Laramie, Wy – The Laramie city council wants a little more time to consider a proposal on whether to allow a housing development and golf course east of town. The proposal to build would be next to the current Jacoby Golf course and right over a sensitive portion of Laramie's main water supply. City Council member Joe Hageman wants the city to update the aquifer protection plan and to be especially careful in this sensitive area.Meanwhile, Councilman Seth Carson wants the city and the University to consider building their golf course and development in another area of town.
Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming National Guard is in transition. The Guard is retiring its artillery brigade and replacing it with what is called a Fire Brigade. This means instead of shells they will fire rockets and missiles. At the same time they are trying to recruit more and are apparently having success. The Guard says during the last fiscal year they exceeded their goal, that year ended in September.
Green River, Wy – Wyoming water officials are not getting too excited about the latest proposal by a Fort Collins developer to pump water from the Green River into Colorado's Front Range. The plan would build a pipeline along I-80 to move the water. It would be funded with private money. State Engineer Pat Tyrell oversees such matters for Wyoming and he says Colorado would be using water it is entitled to. Tyrell says he takes a wait and see approach on such things because the state hears of several such proposals each year.
Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Game and Fish department says the U-S fish and wildlife service's denial of Wyoming's wolf plan was flawed. Game and Fish spokesman Eric Keszler says Director Terry Cleveland wrote federal officials to say that Wyoming's wolf management plan will work and that the feds have not understood several of the issues brought forth in Wyoming's petition to get the plan approved. Keszler continues to point out that Wyoming's plan was peer reviewed and met approval. The state plans to file a lawsuit this month to get its plan approved.
Cheyenne, Wy – Montana recently announced plans to host one of the country's first power plants to convert coal to liquid fuel. One of the energy companies involved . DKRW is planning such a facility in wyoming's carbon county as well. Energy advisor to the governor Rob Hurliss says the announcement of plan beat Wyoming to the finish line. Hurliss says DKRW has partnered with coal supplier Arch to build several such plants.