Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming and nine other states have filed a gay marriage opposition brief to a federal appeals court in California. The amicus brief sent Friday to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals says that the Constitution does not require marriage to include same-sex couples. It also says that states, not federal courts, have final say in whether to allow same-sex marriages. A federal judge ruled last month that that California's Proposition 8, a voter-passed ban on same-sex marriage, was
LARAMIE, wyo – If the Wyoming Cowboys are going to win Saturday they will need to find a way to stop Air Force Quarterback Tim Jefferson. Jefferson has been tremendous this year scoring four touchdowns and throwing for three more. He is a big reason Air Force is much improved this season. Wyoming Coach Dave Christensen says Jefferson has been a handful.
LARAMIE, wyo – Motorcycle fatalities are up significantly this year in Wyoming. Twenty-three riders have died this year, nearly doubling the numbers from last year. Alcohol use and excessive speed are suspected to be causes for many of the deaths. Dave Kingham is the Spokesperson for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. He says there's been an increase in motorcycle riders in the state over the last few years.
LARAMIE, wyo – The Wyoming Safe Kids Coordinator says the state has been at the forefront of vehicular child safety laws nationwide, but Diane Guerttman also says that there are still many people that don't know that children need to use proper seats until they are nine years old. This led to the new Boost Til Nine Campaign. Guerttman says it will help inform parents about proper booster seat use.
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.