Laramie, Wy – A former University of Wyoming swimmer has advanced to the semi-finals of the U-S Olympic swimming trials. Scott Usher swam his fastest time of the year in the 200 meter breast stroke, placing second to the American record holder, Brendan Hansen. Usher will swim again tonight for a shot at the finals. U-W swim coach Tom Johnson says that race will be a tough one. If he qualifies for the finals, Usher must place in the top two in order to make the team.
Billings, MT – States worried about brucellosis-infected cattle are imposing strict rules on Montana cattle, especially those from counties surrounding Yellowstone National Park.
Nebraska state veterinarian Dennis Hughes says cattle coming to Nebraska from Madison, Gallatin, Park, Sweet Grass, Stillwater and Carbon counties will have to be certified brucellosis-free. All animals older than 18 months will have to test negative for the disease, even if they're not going to market.
There are less stringent rules for counties farther away from the park.
Laramie, Wyo. – The Interior Department announced today it will put one million dollars toward protecting an ancient migration corridor in Wyoming.
Each year, pronghorn antelope migrate 170 miles from southwest Wyoming to Grand Teton National Park. And each year, that path is getting narrower - as wells are drilled, houses are built, and fences go up around them.