wheatland http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wheatland Tornado Shelter Project Wins National Prize http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wheatland-tornado-shelter-project-wins-national-prize <p>A group of 8<sup>th</sup> graders from Wheatland Middle School who built a tornado shelter for a school competition won the top national prize for their efforts last week.</p><p>Haiden Moody, Christian Moody, Joey Madsen and Jacob Stafford spent the past few months engineering a tornado safety shelter converted from an old set of school lockers. It was part of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math competition put on by the U.S. Army called eCYBERMISSION.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:32:05 +0000 Aaron Schrank 60408 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wheatland Tornado Shelter Project Wins National Prize Wheatland Students Recognized For Potentially Lifesaving School Project http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wheatland-students-recognized-potentially-lifesaving-school-project <p>When four 8<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;graders at Wheatland Middle School were asked to put their heads together to solve a real problem in their community, they thought back to the biggest crisis in recent memory—the quarter-mile-wide twister that touched down near their town in 2012. Jacob Stafford, Joey Madsen, Haiden Moody and Christian Moody remember the day the tornado very hit well. And it made an impression them, because it was just miles from their school.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:19:10 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59475 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wheatland Students Recognized For Potentially Lifesaving School Project Wheatland Wilderness http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wheatland-wilderness <p>Wheatland is located on I-25, and travel/ tourism has long been an important industry in the area.&nbsp; During the summer months, thousands of boaters, campers, fishermen, and water skiers from Cheyenne, the panhandle of Nebraska and the Front Range of Colorado rely heavily on both Glendo State Park and Guernsey State Park as well as Grayrocks Reservoir for outdoor recreation, and Wheatland is an important refueling stop and shopping center for many of these outdoor enthusiasts.&nbsp; In addition, the Medicine Bow National Forest to the west provides many opportunities for hunters, campers Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:21:40 +0000 Dan Brecht 54383 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wheatland Wilderness Platte County Art – Wheatland http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/platte-county-art-wheatland <p>Wheatland is blessed with many talented artisans, including sculptors, painters, and crafters.&nbsp; Probably the art form you will notice most when in Wheatland (and especially downtown) are the many murals on the walls of government and private buildings.&nbsp; For the most part, these wonderful murals which tell the history of Wheatland and Platte County so well are due to the talent and hard work of the Platte County Art Guild.&nbsp; The Pocket Park, which is located one block south of the Courthouse in downtown Wheatland, has murals that were done by Joe Arnold of Laramie in 2000.&nbsp Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:54:56 +0000 Dan Brecht 54163 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Platte County Art – Wheatland Wheatland Green Harvest Festival - Wheatland http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wheatland-green-harvest-festival-wheatland-0 <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Wheatland’s Green Harvest Festival takes place over about 7 days toward the end of August every year and is a combination of free public concerts at the city’s band shell (emphasis is on bluegrass, folk and eclectic music) as well as lots of kids’ games and activities, a quilt show, a garden walk, an open air vendors and farmers market, a pet parade (lots of fun.. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:42:28 +0000 Dan Brecht 53489 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wheatland Green Harvest Festival - Wheatland Ranchers produce more meat with fewer animals http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ranchers-produce-more-meat-fewer-animals <p>The U.S. cow herd is small right now because of the extended drought that’s plagued large swathes of the country. But though dry conditions have driven ranchers to sell off animals they would have otherwise kept, the decreasing size of the national herd is a trend decades in the making. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports on how livestock producers in Wyoming are turning out more meat with fewer animals.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:07:44 +0000 Irina Zhorov 51632 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Ranchers produce more meat with fewer animals Wyoming Premium Farms employee found guilty of animal cruelty http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-premium-farms-employee-found-guilty-animal-cruelty <p>A Humane Society investigation at a Wheatland pork farm has resulted in one conviction of animal cruelty and one acquittal this week.</p><p>An undercover investigator videotaped Wyoming Premium Farms employees hitting, kicking, and punching piglets and sows. Tape was presented in court. Tyson, one of the farm’s largest customers, dropped the supplier shortly after the footage was released.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:49:46 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 44339 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Premium Farms employee found guilty of animal cruelty 5 get fines for animal cruelty at Wyo. hog farm http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/5-get-fines-animal-cruelty-wyo-hog-farm <p>Five former employees of a hog farm in Wheatland have been convicted of multiple counts of animal cruelty and sentenced to probation and fines.</p><p></p><p>Four of the five were fined $530.</p><p>The charges were filed as a result of an undercover investigation last spring by The Humane Society of the United States, which disclosed employee abuse of pigs and piglets. The organization posted video of workers kicking live piglets like soccer balls, striking pigs with their fists and kicking them when they showed reluctance to leave their offspring.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:16:24 +0000 The Associated Press 39270 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 5 get fines for animal cruelty at Wyo. hog farm Fire crews prep for windy weather http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fire-crews-prep-windy-weather <p>Crews battling the wildfire near Wheatland are bracing for high winds tomorrow/Saturday.</p><p>Fire information officer Beth Hermanson says yesterday&rsquo;s storms dumped rain on parts of the fire, but that didn&rsquo;t help much overall. And she says the weather forecast for tomorrow doesn&rsquo;t look promising.</p><p>&ldquo;The National Weather Service has told us that we will more than likely see high winds on our fire &ndash; possibly up to seventy miles an hour,&rdquo; Hermanson said. &ldquo;So fire fighters today are strengthening the lines in preparation for that event.&rdquo;</p> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 00:24:48 +0000 Willow Belden 25289 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fire crews prep for windy weather