LARAMIE, wyo – Southern Wyoming ranchers are praising the Bureau of Land Management's work in a wild horse roundup that concluded last weekend. Over the course of the five-week roundup, a BLM contractor permanently removed 1,950 horses from the Adobe Town and Salt Wells areas - leaving approximately 860, according to B-L-M calculations. John Hay is the President of the Rock Springs Grazing Association. He says that drought and high numbers of wild horses and wildlife have affected local ranchers in recent years
CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming's congressional delegation is supporting a legal challenge to the new health care law.
Representative Cynthia Lummis and Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso signed onto a legal brief in support of a case against the law brought by 20 states and the National Federation of Independent Business.
Lummis says the new health care law kills jobs, imposes devastating regulations on small businesses, busts the budget and erodes Americans' personal liberty.
LARAMIE, wyo – Thirteen seniors will play their last game at Wyoming on Saturday.
Their last game will be against Border War rival Colorado State at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.
The seniors include receivers David Leonard, Zach Bolger and Travis Burkhalter.
Leonard will leave with his name in the record books. He is ninth in career receptions with 147, and he could finish as high as seventh. He likely will lead the team in catches and yards for the second straight season.
LARAMIE, wyo – Efforts by the Northern Arapaho tribe to raise money for scholarships received a major boost this week. The Arapaho Educational Trust Capital Campaign says it received it's first, major outside gift of 15-thousand dollars from Chemtrade Refinery Services.
The endowment receives a majority of its money from tribal gaming operations - three-percent of casino revenue - and has also received a 5-thousand dollar donation from Marathon Oil.
LARAMIE, wyo – The problem of suicides among gay youth has drawn national attention this fall and the Wyoming Department of Health is trying to raise awareness of the resources available in the state to help prevent it. Wyoming typically has among the highest suicide rates in the nation. State Suicide Prevention Specialist Keith Hotle says one of the biggest challenges is encouraging young people to talk to adults. He says 70 percent of kids won't tell an adult if they have a friend who's suicidal.