Open Spaces on Wyoming Public Radio http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en April 11th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/april-11th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rare-earth-mine-permitting-gets-underway" target="_blank">Rare Earth Mine Permitting Gets Underway</a></strong></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:29:38 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Micah Schweizer, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 56715 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org April 11th, 2014 March 21st, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/march-21st-2014 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislators-halt-consideration-controversial-science-standards-0" target="_blank"><strong>Legislators Halt Consideration Of Controversial Science Standards</strong></a></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:47:43 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Melodie Edwards, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 55691 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org March 21st, 2014 March 7th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/march-7th-2014 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lawmakers-reflect-2014-legislative-session" target="_blank"><strong>Lawmakers Reflect On The 2014 Legislative Session</strong></a></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:13:08 +0000 Bob Beck, Erin Jones, Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo, Micah Schweizer & Willow Belden 55020 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org March 7th, 2014 Wyoming Public Media's 2014 Forum On Coal On Open Spaces http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-public-medias-2014-forum-coal-open-spaces <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137269895&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The WPM Forum On Coal was a moderated discussion about the challenges coal is currently facing politically, economically and environmentally, how that could impact Wyoming in the future, and ways the state is innovating to keep coal relevant.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:07:22 +0000 Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 54706 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Public Media's 2014 Forum On Coal On Open Spaces February 14th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/february-14th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/medicaid-expansion-faces-challenges-wyoming">Medicaid&nbsp;Expansion&nbsp;Faces Challenges In Wyoming</a></strong></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:28:04 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Micah Schweizer, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 54056 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org February 14th, 2014 February 7th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/february-7th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/federal-courts-distance-wind-river-reservation-hardship">Federal Courts’ Distance From Wind River Reservation A Hardship </a></strong></p><p>Major crimes committed on the Wind River Indian Reservation end up in federal court. But federal courthouses in Wyoming are really far from the reservation, which leads to logistical, constitutional, and social problems. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:42:58 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov & Willow Belden 53734 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org February 7th, 2014 January 24th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/january-24th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/potential-gas-price-increase-if-oil-ban-lifted" target="_blank">Potential for Gas Price Increase If Oil Ban Lifted</a></strong></p><p>For forty years the U-S has banned the export of most all crude oil. Matt Laslo reports a new debate is raging in Washington over whether to end the ban.</p><p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sage-grouse-concerns-prompt-changes-reclamation-regs" target="_blank">Sage Grouse Concerns Prompt Changes In Reclamation Regs</a></strong></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:56:58 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo, Rebecca Huntington & Willow Belden 53061 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org January 24th, 2014 January 17th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/january-17th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-director-todd-parfitt-says-agency-following-its-missions-protect-conserve-and-enhance" target="_blank">DEQ Director Todd Parfitt says agency following its missions to “protect, conserve and enhance”</a></strong></p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:38:02 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 52776 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org January 17th, 2014 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 December 20th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/december-20th-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-interim-president-prepares-legislative-session" target="_blank"><strong>UW Interim President prepares for the Legislative Session</strong></a></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:32:58 +0000 Bob Beck, Chelsea Biondolillo, Irina Zhorov, Micah Schweizer, Rebecca Huntington, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 51636 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org December 20th, 2013 December 6th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/december-6th-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-shows-pinedale-water-contamination-mostly-unrelated-gas-drilling"><strong>Study shows Pinedale water contamination mostly unrelated to gas drilling</strong></a></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:52:00 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Micah Schweizer, Rebecca Huntington, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 50937 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org December 6th, 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 November 8th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/november-8th-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-president-bob-sternberg-responds-criticism"><strong>UW President Bob Sternberg responds to criticism </strong></a></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:21:17 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Micah Schweizer, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 49646 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org November 8th, 2013 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 October 18th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/october-18th-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/groundwater-testing-near-oil-and-gas-wells-how-much-data-enough"><strong><u>Groundwater testing near oil and gas wells: how much data is enough? </u></strong></a></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:36:21 +0000 Bob Beck, Willow Belden, Stephanie Joyce, Micah Schweizer & Irina Zhorov 48605 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org October 18th, 2013 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 