Wyoming – He is easily Wyoming's most prolific writer and one of its biggest sellers. Author C.J. Box has completed his tenth Joe Pickett novel called "Nowhere to Run." Pickett is a Wyoming game warden who encounters all kinds of adventures. C.J. Box tells Bob Beck that "Nowhere to Run" is his only story that has been based on an actual encounter
Wyoming – This time of year, if you look out toward the horizon in the Red Desert, you might spot a small dot far off in the distance - the arched roof of a sheep wagon. Herders, many from South America, live in these wagons through the late spring. They move through the desert, guiding the sheep to good grass. All season long, the sheepherders never leave the desert. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss visited one set of Peruvian herders, four miles south of Green River.... and a world away .
Cheyenne, Wyo. – State schools Superintendent Jim McBride says this year's student assessment testing scores should not be used to judge whether Wyoming schools are meeting federal education goals.
McBride made the announcement Monday after hearing some 30 local school district superintendents from around the state report problems with this year's Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, or PAWS, test.
Laramie, Wyo. – A small group in Laramie is working to bring Bill Ayers to speak in the community, weeks after his visit to the University of Wyoming was canceled amid controversy. Ayers is a radical 1960s activist-turned-academic. U-W officials cited security concerns in canceling the scheduled appearance. Nevertheless, that decision set off a debate about academic freedom.
Laramie, WY – 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, they escorted convoys, ran an entire base and oversaw troop movement in Kuwait. But this doesn't mean the soldiers don't face challenges as they get used to life back home. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports.
Casper, WY – Casper City Manager Tom Forslund says the city will need to layoff 17 people if it wants to balance its budget next year. Council members were to discuss the matter Monday during an afternoon work session. In a memo sent Friday, Forslund says the 5.5 percent drop in payroll this year isn't enough to balance the budget. Currently there are 30 vacant positions out of 550 city jobs and the additional cuts will be needed to match expenses with projected revenue.