Cheyenne, Wy – Secretary of State Joe Meyer wants more information about the spending of both gubernatorial candidates -- and maybe of other statewide candidates, too. Meyer today (Tuesday) sent a letter to both Democratic Governor Dave Freudenthal and Republican challenger Ray Hunkins asking them to itemize credit card spending and other reimbursements. Meyer states in the letter that he will review the filings of other candidates for state office to see if more information is required of them, as well.
Riverton, Wy – The state of Wyoming has signed an agreement with the Northern Arapaho Tribe to provide for the delivery of social services to needy families. Governor Dave Freudenthal and Northern Arapaho leaders approved the agreement today (Tuesday) on the Wind River Reservation. The agreement concerns the delivery of services through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The Wyoming Department of Family Services has helped with the delivery of social services to the tribes since the 1970s and the contract
Casper, Wy – Child abuse and neglect are on the rise in Wyoming, but drug and alcohol use by youngsters is on they way down. That's from a report released today (Tuesday) by the Wyoming Children and Families Initiative. The report is called the "Wyoming Family Photo," and it details how Wyoming is progressing in trying to improve its living standards for families and children. The report also shows that the percentage of Wyoming residents not covered by health insurance declined slightly between 2002 and
Laramie, Wy – An executive with one Wyoming oil refinery explains recent changes in oil and gas prices in Wyoming by saying the market is in transition. Last week, Governor Dave Freudenthal wrote a letter to three area refineries asking them to explain why gas was more expensive in Wyoming and other mountain states than in states to the East. When Freudenthal wrote the letter, a gallon of regular unleaded cost an average of two-dollars-and-70-cents in Wyoming -- 26 cents higher than South Dakota, and 35 cents higher than Nebraska.
Laramie, Wy – Southeastern Wyoming is about to have its first in-patient hospice center. That's a facility that cares for people at the end of their lives. This one is opening to the public in November at the United Medical Center hospital in Cheyenne. Grant Coordinator, Stephanie Forrest-Yavuzturk, says until now people in the area have had to go out of state for hospice care or they stayed at home, but that's not everyone's preference.
Laramie, Wy – Great Lakes Airlines plans to begin using smaller airplanes on flights to and from Riverton during the winter months. The manager of the Riverton Regional Airport says starting next month, the airline will replace the 30-seat airplanes currently in use with 19-seaters. The larger planes will return in January. The manager Bill Urbigkit says the airline told him revenue from the Riverton market in the winter months is only about half what it is in the summer.