Wyoming – Last week we aired a report on suicide among the elderly. This week we'll take a more personal look at that subject. Anne and Leon Schatz are siblings from Sheridan. Their grandmother is 96 years old and suffers from dementia, and she considered suicide as her dementia progressed. I spoke with Anne in person, and Leon over the phone, and Addie Goss started by asking them about their memories of their grandmother.
Wyoming – Two State Senators who have a lot of experience watching the D-E-Q both as politicians and members of the oil and gas industry are Riverton Senator Eli Bebout and Casper Senator Kit Jennings. Senator Bebout admits to Bob Beck that he has always had mixed emotions about the DEQ.
Wyoming – Last year, Lori Schneider became the first person with multiple sclerosis to summit Mount Everest. Since her diagnosis, she's climbed the tallest peaks on all seven continents - the so-called Seven Summits - in addition to running several marathons. Schneider lives in Wisconsin. On Tuesday, March 2nd, she'll give a talk in Jackson about her experience with MS. By phone, she spoke with Addie Goss about how she first learned of her diagnosis. Lori Schneider will give a talk at the Center for the Arts in Jackson on March 2nd at 7pm.
Wyoming – For almost a decade Wyoming was without a medium security prison. The previous facility was part of the state penitentiary in Rawlins, but it closed years ago due to structural problems. Now there is a new medium security prison operating. It sits in the rolling hills east of Torrington and has been housing inmates for about a month now. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay visited the prison has this report
Powell, WY – Some students and faculty at Northwest College in Powell are upset the college president sent a recruitment letter to area teens who are members of the Mormon church.
The letter from Paul Prestwich touted the opportunities the school offers to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prestwich is a member of the LDS church, and he sent the letter to a list of high school students provided by the church.