Cheyenne http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Cheyenne Regional To Cut 17 Million In Next Two Years http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cheyenne-regional-cut-17-million-next-two-years <p>The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center will try to cut seventeen million dollars from its budget over the next two years.</p><p>"We are seeing decreased revenues coming from Medicare," says Jason Schenefield, Chief Operating Officer for Cheyenne Regional, as to why the cuts are necessary. "And things such as that which is really having us, along with hospitals around the country, trying to find ways of saving costs with declined revenues."</p><p>Schenefield also says decreased inpatient admissions is causing declining revenues.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:30:53 +0000 Miles Bryan 60816 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cheyenne Regional To Cut 17 Million In Next Two Years Pine Bluffs Recovery Center May Close For Lack Of Funds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pine-bluffs-recovery-center-may-close-lack-funds <p>The Chrysalis house is an addiction treatment center in Pine Bluffs with a unique mission: it provides a home for recovering women and their children.</p><p>But the program doesn’t have enough money to stay open much longer.</p><p>“We really have been very devoted to the program which is why we took on that financial risk a long time ago,” says Dr. David Birney, Executive Director of Cheyenne’s Peak Wellness Center, which operates the Chrysalis house. “At this point there just aren’t sufficient funds to support it.”</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:45:50 +0000 Miles Bryan 60712 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pine Bluffs Recovery Center May Close For Lack Of Funds Funnel Cloud Prompts Cheyenne Tornado Warning http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/funnel-cloud-prompts-cheyenne-tornado-warning <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A funnel cloud prompted a brief tornado warning in Cheyenne on Wednesday.</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service sounded the alarm at about 2 p.m., soon after the funnel dropped down from a small thunderstorm in the high country west of town.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Minutes later, the funnel dissipated without touching down - though not before several people snapped photos of the twister and posted the images online.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:48:02 +0000 Associated Press 60411 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Funnel Cloud Prompts Cheyenne Tornado Warning David Shelles - Cheyenne WY http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/david-shelles-cheyenne-wy <p></p><p>My name is David Shelles and I live here in Cheyenne, Wyoming. When I moved from Davenport, Iowa to Laramie, Wyoming in December of 2008, of course I had the privilege of driving Interstate 80 across Iowa and Nebraska. On the second day of my trip, I crossed the border from Nebraska into Wyoming at Pinebluffs and of course I started messing with the radio and it stopped on 91.9 and I heard Pat Gabriel's voice and that's actually kind of when I knew I was back home.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:28:35 +0000 Anna Rader 60389 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org David Shelles - Cheyenne WY Jonathan Richman Live On Morning Music http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jonathan-richman-live-morning-music <p>Wyoming Public Radio presents a rare performance and interview with <a href="http://www.highroadtouring.com/artists/jonathan-richman/" target="_blank"><strong>Jonathan Richman</strong></a> ahead of his show at the historic Hynds Building in Cheyenne Tuesday night, June 24.&nbsp; Grady Kirkpatrick will talk with Mr. Richman about his music spanning from the early 70’s with the band the Modern Lovers through today. Tune in at 11:15am, only on Morning Music.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:41:32 +0000 Grady Kirkpatrick 60107 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jonathan Richman Live On Morning Music Wyoming Stories: A Future Legislator's Childhood Trip To Cheyenne http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-future-legislators-childhood-trip-cheyenne <p></p><p>Dan Kinneman is from Rawlins. His father was one of Wyoming’s longest-serving legislators. In this story, Kinneman—himself a former legislator—describes a childhood visit to Cheyenne during a treacherous winter.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:51:11 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 59529 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Future Legislator's Childhood Trip To Cheyenne 6th Annual Cheyenne Film Festival Is Set To Begin http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/6th-annual-cheyenne-film-festival-set-begin <p>The 6<sup>th</sup> annual Cheyenne International Film Festival kicks off Tuesday.&nbsp; Alan O’Hashi runs the event and he joins us to tell us what is in store.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 22:47:34 +0000 Bob Beck 58421 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 6th Annual Cheyenne Film Festival Is Set To Begin Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Arrives In Cheyenne http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/union-pacific-big-boy-4014-arrives-cheyenne <p>Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in December 1941. The locomotive was retired in December 1961, having traveled 1,031,205 miles in its 20 years in service.</p><p>The journey of Big Boy <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" data-query-source="hashtag_click" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23up4014&amp;src=hash"><s>#</s><b>up4014</b></a> is complete! Watch the arrival in Cheyenne below.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8EAJs8U56_c" width="560"></iframe></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:34:53 +0000 Anna Rader 58011 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Arrives In Cheyenne Historic Steam Engine Returns To Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/historic-steam-engine-returns-wyoming <p>One of the World’s largest steam locomotives is traveling across Wyoming this week.&nbsp; Union Pacific’s Big Boy number 4014 is being moved to Cheyenne for restoration. UP spokesman Mark Davis says 25 so called Big Boys were once used to carry heavy loads over mountains. This one was built in 1941.</p><p>“It’s a 132 feet long and weighs about 1.2 million pounds.&nbsp; They were a heavy load locomotive.”