Wyoming – When it comes to water, Wyoming law has always been simple: whoever gets to the water first gets to use it. However, things start to get complicated when you add tribal water rights holders to the mix and downright contentious when those tribes hope to use the resource for something other than agriculture. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone reports.
Wyoming – Tim Sandlin is a veteran Wyoming writer who gained some fame over 15 years ago with a series of books called the GroVont Trilogy. He's written screenplays and other books along the way, but has gone back to his roots with his latest book called, "Lydia." As always, the book is narrated by author Sam Callahan and his mother Lydia is getting out of prison for attempting to poison Ronald Reagan's dog. Sandlin is an unusual writer who has been compared to the likes of Jack Kerouac to Larry McMurtry.
Wyoming – Wyoming's Powder River Basin produces about 40% percent of all coal in the U-S. The coal goes to power plants all over the country, encompassing both coasts. Now, there are expansions being planned in the Basin. While domestic use decreases, industry seems confident that China may increase its imports of Wyoming coal. Irina Zhorov reports.
Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming lawmakers are joining their counterparts in other states in a partnership to share and collaborate on energy policies and issues. The partnership is called the Producer States Agreement committee and is still being formed. Republican Rep. Tom Lubnau, of Gillette, is chairman of the committee, which held a teleconference meeting Wednesday. Lubnau says the partnerships with lawmakers from other states could allow Wyoming to consider model legislation that the other
Casper, WY – The Bureau of Reclamation plans to intentionally cause a Wyoming reservoir to spill over as the agency prepares for a huge spring runoff. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is letting the 100-year-old Pathfinder Reservoir fill up now in expectation that water will start to flow over its spillway the week of May 22. The reservoir is about 45 miles southwest of Casper. With an estimated 1.7 million cubic feet of water coming down the North Platte River in the next few months, the bureau needs to