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'America's Most Important Park Program' Fails To Get Re-Funded

More than a million acres of public land are at risk for development after a popular federal conservation program expired Wednesday when the U.S. Congress failed to reauthorize the 50-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund. Utah Republican Congressman Rob Bishop chairs the House Natural Resources Committee. He says in a press release that he moved to kill the program because most of the $300 million goes to federal projects instead of local and state governments. Without the fund, outdoor...
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More than a million acres of public land are at risk for development after a popular federal conservation program expired Wednesday when the U.S. Congress failed to reauthorize the 50-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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The price of a barrel of U.S. crude oil has plummeted by more than 50 percent since June 2014. U.S. producers claim that they're at a competitive disadvantage because they're restricted to selling their oil domestically at a time when they desperately need new markets to sell their expanding inventories.  

Dan Boyce / Inside Energy

A federal judge in Wyoming has temporarily blocked implementation of new rules governing fracking on federal lands.

The new rules would require the disclosure of fracking chemicals and more mechanical integrity testing for wells, among other things. But U.S. District Court judge Scott Skavdahl argues in the injunction that federal agencies cannot regulate fracking.

Wyoming Public Media

Tonight at 8:00 pm, Wyoming PBS will broadcast ‘Steps To Success For Wyoming’s Native American Students,’ a co-production with Wyoming Public Media.

For information on where to find Wyoming PBS in your area, click here. You can also be part of the discussion online. Share your questions and comments throughout the broadcast on Twitter, using the hashtag #WindRiverEducation.

Singer-Songwriter Justin Townes Earle On Morning Music

Sep 30, 2015

Justin Townes Earle recorded live on 9/30/15 during Wyoming Public Radio's Morning Music show.  

2015 Fall Membership Drive: Pet Wednesday

Sep 30, 2015
Wyoming Public Media

Check out slideshow above to see the menagerie of pets who listen to Wyoming Public Radio! Thank you to everyone who posted pictures of your pets on our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for Pet Wednesday. 

Courtesy The Guild Charter School

The Natrona County School Board voted unanimously Monday to deny an application for a new Casper charter school.

The proposed Guild Charter School would focus on classical education and use individualized learning plans for all K-12 students. Co-founder Tiffany Leary says she started the application process last year.

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Several organizations have taken Wyoming to court over a law passed last year that made it a criminal offense to cross private property to collect data on public lands. One group that recently joined the lawsuit is the National Press Photographers Association.  The group's attorney, Alicia Calzada, says the new law violates the right to petition by criminalizing the act of collecting data to distribute to the public or to the government. She says that’s something journalists do regularly.

Albany County Public Library

Gardening in Wyoming’s cold, arid climate can be challenging, but using seeds that were raised and collected here could improve the results. So when Albany County Library’s Public Services Specialist Cassandra Hunter heard of a so-called ‘seed library’ in Montana, she decided to start one in Laramie. She says the area falls in one of the most difficult growing zones to garden in.



Topic Of The Week

What do you think about the decision to keep the sage grouse off the endangered species list?

Native American Education In Wyoming

Join the discussion on Native American education in Wyoming. Tonight at 8:00 pm, Wyoming PBS will broadcast 'Steps To Success For Wyoming’s Native American Students.' Be part of the discussion online.

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Snap Judgement Replacing Bob Edwards Weekend

Bob Edwards will be ending his program 'Bob Edwards Weekend' Sept 27th. We're pleased to announce that 'Snap Judgement', hosted by Glynn Washington, will return beginning Sunday October 4th at 7pm.

New Podcast: HumaNature

What happens when a person steps the out the front and comes face to face with the wild world? Find out in our new show about where humans and our habitat meet.

British Landscapes & Downton Abbey Tour

Explore your favorite destinations while contributing to your favorite radio station! Celebrate the end of Downton Abbey with a trip to Britain.