Wyoming – Over the years Laramie has found it difficult to keep the many students the University of Wyoming graduates every year. But several new businesses are starting to address this problem thanks to the Wyoming technology business center housed at U-W. Bob Beck Reports.
Wyoming – Nuclear power's role in a so-called clean energy economy remains bitterly controversial. Wyoming residents are trying to get used to the idea again and getting the uranium out of the ground to fuel nuclear reactors in Coloardo is creating a battle. KUNC's Kirk Siegler takes us to the site of a massive, proposed uranium mine in northern Colorado's Weld County.
Wyoming – The town of Glendo, between Douglas and Wheatland, is still feeling the impacts of this spring's snowmelt and rainfall. The Glendo Reservoir has been above flood stage for more than a month, and water levels are supposed to peak on the 4th. More than half of the campsites at Glendo State Park are under water. Glendo's mayor, Susan Juschka tells Molly Messick that the flooding is hard to handle, for a town that earns a lot of its income through tourism.
Wyoming – Wyoming Senator John Barrasso may have gotten himself into trouble with Indian country. This is because of reforms he's pushing in congress to address the so-called Cobell Settlement. Maneul Quinones reports
Wyoming – State Senator Mike Massie is the lone democrat to run for state superintendent of public instruction. Massie has served in the state legislature for 16 years and has been a member of the joint education committee for ten of those years. He is also serving on a committee that is reviewing curriculum standards in the state and another focused on school funding. Massie speaks with WPR's Bob Beck.
Wyoming – In some places, the word "branding" brings to mind marketing consultants and glossy advertising. Here in Wyoming, it's hot irons and cowboys on horseback. As branding season winds down, we ask - what's in a brand? With ranchers running livestock on thousands of acres, brands are the best way to show ownership. But there's more to it than that. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick reports.
Laramie, Wy – A former Wyoming Technical Institute student has been sentenced to 18 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in a fatal crash in Laramie. Twenty-one-year-old Frederic V. Saccato was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty in April to aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated assault and battery. In exchange, prosecutors dropped one count of aggravated assault and one count of driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license. Authorities say Saccato was driving a pickup that went out of
Casper, Wy – A former Rawlins police officer has been cleared of sex assault charges by a jury. A seven-woman, five-man jury found 46-year-old Adam Lee Meacham not guilty on all five counts of child sexual abuse. Meacham, a one-time police captain and Carbon County commissioner, was accused of immoral or indecent acts with a former Rawlins resident in the 1990s. Meacham denied wrongdoing. The five-day trial was moved from Rawlins to Casper. The jury deliberated almost four hours before delivering the not guilty verdicts.