Wyoming – Most local arts organizations face funding challenges no matter the economic environment. And in a downturn - affordable space becomes more important than ever. KUNC's Grace Hood reports on one effort, in Northern Colorado, to give performance arts groups a place to call home.
Wyoming – The job market is tough only in Casper. Other places in the state are in a similar spot. Gillette is on that list. And perhaps more surprising - Evanston. State employment officials say the downturn in the energy industry is hurting workers there, too.
The Workforce services manager for the Evanston and Kemmerer offices is David Bassett he spoke with Bob Beck
Laramie, Wyo. – As the U.S. Senate gets closer to voting on a health care overhaul bill, the focus continues to be on a public option for health insurance. Wyoming's congressional delegation is vocally opposing the public option. But, many doctors want it.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – A Cheyenne refinery says it plans to fight the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's nearly $7 million fine levied in late September for allegedly dumping hazardous waste into a pond designed to hold storm water.
Gerald Faudel, Frontier Oil Corp.'s vice president of government relations, told the Tribune Eagle, "We continue to believe there's a misunderstanding with that pond."
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The state's oil and gas industry is aiming to kill a proposed bill whose proponents say would help make Wyoming's workplaces safer.
The Joint Judiciary Committee on Monday is due to vote on whether to take up the measure, known as "Duty owed to employees of independent contractors."
According to the bill, owners of worksites would owe a duty of reasonable care to employees of independent contractors - even when the employees are injured doing the work the contractor was hired to perform.