Wyoming – There's a new book out dedicated to a mineral that's marked Wyoming's history. The book is "Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock that Re-shaped the World." Author Tom Zoellner tells Addie Goss about the history of uranium from the middle ages to modern times. He says the instability of the nuclear age... mirrors the instability of uranium itself.
Wyoming – It wasn't long ago that Wyoming's Powder River Basin was in the media spotlight. Almost every major newspaper, magazine and TV network came to report on the Coal Bed Methane development and the split estate. That means landowners who do not own the minerals under their land do not have control over who accesses those minerals. This pitted some ranchers against natural gas companies. But, it has been years since the media focused on this story. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports on what is happening now in the Powder River Basin.
Wyoming – It's Aids awareness week at the University of Wyoming. Longtime Aids activist Brenda Freiberg came to Laramie to talk about the need to still be concerned about HIV and Aids. She also took a few moments to discuss those issues with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.
Wyoming – There are more than three million truck drivers in the U.S., and plenty of truck stops offering showers, truck scales and 24-hour steak and eggs. At a few stops in each state, there are also chapels. At one outside of Cheyenne, drivers find counsel. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has this story.
Laramie, WY – Governor Dave Freudenthal says he does not intend to support the project to move water from southwest Wyoming to the Front Range of Colorado. An entrepreneur from Colorado has proposed building a pipeline to haul the water east.
Laramie, Wyoming – The University of Wyoming symphony holds its final concert of the season tomorrow night, and it's an ambitious one - with 105 instrumentalists on stage all at once. The concert marks Conductor Michael Griffith's 20th year at the University. Addie Goss talks with Griffith about the program.
The concert is Thursday night at 7:30 at the University of Wyoming.
Yellowstone National Park, WY – Parts of Yellowstone National Park are set to reopen to car and truck traffic later this week.
The roads through the park's North and West entrances all the way to Canyon and Old Faithful are scheduled to open at 8 a.m. Friday.
The National Park Service says the road between Canyon, Fishing Bridge and the East Entrance is scheduled to reopen May 1. Traffic between the South Entrance and Grant, West Thumb and Fishing Bridge resumes May 8.