Jackson, Wy – Democrat Gary Trauner says he's undecided about making a second run for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Trauner last year lost a close race against the incumbent, Republican representative Barbara Cubin. Trauner knocked on about 20,000 doors around the state in his campaign. Trauner is a Democrat from Wilson. He has hinted recently that he might take another run at Cubin's seat. He says that if he does decide to run again that he will inform the people of Wyoming first.
Rawlins, Wy – The state of Wyoming is set to consider a petition from environmental groups that want to protect the Adobe Town area of the Red Desert from energy development. The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council will hold a hearing next month in Rock Springs on the request. The Biodiversity Conservation Alliance in Laramie and six other conservation groups submitted the petition last year. The groups want to expand the area in Adobe Town that will be protected from development from the proposed 85,000 acres up to
Laramie, Wy – The state department of health is busy setting up a variety of preparedness projects in the event of a pandemic or another health emergency. The manager of that effort, Angela Van Houten says people should prepare personal plans. Meanwhile, Van Houten says the state is developing plans and procedures to deal with some greater potential problems. They involve being ready for a pandemic flu outbreak and a plan for handling bio terrorism.