Laramie, WY – Wyoming Public Radio News won a station record of four awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association. The PRNDI awards honor the best Public Radio News reporting and programming in the country.
Wyoming Public Radio's Open Spaces won first place honors for an hour-long special on the Matthew Shepard murder. Reporter Addie Goss won first place in both the Best Writing and Soft Feature categories for her story on whether the Uranium boom town Jeffrey City will make a comeback.
Laramie, WY – The crime rate in the state went down at the beginning of 2009. The numbers for the first quarter of the year show a decrease in overall crime of four percent compared to 2008. The only crimes that increased were rape and arson. There were two murders in the first quarter of the year, which is the same number as for the same time period a year ago.