In 2008 the Environmental Protection Agency launched an investigation in the Pavillion area after residents complained of health problems and changes in the odor, taste and color of their well water. Last night, the EPA released new data from deep monitoring wells in the area.
Over the years, Pavillion residents have complained about health problems, which they blame on oil and gas development in the area. Governor Matt Mead says he's keeping an eye on what happens at a public meeting over the situation tonight.
"I think everyone should be rightfully concerned about the Pavillion issue because we're not sure what's been going on out there," Mead said. "I know the EPA today is going to release some additional data that we're going to be eager to take a look at hopefully before any big conclusions are drawn one way or another."
Voters in Laramie have backed changing the way city councilors there are elected.
Currently, voters pick city councilors to represent seven wards and two at-large members. On Tuesday, voters were asked whether to stick with that system or change the number of wards or change the number of at-large members.
The city clerk's office said Wednesday that unofficial results show that the option to create three wards with three council members each got the most votes.
The results won't be official until election officials review the results on Thursday.
A Buffalo High School football coach who resigned after distributing offensive handouts to his players will stay on as a guidance counselor.
Head Coach Pat Lynch, who led the team to two state football championships, was placed on administrative leave after handing out “hurt feelings reports” to his players this fall.
The forms enabled players to report problems, but also asked why they were reporting the offense. The options included “I am a queer,” and “I am a little bitch.” The form offered “a blanky” and P-M-S medication as consolation.
Penn State University fired both its legendary football coach and its president because they allegedly had known that an assistant coach was molesting boys, but did nothing about it. The assistant coach is accused of sexually abusing eight boys.
Big game hunting is big business here in Wyoming, and almost nothing is off limits to hunters, ranging from bison to mountain lions to moose. But a dramatic drop in the state’s moose population is hurting people who make a living from big game. Wyoming Public Radio’s Tristan Ahtone reports the reasons for the decline are complicated.