Pinedale, Wy – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is talking with Pinedale natural gas producers about how to reduce ozone pollution. Dave Finley of the D-E-Q says, right now, producers are required to upgrade old wells with pollution-limiting technology...only when they're installing new wells nearby. That regulation is up for discussion now.
Laramie, Wy – The city of Laramie received an extra one-million dollars from the state legislature to fund major building projects. It was the biggest increase in Wyoming among all cities and towns. City Manager Janine Jordan says Laramie welcomes the extra money, which totaled nearly 13-million dollars. But she says it would make it easier for all cities and towns if they could better predict how much to expect each budget session.
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming U-S Senator John Barrasso is visiting troops in Afghanistan and says they are upbeat. The Senator also says that despite some challenges, the war in that country is going well.Barrasso says none of the soldiers he spoke with expressed any concerns. Barrasso also toured medical facilities and said they were state of the art and that injured soldiers were getting good care.
Laramie, wy – The Wyoming Cowgirls are headed to their first N-C-A-A tournament. Wyoming will play Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque. The Cowgirls were one of the last teams selected and Head Coach Joe Legerski admits it is a relief after his team lost in the first round of the conference tournament. But he notes that Wyoming played a tough schedule and beat several teams that will play in the tournament. Cowgirl Guard Dominique Sisk says they want to prove that they belong by winning some games in the tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for Saturday at approximately 2:30.
Rawlins, Wy – Wyoming Game and Fish officials continue to see Elk deaths in the Red Rim area of southeast Wyoming. Game and Fish Spokeswoman Erin Smith says 48 Elk have died from apparently eating lichen. The herd suffered over 300 deaths in 2004 and she says it is the most significant death rate since that time. Smith says the problem is that the herd has returned to the area where lichen content is high. Smith says the game and fish is attempting to lure the Elk out of the area but so far they have had limited success. She says they have few options beyond that.