Laramie, Wyo. – The annual Pew study of prison populations shows that the number of prisoners has gone down, across the country and in Wyoming. The director of the public safety performance project on the states, Adam Gelb, says the Pew Center on the States found that across the nation there are 5000 fewer inmates. In Wyoming, Gelb says there were nine fewer inmates in 2009 when compared to 2008. He says there is a shift in thinking when it comes to public safety.
Laramie, Wyo. – Hiring Wyoming Census workers is proving to be a challenge, especially in some of the state's more remote areas. Casper Census Office Manager Frank Zitcovic oversees the northern half of the state. He says the office will have to hire more than 400 people to do door-to-door follow-up from May through August. The current push is to fill about 120 vacancies for a special counting effort on the Wind River Reservation.
Laramie, Wy – Four University of Wyoming wrestlers are competing for national titles this weekend. They are members of Wyoming's 25th ranked wrestling team that has had a lot of success in the last few months. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck looks into the turnaround.
Cody, Wy – Snowmobile access to Yellowstone National Park remains the main issue for Park County commissioners commenting on a new winter use plan for the park. Commissioners this week released their draft comments to the National Park Service's fourth attempt in recent years to craft a winter use plan. Park County commissioners say that snowmobile travel is a traditional mode of transportation used in the park and that more sleds should be allowed. They also advocate a pilot project to