Rebecca Martinez http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en December 27th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/december-27th-2013 <p><strong><a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/crime-victim-and-perpetrator-talk-about-how-their-unlikely-friendship-came-be">A crime victim and perpetrator talk about how their unlikely friendship came to be</a></strong></p><p>Restorative justice is an approach to dealing with crime that put the victim of the crime front and center and considers how the offense affected the community, rather than looking at it as an isolated incident. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov has a three part series about restorative justice efforts in Wyoming, starting with a case study.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 22:02:04 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Rebecca Martinez & Willow Belden 51881 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org December 27th, 2013 November 29th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/november-29th-2013 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/efforts-grant-tribes-more-authority-are-met-resistance-non-tribal-lawmakers">Efforts to grant tribes more authority are met with resistance from non-tribal lawmakers </a></strong> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:45:36 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov & Rebecca Martinez 50692 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org November 29th, 2013 November 15th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/november-15th-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-board-trustees-president-talks-about-dr-sternberg-s-resignation"><strong>UW Board of Trustees President talks about Dr. Sternberg’s resignation </strong></a></p><p>The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees announced UW President Bob Sternberg’s resignation on Thursday. The Trustees spent Thursday and Friday in meetings, but President of the Board David Bostrom sat down to talk with Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov about what comes next. Bostrom says the Trustees didn’t try to convince Dr. Sternberg to stay.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:16:49 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo, Micah Schweizer, Rebecca Martinez, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 50000 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org November 15th, 2013 “Lessons of the Lost” author Scott Hammond advises readers how to find their way home http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lessons-lost-author-scott-hammond-advises-readers-how-find-their-way-home <p>Wyoming’s quiet, wild spaces attract adventurers from near and far, but we also hear frequently about adventures gone wrong. Throughout the Mountain West, we hear stories of people who go missing.</p><p>By day, Scott Hammond is a management professor at Utah State University, but in his free time, he is a volunteer search-and-rescuer with Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs. Hammond’s spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez about his new book “Lessons of the Lost,” which details his experiences with the search and rescue organization.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:23:22 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 49987 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org “Lessons of the Lost” author Scott Hammond advises readers how to find their way home Pronghorn using wildlife overpasses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pronghorn-using-wildlife-overpasses <p>Conservationists are relieved that migrating animals are using the recently-built overpasses on U-S Highway 191 near Pinedale. The highway cuts across major wildlife migration routes, and vehicle collisions with animals have been a problem in the area for years.</p><p>The Wyoming Department of Transportation finished six underpasses and two overpasses for the wildlife last year, inspired by similar structures in Banff National Park. They were the first ever built for pronghorn antelope, which can't jump roadside fences, and they avoid enclosed spaces.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:29:16 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 49704 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pronghorn using wildlife overpasses Last day to recycle glass in Laramie http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/last-day-recycle-glass-laramie <p>Today is the last day Ark Regional Services in Laramie will accept glass for recycling.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:20:42 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 49237 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Last day to recycle glass in Laramie October 25th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/october-25th-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-s-new-winter-use-rule-appeases-sportsmen-and-conservationists-alike"><strong>Yellowstone’s new winter use rule appeases sportsmen and conservationists alike </strong></a></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:19:32 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo, Irina Zhorov, Rebecca Martinez, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 48952 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org October 25th, 2013 Yellowstone’s new winter use rule appeases sportsmen and conservationists alike http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-s-new-winter-use-rule-appeases-sportsmen-and-conservationists-alike <p>Warm weather tourist traffic is winding down in Yellowstone National Park, and they’re getting ready for winter tourists. The National Park Services bans over-snow vehicles in all national parks, unless individual parks pass rules permitting and regulating them.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:09:16 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 48951 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone’s new winter use rule appeases sportsmen and conservationists alike UW’s WyCEHG program could help Wyoming get the most out of its water http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-s-wycehg-program-could-help-wyoming-get-most-out-its-water <p></p><p>In such an arid state as Wyoming, water is precious. Last year, the University of Wyoming created the Wyoming Center for Hydrology and Geophysics, combining field experts and state-of-the art technology to better understand where water goes in after it falls from the sky, since much of it ends up in snowpack or underground.</p><p>There isn’t too much information available about that, but it’s important to state and local water managers, who need to know just how much water they have to work with. Rebecca Martinez reports.</p><p>(beeping)</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:03:16 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 48950 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW’s WyCEHG program could help Wyoming get the most out of its water “Cowboys and East Indians” author Nina McConigley shares about her own life as an Indian American http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-and-east-indians-author-nina-mcconigley-shares-about-her-own-life-indian-american <p>Nina McConigley is a lecturer in the University of Wyoming’s English Department. Her new book is a collection of short stories called Cowboys and East Indians.