Rock Springs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Clark Stith Discusses His Run For Secretary Of State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/clark-stith-discusses-his-run-secretary-state <p>Rock Springs Republican Clark Stith is one of four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Secretary of State.&nbsp; Stith practices business law and is on the Rock Springs City Council.&nbsp; He is also the former chairman of the Sweetwater County Republican Party.&nbsp; Stith tells Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck that one thing he’d like to do is streamline the office.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:53:22 +0000 Bob Beck 61210 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Clark Stith Discusses His Run For Secretary Of State New Ammonia Plant Approved In Rock Springs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-ammonia-plant-approved-rock-springs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wyoming Industrial Siting Council has approved a plan for a new ammonia plant about four miles outside Rock Springs.&nbsp; </span>Simplot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> currently operates a phosphorous fertilizer plant on the site, and ammonia is one of the raw materials they need for production.&nbsp; With the cost of shipping it long distances by rail, </span>Simplot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> decided to start producing their own. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:34:55 +0000 Melodie Edwards 59586 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Ammonia Plant Approved In Rock Springs Green River Trumpeter Swan Populations Soar http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/green-river-trumpeter-swan-populations-soar <p>Trumpeter swan numbers rose dramatically this year on the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge near&nbsp;Rock Springs.&nbsp; This winter, the Wyoming Game and Fish&nbsp;Department&nbsp;conducted an aerial survey of the refuge and counted over 300 trumpeter swans wintering there.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:49:30 +0000 Melodie Edwards 55193 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Green River Trumpeter Swan Populations Soar Funding For Statewide WPM Infrastructure Upgrades And Replacements Sought From State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/funding-statewide-wpm-infrastructure-upgrades-and-replacements-sought-state <p>As part of the UW request to the Wyoming legislature, WPM requested $2.5 million in the 2014 legislative session for critical infrastructure upgrades and replacements. WPM operates sites throughout the state.&nbsp; Many of them are operating on equipment far past its useful time.&nbsp; The most critical sites serve Laramie/Cheyenne and Rock Springs.&nbsp;</p><p>“Wyoming Public Radio” is a state treasure.&nbsp; Every Wyomingite should be able to access on ratio the public programming it provides, as well as critical emergency broadcasts,” says Christina Kuzmych, WPM General Manager.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:32:35 +0000 Wyoming Public Meida 53584 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Revisting The Lincoln Highway's Mid-Century Roadside Gems http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/revisting-lincoln-highways-mid-century-roadside-gems <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:41:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Erin Dorbin 51564 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Revisting The Lincoln Highway's Mid-Century Roadside Gems "No Drunks, No Nothin'!": Checking In At The Springs Motel http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/no-drunks-no-nothin-checking-springs-motel <p>America's first transcontinental roadway, the Lincoln Highway, turned 100 this year. To celebrate, we’re visiting a few one-of-a-kind stops along the route in Wyoming. Producer Erin Dorbin sent this postcard from Rock Springs.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Erin Dorbin 51281 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org "No Drunks, No Nothin'!": Checking In At The Springs Motel Advocacy group questions conditions at wild horse corral http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/advocacy-group-questions-conditions-wild-horse-corral <p></p><p>A wild horse advocacy group says conditions at a facility near Rock Springs are inadequate.</p><p>The Bureau of Land Management removes thousands of wild horses from public lands each year. Some are placed in temporary corrals in Rock Springs, until the agency can find a permanent home for them.</p><p>Ginger Katherens with the Cloud Foundation says the corral has almost no shelter, so the horses are subjected to “bitter cold and battering wind.” She acknowledges that wild horses <em>always</em> live outside, but she says this is different.</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:38:06 +0000 Willow Belden 51290 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Advocacy group questions conditions at wild horse corral Rock Springs still working to fix sink holes created decades ago by coal mines http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rock-springs-still-working-fix-sink-holes-created-decades-ago-coal-mines <p>More than 50 years ago residents of Rock Springs were shocked to learn that many of their houses, schools, and churches were in danger. The coal mines built underneath the town were beginning to collapse due to neglect and some environmental factors. It’s called subsidence and it’s happening in older mining towns all over the West. Wyoming Public Radio’s Amanda Le Claire has more on how the city is dealing with the problem now.</p><p><em>Ambient driving noise</em></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:53:30 +0000 Amanda LeClaire 43643 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rock Springs still working to fix sink holes created decades ago by coal mines Rock Springs prepares for National High School Finals Rodeo http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rock-springs-prepares-national-high-school-finals-rodeo <p>The city of Rock Springs is busy getting ready to host the National High School Finals Rodeo for the second year in a row.</p><p>Organizers say this year’s event will include students from 43 states as well as from high schools in Canada and Australia. Chad Banks is the marketing director for the Sweetwater Events Complex.&nbsp; He says while last year’s event was a big success for the community, there’s still some room for improvement.