Open Spaces
4:11 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

State lands key for Wyoming’s budget

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Wyoming manages a number of state lands, but frequently people do not understand what they mean to the state.  Ryan Lance oversees the office of State Lands and Investments and he joins us today to explain how important they are to the state budget.

Open Spaces
4:08 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Record beef prices a double-edged sword for ranchers

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There’s good news in the economic forecast for ranchers in Wyoming. A wet winter and spring made for plenty of good grass, and now demand for beef is pushing cattle prices to record highs. Wyoming Public Radio’s Kathryn Flagg visited the Torrington Livestock Market and filed this report.

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Open Spaces
4:03 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Wyoming counties struggle to cover the cost of following federal landfill rules

A cell at Powell’s landfill has reached its highest level before it will be closed and capped next fall.
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8:15 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Report ranks Cheyenne best place for retired vets

 A new report ranks Cheyenne as the best city with a population under 175,000 for military retirees to live.

The report by financial services firm USAA and Military.com notes Cheyenne has relatively high employment opportunities and local access to medical care for veterans.

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8:07 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Wyoming ranks fourth in organ donation rate

Wyoming ranks fourth in the nation for its rate of organ and tissue donation and state health officials are urging more people to sign up.

Nearly 60 percent of Wyoming residents with driver's licenses and ID cards have agreed to donate their organs and tissues when they die.

Cherame Serrano with the Wyoming Department of Health says about 145 people in Wyoming are currently waiting for transplants.

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8:04 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Deputy sheriff wounded in Cheyenne shooting

A Laramie County deputy sheriff shot and wounded early Thursday morning has been treated and released from a local hospital.

Sheriff's Department spokesman Gerry Luce says Deputy Sheriff Chance W. Walkama was shot in the side early Thursday. Luce says the shooting happened when Walkama and another deputy went to perform a welfare check on a man at a hotel on the north side of Cheyenne.

Twenty-four-year-old Brian J. Noel of Cheyenne was arrested at the scene. Luce says Noel fired a 9-mm pistol through the door of his hotel room at the deputies.

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8:01 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Fundraising launched for Powell economic group

A drive is under way to raise $600,000 to fund an economic development organization in Powell.

Organizers say the Powell Economic Partnership's mission is to unite the business community and government to create wealth, jobs and support the quality of life in the Powell Valley.

LeAnne Kindred, chairwoman of the partnership's board, says the group's first priority would be to facilitate growth and development of existing businesses, and then recruit new, complementary businesses to Powell.

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