Cheyenne, WY – Governor Dave Freudenthal was in Washington D-C last week. While he was there he had the opportunity to talk with members of Congress and the Obama administration about building power lines.
Laramie, WY – Governor Dave Freudenthal says he met with officials from coal companies this week and got some bad news. He says he found out that coal has piled up at power plants around the country, and that the inventory of coal is larger than it's been in at least five years. That may mean a slowdown in production is coming.
Freudenthal attributes the backlog of coal to the economic crisis. He says while mining may slow, the price of coal is not likely to drop significantly.
Jackson, WY – The down economy is severely affecting low-income Latinos in the Jackson area. The Jackson Food Cupboard supplies goods like meats, grains, fruits and paper products to families in need. They open at 4 in the afternoon. These days, by 2:30, there's a line stretching into the parking lot.