Yellowstone, WY – Scientists have been monitoring Yellowstone National Park's massive volcano system, but they're held back by ancient technology. And some say there could be hazards we aren't tracking sufficiently. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland reports.
Wyoming – Scientists are looking at examples of rapidly changing ecosystems as the Rocky Mountains get gradually warmer. Tiny, furry Pikas may be one casualty of that change. Aspen Public Radio's Kirk Siegler has more.
Wyoming – An Arapaho horse trainer on the Wind River Indian Reservation has a special gift for communicating with horses. As it turns out, Stanford Addison has a way with troubled teens, too. Wyoming Public Radio's Elsa Heidorn reports.
Wyoming – Before the days of Interstate 80, the Lincoln Highway took travelers across Wyoming. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck talks with Michael Wallis, who has written a book about the old highway and what is special about it.
Cheyenne, Wy – Cheyenne Attorney Bruce Salzburg has been chosen by the Governor to be the next Wyoming Attorney General. Salzburg is a partner in the law firm of Freudenthal-Salzburg and Bonds and has been involved in a number of cases of statewide importance.
Salzburg notes that there are a number of pending legal cases but he says he has followed many of them through the media and notes that the AG's staff should be able to get him up to speed. He begins his new job in September.
Laramie, WY – Wyoming schools are doing better when it comes to meeting standards mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind law. Each year schools and districts are required to continually improve student achievements. According to the state department of education, just 22 schools did not make adequate yearly progress. Last year 55 schools failed to achieve AYP.
Washington D-C – Before breaking for the month of August the US House passed an expansive energy bill. Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Barbara Cubin says the bill was all politics. Democrats are hailing the bill as an answer to global warming. It will force power companies to use more wind and solar energy. But Republicans say the bill isn't going to help Americans if a disaster hits - because it has no oil and gas provisions. Congresswoman Cubin voted against tbe bill.