Colorado http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Cowgirl In A Bluegrass Band: Della Mae's Wyoming Connection http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/cowgirl-bluegrass-band-della-maes-wyoming-connection <p>A bluegrass band with Wyoming connections will be holding its breath at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. That’s because Della Mae’s recording ‘This World Oft Can Be’ is up for Best Bluegrass Album. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer reports.</p><p>MICAH SCHWEIZER: Late last year, late at night, the band was on the road in Tennessee when they heard the news. Shelby Means, who plays bass and sings harmony, says the band was packed into a van with their soundman at the wheel.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:20:55 +0000 Micah Schweizer 53020 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Cowgirl In A Bluegrass Band: Della Mae's Wyoming Connection Representative Sue Wallis may pursue full marijuana legalization http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/representative-sue-wallis-may-pursue-full-marijuana-legalization <p>Representative Sue Wallis&nbsp;has drafted&nbsp;a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Wyoming.&nbsp;She’s even considering revising it to include recreational marijuana, as well.&nbsp;Wallis toured&nbsp;facilities in&nbsp;Colorado&nbsp;where&nbsp;recreational marijuana&nbsp;is packaged and labeled and says she&nbsp;was impressed with how smoothly&nbsp;everything is going.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:28:03 +0000 Melodie Edwards 52733 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Representative Sue Wallis may pursue full marijuana legalization Roller derby offers women of Wyoming and sports fans something new http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/roller-derby-offers-women-wyoming-and-sports-fans-something-new <p>Modern roller derby is a contact sport that features two teams roller skating on a track, attempting to score by passing players of the opposing team. While the sport’s origins can be traced back to beginning of the 20<sup>th</sup> century, it was revived in the early 2000s in Texas…BY women and FOR women.</p><p>Since then, teams have started up all over the world. Wyoming has been a late adopter of the sport, but women here are making up for lost time.</p><p>[AMBI Sports announcer: “And she makes it through! That is a grand slam folks!]</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:18:55 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 47251 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Roller derby offers women of Wyoming and sports fans something new Reviving local saw mills could limit fire danger in the Rocky Mountain Region http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/reviving-local-saw-mills-could-limit-fire-danger-rocky-mountain-region <p>Saw mills are re-opening in Wyoming and Colorado after a decade of being shuttered. They’re harvesting and processing trees that have been killed by beetle infestation.&nbsp; Still, many are suitable for lumber.&nbsp; Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez reports that this uptick in the timber business is helping with forest fire management.</p><p>(Firing up engine)</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:36:20 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 44764 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Reviving local saw mills could limit fire danger in the Rocky Mountain Region Albany County authorities train together to take on an active shooter http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/albany-county-authorities-train-together-take-active-shooter <p>Ever since the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, law enforcement agencies across Wyoming have been have been preparing for how they might handle an active shooter situation. &nbsp;</p><p>This summer, authorities from agencies across Albany County gathered in Laramie for some high intensity training… together. Rebecca Martinez reports.</p><p>OFFICER: Come out with your hands up.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:17:59 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 44760 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Albany County authorities train together to take on an active shooter Wyoming's food bank to gain autonomy http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyomings-food-bank-gain-autonomy <p>Wyoming&rsquo;s food bank is going to become its own entity this summer. Currently, it&rsquo;s part of the Food Bank of the Rockies in Colorado, but in July it&rsquo;s splitting off.</p><p>Development Manager Jamie Purcell says it&#39;s been good working with the Colorado food bank, but that that the change will be beneficial.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:58:28 +0000 Willow Belden 17914 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming's food bank to gain autonomy Garfield County, CO supports BLM plan on oil shale http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/garfield-county-co-supports-blm-plan-oil-shale <p>Garfield County commissioners are supporting a proposed Bureau of Land Management plan for oil shale<br />development in three states.</p><p>The commissioners got an early look at the BLM&#39;s alternative draft management proposal and voted unanimously to support it this week.</p><p>Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the proposal would cut 421 square miles from the proposed 3,125 square miles<br />allocated for possible oil shale development in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.</p><p>The biggest area removed would be the 182-square-mile Adobe Town area in Wyoming.</p> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 02:16:23 +0000 The Associated Press 15581 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net