Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wind gusts over 65 mph have driven tractor trailers off highways and toppled trees across Wyoming.
State highway authorities said Monday that strong winds forced "numerous" truck drivers to pull over and park alongside Interstate 25. Two trailers tipped over, but neither driver was seriously hurt. One of the toppled trailers briefly closed parts of southbound Interstate 25; the other came to rest in a median.
Wyoming – The Wyoming Wilderness Association will be hosting a summer writers retreat this summer with Gretel Ehrlich. It will be held in the Rock Creek area in the Big Horns August 6th-9th. Sara Domek is with the Wilderness association and she explains where the idea for this retreat came from.
Wyoming – The big question among Wyoming Democrats and political junkies in the state is will a big name candidate run for governor on the Democratic ticket? There are already three names on the August 17th primary ballot, but no serious candidate has stepped forward yet. Renny Mackay reports.
Wyoming – Wyoming U-S Senator John Barrasso mixed it up with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar over his handling of the B-P oil spill. At the same time Senator Barrasso has been critical of the Interior Department's new rules for on shore energy development that will require a new set of scrutiny for oil and gas leases. Senator Barrasso joins on the telephone. This week the Senator drafted a bill to overturn the new on-shore drilling rules. He explains his thinking to Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.
Wyoming – The Executive Secretary of the Wyoming AFL-CIO is getting into the issue of the new drilling rules. Kim Floyd represents 55 unions throughout Wyoming. He joined five dozen former land managers, biologists and regulators in sending a letter to Secretary Salazar urging him to finalize these important rules. He joins Bob Beck to explain why this is so important to him.
Greensberg, Kansas – In May of 2007 a tornado creating winds of over 200 miles an hour hit the town of Greensberg, Kansas. 11 people died and 95 percent of the structures were destroyed. Since then the people of Greensberg have gone forward with the idea of being the greenest city in America. Bob Dixson is mayor of the town of a thousand. He tells Renny MacKay that he survived the tornado in his basement with his wife.
Colorado – Colorado has long been a leader in production of renewable energies like wind and solar power. Now those in the industry are starting to look at another potential energy source, and it comes from a place very few people would connect with "clean" energy. KUNC's Grace Hood has more