Jordan Harper http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Stories: Making A Difference In The Lives Of Students http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-making-difference-lives-students <p>Teffany Fegler coordinates the University of Wyoming’s &nbsp;Student Educational Opportunity Center in Ethete, WY. The daughter of two educators, she continues her family's legacy by helping students achieve the dream of going to college.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:02:35 +0000 Jordan Harper & Micah Schweizer 52651 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Making A Difference In The Lives Of Students Wyoming Stories: Pam Spencer-Hockett Recaptures The Pioneer Spirit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-pam-spencer-hockett-recaptures-pioneer-spirit <p>Pam Spencer-Hockett was one of Wyoming's first woman architects. The cabin she built with her husband in Atlantic City ties into her family's pioneer heritage.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:47:10 +0000 Jordan Harper & Micah Schweizer 52408 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Pam Spencer-Hockett Recaptures The Pioneer Spirit Wyoming volleyball ends season on high note http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-volleyball-ends-season-high-note <p>After a slow start, the University of Wyoming volley ball team went on a strong run and finished with a seven match win streak.&nbsp; The Cowgirls struggled adjusting to first year Head Coach Chad Callihan, but once things clicked the team opened some eyes.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:10:58 +0000 Jordan Harper 50938 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming volleyball ends season on high note Cowboys wrestling team looks to continue early season success http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-wrestling-team-looks-continue-early-season-success <p>The University of Wyoming wrestling team is undefeated after its close win over Boise State last week.</p><p>The&nbsp;Pokes have also competed in two open tournaments this month, both times producing at least six champions.</p><p>Wyoming is currently&nbsp;the top ranked team in the conference.</p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 00:46:53 +0000 Jordan Harper 50316 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys wrestling team looks to continue early season success Jackson Hole High School to host Model UN conference http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-hole-high-school-host-model-un-conference <p>This month Jackson Hole High School will host the annual Teton County Model United Nations conference. Student participants from across Wyoming and Idaho will research and debate pressing global issues, including security and human rights.</p><p>Sheridan High&nbsp;School social studies teacher, Andrew Metcalf, says that the model UN not only&nbsp;helps deepen students’ education,&nbsp;but&nbsp;might&nbsp;also open doors for them in the future.</p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:56:33 +0000 Jordan Harper 50007 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Hole High School to host Model UN conference Grizzlies in Yellowstone doing well, study finds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/grizzlies-yellowstone-doing-well-study-finds <p>A study on the Yellowstone area’s grizzly bear&nbsp;population&nbsp;shows that the&nbsp;number of&nbsp;bears&nbsp;is steadily increasing&nbsp;and&nbsp;so far the animals have an adequate food supply.</p><p></p><p>The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee is responsible for coordinating grizzly bear recovery efforts across agencies in the continental U.S. and Canada. The organization’s Yellowstone&nbsp;Ecosystem&nbsp;Subcommittee submitted the report.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:48:56 +0000 Jordan Harper 49952 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Grizzlies in Yellowstone doing well, study finds Department of Education seeks educators to provide feedback http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/department-education-seeks-educators-provide-feedback <p>The Wyoming Department of Education is putting together a board of teachers to&nbsp;offer advice on several education issues. They’re looking for feedback on teacher training options, classroom needs and&nbsp;potential&nbsp;policy changes.</p><p></p><p>Chief Strategy Officer for the Department of Education, Leighton Thomas says teachers&nbsp;have valuable&nbsp;firsthand knowledge of the conditions, strengths and needs of the state’s schools.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:26:16 +0000 Jordan Harper 49703 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Department of Education seeks educators to provide feedback Cowboys move on with new Defensive Coordinator http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-move-new-defensive-coordinator <p>University of Wyoming Defensive-Line coach, Jamar Cain, has been promoted to Defensive Coordinator after this week’s firing of former coordinator, Chris Tormey.</p><p>The Pokes defense has been underwhelming this year. Ranked number 105 in total defense&nbsp;out of 123 teams in the NCAA, UW has given up over 50 points a game during the last two weeks.</p><p>Head Coach Dave Christensen says that firing Tormey was hard, but gives his team the best chance to win going forward.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:38:30 +0000 Jordan Harper 49177 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys move on with new Defensive Coordinator Casper business owners to vote on Downtown Development Authority http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/casper-business-owners-vote-downtown-development-authority <p></p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 00:21:44 +0000 Jordan Harper 48958 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Casper business owners to vote on Downtown Development Authority Wyoming Dementia Care receives grant from national organization http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-dementia-care-receives-grant-national-organization <p>The nonprofit organization&nbsp;Wyoming Dementia Care received a five thousand dollar grant from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America last week.</p><p>Wyoming Dementia Care provides&nbsp;cost-free&nbsp;social support and information to dementia sufferers, their families,&nbsp;and their caregivers.</p><p>Carol Crump with WDC says that the organization’s most popular service is a series of support groups for caregivers, who are often the dementia sufferer’s family.