Cheyenne, Wy – The bucking horse and rider logo and the "Equality State" motto has been chosen by Governor Freudenthal to appear on the state quarter that the U-S Mint will issue. Freudenthal says the design represents both Wyoming's proud Western heritage and its historical role in establishing equal voting rights for women. U-S Treasury Secretary John Snow will have ultimate approval over the design. Wyoming's quarter is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2007. The states are being honored in the order of their admission
Cheyenne, Wy – Smoke 'em if you've got 'em. Because in Wyoming's prisons, time is running out. Starting July first, tobacco products will be prohibited on all Corrections Department property, including corrections institutions, their grounds -- even their vehicles. Already, the Corrections Department is making preparations. That includes smoking cessation programs for inmates, which already have enrolled hundreds of inmates. The department also is making available a number of alternatives, from nicotine patches to
Laramie, Wy – Students across Wyoming are done taking the annual assessment tests. These are required under state and federal law, but this year Wyoming used a new exam. Part of it is done online and it is supposed to give teachers instantaneous information about students' strengths and weaknesses. Doctor Cheryl Schroeder is with the Department of Ed's assessment team. She says this new system worked.