Wyoming – Whenever Wyoming Economic Development officials talk about diversifying the economy, the topic of developing manufacturing jobs always comes up. Though the state is famous for exporting things such as coal and gas, Wyoming has virtually no reputation for making things. Bob Beck reports.
LARAMIE, wyo – The Northern Arapaho tribal elections are held every two years, to elect new members to three different councils. The Business Council, which saw four of its six members replaced this election, is responsible for the tribe's financial matters. The Economic Development Commission oversees tribal development, and the Tribal Committee is in charge of social events like powwows, teen dances and in some cases, ceremonies. Those two councils saw only one member each replaced by a new candidate.
LARAMIE, wyo – Today is the Great American Smokeout. It's the American Cancer society's longstanding effort to try and get smokers to give up smoking for 24 hours and make a plan to stop entirely. The tobacco cessation coordinator for Wyoming is Kathi Wilson. She says the state offers counseling and other services in an effort to get people to quit smoking But Wilson adds that it is harder to go cold turkey than it used to
CHEYENNE, wyo – The Laramie City Council has given preliminary approval to penalties for drunken drivers that are tougher than state law.
The measure was unanimously approved Tuesday. It would impose a mandatory seven-day jail sentence and a minimum $200 dollar fine on drivers arrested with a high blood alcohol content of point-1-5 or above. A repeat offender would have to serve 30 days in jail and pay a maximum fine of $750 dollars.
Washington D-C – President Obama has nominated Wyoming Director of Homeland Security Joe Moore to serve as U.S. Marshal for the state. Obama announced several marshal appointments on Wednesday, including that of Moore for Wyoming. The U.S. Senate will consider the nominations. Obama says Moore and the others he nominated are all dedicated public servants. Moore is a retired FBI agent and has served as state Homeland Security director since 2003.