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:55:05 +0000 Jordan Harper 48916 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Dementia Care receives grant from national organization WYDOT considers safety nets for truckers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wydot-considers-safety-nets-truckers <p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:10:11 +0000 Jordan Harper 48896 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WYDOT considers safety nets for truckers Improvements made to Wyoming anti-smoking programs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/improvements-made-wyoming-anti-smoking-programs <p>Wyomingites who want to&nbsp;quit tobacco have new tools available to them.</p><p>Wyoming Department&nbsp;of Health&nbsp;has partnered with National Jewish Health, a Denver hospital specializing in respiratory health, to beef up the Cowboy state’s tobacco cessation program.</p><p>The health department already offers nicotine patches and gum, coaching, and some financial help to cover smoking-cessation drugs. Now, it also offers&nbsp;counseling for pregnant tobacco users and&nbsp;people who&nbsp;chew.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:23:10 +0000 Jordan Harper 48717 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Improvements made to Wyoming anti-smoking programs UW will provide financial aid for student veterans http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-will-provide-financial-aid-student-veterans <p>The University of Wyoming has solidified plans to provide&nbsp;financial&nbsp;aid to student veterans affected by the government shutdown.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:32:42 +0000 Jordan Harper 48429 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW will provide financial aid for student veterans Casper Police Department uses texts and apps to stop crime http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/casper-police-department-uses-texts-and-apps-stop-crime <p>The&nbsp;Casper Police Department&nbsp;is using a new approach to get crime tips.&nbsp; The department has added a text message reporting system&nbsp;and smartphone app crime reporting services.<br /><br />People can now send a text message&nbsp;to a special number with&nbsp;Casper as the first word of their message followed by the information they&rsquo;d like to report. If the user has an Apple or Android smartphone, they can download the TipSubmit app to report crime. The app offers users the option to send pictures and G.P.S information to police.<br /> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:46:20 +0000 Jordan Harper 48225 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Casper Police Department uses texts and apps to stop crime Historic sites might need erosion protection http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/historic-sites-might-need-erosion-protection <p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:16:07 +0000 Jordan Harper 48163 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Historic sites might need erosion protection Closed parks ticket unlawful visitors http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/closed-parks-ticket-unlawful-visitors <p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:13:08 +0000 Jordan Harper 48162 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Closed parks ticket unlawful visitors University will cover costs for student vets during government shutdown http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/university-will-cover-costs-student-vets-during-government-shutdown <p>University of Wyoming&nbsp;President Bob Sternberg says&nbsp;that veterans attending U.W. will&nbsp;not see their educations&nbsp;interrupted due to a lack of funding&nbsp;caused by the government shutdown.</p><p></p><p>U.W.&rsquo;s director of institutional communications,&nbsp;Chad Baldwin, says that the university will&nbsp;delay billing veterans for now, but hopes to recoup costs from the federal government later.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:06:22 +0000 Jordan Harper 48070 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org University will cover costs for student vets during government shutdown Attorney General pushes for regulations on electronic cigarettes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/attorney-general-pushes-regulations-electronic-cigarettes <p>Wyoming&rsquo;s Attorney General recently advocated for new regulation of electronic cigarettes in a letter sent to the Food and Drug Administration. No federal regulations currently exist for electronic cigarettes.<br /><br />Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are personal vaporizer devices that heat a flavored nicotine solution which the user then inhales.<br /><br />&nbsp;Clyde Hutchins of the state Attorney General&rsquo;s office says Wyoming already prohibits the sale of e-cigs to minors.<br /><br />He says more people are turning to the product, however.<br /> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 00:09:25 +0000 Jordan Harper 47943 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Attorney General pushes for regulations on electronic cigarettes Yellowstone overhauls visitor center near Mammoth Hot Springs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-overhauls-visitor-center-near-mammoth-hot-springs <p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 23:47:08 +0000 Jordan Harper 47601 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone overhauls visitor center near Mammoth Hot Springs Casper to improve safety and accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/casper-improve-safety-and-accessibility-cyclists-and-pedestrians <p>The Metropolitan Planning Committee for the city of Casper and surrounding areas is looking to make&nbsp;roads&nbsp;safer and more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians and is inviting the public to contribute ideas and comments.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:19:00 +0000 Jordan Harper 47390 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Casper to improve safety and accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians New ads meant to deter drunk driving http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-ads-meant-deter-drunk-driving <p>The Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving&nbsp;kicked-off&nbsp;a new anti-drunk-driving ad campaign&nbsp;this week, featuring print, radio and television ads that tell the story of&nbsp;the&nbsp;eight University of Wyoming Cross-country runners who were killed by a drunk driver south of Laramie in 2001.