</p><p>Her book tells the stories of a variety of Indian characters living in Wyoming, and explores what, often, reads as an unusual combination. McConigley’s father is an Irish-born petroleum geologist, and her mother, Nimi McConigley, was the first Indian-born person to serve in the Wyoming Legislature.&nbsp; Nina tells Rebecca Martinez she grew up in Casper.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:37:09 +0000 Rebecca Martinez & Nina McConigley 48944 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org “Cowboys and East Indians” author Nina McConigley shares about her own life as an Indian American Wyoming is a national leader in data center recruitment http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-national-leader-data-center-recruitment <p>Wyoming is aggressively working to attract data centers to the state.&nbsp; The industry magazine Expansion Solutions recently recognized the Cowboy State’s efforts to accommodate companies looking to build or expand their computing operations.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:17:26 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 48834 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming is a national leader in data center recruitment Yellowstone releases winter use rule; conservationists approve http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-releases-winter-use-rule-conservationists-approve <p>The National Park Service has released Yellowstone National Park’s winter use rule. After 15 years of gathering public feedback and scientific data, the new rule will govern how many over-snow vehicles will be allowed in the park.</p><p>Instead of capping traffic with a specific number, the new rule will allow 110 “transportation events” a day, broken down up to 60 snow coach excursions, and 50 snowmobile groups.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:16:44 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 48775 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone releases winter use rule; conservationists approve DEQ draft rule language worries landfill operators http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-draft-rule-language-worries-landfill-operators <p></p><p>Wyoming counties are concerned about confusing language the state's Department of Environmental Quality has used in draft rules guiding the closure and relocation of leaking landfills.<br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:14:36 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 48604 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DEQ draft rule language worries landfill operators Park County wants consistency, a level playing field for landfill operations http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/park-county-wants-consistency-level-playing-field-landfill-operations <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Park County Board of Commissioners is concerned that its decision to comply with statewide environmental standards by building a new lined landfill cell will continue to take a financial toll on the County if the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality doesn’t act soon.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:11:02 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 48603 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Park County wants consistency, a level playing field for landfill operations Localities outfits hope to draw tourists Yellowstone turned away http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/localities-outfits-hope-draw-tourists-yellowstone-turned-away <p></p><p></p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 00:04:12 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 48279 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Localities outfits hope to draw tourists Yellowstone turned away DEQ seeks state support to move forward with landfill closures http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-seeks-state-support-move-forward-landfill-closures <p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:41:51 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 47839 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DEQ seeks state support to move forward with landfill closures Wyoming can expect highest premiums in the country from its health care marketplace http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-can-expect-highest-premiums-country-its-health-care-marketplace <p>Starting October first, Wyomingites will be able to go online and shop for medical insurance coverage from the participating providers in the state&rsquo;s insurance marketplace.<br /><br />Under the healthcare marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act, Wyomingites will be able to choose from about 16 plans, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. The average premium for the cheapest, medium-coverage plan will be $489 per month. That&rsquo;s the most expensive in the country.<br /> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:55:15 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 47482 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming can expect highest premiums in the country from its health care marketplace Natrona Health Officer advises waiting until November to get a flu shot http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/natrona-health-officer-advises-waiting-until-november-get-flu-shot <p></p><p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:54:12 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 47427 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Natrona Health Officer advises waiting until November to get a flu shot September 20th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/september-20th-2013 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/natural-gas-producers-are-concerned-about-future">Natural Gas producers are concerned about the future </a></strong></p><p>More than 500 industry people gathered in Jackson this week for the 17<sup>th</sup> Annual Wyoming Oil and Gas Fair. Wyoming Public Radio’s energy and natural resources reporter, Stephanie Joyce was there, and she joins us now to talk about the event.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:49:14 +0000 Bob Beck, Chelsea Biondolillo, Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo, Rebecca Martinez, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 47260 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org September 20th, 2013 UW Pharmacy School prepares graduates to be gainfully employed in an unsteady economy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-pharmacy-school-prepares-graduates-be-gainfully-employed-unsteady-economy <p>In this time of job insecurity <em>and</em> a changing medical landscape, the University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy Education is graduating dozens of doctoral students who – for the most part – can count on a securing a good-paying job once they get their degree, if not before. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez reports.<br /><br />(phone rings, “Thank you for calling Walgreens…”)</p><p>REBECCA MARTINEZ: Sarah Pence is a pharmacist at Walgreens in Laramie. She says her store fills hundreds of medications on a daily basis, and there’s a lot she loves about her job.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:34:27 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 47256 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Pharmacy School prepares graduates to be gainfully employed in an unsteady economy Code Camps grant will train Wyomingites to be software programmers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/code-camps-grant-will-train-wyomingites-be-software-programmers <p>The Lander-based software company Pitch Engine has received a grant from the Department of Workforce Services to train 30 Wyomingites to be software developers.