travel http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Roads To Get New 80 MPH Speed Limit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-roads-get-new-80-mph-speed-limit <div class="yiv1481704802" id="yiv1481704802yui_3_16_0_1_1403629516956_25755" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, 'Lucida Grande', sans-serif;"><div class="yiv1481704802" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1403710477460_15101" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt;"><span class="yiv1481704802" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1403710477460_15122" style="font-size: 10pt;">The&nbsp;</span><span class="yiv1481704802" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1403710477460_15100" style="font-size: 10pt;">new Wyoming 80 mile per hour speed limit will go into effect July first. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:14:39 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 60378 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Roads To Get New 80 MPH Speed Limit Wyoming Stories: A Worldly Wyomingite http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-worldly-wyomingite <p>Sixty-two-year Sheridan resident Mary Burgess spent much of her youth in the Philippines where her father was a politician. As she tells her friend Val Burgess, when she was thirteen, she was living at an Episcopal boarding school in Baugio when she, her sister, and two other women decided to take a long walk north.</p><p></p><p>Mary Burgess moved back to the US for college, and eventually joined the WWII effort as a part of the American Red Cross. In this story, she tells her friend Val Burgess about her experience as a woman behind the front lines.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 16:34:46 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 58689 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Worldly Wyomingite Senate Debates State Park Fee Distribution http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-debates-state-park-fee-distribution <p>The Wyoming Senate has given initial support to a bill that would allow State Parks to use entrance fees on things besides major building projects.&nbsp; But not everyone loves the idea.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br />Senate Majority Floor Leader Phil Nicholas of Laramie said it&nbsp;was difficult to raise park fees to pay for important capital construction and major maintenance&nbsp; projects&nbsp;and argued that it would be wrong to use the money for another purpose.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:54:27 +0000 Bob Beck 53901 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate Debates State Park Fee Distribution 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 What Happens At Pete's Roc N Rye Club Stays At Pete's Roc N Rye Club http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/what-happens-petes-roc-n-rye-club-stays-petes-roc-n-rye-club <p>At first glance, it looks like another shuttered roadside business. The exterior is overgrown and the door is hard to find. By the look of things, you may wonder if this is the kind of place you’ll need a secret handshake to enter. What is this place exactly? It’s Pete’s Roc n Rye Club in Evanston. For our final stop on the Lincoln Highway, producer Erin Dorbin made it past the entrance and sent us this postcard.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Erin Dorbin 51551 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org What Happens At Pete's Roc N Rye Club Stays At Pete's Roc N Rye Club "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 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 New Wyoming Travel App Raises Cash for Conservation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-wyoming-travel-app-raises-cash-conservation <p>More than half the U.S. population uses smartphones and apps. And as the appetite for mobile information continues to grow, some Wyoming entrepreneurs are poised to cash in, for the sake of conservation. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington has more.</p><p>REBECCA HUNTINGTON: When Story Clark gets into her Prius, she doesn't just start her engine. She also revs up a new mobile app that she's developed with her business partner Madi Quissek.</p><p>STORY CLARK: So I'm hooking it up. It's TravelStorysGPS. The app is hands-free. And we're going to get going right now.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:25:48 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 50933 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Wyoming Travel App Raises Cash for Conservation Wyoming Public Media's Shades of Ireland Tour http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-public-medias-shades-ireland-tour <p>WPM’s Shades of Ireland tour landed in Dublin on June 10<sup>th</sup> following an overnight flight from Denver. Our group included twelve Wyomingites, yours truly and my wife Cheryl, Rick Dowe, Jim and Carol Jacobs, Ron and Brenda Delaney all from Laramie, Rick and Sue Chambers from Cheyenne, Sue Ann Robertson from Casper along with her sister Grace Robertson from Wilson and Glen Mooney from Sheridan.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:15:35 +0000 Grady Kirkpatrick 42587 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Public Media's Shades of Ireland Tour Holiday Travel To Match Economic Recovery http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/holiday-travel-match-economic-recovery <p>Increased holiday travel is expected for AAA&rsquo;s mountain region this year, and could beat the national average. Wyoming is classified as part of the mountain region, and travel and auto group AAA expects a 2.2% percent increase from last year. That&rsquo;s compared to 1.4% percent nationally.</p><p>AAA Spokeswoman Tara Handley says this will be the second busiest travel season in a decade, and the best since the recession ended.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 01:41:30 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 16857 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Holiday Travel To Match Economic Recovery