Laramie, Wy – A Ten Sleep-based company that gives online English instruction to students around the world is looking at establishing an operations center in Sweetwater County. Michelle Hostetler of the Sweetwater Economic Development Association says Eleutian Technology is looking at Green River right now for a site. It could employ about 30 teachers. Eleutian uses Internet video conferencing to connect local teachers with South Korean students for English classes.
Laramie, Wyo. – A group of concerned citizens is upset with the timing of a rare meeting between the public, regulators and uranium mining companies. It is set for Friday night in Sundance. The topic is in-situ mining also known as ISL. It is a process of getting uranium out of the ground by injecting water into the earth.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Rep. Cynthia Lummis says the Obama administration's moratorium on offshore oil drilling will have negative impacts on job creation, energy independence and Americans' wallets.
The Wyoming Republican reacted to President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday that he was extending a moratorium on new deep water drilling leases for six months and suspending exploratory drilling elsewhere.
Laramie, Wyo. – A severe hail storm that centered on Gillette yesterday evening broke windows, damaged roofs and dented cars. The National Weather Service says the storm produced hail the size of golf balls, flying as fast as 60 to 70 miles per hour.
State Farm Agent Nancy Morgan says more than 400 auto claims were made to area offices this morning, and the calls keep coming. "This is going to be a storm where the numbers will be large enough that State Farm will assemble one of our national catastrophe teams," she said.
Laramie, Wy – Governor Freudenthal is spending this month trying to get feedback from Wyoming citizens on wind energy and that is actually what he has received. Bob Beck speaks with the Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff Ryan Lance about the challenges the state is facing.
Cheyenne, Wy – A judge Tuesday dissolved a rare restraining order that had prohibited two newspapers from publishing stories about a college president's trip to Costa Rica. District Judge Peter Arnold of Cheyenne had ordered the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and The Cheyenne Herald, not to publish information about a Laramie County Community College internal report concerning president Darrel Hammon's 2008 trip. Hammon was a chaperone on the trip.