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 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 August 23rd, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/august-23rd-2013 <p><a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/coal-lease-sales-potentially-undervalued-leading-possible-millions-lost-government"><strong>Coal lease sales potentially undervalued, leading to possible millions lost for government </strong></a></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:39:21 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Micah Schweizer, Rebecca Huntington & Rebecca Martinez 45847 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org August 23rd, 2013 August 9th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/august-9th-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-uw-president-wants-take-holistic-approach-admissions"><strong>New UW President wants to take a holistic approach to admissions </strong></a></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:42:16 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo, Rebecca Martinez & Willow Belden 45141 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org August 9th, 2013 August 2nd, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/august-2nd-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/reviving-local-saw-mills-could-limit-fire-danger-rocky-mountain-region"><strong>Reviving local saw mills could limit fire danger in the Rocky Mountain Region </strong></a></p><p>Saw mills are re-opening in Wyoming and Colorado after a decade of being shuttered. They’re harvesting and processing trees that have been killed by beetle infestation.&nbsp; Still, many are suitable for lumber.&nbsp; Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez reports that this uptick in the timber business is helping with forest fire management.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:45:11 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo, Irina Zhorov, Rebecca Martinez & Willow Belden & Amanda LeClaire 44765 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org August 2nd, 2013 July 19th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/july-19th-2013 <p><a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/national-republican-party-supports-enzi-over-cheney"><strong>National Republican Party Supports Enzi over Cheney </strong></a></p><p>This week Wyoming’s senior senator, Mike Enzi, was surprised to learn he’ll be facing off against Liz Cheney in what’s expected to be one of the most heated Republican primaries in the nation. Matt Laslo reports from Washington that right now, the Republican Party is wrapping its arms around Enzi.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:02:14 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo & Rebecca Martinez 44042 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org July 19th, 2013 July 12th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/july-12th-2013 <p><a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/game-and-fish-faces-5-million-budget-cut"><strong>Game and Fish faces $5 million budget cut</strong></a></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:25:31 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Rebecca Martinez & Willow Belden & Amanda LeClaire 43648 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org July 12th, 2013 June 28th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/june-28th-2013 <p><a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-lawmakers-outraged-obama-s-climate-plan"><strong>Wyoming Lawmakers Outraged at Obama’s Climate Plan </strong></a></p><p>This week President Obama announced he's going to attempt to combat climate change from the Oval Office. Wyoming's three Republicans in Congress are none too happy with his plan. As Matt Laslo reports, they say it could cripple the state's economy and hit your pocket.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:21:52 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo, Rebecca Martinez & Willow Belden 42947 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org June 28th, 2013 June 21st, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/june-21st-2013 <p></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sequester-effects-less-painful-expected-lawmakers-still-unhappy">Sequester effects less painful than expected, but lawmakers still unhappy</a></strong></p><p>The congressionally mandated budget cuts called sequestration continue to have an impact on Wyoming. And while the state’s Republican lawmakers say those cuts aren’t having as big of an impact as predicted by Democrats, Matt Laslo reports from Washington that the delegation still isn’t happy with the sequester.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:06:15 +0000 Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo & Willow Belden 42654 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org June 21st, 2013 June 7th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/june-7th-2013 <p><strong><a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/data-processing-failures-spur-plans-overhaul-wyoming-department-education">Data processing failures spur plans to overhaul Wyoming Department of Education </a></strong></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:40:31 +0000 Bob Beck, Rebecca Huntington, Rebecca Martinez & Willow Belden 41988 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org June 7th, 2013 May 31st, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/may-31st-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-missed-out-last-uranium-boom-planning-future"><strong>Wyoming missed out on last uranium boom, but planning for the future</strong></a></p><p>Wyoming Public Radio has for years reported that the state is on the verge of a uranium boom. It turns out the state missed the peak of that boom, and is now betting on slower, more conservative growth. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 23:09:34 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Luke Hammons, Rebecca Martinez, Sara Hossaini & Willow Belden & Clay Scott & LuLing Osofsky 41625 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org May 31st, 2013 May 17th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/may-17th-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><BR>The extent of sovereignty for Native American tribes has long been like a tug-of-war between tribal and non-tribal governments in the United States. Sat, 18 May 2013 00:40:00 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov & Rebecca Martinez 40967 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org May 10th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/may-10th-2013 <p></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pollutants-detected-water-wells-sublette-county-s-gas-fields">Pollutants detected in water wells in Sublette County’s gas fields</a></strong><br>Sublette County has been in the news a lot because of its <em>air quality</em> problems, which largely stem from natural gas production. But there’s another issue too: Pollutants have been showing up in <em>water wells</em>. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 23:22:02 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Luke Hammons, Rebecca Martinez & Willow Belden & Amanda LeClaire 40608 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org May 10th, 2013