Riverton, WY – The first trail has been designated in the state's new Historic Mine Trail system. The trail marks the history of several gold, iron and uranium mines in central Wyoming. The route travels through South Pass City, Atlantic City, Jeffrey City as well as the Crooks Gap and the Gas Hills areas. State Senator Bob Peck of Riverton says he was inspired to help create the trail system when the curator of the Riverton Museum told him about local schoolchildren having no knowledge of the state's mining history.
Casper, WY – The Casper Area Economic Development Alliance will be holding a job fair in Corvallis, Oregon next Wednesday. It's part of the Casper Works employee recruitment effort launched by CAEDA and the Casper Star Tribune in January. CAEDA President Chris Manegold says six or seven companies will be advertised at the one-day event in Corvallis, one of nine towns CasperWorks ads have been running in this year. Manegold says their plan is to do more recruiting at job fairs and suspend their newspaper advertising.
Lewis Lake, WY – The body of a Seattle man has been recovered from a lake in Yellowstone National Park. Joseph Miller was last seen canoeing by himself on Lewis Lake on July 2nd. This morning, a dive team recovered a body matching his description. Dental records will be used to make a positive identification. Meanwhile, two other searches continue along the Yellowstone River. The Park is doing limited, periodic searches for 13-year-old Luke Sanburg of Helena, Montana and 19-year-old Candace Kellie of Belgrade, Montana.
San Fransisco, CA – A federal appeals court in San Francisco has overturned a ban on imports of Canadian cattle. That decision comes despite a lower court's ruling that renewing the imports could spread mad cow disease in the United States. It's unknown when the USDA will allow renewed imports of Canadian cattle. Those imports were banned in May 2003.
Topic: Aaron Alpern speaks with Linda Fleming, President of the Wyoming Game and Fish about the wolf management plan.
Topic: Outfitters in Wyoming are claiming that the board that oversees their industry is failing to investigate and punish illegal and unlicensed outfitters; Guest: Sy Gililand, Secretary Treasurer of the Wyoming Outfitters and Guide Association.
Topic: Land donation to Wyoming Catholic College; Guest: David Ricken Bishop of the Cheyenne Catholic Diocese.
Sheridan, WY – State legislators continue trying to bring down the high medical malpractice insurance rates paid by Wyoming doctors. Risk retention groups were among the topics discussed Monday by the Legislature's Judiciary Committee. Those groups are when doctors band together to form their own malpractice insurance company. The ultimate goal would be to bring down malpractice insurance rates paid in the state. A representative from the Nevada Mutual Insurance Company believes risk retention groups could work in Wyoming, if enough physicians take part.
Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Highway Patrol released a video Monday that shows the incident leading up to the shooting of a woman by a state trooper. The tape, shot from Trooper Paul Brunner's dashboard, shows the trooper being overpowered by the woman as he was trying to arrest her with audio capturing the two struggling off camera seconds before she was fatally shot. The video was reviewed by The Associated Press. They report that Alyssa Harriet, of Buffalo, appears cordial early in the video, but begins to pull away as Brunner moves in to arrest her on suspicion of drunken driving.