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.
Laramie, Wy – The State Superintendent of Public Instruction says there is widespread lack of trust and misunderstanding about the School Facilities Commission. That commission oversees school construction projects. It started work after a Supreme Court decision requiring the state pay for these projects. Superintendent Trent Blankenship wrote a letter to the governor Monday asking him to help deal with this. He says the governor could speak with members of the commission or its chairman to address this lack of trust.
Red Lodge, MT – Montana Transportation officials got an aerial view Monday of the damage caused by mudslides on the Beartooth Highway. Transportation Department Spokeswoman Charity Watt-Levis says they found 12 slide areas and they are quite concerned about four of those mudslides where there are major portions of the road missing. The scenic highway that runs from the Chief Joseph Highway northwest of Cody to Red Lodge, Montana was scheduled to open for the summer this weekend. Watt-Levis says it's too early to know when the road will be able to open.
Cheyenne, Wy – The staff physician for the state Health Department is urging people at risk to have a blood test for hepatitis C. Doctor Gary Melinkovich says that since 1995, over three-thousand people in Wyoming have been diagnosed with hepatitis C and many of these people were unknowingly infected years ago. Hepatitis C is generally spread through contact with contaminated blood and, to a much lesser extent, sexual contact with an infected person. He says people who should get tested include those who received