St. Paul, MN – It was supposed to be a week full of parties and speeches. Instead it is becoming a week full of prayer and uncertainty. On Monday Wyoming delegates met at a British pub in Minneapolis. The Gulf Coast families were very much on their minds. Randi Craig is a registered nurse from Sheridan: The party and the celebrating will come whenever is okay in the south and gulf states. We want to make sure that is a priority.
Grand Teton, WY – A lack of funding has the Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park concerned. Mary Gibson Scott says the greatest worry comes in the area of deferred maintenance where the park has needs of roughly 125 million dollars.
Gibson Scott says Grand Teton has half the funding of places like Grand Canyon and Yosemite, despite having the same numbers of visitors.
Denver, Colo. – A federal appeals court has ruled against a former University of Wyoming cross-country coach who filed a civil rights lawsuit against the university after he was fired.
Former coach James Sanchez had sued UW claiming that his firing in November 2003 damaged his reputation and breached his one-year contract. A federal judge in Wyoming dismissed Sanchez' lawsuit and he appealed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
Tuesday's ruling by the Denver appeals court upholds the dismissal of Sanchez' lawsuit.
Wyoming – Rory Stewart is the author the New York Times bestseller titled The Places In Between. It describes his walk across Afghanistan in 2002. Stewart's second book, The Prince of the Marshes, talks about his experience as the deputy governor of two provinces in southern Iraq. Stewart joins host Elsa Partan.