Laramie, WY – The State Library's Wyoming Newspaper Project launches this week. That's an effort to put all of Wyoming's available historic newspapers published between 1849 and 1922 online where anyone can search and view them. State Librarian Leslie Boughton says about half of the site's eventual content will be available this week. That's more than 480,000 full newspaper pages, scanned from microfilm held at the State Archives.
Wyoming – Next month, the Wyoming National Guard mobilizes a thousand of its troops. It's the largest deployment in state history. Wyoming Public Radio has reported that the Guard is putting more emphasis on mental health than ever before. In our final installment in the series, reporter Addie Goss profiles the authors of a book that's making the rounds among Wyoming National Guard commanders. It's called "Tears of a Warrior," and it was written by a Wyoming native and his wife.
Wyoming – The U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass an omnibus land package this week, including two bills that addressed Wyoming. The most notable is a measure intended to protect the Wyoming Range from future energy development. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming – The National Alliance on Mental Illness this week gave Wyoming an "F" for mental health services. That's down from a "D" in 2006, the last time the report was issued. Department of Health Deputy Director Roger McDaniel tells Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss that the report overlooks significant improvements the state has made in recent years.
Wyoming – In April, the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Arts Council will host a three-day symposium on the importance of public art in Wyoming's communities. Called "Public Art and Community: Inspiration and Reflection," the event is intended to bring together members of the business, education and arts communities. Bob Beck spoke to Wendy Bredehoft and Susan Moldenhauer of the University of Wyoming Art Museum.
Wyoming – Wyoming has its main newspapers - the Casper Star-Tribune, the Gillette News Record, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. But in Wyoming history there have been many more. Close to 400. Not so long ago, every little town had its own paper, and some had two or three. The Wyoming State Library, with funding from the legislature, is building an online archive of those historic papers. What's in old news? Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick reports.
Wyoming – Like other state agencies, the University of Wyoming is being asked to find ways to trim between five and ten percent from its state budget. The University is holding campus meetings to find ways to meet Governor Dave Freudenthal's directive. Bob Beck talked to University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan to hear about the approach.
Wyoming – Eleven freshman entered the Wyoming House of Representatives this year. At the start of the session, we talked with three of them about their goals and aspirations. Now, Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck asks them what they've learned.
Wyoming – Details are fast emerging about what the federal stimulus package may mean for Wyoming. State employees are working furiously to make sure they meet deadlines. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay has been rushing to keep up.