Casper, Wy – The new scholarship program for Wyoming residents will provide a boost to the state. That's the opinion of the executive director of the Wyoming Community College Commission, Jim Rose. He also says the money from the Hathaway Scholarships could mean students will finish college more quickly and it could increase the number of high school graduates that go to college. Right now about 50% of them go on to higher education.
Cheyenne, WY – A survey by the City of Cheyenne shows residents strongly support a ban on smoking in restaurants. More than 68% of respondents say they would support the ban. Cheyenne City Councilman Don Pierson says that's an overwhelming majority and he plans to introduce a smoking ban next January. The city's survey also asked about a ban on smoking in all public places. 60% of residents say they would support that.
Riverton, WY – The Wyoming Department of Transportation may not be able to start the seven-year reconstruction of Togwotee Pass this summer. WyDOT still needs a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers before it can put the project out for bid. Due to the short construction season at the high elevations of Togwotee Pass, WyDOT Spokesman Cody Beers says the longer it takes to get that permit, the less likely it is that major work can begin this year.
Topic: Renny Mackay speaks with Jim Rose, the Executive Director of the Community College Commission about the Hathaway Scholarship Endowment and how it will affect the students and the community colleges.
Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Dr. Walter Notly about how corporate America can work with higher education.
Topic: Aaron Alpern speaks with Cheyenne City member Don Pearson about a proposed a smoking ban ordinances.
Casper, Wy – The cost of going to college for some Wyomingites is going to go down soon. A recently appointed Task Force is working out the details of the new Hathaway Scholarship Endowment. The legislature is putting 400 million dollars into the endowment that they created this year. The interest from the fund will go to students from around the state. The co chair of the task force, Steve Harshman, says it is likely they will give scholarships to people with good grades who are prepared for college. But he is not sure exactly, what criteria will be used.
Cheyenne, Wy – A survey conducted for the Wyoming Department of Transportation shows that a majority of the 15-hundred residents surveyed favor additional lanes on Wyoming's two lane highways. WyDot spokesman Bruce Burroughs says most also agree that funding should be placed towards such an effort. "People seem to see the need for heightened safety and also that these multi-lanes would be of economic benefit".
Topic: A survey conducted for the Wyoming Department of Transportation shows that a majority of the 15-hundred residents surveyed favor additional lanes on Wyoming's two lane highways; Guest: WyDot spokesman Bruce Burroughs.
Topic: Renny Mackay reports on a recently appointed Task Force that is working details of the new Hathaway Scholarship Endowment.
Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Robert Vandermark, Director of the National Forest Campaign about roadless areas in the state of Wyoming.
Jackson, Wy – The Teton County Commission has agreed to reconsider a project that would expand Teton Village, a resort development at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The commission voted three-two against the plan last week. But today (Tuesday), Commissioner Leland Christiansen asked the commission to reconsider. Christiansen had been among the three who had voted no. With his approval, the commission agreed to hold a second vote June 21st. The proposal for Teton Village calls for building 466 new
Saratoga, Wy – The Carbon County Sheriffs office is suspending a search for a man presumed drowned in the Platte River near Saratoga. Sheriff Jerry Colson says a raft carrying three Saratoga residents capsized Monday, throwing all three into the water. 65 year old Dellia Chaffin was later found dead, but searchers have been unable to locate the body of 59 year old Ellory McCaulley. Colson believes he died in the accident. But after an exhaustive search, the Sheriff says they are scaling back.
Washington D-C – With the knowledge that filibusters could return under extra ordinary circumstances, Senator Mike Enzi is wary of what could happen when the President appoints a Supreme Court nominee. Enzi praised the Republican leadership for forcing the democrats hand. But he says the whole process has been frustrating. Enzi believes the deal can break down at any time and says they must be ready to move forward, in case any obstruction occurs.