1:19 am
Mon April 13, 2009

Elder care under pressure

Wyoming – Between now and 2030, Wyoming's population of people over 85 will grow more than that of almost any other state in the country. That fact comes from a report put out this year by the AARP. With the aging population will come more demand for services. But as Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports, Wyoming's system of care for the elderly is already strained.

1:16 am
Mon April 13, 2009

The long view of long-term care

Wyoming – There's a new program at the University of Wyoming called the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center, designed to support health care professionals who work with the aging population. Deb Fleming directs the center. She told Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck that the state is doing relatively well when it comes to long-term care, but there are reasons for concern.

1:13 am
Mon April 13, 2009

New clinic for memory loss

Wyoming – A clinic has opened in Jackson that's focused on diagnosing and treating memory disorders like Alzheimer's. People with memory loss in Wyoming already struggle to get an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, and Wyoming's population is aging faster than that of most other states. The new Institute for Cognitive Health in Jackson offers one way to address a growing problem. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss reports.

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8:33 am
Fri April 10, 2009

Aquatic invasive species concern state officials

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8:24 am
Fri April 10, 2009

Placement drops at Sheridan juvenile facility

Cheyenne, WY – The number of youths at Normative Services has declined by two-thirds since a rash of assaults and other problems at the Sheridan juvenile facility.

Normative Services began the year with about 150 youths and now has about 50.

Those who remain include nine youths placed by Wyoming judges. That's down from 39 state-placed youth in February, when the state Department of Family Services gave notice it would terminate its contract with Normative Services.

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8:42 am
Thu April 9, 2009

Grizzly bear deaths up significantly

Bozeman, MT – A significant rise in the number of grizzly bear deaths last year will be a principal topic as bear managers from around the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem gather next week in Bozeman, Montana.

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team reported 48 known and probable grizzly deaths, 37 of which could be attributed to human causes. Twenty of those human-caused deaths, or 54 percent, were due to hunter conflicts.

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8:26 am
Thu April 9, 2009

In a down market, state shifts investments

Cheyenne, WY – Government officials are reviewing the state's investment strategy in light of the declining market.

The State Loan and Investment Board met Thursday in Cheyenne and approved changes to the state's investment portfolio. New portfolio targets reduce the percentage of money invested in equities and increase the percentage of alternative income investments, such as certain types of real estate.

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2:49 am
Thu April 9, 2009

Air Guard members return home

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8:54 am
Wed April 8, 2009

Two new wind farms to create more than 100 long-term jobs

Rawlins, WY – The Power Co. of Wyoming says the construction and operation of two major wind farms in south-central Wyoming will create more than 1,000 jobs.

The company, which is a subsidiary of the Denver-based Anschutz Corp., is pushing forward with plans to build 1,000 wind turbines near Rawlins.

Power Co. of Wyoming Vice President Roxane Perruso told the Carbon County Commission on Tuesday that the Sierra Madre and Chokecherry wind farms will be built in three phases.

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