Top Stories

'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...
Read More

Have you been thinking about giving? Or renewing your membership? Now is the time! Help support the station you love.

Imagine if carbon dioxide emissions, instead of being released into the atmosphere could instead be made in to useful every day products. A $20 million dollar prize was unveiled last week aimed at figuring out just that.

The call to submit ideas for how to actually do that came with the official announcement of the Carbon XPRIZE competition at a recent conference in Texas. 

The XPRIZE foundation itself is a non-profit that manages contests in five areas, one of which is energy and the environment. 

Leigh Paterson / Inside Energy

After holding a number of meetings to gather public input on an energy strategy for Wyoming, the Governor’s office is now asking people to vote on how to move forward.

The Governor released his first energy strategy in 2013. The administration says it has completed most of the initiatives identified in that document, which is why it’s now looking at a new set.


Administrators from St. Stephens High School on the Wind River Reservation say their students’ rights may have been violated when a group of them were searched by University of Wyoming employees while browsing the campus bookstore.

UW officials say they are currently investigating the incident.

Ten seniors from the school visited UW last weekend as part of a program called “Campus Pass.” It allows high schoolers to check out the University’s resources and attend a Cowboys football game.

Jazz and classical students and faculty musicians from the University of Wyoming’s Music Department are performing together Monday, October 5 at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts. The concert features new compositions and new arrangements by pianist and faculty member Ben Markley—who will be joined on stage by 15 violinists, violists, and cellists. Markley previewed the concert with Wyoming Public Radio's Micah Schweizer.

Beartooth Snowfields Melting

Oct 5, 2015
Dr. James Halfpenny

Snowfields that have topped the Beartooth Mountains for centuries are gone now. A Montana Scientist, Dr. Jim Halfpenny says they melted this summer.

A waterfall near the Beartooth Highway is just part of the beauty this area offers now. The highway brings travelers back and forth from Northwest Wyoming to southern Montana. The colors are brilliant. The sky is clear. The weather is warm and balmy.  

"We, the trade ministers ... are pleased to announce that we have successfully concluded the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation," U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Monday morning, to a loud round of applause.

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.

Lorne Matalon / Marfa Public Radio

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.


How will you feel when you become a member?

Well... pretty much like this. You are the power behind Wyoming Public Radio! Help end our fund drive by supporting the radio you love.

A news and public affairs program about Wyoming and the West. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or find us on Stitcher.

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.