Laramie, Wyo. – A state agency is trying to suspend the driving privileges of parents who don't pay child support.
The Department of Family Services' Brenda Lyttle (Little) will discuss a bill on Thursday with the legislature's joint judiciary committee in Casper. The bill would target more parents who are behind on payments.
"What we are doing is narrowing the scope to the non-payers who owe 5,000 dollars or more and haven't made a payment in 90 days," she says.
Laramie, Wy – The University of Wyoming is expected to name a new football coach this week. Wyoming has agreed to hire Missouri Assistant Dave Christensen who told officials in Columbia that he will take the Wyoming head coaching job when the Tigers finish their season. Missouri plays for the Big 12 championship this weekend. Christensen is viewed as one of the most innovative offensive minds in College football. He had a meeting with U-W officials in Laramie over the weekend and decided to accept the job.
Laramie, Wyo. – Patients with traumatic brain injuries have been turned away from the State Training School in Lander because the facility does not have enough employees to keep all the buildings staffed.
The facility treats people with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. The center's Mike Aurand says two buildings that would normally house up to nine patients have gone unused.
Wheatland, WY – About 30 ranchers in southeastern Wyoming have applied to start offsetting carbon on their land. Grant Stumbough with the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the Chicago Climate Exchange is looking for ranchers to store more atmospheric carbon in their soil. Ranchers can do that by not tilling their land, or by reforesting or planting grass. Businesses can then buy those carbon credits to offset carbon they've released.