Wyoming – Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss talks to Stig Hallingbye, regional president for American National Bank of Wyoming. He says most Wyoming banks are still strong, but borrowing is getting harder.
Wyoming – Agriculture makes up a small percentage of the overall economy in Wyoming, but some communities still depend on ranching and farming. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay went out to see how ranchers are faring, and he found there's plenty we can learn from the agriculture community.
Cheyenne, WY – A bill that increases funding for school enrichment passed the Wyoming House. Several lawmakers objected to adding more education dollars at a time when the state might be facing a financial downturn. That's why Worland Democrat Debbie Hammons amended the bill to reduce some of the funding. She still believes it sends a positive message to school districts.
Hammons says it means that school districts will have to focus their money towards where it is truly needed.
Cheyenne, WY – On a 60 to nothing vote, the state Senate has passed a massive workers compensation reform bill. The bill increases death benefits for families with some specific help to send children left behind to college. Wyoming AFL-CIO Director Kim Floyd says took many years to get such a bill passed and calls it a big day for workers in the state.
Award-winning author and Wyoming native CJ Box visited Wyoming Public Radio as guest host on Morning Music February 20th.
Award-winning author and Wyoming native CJ Box visited Wyoming Public Radio as guest host on Morning Music February 20th. Hear his selections and conversation with Grady Kirkpatrick. (songs are edited due to internet copyright restrictions.) View Playlist