Rural http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Internet Services To Expand To Rural Areas http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/internet-services-expand-rural-areas <p>Several remote communities in the state will be able to receive better internet service in the near future.&nbsp;&nbsp;Visionary Communications&nbsp;has&nbsp;announced&nbsp;a&nbsp;plan to expand its fiber optic line to connect the towns of Chugwater, Guernsey, Pinedale and Torrington to the rest of the state.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:44:35 +0000 Melodie Edwards 56875 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Internet Services To Expand To Rural Areas Health Department offers grants to open clinics in rural areas http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/health-department-offers-grants-open-clinics-rural-areas <p>The Wyoming Department of Health is trying to improve healthcare in rural communities by providing grant money for rural health centers.</p><p>The agency’s Keri Wagner says the money can be used to open new clinics, or to allow existing facilities to expand.</p><p>“Priority will be given to … applicants for new clinics in areas where access does not already exist,” Wagner said.</p><p>She added that while many areas in Wyoming don’t have access to good healthcare, money is not the only problem; it’s also hard to find doctors who are willing to live in rural areas.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:10:55 +0000 Willow Belden 37565 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Health Department offers grants to open clinics in rural areas New Report Looks At Community Health Through Environment And Energy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-report-looks-community-health-through-environment-and-energy <p>A new study from the group Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development says that rural communities depend on adjacent land for their economic health.&nbsp; That can either be land for energy development or the outdoors.&nbsp; The report finds that ten percent of the jobs in Cody are connected to spending on fishing, hunting and wildlife.&nbsp; But impact from nearby energy development land can also help the local economy.&nbsp; But Trout Unlimited&rsquo; s Brad Powell says there should be a balance between the two.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 23:55:15 +0000 Bob Beck 24932 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Report Looks At Community Health Through Environment And Energy