Cheyenne, WY – Surveys show that 59 percent of Wyoming adults don't recognize heart attack and stroke signs and symptoms.
In response, the Wyoming Department of Health's Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program is providing "wallet cards" to help residents learn more.
Joe Grandpre of the agency's chronic disease section notes heart disease is the number one killer of adults in Wyoming. He says stroke is the number four killer and the number one cause of permanent disability.
Wheatland, WY – It was standing room only at a school board meeting in Wheatland last night. The meeting was about the board's vote, last month, to take down a banner at the school for an anti-bullying program known as "No Place For Hate."
Wyoming – The city of Laramie's animal shelter is drawing fire from some citizens worried about an increasing number of animals being put down. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports that the euthanasia rate is up significantly, but there is debate about why.
Wyoming – The president of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson is blogging for the Huffington Post. While that website is mostly associated with political commentary. Jim McNutt writes about not surprisingly wildlife and art. McNutt tells Bob Beck that the blog is just another way to reach out to the public .
Wyoming – On February 22nd, a new law takes effect that will allow people to carry loaded guns into national parks and wildlife refuges. The measure had been inserted into a popular bill on credit cards that Congress passed in May. Recently, the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees put out a press release criticizing the gun law. Bill Wade chairs the Coalition, and he joins Addie Goss now.