Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming First Lady Nancy Freudenthal has been sworn in as a federal judge. Freudenthal, wife of Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, was sworn in Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer at a private ceremony in Cheyenne. A public swearing-in ceremony will be held later. The U.S. Senate confirmed Freudenthal as a federal judge last month. The judgeship covers federal cases in Wyoming and the sections of Yellowstone National Park in Montana and Idaho. Mrs. Freudenthal has worked as a lawyer in private practice in
Cheyenne,Wy – A treatment system will be built to remove any trace of an industrial solvent getting into Cheyenne's water supply from a former Atlas missile site. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso last week announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will build the system to remove trichloroethylene, which is better known as TCE. Cost of the system that will break down the chemical by exposing it to air was not immediately released. Long-term exposure to TCE can lead to liver problems or cancer.
Cheyenne,Wy – Virtual medicine is changing the way physicians treat patients in Wyoming. The expansion of telehealth also offers new opportunities to bridge the state's gaps in care. Patients who must leave rural communities to see a specialist will soon be able to find this expertise at home. Today, 24 of Wyoming's 26 hospitals are outfitted with videoconferencing equipment. Dr. James Bush is chairman of the Wyoming Telehealth Consortium and Medicaid director for the Wyoming Department of Health.