Wyoming – State veterinarians from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming are discussing recent outbreaks of Brucellosis and what the next move is. Addie Goss speaks with Assistant state veterinarian Jim Logan about some of his concerns.
Laramie, WY – A candidate for the US senate says government-backed bonds would provide the incentives needed for developing alternative energy resources. Democrat Chris Rothfuss says people should be encouraged to invest in bonds designed for energy development.
Rothfuss says he also supports a cap and trade system on C02 emissions. He says senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso have consistently voted against measures that would allow the country to move forward with a national energy policy.
Cheyenne, WY – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation warns that water levels at Guernsey Reservoir will drop quickly starting July 6 and that boat ramps at the reservoir will no longer be usable by the afternoon of July 7.
The federal agency also states that starting July 10, water will be released from Glendo Reservoir to begin the silt run through Guernsey. The operation will flush silt into the canals of downstream irrigators through July 24.
Gillette, WY – A state panel has rejected a proposal that would have added a third circuit judge in Campbell County.
The decision by the Wyoming Board of Judicial Policy and Administration angered some Campbell court officials who argue that the county's burgeoning caseload is too much for only two lower court judges.
The decision last week in Casper was based largely on data from a weighted case load study. The study, completed in 2007, shows the county only has a need for two circuit judges.
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.