Laramie, Wyo. – The cost of a season pass for the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be about 25% lower this year. Resort president Jerry Blann announced changes in prices for season tickets during a press conference Tuesday.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The company that administers Wyoming's statewide student assessment is apologizing for the problems that plagued this year's test.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride announced Monday that NCS Pearson will be running an apology in newspapers statewide this week.
This year's online version of the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, or PAWS, was beset with technical problems. The problems were so widespread that the state is seeking to have some test results thrown out.
Laramie, Wyo. – Federal, state and private efforts to stop a grasshopper outbreak in Wyoming this summer appear to have worked. The U.S. Department of Agriculture funded aerial spraying of close to 700 thousand acres, and Governor Dave Freudenthal created a 2 point 7 million dollar program to address the problem.
Wyoming – In Wyoming wind gets most of the attention in the renewable energy world. But, there are other options, like geothermal energy. When people in the geothermal energy industry go looking for sites to build power plants, ideally they want a spot where the water is very hot and not far from the earth's surface. An easy way to know if they've found what they're looking for is if hot water is literally coming out of the ground.
Wyoming – There's no doubt that energy development will continue to drive Wyoming's economy. So, how do you balance energy development with health of the environment? Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck took that question to Republican candidates for Governor.