Wyoming – In several Wyoming communities there has been significant growth in the Hispanic population. This has meant changes in the dynamics for Wyoming schools too. Some of the thanks traces back to the 1940s when federal judges in California ruled that the state could not segregate Latinos. She speaks with Renny MacKay.
Wyoming – Next month, the Bridger-Teton National Forest is expected to release a draft environmental study on a Texas company's proposal to drill in the Wyoming Range. The proposal is in an area Congress voted to put off limits to new oil and gas leasing, when it passed the Wyoming Range Legacy Act in 2009. WPR's Rebecca Huntington reports.
Wyoming – Wyoming's version of food stamps, called the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program or SNAP, started seeing some significant increased use during the last year. Heather Babbitt oversees the program for the Wyoming Department of Family Services. She speaks with WPR's Bob Beck.
Wyoming – Job Corps is gearing up for a new facility in Riverton. The facility is expected to address high unemployment numbers in Fremont County, and a workforce that is too small for employers in the rest of the state. WPR's Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming – This year, officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Bear Management Program have participated in a record 40 captures of bears to date. But WPR's Tristan Ahtone reports that increased conflicts aren't necessarily from a lack of other food.
Jackson, WY – Lightning started several small wildfires in Yellowstone National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest this week. Fire officials are suppressing one of them - a fire burning north of the Monument Ridge prescribed burn - because it's near development.
Lightning also sparked two fires near Dunraven Pass in Yellowstone. One has grown to 22 acres.
Authorities aren't worried about the late season starts though.
Torrington, WY – Officials say the sugar beet harvest in eastern Wyoming may be below average. That's because of a late start, replanting and adverse weather conditions this season. The Western Sugar Cooperative expects a 21-ton-per-acre crop this year, which was slightly below the 22 ton-per-acre prediction at pre-harvest time last year. The harvest is expected to begin about Oct. 6.