Wyoming – The Wyoming Department of Health says the state traditionally is among the top three in the nation for suicide death rates and the vast majority of them involve men. And the highest rate of suicide comes from what are termed middle age white men between the ages of 35 and 54. The Wyoming Department of Health is starting an ambitious effort to try and reduce those numbers. Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming – Earlier this month, Propublica - an independent, investigative news outlet - released a report detailing, among other things, the number of students on free and reduced lunch in the state. The number they came up with for Wyoming was 30-percent - well below the national average of 45. However those figures only looked at a small sampling of schools. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone has more.
Wyoming – Despite early resistance, Cheyenne's recycling program is now a well-oiled series of machines, diverting thousands of tons of waste from the landfill annually. But even in Cheyenne, the challenge of recycling in communities across the in Wyoming isn't public interest, but rather communities' distance from out-of-state facilities that can actually process the materials. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Martinez reports.
Gillette – An official with the Wyoming Pipeline Authority says the explosion of TransCanada's new Bison Pipeline, which came online in January and runs from Wyoming's Powder River Basin to North Dakota, should not affect natural gas exports from the state in the short-term.
Authority Executive Director Brian Jeffries says it shouldn't be hard for producers to make necessary adjustments.
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Laramie, WY – Funeral service will be held next week in Wyoming for four members of a Colorado family who plunged to their deaths when a section of highway washed out earlier this week. Alex and Laurel Constantinides of Colorado Springs, were fleeing a nearby campground early Tuesday with their three young daughters when their van plunged into a gaping hole created by a raging creek. Alex was the only one to survive.