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:54:57 +0000 Amanda LeClair 42300 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rock Springs prepares for National High School Finals Rodeo Vast new lithium discovery near Rock Springs could meet entire domestic need http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/vast-new-lithium-discovery-near-rock-springs-could-meet-entire-domestic-need <p></p><p>Researchers with the University of Wyoming’s Carbon Management Institute have discovered a vast underground deposit of lithium in Southwest Wyoming. Researchers were taking deep samples in the Rock Springs Uplift to study how the state might store its oil and gas emissions when they discovered the reserve. They say it&nbsp;could hold up to 150 times more lithium than the nation’s current largest producer in Silver Peak, Nevada.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:58:27 +0000 Sara Hossaini 39852 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Vast new lithium discovery near Rock Springs could meet entire domestic need DEQ installs air quality monitors in Casper, Rock Springs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-installs-air-quality-monitors-casper-rock-springs <p>The Department of Environmental Quality has installed air quality monitors in Casper and Rock Springs.</p><p>DEQ Spokesman Keith Guille says they want to find out what pollutants are in the air, and whether they’re occurring at levels that are hazardous to public health.</p><p></p><p>“It’s important to get a baseline of right now what we’re seeing for air quality,” Guille said. “And then also if we do find some issues, obviously we need to start looking into what may be leading into higher levels of certain constituents.”</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:46:58 +0000 Willow Belden 38385 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DEQ installs air quality monitors in Casper, Rock Springs Weidner Wildlife Museum – Rock Springs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/weidner-wildlife-museum-rock-springs <p>The Weidner Wildlife Museum opened in September 2002 and houses nearly 125 species of wildlife collected worldwide.&nbsp; This fascinating display of mounted wildlife entertains and educates visitors, excites hunters and often motivates interest in the conservation of outdoor resources. The wildlife in the museum was donated to Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs by residents, Roger A. and Jeanne A Weidner.&nbsp; Education is the most important reason that the museum displays mounted wildlife.&nbsp; The Wildlife Museum is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:48:21 +0000 Weidner Wildlife Museum 30240 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Weidner Wildlife Museum – Rock Springs Welcome to Listeners in Rock Springs! http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/welcome-listeners-rock-springs <p>I first visited Rock Springs last summer and got a wonderful history of the city from out hosts, Mike and Lynne Chadey.&nbsp; They touted the history of Rock Springs, and pointed out some of the landmarks that helped shape the area’s culture.&nbsp; I was struck by the diversity found in Rock Springs, and enjoyed hearing about the abundance of ethnic influences.&nbsp; My stay in Rock Springs included a visit to Western Wyoming Community College and a tour of the majestic facilities built for the enhancement of education for students in the area.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Granted, this was a short st Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:23:44 +0000 Christina Kuzmych 30171 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Welcome to Listeners in Rock Springs! Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area – 30 Miles from Rock Springs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/flaming-gorge-national-recreation-area-30-miles-rock-springs <p>The Flaming Gorge NRA is located in the northeast corner of Utah and the southwest corner of Wyoming.&nbsp;It is South of I-80, between Green River and Rock Springs, Wyoming and extends into the Uintah Mountains towards Vernal, Utah.&nbsp;The area is a mixture of climate, topography, and recreation opportunities well suited to a variety of summer and winter interests.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:29:06 +0000 Ashley National Forest 30082 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area – 30 Miles from Rock Springs Rock Springs Historical Museum http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rock-springs-historical-museum <p><strong>The Rock Springs Historical Museum </strong>is housed in the&nbsp;original&nbsp;Rock Springs City Hall. The building was built in 1894 at an original cost of $28,200. &nbsp;The funds for the construction did not come from the ever present Union Pacific Coal Company and Railroad, but from revenues collected in the issuing of liquor&nbsp;licenses. &nbsp;The building is built from native sandstone and boasts an impressive 14-foot foundation that was made necessary by the&nbsp;presence of "quicksand" at the site. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:16:43 +0000 City of Rock Springs 30028 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rock Springs Historical Museum Community Fine Arts Center – Rock Springs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/community-fine-arts-center-rock-springs <p>The Community Fine Arts Center houses a collection of over 600 original American paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures owned by Sweetwater County School District # 1. Artists represented in the collection include Norman Rockwell, Grandma Moses, Forrest Moses, Loren McGiver, Elliott Orr, Edward Chavez, Paul Horiuchi, Ilya Bolotowsky, Raphael Soyer, and Rufino Tamayo. Paintings by well known Wyoming, Western, and local artists are also on display. The collection continues to grow through purchases and donations. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:30:25 +0000 Community Fine Arts Center 29842 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Community Fine Arts Center – Rock Springs WWCC Art Gallery - Rock Springs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wwcc-art-gallery-rock-springs <p>The Western Wyoming College Art Gallery is located at 2500 College Drive in Rock Springs, as you enter the main entrance to the building.&nbsp;&nbsp; It is an adjunct to the Art Program at the college and serves to introduce students and the greater community to new concepts in materials’ use or ideas of contemporary visual investigation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:04:36 +0000 Florence McEwin 29568 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WWCC Art Gallery - Rock Springs