Cheyenne, Wy – The final snowpack report of the season shows Wyoming in good shape for irrigation water this summer. The Natural Resources Conservation Service reports that every major mountain range in Wyoming has above-average or near-average snow moisture. The numbers are critical for Wyoming's farmers and ranchers because mountain snows supply irrigation water throughout the summer. The upper Green River Basin, Powder River Basin, Snake River, and Bighorn Basin all show increasing snowpack compared to average.
Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming First Lady Nancy Freudenthal has been sworn in as a federal judge. Freudenthal, wife of Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, was sworn in Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer at a private ceremony in Cheyenne. A public swearing-in ceremony will be held later. The U.S. Senate confirmed Freudenthal as a federal judge last month. The judgeship covers federal cases in Wyoming and the sections of Yellowstone National Park in Montana and Idaho. Mrs. Freudenthal has worked as a lawyer in private practice in
Cheyenne,Wy – A treatment system will be built to remove any trace of an industrial solvent getting into Cheyenne's water supply from a former Atlas missile site. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso last week announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will build the system to remove trichloroethylene, which is better known as TCE. Cost of the system that will break down the chemical by exposing it to air was not immediately released. Long-term exposure to TCE can lead to liver problems or cancer.