Casper, Wy – Federal regulators are planning a meeting in Casper early next month to hear public comments and concerns about in-situ uranium mining. Recent increases in the price of uranium have sparked increased interest in the mining technique. It uses chemicals to free uranium from the surrounding ore underground. Water holding the freed uranium is then pumped to the surface where it's refined. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission oversees the in-situ mining process. The agency is facing an increase in the number of
Greeley, Colorado – Jury selection is scheduled to begin today (Monday) in the trial of a former Northern Colorado backup punter accused of stabbing the starter. Mitch Cozad of Wheatland, Wyoming, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and second-degree assault in an attack. Punter Rafael Mendoza was stabbed last September in a dimly lit parking lot outside his apartment. Mendoza suffered a wound in his kicking leg. Police say they believe Cozad stabbed Mendoza in an attempt to
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming's Senior Senator is pushing ten ideas to reform health care in the country. Mike Enzi has worked with a bipartisan group of Senators to come up with his list that includes paying for medical education insurance reforms and prevention. Enzi is most excited about some insurance reforms that include some tax benefits to individuals to make more money available to people for insurance.