Laramie, Wy – A grizzly bear with a history of killing livestock has been relocated to an area west of Cody. The adult male bear is known to have killed a domestic sheep on public lands in the Upper Green River drainage of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Its new home is five miles east of Yellowstone National Park, in an area of the Shoshone National Forest not used for livestock grazing and within grizzly habitat. In July, three other grizzly bears were relocated from the Bridger-Teton National Forest to Park County.
Laramie, Wy – Rocky Mountain spotted fever is more common than ever in the country, but despite the name it is not a serious problem in Wyoming. An epidemiologist with the state Department of Health, Monica Olkowaski says over the last 15 years in Wyoming there has never been more than eight reported case in a year with no fatalities. The fever is transmitted to humans by ticks so to be cautious Olkowaski says people should remove ticks quickly because they have to be attached to a person for a couple of hours to transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Laramie, Wy – Next week a number of researchers will be on the University of Wyoming campus pitching ways to try and address the Brucellosis problem facing the state. The focus will be on eliminating Brucellosis from Elk and Bison in the Yellowstone area. U-W Ruckelshaus Institute Director Harold Bergman says researchers will be looking for alternatives to the current Brucellosis vaccines. Bergman says over 60 researchers from around the World will be in Laramie sharing ideas.
Laramie, Wy – A suspicious white powder closed the main post office in Cheyenne. Initial tests showed that the substance was probably harmless. The powder was found on the floor of the post office around 2:20 this afternoon (Thursday). Crews were sent inside to test and collect the powder, and 60 or so employees were kept inside until the building reopened around 4:45. A biohazard detection system was installed at the post office in March. In February, suspicious powder in a packet that arrived in the
Laramie, Wyoming – A federal study says increased natural gas drilling in western Wyoming may cause air pollution in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and surrounding wilderness areas. The Bureau of Land Management this week released a supplemental air quality study on its proposal to allow 31-hundred new natural gas wells in Sublette County. It says the cumulative effects of more drilling will likely lead to haze above acceptable threshold levels in the national parks in the early stages of drilling.
Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Dallas Mount, Extension Educator from the UW Cooperative Extension Office about a small outreach project.
Topic: Rocky Mountain spotted fever is more common than ever in the country, but despite the name it is not a serious problem in Wyoming: guest: Monica Olkowask, epidemiologist with the state Department of Health.
Laramie, Wy – The preliminary hearing for the suspect in the murder that took place in Laramie last week has been delayed. A new date should be set Wednesday. Right now what is known is that former U-W basketball player Aaron Smith has been charged with first degree murder for shooting Henry McCone of Laramie on August fourth. No one has said publicly they saw Smith shoot McCone witnesses did see him fleeing the scene. Last Thursday police went to an apartment where Smith was living and found him, a handgun, and cartridges similar to one from the scene of the murder.