Cheyenne, Wy – Students and faculty at a Cheyenne elementary school were evacuated Tuesday because of a suspected gas leak. Laramie County School District 1 spokeswoman Mary Quast said Jessup Elementary was evacuated before noon. She said students were taken to a gymnasium separate from the school to be fed lunch and picked up by their parents. Quast said crews from Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power were called in to investigate the potential leak. School was called off at Jessup Elementary for the remainder of the day.
Wyoming – Denny Curran, the executive editor of the Wyoming Business Report, and Casper Star Tribune Reporter Tom Morton join Peter O'Dowd in this week's reporter's roundtable. They talk about the state's philosophy on managing growth.
Laramie, WY – A former legislator from Laramie County says she regards her work to get Wyoming to recognize the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as one of her greatest accomplishments.
Harriett Elizabeth Byrd says she's experienced discrimination firsthand. And she says she believes in everything that King stood for.
Byrd says it took almost nine years to get a bill through the Wyoming Legislature honoring King in the 1980s. Wyoming was one of the last states to make the birthday of the slain civil rights leader a state holiday.
Laramie, WY – Lawmakers from farming states say tough negotiations lie ahead for the five-year farm bill passed by Congress last year.
That's because of strong opposition from the White House to the bill, which would cost 286-billion dollars.
Members of the House and Senate agriculture committees say two issues stand out above the others as Congress tries to hammer out a deal -- how the bill will be paid for, and how much the legislation will limit federal farm subsidies to wealthy farmers.
Laramie, WY – Hanna Zavecz scored 21 points and Wyoming extended its winning streak to 10 with a 65 - 49 victory over San Diego State Saturday.
Jodi Bolerjack scored 11 points and Aubrey Vandiver finished with 10 for the Cowgirls. Zavecz also had seven rebounds. Wyoming held the Aztecs scoreless for nearly 7 minutes to open the game, building a 13-0 lead. The Cowgirls led 20-2 before San Diego State went on a 9-2 run.
Wyoming closed out the half with a 15-7 surge to lead 37-18 at the break.