Wyoming – For several years now the University of Wyoming has hosted an event called the Snowy Range Dance Festival. It culminates with a public performance next week. But, despite this being a tradition many don't know much about the festival. Bob Beck asked the Co-Director Jennifer Deckert to join us to explain the event
Wyoming – Summer in Wyoming brings many events like the Snowy Range Dance Festival there are concerts, county fairs, and of course rodeos Cheyenne poet, Leorah Snyder, reflects on this time of year with this poem
Wyoming – The American Heritage Center's Alan K. Simpson Institute is in the beginning stages of an oral history project in Sublette County, to document the effects of the recent energy boom there. Archivist Leslie Waggener is overseeing the project. She tells Molly Messick there aren't many existing resources in the state that take a broad look at the economic, social and environmental effects of contemporary energy booms.
Boulder County, Colorado – A program in Boulder County, Colorado has helped hundreds of homeowners recoup the up-front expenses of buying solar panels or making their homes more energy efficient. But as Kirk Siegler reports - the popular program that was mimicked by other towns around the West is now in limbo thanks to a recent, quiet policy change by the federal government.
Wyoming – A study from a few years ago showed that of all counties in Wyoming Sublette is the most at risk of losing agricultural land to other uses. Now the University of Wyoming's Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources has picked up on that with a new report showing how the loss of ranch land affects wildlife. Abby Mellinger (mell ING urr) is the primary author of the report she tells Bob Beck this report focuses on Sublette County but the theme is applicable statewide.
Wyoming – This week, the Green River Valley Land Trust announced that it will expand to work statewide, as the Wyoming Land Trust. Executive Director Lara Ryan tells Molly Messick they made the decision based on high levels of interest from landowners not only in Sublette County, but in the rest of the state as well.