9:14 am
Thu November 17, 2011

An interview with Danish conductor Peter Ettrup Larsen

The UW Symphony Orchestra has a special guest: Danish conductor Peter Ettrup Larsen. He's directing a concert of Nordic music at the University of Wyoming this evening. Among the pieces the orchestra will be playing is a symphony by Danish composer Carl Nielsen, called "The Four Temperaments." Larsen says it has the power to speak to anyone -- even people who aren't usually interested in classical music.

8:51 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Lummis supports national concealed carry bill

Rep. Cynthia Lummis is applauding a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a law that would require states that allow concealed carry of handguns to recognize carry permits issued in other states.

Lummis is a member of the Second Amendment Task Force. She says the U.S. Constitution guarantees law-abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms regardless of where they live.

The House on Wednesday passed the bill 272-154 with only seven Republicans voting against it and 43 Democrats supporting it.

8:45 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Pit bulls blamed for killing sheep in Riverton

Pit bulls are blamed for killing sheep in Riverton.

Farm owner Bill Jennings says he has found over 50 sheep dead in the last few months. He says he's found dogs in with the sheep twice and has put down three dogs.

Capt. Ryan Lee of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said a lot of people seem to be allowing their dogs to run free. However, he says owners can be criminally and civilly responsible for any damage they cause to livestock.

The Farm Bureau is offering a reward of over $2,000 for information on the sheep attacks.

6:18 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Conservationists Oppose Wyomings Wolf Plan At Public Meeting


Wyoming’s proposed wolf management plan, which could remove wolves from federal protections, continues to draw ire from conservationists. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosted the state’s only public informational meeting about the plan in Riverton Tuesday night.

Daryle Murphy of the Sierra Club’s Wyoming chapter called it a “wolf killing plan, not a management plan.” He’s talking about the plan Gov. Matt Mead and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar agreed to this summer.

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6:15 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Game and Fish Officials Urge Hunters To Dispose Or Carcasses Properly

Three Grizzlies Chow Down On A Dead Deer
Prairie State Outdoors

The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish wants hunters to properly dispose of animal carcasses in landfills and not in the wild.

A Wyoming man was bitten by a weak, old grizzly bear while hunting near Cody last week.

Denny Hammer of the local Game and Fish office says the bear was unable to hunt and had dragged discarded carcasses to a dense area of willows where it made a day bed. The hunter surprised it when he passed, and the bear bit his leg. The man remained hospitalized for two days. Hammer says Game and Fish trapped and euthanized the bear.

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8:46 am
Wed November 16, 2011

New data center to open in Cheyenne

Governor Matt Mead and other state officials are touting a new data center, which will be built in Cheyenne.

Green House data will build the $35 million facility, which will be 100-percent wind-powered.

Green House Data currently has a data center in Cheyenne. The company says grants and aid from the Wyoming Business Council were vital in choosing Wyoming as a home, and building a second center.

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6:07 am
Wed November 16, 2011

BLM seeks comments on proposed Chevron wells

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a company's plans to drill up to 88 new wells in western Wyoming.

Chevron USA, Inc., is proposing to expand the Table Rock Field 40 miles east of Rock Springs with 33 shallow oil wells and 20 deep gas wells. As many as 35 water injection wells also would be drilled.

The BLM says just over 300 acres would be disturbed and the wells would have a lifespan of between 40 and 55 years.

Health Care
5:41 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Mead wants Supreme Court to rule quickly on health care act

Governor Matt Mead says he’s pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to review the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care reform plan.

 The court announced today that it would hear the challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

 Mead does not support the act, and says a quick decision will be good for opponents and supporters so that both the state and businesses can make the decisions they need in regard to health care.

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Simpson on politics
5:26 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Former Sen. Simpson bashes present-day politics

Former U-S Senator Al Simpson admits he is dismayed by the happenings in Congress. 

Simpson says it is all about keeping the political party strong and has little to do with solving problems.

“You have people who come there that don’t even want to govern," Simpson says.

"They just want to stick a stick in the spoke of the bicycle of government. And that makes it different because they don’t want to say anything at their party, so they just get nasty with the other party.”

9:10 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Lawmakers propose new state IT department

A legislative panel has proposed creating a state information technology department. Currently, the Department of Administration and Information oversees most IT matters. and some agencies also have their own technical departments. The new system is meant to streamline IT services by creating one big pool of employees who could move around between departments.

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