Wyoming – Shortly after the Haiti Earthquake a former election judge for Haiti organized a group called Wyoming Haiti relief in Casper. It involves sending Wyoming Medical Teams, Prosthetics and the building of dome structures as shelters. The effort has been organized by Jill Ramaker Hendricks who just returned from the country. She gives Bob Beck an update on Haiti and explains how she got so many people to help.
Wyoming – This week, Wyofile dot com-- the online news site reported about a plan in Montana to haul thousands of tons of waste from a gold mine through Wyoming. This would be part of a cleanup effort because the old mine is contaminating a creek that feeds into Yellowstone National Park. Rone Tempest is the editor of Wyofile and one of the reporters who broke this story. He speaks with Renny MacKay.
Wyoming – Next Tuesday in Mills a legislative committee will once again discuss how wind energy will be taxed in Wyoming. When they last met the committee kicked around the idea of a type of flat tax. State Senator John Schiffer is the chairman of the Senate Revenue committee. He speaks with Bob Beck.
Wyoming – The number of military veterans attending the University of Wyoming has jumped in the last few years. This comes after the federal government made more money available for vets through the G-I Bill. The Wyoming legislature followed suit and on top of that hundreds of National Guard soldiers returned to Wyoming last year after serving in Iraq and Kuwait. Renny MacKay reports that U-W is trying to ease the transition from the battlefield to the classroom.
Wyoming – Last year , the Wyoming Cowboys entered the football season with a lot of question marks. As feared they struggled to start the year. But the team rallied and finished the season with a bowl win over Fresno State. That win did wonders for the Cowboys who enter this season much more confident. Whether that confidence pans out remains to be seen. Bob Beck has the story.
Laramie, WY – Wyoming hospitals are still trying to figure out how the new federal health care law will impact them and a lack of information is a major concern. U-S Representative Cynthia Lummis is visiting numerous hospitals in the state this week. She says the people at the hospitals have a lot of questions ranging from how changes to reimbursement rules might affect them, to the impacts of a variety of mandates in the bill. Lummis says one example is an issue that was raised at a health care facility in Wyoming staffed by six people