Wyoming – Seven Wyoming counties are under flood watches or warnings. Fremont County is dealing with flooding over 32 square miles, a week after waters reached flood stage. The National Guard is filling sandbags around the clock. Right now, conditions are better than they were early in the week - but snow in the mountains this weekend could mean significant runoff next week. Molly Messick spoke to Fremont County resident Ernie Over.
Wyoming – Wyoming has a close relationship with the federal Minerals Management Service, which collects royalties from development of the state's vast natural resources. But the agency has come under scrutiny in the past few years and yet again since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Washington reporter Manuel Quinones has more on Wyoming's ties to the 'M-M-S' and how the state's congressional delegation sees proposed changes.
Wyoming – Ted Adams is currently the Superintendent of Laramie County school district one in Cheyenne. The Republican was a University of Wyoming wrestler in the 1960's and later taught in Green River and Thermopolis. He served as a principal in both Thermopolis and Worland and was a superintendent outside the state. He joins Bob Beck.
Wyoming – Next week as part of the AARP national spelling bee, a number of groups will host a day long seminar on training the grownup brain called Gray Matters. Among the speakers is noted author Barbara Strauch who discusses research from her book The Secret life of the grownup brain. She speaks with Bob Beck.
Wyoming – Wyoming Republican lawmakers continue to decry the billions of dollars in out of control federal spending. They want their colleagues to stop doling out cash that Congress does not have to balance the budget. What are their ideas to turn around the deficit and are they realistic? Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
Wyoming – Now we speak with candidate for Governor Pete Gosar. Gosar is a Democrat and a former University of Wyoming football player, who taught in Pinedale and who later became a professional Pilot. He currently flies for the state of Wyoming. The Pinedale native says state leaders should not totally dismiss the recently passed federal health care overhaul. He speaks with Bob Beck.
Wyoming – There have been Latino families living in Gillette for decades, but in the last handful of years the population has boomed. Now, estimates are that the community is well over 1000 strong - a significant number in a city of roughly 25 thousand. So how is Gillette adjusting? Many say there are significant challenges that the city has not yet faced. Molly Messick reports