Wyoming – A few years ago Wyoming tried to address meth use with a billboard campaign. But Colorado is trying to take it a step further. A graphic advertising campaign with anti-methamphetamine messages came to Colorado in May. It's part of a multi-year advertising campaign that's partially funded with federal taxpayer dollars. So far, it's a campaign that's getting a mixed response. KUNC's Grace Hood has more .
Wyoming – The number of homeless people in Wyoming seems to be rising with the economic downturn. Marguerite Meyer directs the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, which distributes food to food banks throughout the state. She spoke to Addie Goss and said she sees the change as she travels throughout the state for work.
Wyoming – July 10th the power company Pacificorp pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of golden eagles and other birds in Wyoming. The birds were electrocuted as a result of outdated equipment on the power company's system. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports that electrocutions are just one way that power lines kill birds
Wyoming – Fast draw, a shooting sport, doesn't just have competitors. It has devotees, people who will book flights and drive hundreds of miles for a chance at maybe a thousand dollars in winnings, and a world champion title. Part of fast draw's pull is the camaraderie that comes from sharing specialized knowledge with other specialists. It's also a quintessentially western sport. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has this story.
Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming is seeking $82 million in federal economic stimulus funding to cover expected shortfalls in education funding next year and also to help build juvenile detention centers around the state. Chris Boswell is chief of staff to Gov. Dave Freudenthal. Boswell says $67 million of the total would be earmarked for educational funding next year. He says the state wants to spend 90 percent of that to support K-12 education with the rest going to the University of Wyoming and the state's community college system.