Wyoming – This weekend about 200 women and their horses will compete to crown the top barrel racer in the state, but one racer stands out above the rest. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny Mackay speaks with Vianna Guerney who's been racing barrels for 61 years.
Wyoming – It's been a record year for officials at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Bear Management Program. Last week officials had participated in over 40 management captures of bears. Since then, the number has gone up. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone brings us the second half of last weeks story, and he continues his 24 hour day on the job with head Bear Management Officer, Mark Bruscino.
Wyoming – This week, doctor E.O. Wilson visited the University of Wyoming to discuss his book The Creation: An Appeal To Save Live On Earth. Once named one of the top 25 most influential people in America by Time magazine, Dr. Wilson spoke with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.
Wyoming – Ever since wind farms started popping up in Wyoming the question was how the state would tax the industry. This week, politicians on a special sub-committee looking at the issue decided that the industry also needs to pay sales taxes. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming – Matt Mead, fourth generation rancher and grandson of former governor and U.S. Senator Cliff Hansen, speaks with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck about some of the social issues that are close to his heart.
LARAMIE, wyo – As the number of Wyoming residents receiving food stamp benefits has gone up over the last two years, so has the number of children who are eligible for free school lunches. This year, school districts are using a new computer program that notifies districts of students who are automatically eligible for free lunch because their families receive food stamps. Tamra Jackson is the Department of Education's Nutrition Program Supervisor.