Lander, Wy – A genetically pure species of trout is being sucked into irrigation ditches near Dubois. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Erin Smith says biologists are tracking 41 Yellowstone cutthroat trout with radio transmitters in the East Fork of the Wind River. She says the department is gathering data so it can better manage the animal's habitat.
Reno, NV – A new study by an environmental group that wants the sage grouse listed as a threatened or endangered species shows less than 5 percent of what's left of its dwindling habitat across the West is federally protected.
WildEarth Guardians' new assessment found four-fifths of the game bird's habitat is adversely affected by either livestock grazing, natural gas and oil development or invasive weeds.
Casper, Wy – A man is in critical condition after Casper police shocked him repeatedly with a Taser. Thirty-eight-year-old Troy Tackett was taken to the Wyoming Medical Center on Friday afternoon after he stopped breathing when police shocked him three times with a Taser. A hospital spokesman said he remained in critical condition Tuesday. Police Chief Tom Pagel says the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the incident. Tasers fire two probes that deliver a charge of electricity to a
Laramie, Wy – Despite the downturn in the national economy, many Wyoming car and truck dealers say they have not seen a drop in sales recently. One dealership in Cheyenne has seen a five percent increase in the last year. That dealership is Halladay Motors in Cheyenne. President Tim Joannides, says he thinks his company has done well because the local economy is still strong.
Wyoming – Ten years ago, the murder of Matthew Shepard touched a nerve around the world. The gay University of Wyoming student was brutally beaten by two young men in Laramie, tied to a fence, and left to die. We begin our special report with excerpts from some of Wyoming Public Radio's news coverage.
Wyoming – As media coverage of the Shepard case unfolded on TVs and in newspapers across the country, many people in Laramie felt picked on and misunderstood. The blame often fell on the reporters who were in Laramie covering the case. Two local journalists who devoted months to the story say the Shepard murder was the biggest event they've ever covered. Peter O'Dowd reports.