Wyoming – In Ten Sleep, the class totaled just five. High school is a different experience at schools this small. There's no hiding, no anonymity. Students know everything about each other. Sometimes class size totals one - one student and one teacher. Molly Messick reports that all of that builds a rare kind of familiarity.
Wyoming – Last month, the US Postal Service identified a total of 9 post offices for possible closure across Wyoming as a cost cutting measure. And one of them was the Hartville post office. Hartville is a town of just 67 people. But Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone found out that the possible closure could have an impact on the town.
Wyoming – The last gunfight in the community of Hartville occurred in 1912 when a stranger came to town, got drunk and fired off six shots in a murder attempt without ever hitting his intended victim. Instead of being arrested for attempted murder, the gunman was fined for being a lousy shot. It's colorful stories like this that we heard about Hartville from historian Patsy Parkins, author of the book "Hartville: The Most Reviled Town In The State." She says the town was established for Copper Mining in the 1880's
Laramie, Wyo. – While Wyoming and other states are seeing a decline in the number of children in foster care, a Kids Count snapshot shows that, in this state, many teenagers are placed in undesirable locations.
Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming Department of Transportation officials says a landslide on Wyoming 70 has done much more substantial damage than other slides that have closed roads in the state this spring - and it is unclear when the road will be repaired.
A slide last month in Snake River Canyon took out a section of roadway, but a small enough area that it was quickly fixed. A slide on U.S. 14 near Sundance has taken out the shoulder of the road, but left much of the rest of the roadway intact.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming is planning for the arrival of one of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet.
Math professor Bryan Shader told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that the new supercomputing center on the campus just west of Cheyenne will bring the world's best research on climate and earth systems sciences to the area.
The supercomputer is part of a project between the school and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Several UW scientists will use the supercomputer in their research.
Cheyenne, WY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the city of Cheyenne a $1 million grant to assess soil and groundwater contamination. The EPA says the city will work with Laramie County and the Downtown Development Authority to examine pollution at several dozen properties. The results will help to identify the type and extent of contamination at sites, and from there better target cleanup efforts. Soil and groundwater pollution has been an obstacle to redeveloping properties around the capital city.