Laramie, Wyo. – A small exploration company called Evolving Gold says it should know relatively soon whether it would be profitable to mine gold in the Rattlesnake Hills of central Wyoming. Evolving Gold President and Chief Geologist Quinton Hennigh says the results from the most recent drilling season are promising. He says they've found several high-grade veins of gold at the site west of Casper.
Laramie, Wyo. – An audit of Wyoming's statewide student assessment test, called PAWS, shows that the test hasn't been implemented fully and that it's costing the state a lot of money. Lawmakers chose to create a Wyoming specific test that goes above and beyond the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.
Laramie, Wyo. – A poll done by the University of Wyoming shows that most Wyomingites do not like the new federal health care law. The survey of 700 Wyoming residents found that 68% oppose the health care law, which was enacted in March. Almost all of those who don't like the law also support its immediate repeal. UW political science professor Jim King oversaw the survey. He says it shows a lot more dissatisfaction with the reform package in Wyoming than elsewhere in the country.