Cheyenne, Wy – A settlement has been reached on Martin's Cove. Located along the Morman trail in central Wyoming the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sees it as a religious site while others view the area as a historic and recreation site. An agreement was reached that allowed the church to lease some of the property. But that lease was disputed by the American Civil Liberties Union. But this week a settlement has been reached by all parties.
Washington D-C – A bill to make coal mining safer won the endorsement of a key Senate committee today (Wednesday). Senators on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee unanimously backed the bill. The legislation was put together by Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts. Both lawmakers say they were moved to act after a pair of accidents in January killed 14 West Virginia coal miners. West Virginia Senators Robert C- Byrd and Jay Rockefeller say
Cheyenne, Wy – State officials have approved a long sought after agreement to purchase the St. Mary's school property that is located directly across the street from the capitol. It will give state government a full city block to expand. The state will demolish the current school building and a new St. Mary's school facility will be built in another part of town. Governor Dave Freudenthal says it benefits all the parties involved. The state will trade property worth about one and a half million dollars and will also pay nearly five million for the school property.
Lander, Wy – The Lander school board will consider an application for the third Charter school in Fremont County. Called the Adventures in Learning Charter School, Rachel Price says their idea is to conduct inquiry based learning. She says it involves a lot of hands on and uses a number of learning skills at the same time. Price believes they have a lot of community support for their idea. The school board will hear the school proposal Tuesday night. (Tonight)