Laramie, Wyo. – A wind development model that originated in Wyoming is spreading to other states.
For several years, a division of the Department of Agriculture in Southeast Wyoming has been helping form "wind associations." People who own property in windy area pool their land together, then market it to wind developers.
Brad Haight is a lawyer in Denver who works on wind issues. He says Wyoming's model gave more power to the landowners.
Laramie, Wyo. – A survey of Wyoming teenagers shows that they believe their peers use drugs and alcohol more than they actually do.
In the Department of Health Survey, the biggest gulf between perception and reality surrounded methamphetamines. 99 percent of students reported that they had not used meth in the last 30 days, but nearly half said they believed students in their school were using the drug.
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming has seen a tripling of new H-I-V cases. Typically the state will see close to eight new cases, but already 24 cases have been confirmed. Laurie Johnson of the Group Early intervention services says it means that they will have difficulty providing services to all the new cases.
Laramie, Wyo. – A survey of Laramie businesses found that 15 out of 20 think their holiday profits will be down this year.
Retailers, real estate agents and hotel managers told the Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce that they expected to see a drop in holiday revenue compared to last year. The Chamber's director, Peggy Rounds, says that's understandable.
"I think with the national situation and people watching the Dow, it has everyone scared and they're just not spending money," said Rounds.