Wind River, WY – A report says Wyoming showed one of the strongest growth rates for tribal gaming revenue in 2009.The Indian Gaming Industry Report ranked Wyoming with the second highest growth rate that year at nearly 21 percent. The report does not show specific revenue amounts generated by the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone casinos on the Wind River Indian Reservation because those figures are confidential. Only Alabama had a higher tribal gaming growth rate in 2009.
Wyoming – Young people in Wyoming angling for a career in agriculture face plenty of hurdles. Land is expensive and profit margins are narrow. But as the average age of Wyoming's ranchers creeps up, agricultural leaders in the state are looking for ways to make ranching a viable career for interested young producers. Wyoming Public Radio's Kathryn Flagg visits a ranch near Cheyenne for this report.
The federal wild lands policy has Wyoming?s Congressional delegation concerned
Washington D.C. – The Obama administration's controversial wild lands policy certainly has the attention of Wyoming's Congressional delegation. It is also about to become a pawn in Congress' fight over the federal budget. From Washington, Elizabeth Wynne Johnson explains.
Some low income college programs face a federal budget cut
Wyoming – Among the proposed federal budget cuts in the U-S House version of the federal budget is several million dollars to what are called Trio programs. U-W's Associate Director of Student Educational Opportunities is Michael Wade. He tells Bob Beck that the proposed cuts would mainly hurt low income students.