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.
Gillette, Wy – Peabody Energy has announced that it is freezing all hiring and recruiting at its three Wyoming coal mines. CEO Greg Boyce told employees about the hiring freeze in a letter Tuesday. He also says Peabody will re-evaluate all capital projects and that many of those projects will be deferred or canceled. Boyce says the St. Louis-basec company continues to have a solid business strategy and is planning for long-term success. Peabody officials declined to comment on the letter.
Cheyenne, Wy – TriWest Healthcare Alliance has given $10,000 to the Wyoming National Guard for its Wyoming Family Assistance Fund. TriWest is a private company that administers the military's TriCare health care program. The donation to help Guard members with family emergencies comes as the Wyoming Guard prepares for its largest deployment in history. More than 1,200 soldiers and airmen will be headed to the Middle East next year. Major General Ed Wright is adjutant general of the Wyoming