12:38 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Some University of Wyoming graduates find the job market tight.

Wyoming – A new group of University of Wyoming graduates will enter the workforce, but some are finding the market tighter then they had hoped. Students are also finding more competition for jobs. But experts say that despite the economy, there is hope. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports

12:36 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Wyoming Mental Health Counselors are facing budget cuts.

Wyoming – Mental health counselors in Wyoming are facing budget cuts. At the same time, more Wyoming people seem to be suffering from anxiety and depression due to the down economy. Rodger McDaniel oversees the mental health division with the Department of Health. He calls the situation a perfect storm. He speaks with Addie Goss.

12:34 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

No Swine Flu in Wyoming.

Wyoming – The Wyoming Department of Health has not yet discovered any cases of swine flu in this state. But in neighboring Utah and Nebraska, health officials have sent samples from "probable" cases to the Centers for Disease Control for confirmation. Colorado also has a confirmed case. Wyoming's state epidemiologist, Tracy Murphy, says it may only be a matter of time before there is Swine Flu in Wyoming.

12:31 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Geriatric care transitions are the focus of a conference.

Wyoming – One concern in the health care world is the impact on older adults when they are moved around from one health care facility to another. Doctor Eric Coleman is a Geriatric health care expert with the University of Colorado at Denver. He discusses the issue and an upcoming Laramie conference with WPR's Bob Beck.

12:28 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

A look at the science behind clean coal.

Wyoming – Coal has a reputation for being dirty and unsafe. Matt Sepic looks at the science behind clean coal.


12:26 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Wyoming is front and center in determining whether carbon sequestration will work.

Wyoming – Wyoming and the coal industry have turned to Carbon Sequestration as a possible solution to the pollution that comes from a coal fired power plant. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick reports.

12:24 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Wyoming tries to reduce workplace fatalities.

Wyoming – Union's, safety officers and state employees are looking at how to fix the problem of Wyoming's high rate of workplace fatalities. It means looking at Alaska as a possible solution. Addie Goss reports.

12:22 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Remembering the old Sugar Beet Baseball League.

Wyoming – An exhibit commemorating a semi-pro baseball league that ran from 1942-1969 is opening in Cheyenne. Many players in the league came from Wyoming and Colorado and worked in Sugar Beet fields all week and played on Sundays. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay remembers the leagues and its impact on race relations.

12:17 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Television program looks at Grizzly conflicts in Yellowstone.

Wyoming – The National Geographic Channel debuts the documentary "Expedition Grizzly" Sunday night. Creator Casey Anderson discusses the program, his concerns about Grizzlies and his pet Grizzly with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

WPR News
12:10 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Researchers find ammonia in Wyoming CBM water

Cheyenne, Wyoming – New government research indicates that some coal-bed methane water flowing into the Powder River of northeast Wyoming contains potentially dangerous levels of ammonia.

But the study also found that vegetation in a drainage channel can absorb dissolved ammonia and microorganisms can transform it to harmless nitrogen gas.

USGS scientist Richard Smith says the study's findings are not so significant that it would raise any red flags about coal-bed water discharges.

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