Big game hunting is big business here in Wyoming, and almost nothing is off limits to hunters, ranging from bison to mountain lions to moose. But a dramatic drop in the state’s moose population is hurting people who make a living from big game. Wyoming Public Radio’s Tristan Ahtone reports the reasons for the decline are complicated.
Listen to story On July first, the state’s driving under the influence law will change in a big way. Drivers arrested for driving drunk will no longer be able to refuse a test of their blood alcohol level. Instead, law enforcement officers will be able to have tests performed, whether drivers like it or not. But implementing that kind of change is a tricky process. Wyoming Public Radio’s Molly Messick reports.
Listen to story Stubbornly high gas prices were a constant refrain in Washington this week. Congress spent much of its time voting on bills and holding hearings. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports on how each member of the Wyoming delegation is weighing in on the debate.
Listen to story When it comes to water, Wyoming law has always been simple: whoever gets to the water first gets to use it. However, things start to get complicated when you add tribal water rights holders to the mix… and downright contentious when those tribes hope to use the resource for something other than agriculture. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone reports.
Listen to story Wyoming’s Powder River Basin produces about 40% percent of all coal in the U-S. The coal goes to power plants all over the country, encompassing both coasts. Now, there are expansions being planned in the Basin. While domestic use decreases, industry seems confident that China may increase its imports of Wyoming coal. Irina Zhorov reports.