Wyoming – At Central Wyoming College in Riverton, a young Arapaho man is trying to beat long odds to become the first person in his family to receive a college degree. Those who have already made that journey say he will encounter naysayers, even at home. Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd has the story.
Laramie, WY – Some state officials are hoping to re-engage people on the benefits of restoring and preserving historic buildings in the state. These are buildings over 50 years of age with a historic significance. Many of these buildings are heading for the wrecking ball.
Evan Medley of the Wyoming Main Street program says losing these buildings would be bad for the state. That is why they are trying to find ways to restore these buildings.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The race for the Republican nomination for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House already is shaping up to be an unusual one compared to the past few elections.
Buffalo rancher Mark Gordon is already running television ads. Also, Gordon has raised an unusually large amount of money for so early in the race - more than $400,000, including nearly $300,000 from himself.
Laramie, Wyo. – For the first time in several years, the mountains in Wyoming are still packed with snow in May.
That increases the chance for spring flooding along several rivers and streams. National Weather Service Hydrologist Jim Fahey says a combination of warm weather and rainfall would cause the snow to melt all at once.
Laramie, Wyo. – An advocate for charter schools says she's disappointed--but not surprised-- that the Cheyenne Classical Academy charter school received another no-vote today.
The state board of education denied the appeal to keep the school's application alive, saying that most of the reasons for the previous decision by the Laramie County School District were based on solid evidence.