Laramie, WY – Those who use the outdoors to hunt and fish are developing a bill of rights. The document is being circulated around the state and says sportsmen and women have the right to use public lands and have the right to react to how energy development is conducted on those lands.
Outfitter Gary Amerine of Daniel says they want to see public lands managed with a long term view. He says that too often, the goal is too focused on developing energy with little thought given to the land.
Rawlins, Wy – Blame Mother Nature and not an experimental cloud-seeding effort for the heavy snow that fell on the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre Mountains this winter. Bruce Boe of Weather Modification Incorporated thinks the experimental cloud-seeding effort that got into full swing this past winter may have added a small amount of snow to the above-average snowpack in the mountains. Weather Modification of North Dakota is carrying out a carefully controlled five-year study of cloud seeding using the Snowies,
Cody, Wy – Congress continues to try and reach an agreement on the farm bill. At stake are a number of programs to help farmers, as well as a variety of food subsidy programs. The Bush administration has targeted the program for cuts. In Wyoming, farmers say they are watching negotiations closely. One such observer is Cody Sugar Beet Farmer Glen Reed, who says early versions of the Farm Bill contained three critical elements for the sugar industry.
Jackson, Wy – The National Elk Refuge has ended one of its longest winter-feeding seasons in three decades. This winter, officials scattered eight-and-a-half million pounds of alfalfa pellets on the refuge. Refuge Manager Steve Kallin says the effort to feed elk and bison cost more than 8-thousand dollars a day. He says it will take 170 semi-truck loads to replenish the supply for next year.
Wyoming – Peter O'Dowd brings us this story about Dr. William Close. He's an 83-year-old physician who spent decades in war-torn Congo as the personal doctor to the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko. Now, he spends his days around Big Piney making house calls.
Wyoming – With spending out of control, few believe the nation's health care system is sustainable. Todd Zwillich reports from Washington on the efforts of Wyoming's Congressional delegation to make a change.