Laramie, WY – Warming weather and above average snow pack this winter are cause for concern in Carbon County, and residents are taking measures to plan for potential flooding.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a report stating that flood potential throughout Carbon County is high this spring. Carbon County Emergency Management Coordinator John Zeiger says that communities in the Upper North Platte River Basin, as well as the Little Snake River Basin, are preparing for possible inundations.
Laramie, WY – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded over 61 million dollars in grants to tribal communities around the country. The Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing Authority on the Wind River Reservation got one of those grants.
Laramie, WY – Wyoming Public Media (WPM) News Director Bob Beck has been awarded a distinguished regional Edward R. Murrow award for best audio feature reporting.
Beck received the coveted honor for a story called "Goat Silk." It is about the efforts of University of Wyoming Professor Randy Lewis to use goats as a way to manufacture spider silk, so that it can be used by doctors as succors or in other medical applications. Lewis placed spider silk genes in goats in an effort to manufacture more spider silk than spiders can produce. It comes out in the goat's milk.
Worland, WY – County prosecutors from around Wyoming say they have strong concerns about Gov. Matt Mead's proposal to create a unified juvenile court system. Gary Hartman is Mead's justice policy adviser. Hartman told members of the Legislature's Joint Judiciary Committee in Worland on Thursday that the state needs to establish a single court system to handle nearly all juvenile cases.