</p><p></p><p>Pitch Engine co-founder Jason Kintzler says there’s a shortage of programmers nationwide, and a growing number of companies need workers who can keep up with changing technology.</p><p>“Regardless of the industry, whether it be energy, tourism, agriculture, they’re all impacted by tech, and at some level, they’re all gonna be touched by these type of skill sets,” Kintzler says.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:17:33 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46971 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Code Camps grant will train Wyomingites to be software programmers September 13th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/september-13th-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/developmental-disability-waiver-changes-cause-concern"><strong>Developmental Disability waiver changes cause concern</strong></a></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:03:19 +0000 Bob Beck, Matt Laslo, Rebecca Huntington, Rebecca Martinez & Willow Belden 46903 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org September 13th, 2013 Cattle industry depends on keeping ranch land in ag production http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cattle-industry-depends-keeping-ranch-land-ag-production <p>As we just heard, many Wyoming ranches are being purchased by out-of-state residents. Many of these ranches are up for sale in the first place because older ranchers don’t have heirs who want &nbsp;-- or know how to -- run a ranch full-time. Or the kids can’t agree on what to do with the family ranch after their parents pass away.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:20:47 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46887 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cattle industry depends on keeping ranch land in ag production Whooping cough is on the rise, is greatest threat to infants http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/whooping-cough-rise-greatest-threat-infants <p>The Wyoming Department of Health has recorded a sharp increase in cases of pertussis – also known as “Whooping Cough”.<br><br>The illness has cold-like symptoms, and after a week or two, infected people usually develop a loud, persistent cough and spasms. Sixty-three cases have been reported this year already, four more than in all of 2012.<br><br>Health department spokeswoman Kim Deti&nbsp;says pertussis is most dangerous to babies under a year old. More than half need to be hospitalized if they catch whooping cough, and some die.<br> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:31:24 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46826 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Whooping cough is on the rise, is greatest threat to infants Crop recovery is good news for cattle ranchers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/crop-recovery-good-news-cattle-ranchers <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After last year’s crushing drought, wetter weather is helping crops recover, and prices are dropping.</span><br>&nbsp;</p><p>US corn yields are up, according to IHS, Inc., a company that publishes stock market industry data. The company expects corn and soybean prices to drop by 10 percent in the third-quarter of this year.<br><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brett Moline of the Wyoming Farm Bureau says that means it’s cheaper for feed lots to finish more cattle, which is good news for cattle ranchers.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:52:27 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46763 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Crop recovery is good news for cattle ranchers Enzi supporters launch super PAC to combat Cheney campaign http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/enzi-supporters-launch-super-pac-combat-cheney-campaign <p></p><p></p><p>Wyoming Republicans who favor incumbent U-S Senator Mike Enzi have started fundraising on his behalf. This week, they formed a political action committee – or PAC – called “Wyoming’s Own” to rally voters for his re-election.</p><p></p><p>Wyoming’s Own co-founder Bill Cubin&nbsp;– son of former Congresswoman Barbara Cubin – says Enzi is hard-working and effective, and shouldn’t be replaced right now.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:16:01 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46701 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Enzi supporters launch super PAC to combat Cheney campaign Elk refuge warns outdoorsmen about grizzly sightings http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/elk-refuge-warns-outdoorsmen-about-grizzly-sightings <p>The National Elk Refuge is advising visitors to be on the lookout for grizzlies.</p><p></p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:52:30 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46207 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Elk refuge warns outdoorsmen about grizzly sightings August 30th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/august-30th-2013 <p></p><p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/regulatory-agencies-have-weak-controls-bad-oil-and-gas-operators"><strong>Regulatory agencies have weak controls for bad oil and gas operators </strong></a></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:43:08 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Rebecca Martinez, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 46203 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org August 30th, 2013 Workshop aims to help Wyoming scientists communicate with the rest of us http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/workshop-aims-help-wyoming-scientists-communicate-rest-us <p>Science can be fascinating, even to non-scientists. But when experts use a lot of industry jargon to explain their research, it can be hard to understand.</p><p>Now that funding for research is harder to come by, scientists need to do more to win over the public’s hearts and minds to back their work. The National Science Foundation will be hosting a workshop at the University of Wyoming to help scientists, engineers and other academics to communicate with the rest of us about their research.</p><p>(fans blowing)</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:22:11 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46200 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Workshop aims to help Wyoming scientists communicate with the rest of us Ron Carlson’s “Return to Oakpine” is a story of friendship and nostalgia in the West http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ron-carlson-s-return-oakpine-story-friendship-and-nostalgia-west <p>Author Ron Carlson new novel “Return to Oakpine” tells the story of four high school buddies reuniting in their fictional Wyoming hometown, now that they’ve reached middle age.&nbsp;</p><p>One character, Jimmy Brand, is dying of AIDS, and he and his friends get their high school garage band back together one last time. Carlson tells Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez that this is a “quieter” book, in which the reader keeps company with these characters.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:07:06 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46196 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Ron Carlson’s “Return to Oakpine” is a story of friendship and nostalgia in the West