Wyoming – Elk numbers are down in the Jackson area and some locals argue that wolves are to blame. On Saturday, Jackson outfitters will hold an anti-wolf rally in Jackson's town square, arguing that wolves are impacting the species they depend on to make a living. Mark Gocke is the spokesperson for Wyoming Game and Fish in the Jackson and Pinedale regions. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss asked Gocke what's been happening to the area's elk.
Wyoming – As of this month, five states have passed a measure that uses gun rights as a way of repudiating federal authority. It's called the Firearms Freedom Act, and it says that firearms made, bought and held within a particular state are not subject to federal regulation. Governor Dave Freudenthal signed Wyoming's version of the bill this month. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has this story on the origins and the aims of a growing movement.
Cheyenne, WY – Plans by the Environmental Protection Agency to set a tougher standard for the amount of a toxic chemical allowed in drinking water will raise the bar for cleaning up contaminated groundwater near old nuclear missile sites.
But a tougher standard for trichloroethylene will add little if any expense to cleaning up those sites.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says that once groundwater is cleaned up to the current standard, not much more work is needed to reduce TCE to undetectable levels.
Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming Cowgirls outscored Nevada 16 to 5 to start the second half and went on to defeat the Wolfpack 74 to 53 in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Aubrey Vandiver led the Cowgirls with 22 points and Hillary Carlson added 19 points and ten blocked shots. Wyoming advances to the second round of the tournament. It hosts Texas Tech Tuesday night.