Wyoming – The Senate cancelled its July Fourth recess, nominally to seek compromise on the debt ceiling. But as Jim Hilgen reports from Washington, Wyoming's senators haven't budged much in their views on how to address the nation's financial issues.
Wyoming – The University of Wyoming's Carbon Management Institute is undertaking an ambitious carbon sequestration project in Sweetwater County. It's still in its early stages - but university researchers and Institute director Ron Surdam have high hopes. Ron Surdam of U-W's Carbon Management Institute speaks with Molly Messick about an area where billions of tons of carbon dioxide might eventually be stored.
Wyoming – 37 rural hospitals and mental health centers in Wyoming recently received high speed internet services, so that telemedicine services can be provided to rural citizens across the state. The Director of the University of Wyoming's Center for Rural Health Research and Education is Rex Gatenbein joins Bob Beck to explain what this might mean for health care in the state
Wyoming – The University of Wyoming's Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center has a new green roof. It's an experiment in planting a high-elevation green roof using plants native to the Laramie Basin. Berry Center Director Greg Brown and office associate Brenna Wanous gave Molly Messick a tour. Interview
Wyoming – Jackson will be host for what is called the Global Arts Corps Summer institute. It will look at alternatives for conflict resolution and gets underway this weekend. Plans are for this to be an annual event. It will be held at the center for the arts in Jackson. Michael Lessack joins me to talk about it.
Wyoming – Wyoming and dinosaurs have a long history. Researchers began coming to the state to excavate the animals' fossilized remains well over a century ago, and that work continues to this day. Right now, field workers from Casper College's Tate Geological Museum are hard at work amid rolling ranchland in far eastern Wyoming. They're uncovering the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, one of about 50 specimens known to exist. Now a story about dinosaurs, and joy of discovery.
Wheatland, WY – Two young brothers who were shot and killed in Wheatland Thursday were Special Olympics athletes who were supportive teammates and liked to cheer each other on. Coach Stephanie Everett said the brothers, Joseph and Everett Conant, were high-functioning. The boys and a third brother were shot and killed by their father, also Everett Conant, in their home. The father is also charged for killing his adult brother and wounding his own wife, the boys' mother, in the rampage.