Wyoming – In an otherwise dismal year for major sports teams at the University of Wyoming, once again, the Wyoming Cowgirls basketball squad stands out. The team is on its way to another 20 win season and is in the mix for the Mountain West Conference title, which is surprising since the squad lost two key players from last year's team. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck speaks with Cowgirls Head Coach Joe Legerski to discuss the team that has gone to postseason four of the last five years.
Wyoming – When legislators were campaigning last year many said the top issue on the lips of citizens was job creation. This year the legislative session has been dominated by social issues, still economic development has been there in the background. It turns out that past work by the legislature may dovetail with new legislation as the state continues to try to diversify its economy. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.
Laramie, Wy – Jackson Hole residents will find out what is needed in Sudan this month. The advocacy organization Refugees International will host an event - called Sudan: A New Beginning. The meeting will present the needs of the Sudanese population after the recent referendum. In the referendum people voted to separate northern and southern Sudan into independent nations. Refugees International board member Tatiana Maxwell says it's important to remain focused as the historical changes unfold
Laramie, Wy – The National Trust for Historic Preservation is recognizing Sheridan, Wyoming as one of its "Distinctive Designations." Twelve sites are selected each year, and Sheridan is the first Wyoming town to make the list. Regional Director Barb Pahl says Sheridan's selection has to do with everything from its architecture, including historic buildings like the Sheridan Inn and train depot, to the many ranches surrounding the town. She says all towns selected for the honor have palpable ties to their history
Laramie, Wy – Wyomingites can now dial 211 from a land line anywhere in the state to ask for help in accessing the right kinds of social services in their communities. The line is officially up and running in seven counties, but people from outside of that immediate service area can call for help reaching agencies that offer assistance statewide. Wyoming 211 Manager Monique Ruby says callers' range of needs can be very broad
Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Legislature is nearly ready to draw to a close, but plenty of work remains to be done. Both the House and the Senate are off on Monday. Once they convene, they will be appointing conferees to reconcile differences in their respective budget amendments this week.
The House and Senate each proposes to spend about $250 million in their versions of the supplemental budget bill.