Laramie, WY – A decision by the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service today to give wolverines what's called "warranted but precluded" status under the Endangered Species Act is part of a developing trend. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay explains
Washington D-C – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the wolverine should be to be added to the list of endangered and threatened species. But, the federal agency adds, adding the wolverine now is precluded by higher priorities - that is, other species considered in greater danger. The agency says in a decision posted Monday that the small mammal known for its ferocity will be added to the candidate species list. The Fish and Wildlife Service says wolverine's range in the U.S.
Wyoming – Right now the United States government owes almost 14-trillion dollars. And cutting down on the debt and deficit spending was a clear mandate from the midterm elections. But as Manuel Quinones reports from Washington - Wyoming lawmakers are still short on specifics about where to cut.
Wyoming – In an attempt to garner public support, former Wyoming Senator Al Simpson and former Clinton White House Aid Erskine Bowles came to Wyoming to promote details of their debt reduction plan. That led to a discussion in the audience about what could be done. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone heard what attendees had to say.
Wyoming – Uranium prices are on the rise and so is interest in nuclear power. Wyoming has the largest deposits of uranium in the Unites States and is experiencing an influx of companies seeking uranium mining permits here. As Wyoming Public Radio's Irina Zhorov reports, citizens' groups worry that more mines mean more environmental problems.
Wyoming – It's hard to know how the Niobrara oil play will play out. There are a number of ways of getting a sense of it - by looking at lease sales, application for permits to drill, and at well production. There's a six-month confidentiality period granted to new wells. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick talks to state Oil and Gas Supervisor Tom Doll about how that works, and about what people in southeast Wyoming should expect.
Wyoming – A number of groups are urging people to beware of drinking and driving this holiday season. Because of holiday parties and nights like New Year's Eve, the risk of people drinking and driving increases. Lena Newlin provides alcohol education through the AWARE program at the University of Wyoming. She joins Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck to offer some tips on how to enjoy but not abuse alcohol.
Wyoming – This week wrapped up the Jewish holiday Hanukkah. In a state like Wyoming, it is a challenge for Jews to celebrate. The Jewish population is smaller here than in almost any other state. Jackson-based Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn joins Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck to discuss how he goes about helping the small and spread out Jewish population celebrate Hanukah in the Cowboy state.