Wyoming – Wyoming U-S Senator John Barrasso mixed it up with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar over his handling of the B-P oil spill. At the same time Senator Barrasso has been critical of the Interior Department's new rules for on shore energy development that will require a new set of scrutiny for oil and gas leases. Senator Barrasso joins on the telephone. This week the Senator drafted a bill to overturn the new on-shore drilling rules. He explains his thinking to Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.
Wyoming – The Executive Secretary of the Wyoming AFL-CIO is getting into the issue of the new drilling rules. Kim Floyd represents 55 unions throughout Wyoming. He joined five dozen former land managers, biologists and regulators in sending a letter to Secretary Salazar urging him to finalize these important rules. He joins Bob Beck to explain why this is so important to him.
Greensberg, Kansas – In May of 2007 a tornado creating winds of over 200 miles an hour hit the town of Greensberg, Kansas. 11 people died and 95 percent of the structures were destroyed. Since then the people of Greensberg have gone forward with the idea of being the greenest city in America. Bob Dixson is mayor of the town of a thousand. He tells Renny MacKay that he survived the tornado in his basement with his wife.
Colorado – Colorado has long been a leader in production of renewable energies like wind and solar power. Now those in the industry are starting to look at another potential energy source, and it comes from a place very few people would connect with "clean" energy. KUNC's Grace Hood has more
Wyoming – When people think of Jackson's economy a lot of the attention goes to tourism. But, there's another important industry in the community and it's facing tough times. Rebecca Huntington reports on Teton County's struggling construction economy.
Rawlins, Wy – Leaders of the union representing some Wyoming correctional officers have filed a federal lawsuit claiming top administrators at the Wyoming Department of Corrections retaliated against them for union activities. Dee Garrison is a sergeant at the state prison in Rawlins president of the Wyoming Association of Correctional Employees. She's been an outspoken critic of chronic short-staffing at the prison. Garrison and union Vice President Norman MacIntosh together with