Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming had one of the nation's lowest home foreclosure rates for the third quarter of 2008, but the number of foreclosures has increased since the same period last year.
The numbers are included in a recent report by RealtyTrac Inc., which tracks foreclosures nationwide. Wyoming had the nation's 44th lowest foreclosure rate for July through September, with 255 homes at varying stages of foreclosure. That's up 141 percent from third quarter 2007.
Laramie, Wyo. – A report by the federal government says wild horses may have to be killed to deal with massive overpopulation.
The Government Accountability Office reaffirmed today what the Bureau of Land Management reported earlier: they will have to euthanize horses or send them to slaughter houses if their budget is not increased dramatically. BLM spokesman Tom Gorey says the Bureau doesn't like either of the options.
Laramie, Wyo. – More than one big-game animal a day is killed on an 18-mile stretch of Highway 20 north of the Wind River Canyon.
A game official says the number is more than twice the death-rate the department recorded in 2005. In a one-year period, the state's Department of Transportation has picked up 342 mule-deer carcasses, 29 white-tail deer, and four pronghorn between the north end of the Wind River Canyon and Kirby.
Wyoming – A new book titled American Farmer: the Heart of Our Country features several Wyoming residents. Through photography, author Paul Mobley helped tell their story. Bob Beck interviews Paul Mobley.
Wyoming – A couple of decades before the words "global warming" hit the headlines, a loner named Billy Barr moved into the Colorado wilderness. He lived by himself at nearly 10,000 feet , miles from the nearest town. So to pass the time, he kept meticulous notes about the weather and animals. For scientists studying climate change, Billy's notebooks turn out to be heaven sent -- without this kind of data, it is tricky figuring out the way things used to be. Zachary Barr has the story.
Wyoming – Twenty years ago this year, the country watched its oldest national park go up in flames. Looking back, scientists believe the 1988 fires of Yellowstone National Park were the signal fire of climate change. Researchers have been working ever since to understand this relationship between climate and wildfire. Sadie Babits reports on two scientists searching for clues to ancient climates, using trees as their guide.