Laramie, WY – Off-road vehicle users are causing serious damage to the Thunder Basin National Grassland near Gillette as well as the Big Horn and Black Hills National Forests. So Forest Service officials are going public in an effort to reduce the damage.
Douglas Ranger District Recreation Manager Marcia Rose-Ritchie says the all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles are damaging grazing land and causing erosion throughout the area.
Laramie, Wy – A democrat hoping to get elected to the U-S Senate says finding ways to reform the health care system should not include universal coverage. Gillette Attorney Nick Carter favors a non partisan study in order to find ways to provide health insurance and to lower health care costs. But Carter says it must be done in conjunction with our current system. But Carter says a solution is necessary. He says health care costs are especially tough in Wyoming where small business people cannot afford to get coverage.
Laramie, Wy – A candidate for Congress says, No to Universal health care yes to developing groups of people who can form group health insurance programs. That's part of the plan Republican Congressional candidate Cynthia Lummis has for reforming health care. Lummis says that group health insurance programs should bring costs down. Lummis also favors a variety of data sharing programs among doctors.
Cheyenne, Wy – A three-year-old state program that uses military regimen to help troubled teens is struggling to survive. Officials say the Wyoming National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program at Camp Guernsey is in danger of losing federal funding and possibly even closing because of a lack of enrollment. The program can accommodate up to 120 teens every 22 weeks. But just 19 cadets will graduate from the program's fifth class later this month. Program director Joe Michaels says there's various reasons for
Riverton, Wy – The Fremont County Coroner says it could take weeks to determine what killed three teenage girls found dead on the Wind River Reservation. Coroner Ed McAuslan said Monday that preliminary autopsy investigations on the girls didn't determine their cause of death. He says more detailed toxicology reports could take from four to six weeks. Special Agent Kathleen Wright, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Denver, said Monday that the agency can't comment on the investigation.