Laramie, Wyo. – The defendants in Fremont County's ongoing voting rights case plan to appeal a federal judge's most recent decision. This month, Judge Alan Johnson ordered that Fremont County Commissioners should be elected from five single-member districts. That's after Johnson sided with Native American plaintiffs in the case this spring, ruling that the county's system of electing commissioners from one county-wide district diluted the Native American vote.
Laramie, Wyo. – Grizzly bear experts are concerned that there will be more bear-human encounters this fall. That's because of the lack of white bark pine cones. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Dennie Hammer says bears do have other sources of food aside from white bark pine cones, but he says as they are searching for other food they may run across people.
Laramie, Wyo. – The price of gold has gone up by 400 percent over the last decade. For months now, gold has been trading near record highs. And that has far-reaching effects, not from Wall Street to Main Street, but all the way out to central Wyoming, and a spot called the Rattlesnake Hills. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has this story about modern gold prospecting.
Cheyenne, Wy – A retired surgeon and rancher from Cheyenne wants to enter the Wyoming governor's race as an independent candidate. Taylor Haynes submitted a petition Monday to get his name on the November's ballot. The Secretary of State's office must now confirm the names to
Laramie, Wyo. – The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the release of new, nationwide standards for ground-level ozone will be delayed until the end of October. The standards were supposed to be released this month.