Laramie, Wy – Some county Libraries are booming while others, like Albany County, are struggling to stay open. That is because counties are responsible for funding their own public libraries. Deputy Librarian at the Wyoming State Library Jerry Krois says this funding comes from a 'MILL,' or property tax, which varies from county to county depending on the value of property. Because the more industrial, commercial, high end real-estate, the higher the assessed valuation of the land, the more revenue you're going to see.
Laramie, Wyo. – Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives say Barbara Cubin did a good job listening to constituents and preserving private property rights. But they say they would take the office in a new direction.
Cynthia Lummis, referring to Cubin's attendance record, said she would not miss many votes in Washington.
Worland, Wyo. – The Bighorn Basin barley crop is shaping up to be a good one.
The barley season is a couple weeks behind schedule. But farmers say the barley looks excellent. Pat Vandersloot, an agronomist with MillerCoors in Worland, says yields appear to be on par with previous years.
Meanwhile, prices are up. MillerCoors is paying growers $11.50 per 100 pounds of barley this year. That's up $4 from last year, setting a new record.