Casper, Wyo. – Natrona County officials say the county's financial picture may not be as bleak as they feared.
Tom Doyle is Natrona County treasurer. He tells county commissioners that the projected revenue drop for the fiscal year that starts in July probably will be below 20 percent. Earlier he had projected a 27-percent drop based on state revenue projections.
Commission Chairman Rob Hendry says the new estimate doesn't eliminate the county's fiscal crisis but raises hope it won't be quite so bad.
Wyoming – The Wyoming National Guard's largest deployment ever is over. The final group of soldiers landed on state soil last week. All of the more than 700 Guard members who deployed to Iraq and Kuwait survived And most never experienced combat. Instead they escorted convoys, ran an entire base and oversaw troop movement in Kuwait. But the soldiers still face challenges as they get used to life back home. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports.
Wyoming – The annual WyoAids Walk caps off a weeklong series over events next week at the University of Wyoming. Bob Hooker is the Albany County AIDS Project representative. He tells Bob Beck that in Wyoming H-I-V and AIDS have not gone away.
Wyoming – Cody author Laura Bell's new memoir is called "Claiming Ground." It follows three decades of her life - beginning with her decision, as a Kentucky native fresh out of college, to take a job herding sheep in the Big Horn Basin. It is also an ode to the landscapes and people of the Mountain West. Bell spoke with Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss.