoming about priorities in each state.
Violence against women (2007-01-12)
How money will be spent to address violence against women may change. Kristin Espeland speaks with Lee Ann Stephenson from the state family violence program.
Jackson Hole businesses (2007-01-12)
Jackson Hole businesses are looking at their first year without the tram. Rebecca Huntington reports.
Wyoming's budget surplus (2007-01-12)
Renny Mackay reports that legislators disagree over what should be done with Wyoming's budget surplus.
Wyoming Interview with Workforce Services Director Kathy Emmons (2007-01-12)
Bob Beck speaks with Wyoming Workforce Services Director Kathy Emmons about raising the minimum wage.
Week of events concerning Martin Luther King (2007-01-12)
The University of Wyoming will feature a week of events concerning Martin Luther King.
Raising the minimum wage (2007-01-12)
Bob Beck speaks with Wyoming Workforce Services Director Kathy Emmons about raising the minimum wage.
Coal To Liquid Facility Moves Forward (2007-01-12)
A proposed coal-to-liquids facility near Hanna has entered into a long-term contract to sell all of its low-sulfur diesel fuel to Sinclair Oil Corporation. Sinclair would then market the fuel in the Rocky Mountain region.
State May Create Incentives for Film Producers (2007-01-12)
Next time a major movie company is looking for a place to film Wyoming wants to be in consideration.
Investigators Declare Yellowstone Case a Murder-Suicide (2007-01-12)
Murder-suicide is how investigators classify the 2005 deaths of an Arizona man and his teenage son, at Yellowstone National Park.
Frontier Days Secures Big-Name Performers (2007-01-12)
Big and Rich, Gretchan Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood have been added to the entertainment schedule for this summer's Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Sales Tax Measure Moves Forward (2007-01-12)
Broad support for permanently getting rid of the state's tax on food is having an effect on lawmakers. Today (Friday) the House Revenue committee passed a bill to do away with the tax until 2013.
Proposals to continue snowmobiling in Yellowstone (2007-01-12)
Jackson area residents react to proposals to continue snowmobiling in Yellowstone.
Eminent domain laws (2007-01-12)
The legislature is taking up the controversial issue of improving eminent domain laws. Bob Beck reports that many disagree over what should pass.
Outgoing Workforce Director Praises Training Program (2007-01-11)
The outgoing Director of Workforce Services says one of her top accomplishments was creating training opportunities for single mothers and for people coming off of welfare.
Surplus Lower This Year (2007-01-11)
The state is not quite as rich as it was at the end of 2006.
Gov Says No To Power Plant Amendment (2007-01-11)
Governor Freudenthal says he doesn't support a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the state to make direct investments in power plants and power lines.
Cattle Survived December Blizzards, But Drought Lingers (2007-01-10)
While Colorado lost thousands of cattle in late December snow storms, Wyoming cattle fared better. But ranchers say the problem now is not enough snow.
Legislators Greenlight I-80 Study (2007-01-10)
State lawmakers approved funding to study what improvements might halt the deterioration of I-80.
Reaction To Gov's Speech Positive (2007-01-10)
The reaction to Governor Freudenthal's state of the state speech was largely positive. This, even though the Governor is a Democrat and the legislature is dominated by Republicans.
Freudenthal Lists His Priorities for 2007 (2007-01-10)
In his annual state of the state message, Governor Freudenthal identified a number of measures that he supports, but also said that the state's wolf plan problem could remain unresolved.
Dentist Training Plan Picks Up Speed (2007-01-10)
The state senate will soon debate a bill that would allow ten Wyoming students each year to become dentists.
UW Gets $12 Million For Energy School (2007-01-09)
The University of Wyoming Energy School received a major gift today.
New Leaders for WY Senate and House (2007-01-09)
The Wyoming legislature now has new leaders in both the senate and house.
Legislators Will Consider New Eminent Domain Law (2007-01-09)
The house agriculture committee will soon take up the issue of whether the state needs an improved eminent domain law.
Eminent Domain Debate Could Draw Interest (2007-01-08)
Whether or not Wyoming passes an eminent domain bill this legislative session remains to be seen. While many want it passed, they have concerns that it could go too far.
Wyoming Does Not Buckle Up (2007-01-08)
A survey of Wyoming drivers finds that only about 60 percent of people from the state wear seat belts. The Department of Transportation did a survey of vehicles and found that those with out- of-state license plates wore seat belts much more often.
Legislative Session Could Resemble Budget Session (2007-01-08)
This legislative session - to begin Tuesday, January 9th - may be focused almost entirely on how to spend Wyoming's budget surplus.
