Laramie, Wyo. – Saturday is the annual Race for the Cure which benefits Breast Cancer Research and Prevention.
Jackson Doctor Brent Blue says the numbers of breast cancer cases is increasing, but he attributes that to the fact that early detection has improved. Blue says women over 40 should start getting Mammograms.
Blue says every woman should give themselves a regular self exam and if they notice any unusual hard bumps they should schedule an appointment with a doctor.
Laramie, Wyo. – The Superintendent of Sheridan County School District One is lukewarm about the benefits of a statewide student assessment test.
Sue Belish says the school district pays attention to the results from the annual PAWS test, but she says a one time test does very little in indicating how a student is progressing throughout a school year.
Riverton, Wy – Three children are dead in an early morning mobile home fire just outside Riverton. Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says the children were 1, 2 and 3 years old. Their names were not immediately released. The fire was reported at 6:12 a.m. today (Thursday.) When emergency responders arrived, the home was already engulfed in flames. With help from neighbors, there were able to pull one of the children who died out. The other two couldn't be found until the fire had been put out.
Cheyenne, Wy – What is being called the largest Carbon Sequestration project in the World has been given approval by the State Lands and Investment Board. The Board,made up of the Top Elected State Officials,gave final approval for the leasing of 34 acres of state land for the Riley Ridge Plant in Sublette County. It will produce methane and helium and store greenhouse gas underground. State Lands Director Lynn Boomgarden says Cimarex Energy and the Wyoming Game and Fish department set up a mitigation fund that will monitor impacts of the project.
Cheyenne, WY – Republicans currently outnumber Democrats nearly three-to-one in the state Legislature. And neither political party predicts this fall's elections will result in a change in the balance of power in the Wyoming Legislature.
But leaders on both sides say they expect Democrats may gain a few seats because the party is fielding more candidates.
Democratic candidates are competing in 36 of the House races in the August primary, up from 27 races two years ago.