Colorado http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Booming Oil And Gas Production Taxes Pipeline Network http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/booming-oil-and-gas-production-taxes-pipeline-network <p>In the first quarter of 2014, the United States surpassed both Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer. It already hit that mark for natural gas late last year. All of that oil and gas has to be transported from the fields where it’s drilled to refineries and processing plants, and most of that is done by pipeline, but the nation’s pipeline infrastructure isn’t currently up to the task.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:47:03 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 61209 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Booming Oil And Gas Production Taxes Pipeline Network David Wiatrolik: Wishful Thinking http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/david-wiatrolik-wishful-thinking <p>Fresh off the 2014 release of ‘<strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/GinMillGypsies/timeline">Dave and the Gin Mill Gypsies</a></strong>’, Laramie guitarist, singer, and songwriter David Wiatrolik assembles a stripped down trio (Dana Robertson, drums and Luke Woodbury, bass) to perform live at the WPM studios.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:52:03 +0000 Micah Schweizer, Ben Slater & Anna Rader 61196 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org David Wiatrolik: Wishful Thinking Crude Oil By Rail: On The Rise In Colorado And Everywhere http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/crude-oil-rail-rise-colorado-and-everywhere <p>The transport of crude oil by rail has spiked dramatically in recent years. <a href="https://www.aar.org/newsandevents/Freight-Rail-Traffic/Pages/2014-03-13-railtraffic.aspx#.U5dOtPldU1J">From 2012 to 2013 the amount carried</a> by the country's major freight railroads increased nearly 75 percent, according to the American Association of Railroads.&nbsp;&nbsp;Even though crude oil accounted for just over 1 percent of overall rail traffic last year, there's growing public concern about the potential oil spills and other hazards.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:58:25 +0000 Grace Hood & Inside Energy 59811 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Crude Oil By Rail: On The Rise In Colorado And Everywhere Colorado Ground Zero For Political Wars Over Fracking http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/colorado-ground-zero-political-wars-over-fracking <p>Political spending both for and against potential anti-fracking ballot measures is already washing over Colorado.</p><p>Colorado is quickly becoming ground zero for a political war over the future of hydraulic fracturing.&nbsp;Drill operations are pushing deeper into populated areas these days and some local governments and activists are supporting ballot measures that would give communities greater control over the industry.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:08:17 +0000 Dan Boyce & Inside Energy 59684 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Colorado Ground Zero For Political Wars Over Fracking Colorado Bluegrass Band Thunder And Rain On Morning Music http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/colorado-bluegrass-band-thunder-and-rain-morning-music <p><span class="userContent">Golden, Colorado bluegrass band <a href="http://thunderandrainmusic.com/home" target="_blank"><strong>Thunder and Rain </strong></a>are known for their "Mountain Made Colorado Country" music. Three of the five band members, guitarist and vocalist Erinn Lukes, mandolin player Pete Weber, and <span class="userContent">banjo player and vocalist </span> R.P. Oates stopped by Wyoming Public Media on June 6. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:43:00 +0000 Anna Rader 59464 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Colorado Bluegrass Band Thunder And Rain On Morning Music How Will New EPA Rules Affect You? It's Complicated http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/how-will-new-epa-rules-affect-you-its-complicated <p>The Obama administration said Monday that it intends to aggressively reduce carbon-dioxide emissions, or greenhouse gas pollution, produced in the United States. To boost these ambitions, the White House will partner with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce varying rules state-by-state to be carried out by power plants that produce the gases.</p><p>If successfully implemented, the regulations will deliver a 30 percent decrease in carbon emissions by 2030.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:28:42 +0000 Dan Boyce 59269 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org How Will New EPA Rules Affect You? It's Complicated Inside Energy Production And Politics http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/inside-energy-production-and-politics <p>A continuing energy boom in the Rocky Mountains and Northern Great Plains is reshaping the future of what’s powering America, and we’re launching a new reporting project to keep track of that.</p><p>Through Inside Energy<em>, </em>we’re teaming up with public radio and television stations in Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota to explore the complex energy issues affecting our lives.</p><p>The three states are feeling this new energy economy differently, and it’s changing political realities in different ways.</p><p></p><p><strong>WYOMING</strong></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 22:42:09 +0000 Dan Boyce 58420 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Inside Energy Production And Politics Mosey West: The King and Queen of L.A. http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mosey-west-king-and-queen-la <p><strong><a href="http://www.moseywest.com/" target="_blank">Mosey West</a></strong>, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, plays a song from their newest EP, ‘Bermuda.’