Snowmobilers Need Caution (2007-01-08)
While there have been recent avalanches caused by skiers many are caused by snowmobiles. Scott Wiley of the Jackson area group the Snow Devils says common sense needs to be used by those who travel the backcountry.
Wolf Kill Compensation Tops $150K (2007-01-08)
Ranchers collected a record-breaking amount of compensation for livestock losses due to wolves in 2006.
County Continues Work On Comprehensive Plan (2007-01-08)
Albany county planning officials will once again ask the public to provide input on how the county should grow. Last month, citizens were asked to share their views on growth.
Jackson Avalanche Death 5th This Season (2007-01-08)
A 25-year-old skier from Vermont died from internal injuries after an avalanche swept him and other skiers over a cliff. His marks the 5th avalanche fatality in the region this season.
Explosion at Cheyenne Refinery Injures One (2007-01-05)
A small fire this afternoon at Cheyenne's Frontier Oil Refinery injured one refinery worker before it was put out.
Wyoming Social Services Program Passes Review (2007-01-05)
Five years ago Wyoming's child welfare program failed a federal review. Though back then no state passed review.
Trauner Not Involved in Recount Effort (2007-01-05)
Gary Trauner insists he's NOT behind a plan to recount the paper records from electronic voting machines in Sheridan County.
Parents Need to Take Better Care of Children's Teeth (2007-01-05)
The Wyoming department of health's staff dentist says at least 800 children in the state needed to repair or remove rotting teeth last year in Wyoming.
Change Coming for Community Colleges? (2007-01-04)
Lawmakers may consider a new direction for the state's community colleges when the Legislature meets next week.
National Guard Lends a Hand in Colorado (2007-01-04)
The Wyoming Air National Guard is helping drop hay to cattle stranded by snow in eastern Colorado.
Yellowstone Has Good Christmas Holiday (2007-01-04)
Tourist visits to Yellowstone National Park remained steady during the traditionally busy Christmas season, compared to 2005.
Early Morning Skies Filled with Spectacular Display (2007-01-04)
A piece of a Russian rocket landed near Riverton, Wyoming about six o'clock this morning.
ACT Free and Mandatory (2007-01-04)
Juniors in Wyoming's high schools will now have to take the A-C-T test.
Sales Tax Deduction Available One More Year (2007-01-03)
Wyomingites can deduct what they pay in sales tax again when they file their returns this year.
Jackson Airport Planning to Conserve Electricity (2007-01-03)
The Jackson Hole Airport board has adopted a utility company's plan to save electricity and help cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Wyoming Official Would Make Do (2007-01-03)
A federal report is suggesting that communities and landowners should pay more of the cost of preventing and suppressing wildfires. The report says the abundance of private homes in areas that used to be remote is driving up costs.
Gillette Busy Building (2007-01-03)
The city of Gillette issued a record 631 housing construction permits in 2006.
Fire Kills Laramie Woman (2007-01-03)
A 47-year-old woman died in a house fire early today (Wednesday) in Laramie. The victim was identified as Lori L. Morton, of Laramie.
Sheridan Does Recount (2007-01-03)
There may be a recount in that close U-S House race between Representative Barbara Cubin and Gary Trauner after all. Three Sheridan Democrats say they plan to conduct a hand recount of Sheridan County's results in the race to see whether the county's new voting machines are accurate.
Gillette Man Sentenced To Life For Killing (2007-01-03)
A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for ordering others to kill a Gillette teenager. Kent Alan Proffit was convicted last November of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder for ordering two men to strangle 19-year-old Jeremy Forquer in October 2005. He was sentenced in Gillette by District Judge John Perry.
Wyoming's New Speaker Wants Careful Spending (2007-01-03)
The Incoming Wyoming Speaker of the house says spending priorities will be a big part of next weeks legislative session. Roy Cohee of Casper supports spending on things like roads and important infrastrucure, but he says spending should be limited to things that will benefit the state well into the future.
Inauguration Events Tuesday (2007-01-02)
Governor Freudenthal's second inauguration is today.
2006 Big Year for Job Creation (2007-01-02)
Wyoming's unemployment rate continues to fall. The state Department of Employment says the jobless rate dropped to just three percent in November.
No Jets for Cody Yet (2007-01-02)
Plans to fly larger regional jets into Cody may be delayed. The reason is the cost of making required security improvements.
Health Department: Time for Flu Shots (2007-01-02)
The Wyoming Department of Health is urging high risk individuals to get flu shots.
Governor Freudenthal Sworn in For Second Term (2007-01-02)
Governor Dave Freudenthal's second inauguration took place this morning.