</p><p>Their deaths marked the single most fatal drunk driving accident in state history.</p><p>Council Co-chair and Natrona County District Attorney, Mike Blonigen says that the campaign can be summed up by the final line of its print ad: “Drunk driving kills; Stop driving drunk.”</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 23:22:27 +0000 Jordan Harper 47264 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New ads meant to deter drunk driving Teton County passes hold on new cell phone tower applications http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/teton-county-passes-hold-new-cell-phone-tower-applications <p>Teton County Commissioners have passed a hold on applications for new cell phone towers in the county.</p><p>Commission chair Paul Vogelheim says the hold is meant to provide time for the county to update their land use regulations in what he described as “a balancing act”.</p><p>Vogelheim says that the county will look into several creative solutions to help meet the county’s service needs while leaving scenic views and landscapes undisturbed.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:53:24 +0000 Jordan Harper 47072 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Teton County passes hold on new cell phone tower applications Prince of Monaco to visit Cody http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/prince-monaco-visit-cody <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><p>Prince Albert II of Monaco will be visiting Cody, Wyoming this week.</p><p></p><p>Thursday Marks the 100<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of Prince Albert I’s trip to Wyoming, during which he hunted and camped with Buffalo Bill Cody.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:05:35 +0000 Jordan Harper 47027 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Prince of Monaco to visit Cody Teton County considers a hold on new cell towers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/teton-county-considers-hold-new-cell-towers <p></p><p></p><p>Teton County's commissioners are seeking new regulations on cell phone towers in the county due to concerns that new towers could impede scenic views.<br><br><br>&nbsp;</p><p>In the meantime, they’re considering a moratorium on all applications for new towers.<br><br><br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:08:58 +0000 Jordan Harper 46906 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Teton County considers a hold on new cell towers UW's Greek community is growing in numbers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uws-greek-community-growing-numbers <p>Fraternities and sororities&nbsp;at the University of Wyoming&nbsp;are&nbsp;seeing an upswing in membership numbers.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:23:19 +0000 Jordan Harper 46825 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW's Greek community is growing in numbers 37 acres added to Bridger-Teton National Forest http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/37-acres-added-bridger-teton-national-forest <p>The&nbsp;Bridger-Teton National&nbsp;Forest, with the help of the Conservation Fund, has added a 37-acre parcel of land acquired from the Jackson Hole Land Trust, protecting the land indefinitely.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The parcel, known as Poison Creek, lies about 15 miles south of Jackson and is considered an important winter habitat for bighorn sheep, elk and mule deer in the area.</p><p></p><p>Conservation Fund Wyoming director, Luke Lynch, says that there are a plethora of benefits to the state and the land in this deal.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:18:15 +0000 Jordan Harper 46603 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 37 acres added to Bridger-Teton National Forest Cowboys football helps Laramie businesses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-football-helps-laramie-businesses <p>According to the Laramie main street alliance’s executive director, Trey Sherwood, business owners in&nbsp;retail and food services look forward to the football season’s home games to boost Laramie’s foot traffic and the overall number of people walking through their doors.</p><p>“We see the most feedback from our restaurants in terms of them being busy for either lunch or dinner, depending on what time the game is.”, says Sherwood.&nbsp;</p><p>She also says that bars see their business pick up the most on the nights after home games.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:48:17 +0000 Jordan Harper 46483 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys football helps Laramie businesses Workplace deaths in Wyoming increase http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/workplace-deaths-wyoming-increase <p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:27:43 +0000 Jordan Harper 45781 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Workplace deaths in Wyoming increase Community Foundation of Jackson Hole nears a milestone http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/community-foundation-jackson-hole-nears-milestone <p>A fundraising event organized by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole hopes to raise $9.1 million this year. Old Bill’s Fun Run is in its 17<sup>th</sup> year and if this year’s goal is met its all-time fundraising total will hit the one-hundred million dollar mark.</p><p>Businesses and private donors contribute the money, which the Foundation awards as grants to non-profit organizations in Teton County.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:42:58 +0000 Jordan Harper 45647 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Community Foundation of Jackson Hole nears a milestone UW senior looks forward to big season http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-senior-looks-forward-big-season <p>Senior free safety, Marqueston Huff, wants to be a team leader for the Wyoming football team this year.&nbsp; As a defensive back, he has made 122 tackles, deflected ten passes and taken four interceptions. Not to mention scoring two touchdowns for the Cowboys.</p><p>Huff has also weathered all of the Cowboys’ ups and downs since 2010. &nbsp;The team has won each Border War rivalry game against Colorado State since he arrived in Laramie, but he’s also suffered through a bowl game loss and two losing seasons.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:09:48 +0000 Jordan Harper 45636 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW senior looks forward to big season