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.
Laramie, Wy – A plane on its way from Rawlins to Wray, Colorado crashed last night in the Medicine Bow Mountains. The two people on board both died they were husband and wife Eugene and Dana Hadachek from Wray, Colorado. Carbon County Undersheriff Mike Morris says the plane crashed near Sand Lake south of Arlington. Morris says little is known about why the plane crashed. There was no indication of contact from the plane about any problems and no one on the ground noticed anything wrong. Morris does say the weather might have been poor around the time of the accident.
Sand Lake, WY – A plane has crashed in the mountains northwest of Laramie, killing both people on board. Mike Morris with the Carbon County Sheriff's Department says the wreckage was located shortly after 7 a-m Tuesday morning. Morris says the plane was found west of Sand Lake. It was spotted by a Civil Air Patrol plane that directed crews on the ground to the aircraft. The crashed plane took off from the airport in Rawlins Monday night at 7:30 for a flight to Wray, Colorado. The names of the two victims have yet to be identified.
Laramie, Wy – State and federal wildlife officials plan to reintroduce a group of black-footed ferrets north of Medicine Bow in an effort to expand the range of the first reintroduced colony. Biologist Martin Grenier is coordinating Wyoming's ferret reintroduction efforts for the state Game and Fish Department. He says about 50 ferrets -- some captive ferrets from Wyoming, possibly mixed with wild ferrets from South Dakota -- will be released in the Shirley Basin this fall.