Laramie, Wyo. – In the coming months, some recently passed legislation will change the way schools operate in Wyoming. Lawmakers have approved measures that will require school districts, teachers and even students to meet new education requirements. Senator Tony Ross says the state spends billions on education, but most test scores show that students are not achieving at an equally impressive level.
Laramie, Wyo. – Representatives of state and local agencies met in Casper yesterday, to plan for the possibility of flooding in many places across the state this spring and early summer. After severe flooding in Fremont County last year, and high water levels in other parts of the state as well, the message this year is preparation.
An Interview with Wyoming Entertainers Pete and Lynne Simpson
Wyoming – Pete and Lynne Simpson grew up across the street from one other in Cody. Pete eventually left town for the Navy, and Lynne went to New York to become an actress. But one Christmas, the two saw each other back home in Cody. That led to a whirlwind thirteen day courtship and 51 years of marriage. The couple talked to Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone about falling in love.
Wyoming – One of the least known and yet most successful school technical programs in the state is called Pro Start. It trains Wyoming high school students to work in the hospitality industry. They could become hotel administrators or head chefs. Eighteen schools from across the state recently showed off their skills at the annual student invitational.
An Interview with the Director of the Upper Green River Alliance
Wyoming – Linda Baker is a longtime Sublette County resident, and she directs the Upper Green River Alliance. She says it's not the easiest thing to stay indoors, as health officials recommend, during ozone advisories.
Wyoming – Fuel prices are increasing but they're not going up as much in the Northern Rockies as they are elsewhere in the country. And gas prices in Wyoming are rock-bottom, even at an average price of about $3.25 a gallon. So why does Wyoming have the cheapest gas in the country? The answer might surprise you.
Wyoming – Wyoming Governor Matt Mead just wrapped up his first legislative session and is making his first appearance on our program as governor. We asked our listeners on Facebook and Twitter to submit some questions for the governor. Our first is why he signed legislation that strips the ability of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council to declare areas off limits for non-coal surface mining.