</p><p>Davis says the locomotive will arrive in Laramie around eight tonight. There will a public ceremony in Cheyenne tomorrow at 1 PM.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 23:43:58 +0000 Bob Beck 57975 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Historic Steam Engine Returns To Wyoming Wyoming Courts Adjust To Accommodate Non-English Speaking Clients http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-courts-adjust-accommodate-non-english-speaking-clients <p>Wyoming is a largely rural state with limited diversity. But as the population grows and the state attracts all sorts of newcomers. Wyoming is learning to accommodate the changing population. One of the areas where the state is making headway is interpretation services in its courts. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:39:50 +0000 Irina Zhorov 56706 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Courts Adjust To Accommodate Non-English Speaking Clients Ed Murray Announces Run For Secretary Of State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ed-murray-announces-run-secretary-state <p>A Cheyenne businessman is the fifth Republican to announce his candidacy for Secretary of State.&nbsp; Ed Murray owns a real estate and investment company and wants to use his business experience to update the office of Secretary of State.&nbsp; Among his goals are to make the position&nbsp;more business friendly.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:59:35 +0000 Bob Beck 56529 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Ed Murray Announces Run For Secretary Of State Public Transit Use Way Up In Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/public-transit-use-way-wyoming <p>A new report by the American Public Transportation Program shows that public transit use&nbsp;across the nation is on the rise, including in Wyoming.&nbsp; Jackson racked up its&nbsp;largest ridership ever this winter. Ridership on Cheyenne buses has increased as well.&nbsp;Joe Dougherty is director of the Cheyenne Transit Program.&nbsp;He says&nbsp;ridership has increased about&nbsp;10 percent a year since 2006 to a high of almost 300,000 people in 2013. &nbsp;Dougherty says&nbsp;seniors and those with disabilities use the system regularly, and so do others.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:04:40 +0000 Melodie Edwards 55268 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Public Transit Use Way Up In Wyoming Sleeping Cranes: New Brides http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sleeping-cranes-new-brides <p>An example of Cheyenne-based <strong><a href="http://sleepingcranesmusic.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">Sleeping Cranes</a></strong>’ fragile, poetic music.</p><p>http://youtu.be/Sqk3-WIJP5k</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/138911485&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:17:51 +0000 Anna Rader, Micah Schweizer & Ben Slater 55101 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sleeping Cranes: New Brides Wyoming Public Media's 2014 Forum On Coal Will Air On Open Spaces http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-public-medias-2014-forum-coal-will-air-open-spaces <p>The WPM Forum on Coal, 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, will air on Open Spaces. WPM guests included Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon, Rocky Mountain Power VP Rita Meyer and Clean Energy Action co-founder Leslie Glustrom. The forum was held February 26, at 7pm, in front of a live audience at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne will rebroadcast on Open Spaces Friday Feb. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:39:13 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 54355 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Public Media's 2014 Forum On Coal Will Air On Open Spaces StoryCorps: Pete Simpson Discusses His Parents And Growing Up Near Heart Mountain http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-pete-simpson-discusses-his-parents-and-growing-near-heart-mountain <p>This summer, StoryCorps set up a booth in Cheyenne to record Wyomingites interviewing one another and sharing their stories.</p><p>Today, we hear from two members of one of Wyoming’s most famous families.&nbsp; Milward Simpson, the grandson of former Governor and U.S. Senator Milward Simpson, interviews his father Pete Simpson, a noted historian, educator, Republican nominee for Governor, and former legislator.&nbsp; They begin their conversation talking about Pete’s parents.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:55:17 +0000 Bob Beck 53722 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps: Pete Simpson Discusses His Parents And Growing Up Near Heart Mountain 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 BeatGrass: Everlasting Home http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/beatgrass-everlasting-home <p>We were saddened to hear that<strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/beatgrassband" target="_blank"> BeatGrass</a></strong> banjo-picker Pete Mergard passed away last week. Here’s a song from the Cheyenne-based band’s December 2013 visit to the WPM studios.</p><p>http://youtu.be/31QQh9LLty0</p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132059167&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:28:46 +0000 Anna Rader, Ben Slater & Micah Schweizer 53267 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org BeatGrass: Everlasting Home 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 Vacancy: Extended Stays Keep The Lights On At The Wyoming Motel http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/no-vacancy-extended-stays-keep-lights-wyoming-motel <p>In preparation for your upcoming road trip, you’ve already dialed the destination into your GPS. You’ve read online reviews to choose where you’ll sleep. And you probably booked the Hampton instead of that quaint motor court, right? With fewer travelers choosing rooms at smaller mid-century-era motels, how are owners adapting their businesses? Producer Erin Dorbin visited Wyoming Motel in Cheyenne to find out.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Erin Dorbin 51378 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org No Vacancy: Extended Stays Keep The Lights On At The Wyoming Motel Wyoming Stories: Community Recordings in Cheyenne http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-community-recordings-cheyenne <p>Listeners in Cheyenne! <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/WyomingPublicMedia?ref=stream&amp;directed_target_id=0">Wyoming Public Media</a></strong> will be at the Laramie County Library on December 9th to capture your Wyoming Story or favorite Holiday Memory.