Laramie, Wy – The Wyoming Pipeline Authority will be using its billion dollar bonding authority to build a major natural gas pipeline into eastern Ohio. Two gas companies are negotiating with the authority according to Director Bryan Hassler who adds that it is the most massive pipeline project in the last 50 years. He says it will open up a Midwestern market in dire need of new sources of natural gas. Hassler says the three billion dollar project should open up many Midwestern markets to Wyoming gas producers.
Laramie, Wy – A change by the new head of education in Wyoming may have saved the state more than 350 thousand dollars. Doctor Jim McBride reorganized the Riverton office of the Department of Ed, moving several employees to Cheyenne and Laramie. He also eliminated some positions. McBride says 19 people are staying in Riverton, which will be the headquarters of the special education unit, something he says is good for the state.
Wyoming – Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Jeffrey Dvorkin, NPR Ombudsman about NPR's role and viewpoints on a number of issues. Topic: Kristin Espeland speaks with BLM spokesperson Steven Hall about how development may pollute air quality or lower visibility.
Laramie, Wy – A proposal that would regulate a situation where pharmacists refuse to fill prescriptions based on personal objections was defeated by the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy. Board Director Jim Carder says opposition to the plan was overwhelming despite the fact that the board was attempting to actually put rules into place that would allow the board to take action if such a situation occurred. Many feared that the board was actually opening the door for pharmacists to refuse certain prescriptions causing hardships.
Laramie, Wy – People continue to remember former Governor Stan Hathaway as a mentor, a formidable politician and someone who was involved in landmark legislation. From Environmental laws to the Permanent Mineral Trust fund Hathaway was involved in several changes in the way the state did business. Historian Phil Roberts says Hathaway was a very hands-on Governor. Longtime Casper Star Tribune Capital Reporter Joan Barron remembers Hathaway as someone who fought hard to get his legislation passed.