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.
The NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing center is over 50 percent complete
Wyoming – The National Center for Atmospheric Research says its newest facility is moving along. The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing center will be used for high tech weather research. Project Director Krista Laursen tells Bob Beck that the project is over 50 percent complete.
State regulators are not sure how to keep high ozone levels in Sublette County under control
Wyoming – In March, Sublette County, in the shadow of the Wind River and Wyoming Ranges, registered ozone levels higher than any recorded in Los Angeles last year. State regulators don't dispute that gas development plays a large role in the county's air quality problem - but they're less sure about how to keep local ozone levels under control.