</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fVh6KIvtvB4" width="560"></iframe></p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148587690&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:23:14 +0000 Anna Rader, Micah Schweizer & Ben Slater 58010 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mosey West: The King and Queen of L.A. Cowgirl In A Bluegrass Band: Della Mae's Wyoming Connection http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowgirl-bluegrass-band-della-maes-wyoming-connection <p>A bluegrass band with Wyoming connections will be holding its breath at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. That’s because Della Mae’s recording ‘This World Oft Can Be’ is up for Best Bluegrass Album. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer reports.</p><p>MICAH SCHWEIZER: Late last year, late at night, the band was on the road in Tennessee when they heard the news. Shelby Means, who plays bass and sings harmony, says the band was packed into a van with their soundman at the wheel.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:20:55 +0000 Micah Schweizer 53020 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowgirl In A Bluegrass Band: Della Mae's Wyoming Connection Representative Sue Wallis may pursue full marijuana legalization http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/representative-sue-wallis-may-pursue-full-marijuana-legalization <p>Representative Sue Wallis&nbsp;has drafted&nbsp;a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Wyoming.&nbsp;She’s even considering revising it to include recreational marijuana, as well.&nbsp;Wallis toured&nbsp;facilities in&nbsp;Colorado&nbsp;where&nbsp;recreational marijuana&nbsp;is packaged and labeled and says she&nbsp;was impressed with how smoothly&nbsp;everything is going.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:28:03 +0000 Melodie Edwards 52733 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Representative Sue Wallis may pursue full marijuana legalization Roller derby offers women of Wyoming and sports fans something new http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/roller-derby-offers-women-wyoming-and-sports-fans-something-new <p>Modern roller derby is a contact sport that features two teams roller skating on a track, attempting to score by passing players of the opposing team. While the sport’s origins can be traced back to beginning of the 20<sup>th</sup> century, it was revived in the early 2000s in Texas…BY women and FOR women.</p><p>Since then, teams have started up all over the world. Wyoming has been a late adopter of the sport, but women here are making up for lost time.</p><p>[AMBI Sports announcer: “And she makes it through! That is a grand slam folks!]</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:18:55 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 47251 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Roller derby offers women of Wyoming and sports fans something new Reviving local saw mills could limit fire danger in the Rocky Mountain Region http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/reviving-local-saw-mills-could-limit-fire-danger-rocky-mountain-region <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><p>(Firing up engine)</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:36:20 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 44764 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Reviving local saw mills could limit fire danger in the Rocky Mountain Region Albany County authorities train together to take on an active shooter http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/albany-county-authorities-train-together-take-active-shooter <p>Ever since the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, law enforcement agencies across Wyoming have been have been preparing for how they might handle an active shooter situation. &nbsp;</p><p>This summer, authorities from agencies across Albany County gathered in Laramie for some high intensity training… together. Rebecca Martinez reports.</p><p>OFFICER: Come out with your hands up.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:17:59 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 44760 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Albany County authorities train together to take on an active shooter Wyoming's food bank to gain autonomy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-food-bank-gain-autonomy <p>Wyoming&rsquo;s food bank is going to become its own entity this summer. Currently, it&rsquo;s part of the Food Bank of the Rockies in Colorado, but in July it&rsquo;s splitting off.</p><p>Development Manager Jamie Purcell says it&#39;s been good working with the Colorado food bank, but that that the change will be beneficial.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:58:28 +0000 Willow Belden 17914 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's food bank to gain autonomy Garfield County, CO supports BLM plan on oil shale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/garfield-county-co-supports-blm-plan-oil-shale <p>Garfield County commissioners are supporting a proposed Bureau of Land Management plan for oil shale<br />development in three states.</p><p>The commissioners got an early look at the BLM&#39;s alternative draft management proposal and voted unanimously to support it this week.</p><p>Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the proposal would cut 421 square miles from the proposed 3,125 square miles<br />allocated for possible oil shale development in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.</p><p>The biggest area removed would be the 182-square-mile Adobe Town area in Wyoming.</p> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 02:16:23 +0000 The Associated Press 15581 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org