Wyoming – We are going to begin today by updating a story we did earlier this year. While reporting on another story surrounding the increase of food stamps it was noted the Public Assistance increased substantially in Goshen County. The numbers were a surprise because the new Medium security prison had just opened in Torrington. Some speculated that the prison may have led to families of inmates moving into the community but the issue was much more complicated than that.
Wyoming – This year's Farmer's Almanac says that as of 2009 there has been a 19 percent increase in hobby farms and urban gardens. The Almanac says it's purpose is to useful and a little humorous. But, what we all want to know is the almanac's weather forecast. Editor Sarah Perrault says for Wyoming the forecast varies.
Wyoming – The National Endowment for the Humanities is hoping to address what they believe is a national concern: the lack of civility. The Wyoming Council for the Humanities will soon be launching a statewide effort to address the issue called Civility matters. Marcia Britton is the Director of the Wyoming Humanities Council and Jim Leach is the National Endowment chairman. Leach is coming to Wyoming next week. He explains why this is such a concern
Wyoming – There have been Latino families living in Gillette for decades, but in the last handful of years the population has boomed. Now, estimates are that the community is well over 1000 strong - a significant number in a city of roughly 25 thousand. So how is Gillette adjusting? Many say there are significant challenges that the city has not yet faced. Molly Messick reports
Wyoming – Earlier this Spring former Wyoming Public Radio Reporter Addie Goss answered the question, what is it that sheepherders do? The answer came when she visited one set of Peruvian herders, four miles south of Green River, and a world away.