<br /><br />To reserve a recording time, visit the registration site<strong>: </strong><a href="http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E44AFAC29A31-wyoming4"><strong>Wyoming Public Media: Wyoming Stories - Cheyenne&nbsp; </strong></a></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:39:22 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 50409 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Community Recordings in Cheyenne Cheyenne reports good economic growth, increasing number of commuters http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cheyenne-reports-good-economic-growth-increasing-number-commuters <p>Southeast Wyoming is reporting good economic growth and employment numbers. At the Economic Forecast luncheon today in Cheyenne, Cheyenne LEADS CEO Randy Bruns said the gross domestic product for the city in 2012 was 2.42 percent. The first two quarters of 2013 also showed above-average job growth, and rising retail and home sales.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:09:15 +0000 Irina Zhorov 49582 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cheyenne reports good economic growth, increasing number of commuters New book tells stories of 'Haunted Cheyenne' http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-book-tells-stories-haunted-cheyenne <p>Cheyenne has been called the most haunted town in America. Ghost story collector Jill Pope says she hears new stories of the city’s paranormal activity almost daily. Some of them are in her new book, Haunted Cheyenne. Pope spoke with Wyoming Public Media’s Micah Schweizer.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:19:50 +0000 Micah Schweizer 49200 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New book tells stories of 'Haunted Cheyenne' Thru hiking the Continental Divide Trail http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/thru-hiking-continental-divide-trail <p>The Continental Divide Trail is a hiking path that runs from Canada to Mexico, along the great divide. It’s more than 3,000 miles long, and only a handful of people hike the whole thing in a single year. Marc Koeplin of Cheyenne is one of them.</p><p>He and his hiking partner finished the trail a few weeks ago, and joined Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden to talk about the trip. He says his first long-distance hike was the Appelachian Trail, which he did 12 years ago.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:55:04 +0000 Willow Belden 48948 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Thru hiking the Continental Divide Trail Wyoming Stories: Learning to see at age 38 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-learning-see-age-38 <p>We’re going to hear now from a woman who was blind for the first 38 years of her life. At that point, a doctor told her he could make her see. After four surgeries, she finally gained her vision.</p><p>The woman’s name is Pat Logan, and we’ll hear a conversation she had with Dave Stratton, the chaplain for the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly, in Cheyenne. The interview was recorded as part of StoryCorps, a project that records conversations between loved ones.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:32:59 +0000 Willow Belden 48943 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Learning to see at age 38 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 StoryCorps: A career in burlesque http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-career-burlesque <p>This summer, StoryCorps set up a booth in Cheyenne to record Wyomingites interviewing one another and sharing their stories. Today, we’ll hear from a burlesque performer. Her stage name is Stella Fox, and she talks with her fiancée, Jonathan Green, about her burlesque career.</p><p>The piece was produced by Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden with interviews recorded at StoryCorps. StoryCorps is a na­tional nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:03:31 +0000 Willow Belden 46195 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps: A career in burlesque StoryCorps in Wyoming: Bud Decker and Jim Latta http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-wyoming-bud-decker-and-jim-latta <p>This summer, StoryCorps set up a booth in Cheyenne to record Wyomingites interviewing one another and sharing their stories.</p><p>Today, we’ll hear from 95-year old Pinedale native Guy Decker, better known as “Bud”. Decker tells his longtime-friend Jim Latta about what it was like to grow up on the Wyoming Frontier.</p><p>Produced by Rebecca Martinez with interviews recorded at StoryCorps, a na­tional nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. (storycorps.org.)</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:56:26 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 45127 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps in Wyoming: Bud Decker and Jim Latta StoryCorps Folks At Cheyenne Frontier Days http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-folks-cheyenne-frontier-days <p>StoryCorps Bi-Lingual Facilitator Anna Berlanga and Facilitator Callie Thuma, had a chance to take a much needed break during their busy citizen interview schedule. They were able to experience the excitement of a Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo on July 23rd thanks to sponsor CenturyLink.</p><p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:42:55 +0000 Anna Rader 44624 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps Folks At Cheyenne Frontier Days StoryCorps Opening Day In Cheyenne http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-opening-day-cheyenne <p>Take a look at the many on-goings during <strong><a href="http://storycorps.org/">StoryCorps</a></strong> Opening Day in Cheyenne on July 12. Everyone at Wyoming Public Media had a role to play in the StoryCorps launch and the event went off without a hitch. From the press that were invited, to the live interviews and the conversations held, there was never a dull moment.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:16:12 +0000 Anna Rader 43763 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps Opening Day In Cheyenne Wyoming gears up for adventure race http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-gears-adventure-race <p>In July, Wyoming enters the world of adventure racing when the state hosts the Cameco and City of Casper Cowboy Tough Adventure Race.&nbsp; It’s a 3 ½-day race across the state that begins on July 18<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:56:41 +0000 Bob Beck 42944 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming gears up for adventure race