Wyoming – It's over a 1400 miles from the headwaters of the Colorado River to the Sea of Cortez. The first person to make that journey is Jonathan Waterman. He's an author who's written about the experience and the future of the Colorado River in his new book, "Running Dry." He speaks with Renny MacKay.
Wyoming – Five years ago, in Sheridan, two brothers and an uncle produced their first bottle of liqueur from Wyoming's first distillery. It's a drink called Koltiska Original. It's sweet and herbal, and it tastes something like cinnamon. The Koltiska family has been making it for generations, in northeastern Wyoming, and now it's available in nine states across the west. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has this story about turning a family tradition into a family business.
Wyoming – Across the country this year more people are running for office than at any other time in the last 35 years. At the national level 2300 people have signed up as candidates for the U-S House and Senate alone. Wyoming is following this trend with 147 people running for the state legislature. But, this may mean trouble for Republican incumbents. Renny MacKay has more.
Wyoming – State Democratic Chair Leslie Petersen has decided to run for Governor. She entered the race on the last day, but is committed to winning. Petersen is a former County Commissioner and ran for Secretary of State in 1982. She speaks with Bob Beck.
Wyoming – This year a wildlife biologist from Wyoming was awarded the highest honor in the world of pronghorn. Rich Guenzel works for the Game and Fish Department and started studying pronghorn, also known as antelope for almost 40 years ago. He speaks with Renny MacKay.
Wyoming – It turns out that if you need a really good spider web, you may need to get it from a goat. Researchers at the University of Wyoming have genetically modified or altered goats, so that their milk contains spider silk. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that they then remove the silk from the milk for a variety of possible benefits.
Cheyenne,Wy – The University of Wyoming has filed a minor source air permit application for a $100 million facility that will experiment with turning coal into gas. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will review the application for the High Plains Gasification Advanced Technology Center. UW is seeking a synthetic minor source air permit for the gasification facility. The anticipated emissions will remain below the major source thresholds set out in state air quality permitting regulations.