Cheyenne, Wyo. – Dozens of Christmas trees from Wyoming are headed to Washington, D.C., this holiday season.
Last week the Wyoming State Forestry Division cut down 80 pine trees on state land near Elk Mountain in southern Wyoming. The trees range from 8 feet to 20 feet tall. On Nov. 17, the Christmas trees will be taken by truck to the nation's capital, where they will be displayed in dozens of offices.
LARAMIE, wyo – A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says low levels of dissolved-oxygen in the groundwater under the Jackson Hole airport may not be human caused.
The lack of oxygen in water can cause the chemical composition of water to change. In the case of water under the Jackson Hole airport, the lack of oxygen has caused an increase in iron and manganese in the groundwater.
Washington, DC – Wyoming's congressional Republicans want to repeal the health care law that ensures coverage for eighty-six thousand Wyomingites. But is a repeal possible for the GOP while the Democrats hold the White House? Or is this the beginning of a larger GOP strategy for the 2012 election? Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
LARAMIE, wyo – A district court judge has approved a payment of $760-million-dollars by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Native American farmers and ranchers for discrimination. And Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone says Native farmers may be eligible for repayment and debt forgiveness.
LARAMIE, wyo – The elections are not quite over in the town of Elk Mountain. The small community in Carbon County will vote again to decide on who will be the next mayor. This is after the election came out in a draw 51 votes for both candidates, even after a recount. Normally the election would be decided by drawing lots, but County Clerk, Gwynn Bartlett says there was an error this year.
LARAMIE, wyo – Natural gas development in the Pinedale Anticline may be to blame for a sharp decline in the local mule deer population. That's according to a new report, which shows a 60-percent population drop in the Sublette mule deer herd since gas development began in 2000.
The exact cause of the population drop is still unknown, however, the study shows that mule deer herds that spend the winter in adjacent areas, without natural gas development, have not seen the same population declines as the herd inside the gas field.