Jackson, WY – Western Governors adopted a plan that will combine mapping with data to protect wildlife corridors from oil and gas development.
The idea would be to use computerized mapping systems to show what development would do to both wildlife corridors and crucial habitat. System Developer Jack Dangermond says it would take data gathered by wildlife biologists and others, coupled with development plans to understand impacts before they happen.
Laramie, WY – The four Democratic candidates challenging Wyoming Republican U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso must beat serious challenges in order to unseat the incumbents. The last time a Democrat beat a Republican incumbent for a Wyoming Congressional seat was in 1958.
There are three factors when looking at a candidate's likelihood of winning, explained political scientist Jim King.
Laramie, WY – Wyoming Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Nick Carter and Keith Goodenough are both depicting themselves as Washington outsiders and advocates for the working classes in their effort to unseat current Republican Wyoming Senator John Barrasso.
Candidate Nick Carter, an attorney from Gillette, is a political newcomer. His rival Keith Goodenough is a former Wyoming state legislator.
Laramie, Wyo. – Land advocates say the latest plan from the Bureau of Land Management for the Pinedale Anticline will only make the area's pollution worse.
The BLM is recommending that companies be allowed to drill about 44-hundred new natural gas wells in the Pinedale Anticline. The Upper Green River Valley Coalition's Linda Baker opposes the plan. She says ozone levels are alread at record levels and this plan will make them worse.
Washington, DC – Members of Wyoming's Northern Arapaho Tribe will have to wait a while for a new youth recreation center.
Leaders of the tribe traveled to Washington this week to ask for $1.5 million for a new center after the recent deaths of three teenage girls on the Wind River Indian Reservation. They said the center would be a place for young people to gather.
The request came too late for this year's spending bills, however. Members of the Wyoming delegation have already submitted their requests for state project funding.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say a Cheyenne teenager created a malicious computer code that allowed him to take over thousands of computers across the country to steal credit card information and defraud people.
Court documents filed on Thursday state that 19-year-old Jason Michael Milmont of Cheyenne has agreed to plead guilty to a single felony charge of accessing protected computers to conduct fraud.