Worland, Wy – Washakie County is seeking a grant to help remodel a county-owned building to establish a telehealth outreach clinic. The county is applying to the State Loan and Investment Board for a federal mineral royalty capital construction account grant to help establish the Worland VA Primary Care Telehealthcare Outreach Clinic and the Worland Crisis Stabilization Center. Commission Chairman Ron Harvey says the two regional facilities could add up to 17 jobs ranging in salary from $30,000 to $70,000.
Wyoming – The State legislature passed a law that is intended to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels. Outbreaks in other states has led to headaches. But in order to combat the problem it will require some action from those who own boats. Beth Bear is the Aquatic Invasive Species coordinator for the Wyoming Game and Fish department. She joins Bob Beck to explain the potential problem.
Wyoming – Former militant activist turned academic Bill Ayers has come and gone from the University of Wyoming. He spoke on campus to an audience of 11 hundred, after a federal judge forced the university to provide him a venue. But the cancellation of Ayers' initial appearance, along with the events that followed, has left the university with a tough set of questions to address. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has more.
Cheyenne, Wyoming – In two weeks, the Historic Atlas Theatre will be the main host of the Cheyenne International Film Festival. Some 35 films from around the world will be screened at the inaugural event. Producer Alan O'Hashi says he saw a need for this type of event during a film making exercise last fall. He tells Bob Beck that the focus is on small film makers.
Wyoming – Graduating seniors have handed in their final papers, taken their final exams and will leave the University to start the next chapter of their lives. Some will go on to pursue careers, some will take a break - and others will leave only to start right back up again in the fall as graduate students. Today more than ever students are going back to school for graduate degrees. Wyoming Public Radio Intern Kelly Herbinson reports.
Jackson, Wyoming – Health care is certainly on the lips of many. Around a thousand people attended the annual St. John's Community Health Fair, earlier this month in Jackson. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington asked those attending the fair how they think the new health care legislation might affect their lives.
Wyoming – Wyoming Speaker of the House Colin Simpson is running for Governor. The Cody Republican has served in the legislature for 12 years and works as an attorney. He is the son of former U-S Senator Alan Simpson and the Grandson of former Senator and Governor Milward Simpson. He is engaged in a number of public service activities. The economy is where we begin. WPR's Bob Beck asks Simpson whether additional budget cuts are needed, as the state deals with declining revenue.