Laramie, WY – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct up to eight prescribed burns around Carbon County this spring.
The agency advises the public that smoke may be visible at times.
The BLM says the burns will be carried out only when weather, wind and other conditions are right to keep them under control. Most of the burns are intended to remove sagebrush and other growth that has become so old that it's unproductive. Ash from the burned vegetation fertilizes the ground and encourages the growth of nutritious, young shrubs.
Wyoming – Census numbers say that less than 1 percent of all Wyomingites are black. The University of Wyoming says than one percent of all its students are black. Which means that less than 1 out of every 100 people you see on the street each day are black. Addie Goss reports on how those statistics shape the lives of black students in Laramie.
Cheyenne, WY – The legislature ended like it began, with an address from Governor Dave Freudenthal.
The governor praised lawmakers for their work to advance the state and for their passage of bills from the capture and storage of carbon dioxide to bills concerning the protection of sensitive species.
Freudenthal told lawmakers that it appears the state will have more money next year and they should have an eye to the future.
Laramie, WY – A settlement agreement has been reached in the litigation between four students and the University of Wyoming regarding an incident last fall involving allegations of hazing.
A UW representative says under the terms of the agreement, the university agreed that student disciplinary procedures were not fully followed and has agreed to pay for attorneys' fees incurred by the students related to those proceedings in the amount of $30,000.
Laramie, WY – Onlookers warmly welcomed President Bill Clinton to Wyoming yesterday. The former president campaigned for Senator Hillary Clinton who is vying for 12 Wyoming delegates at stake in tomorrow's caucuses.
The president outlined his wife's plan to introduce 10 new clean-coal technology projects in the U-S and told a packed arena at the University of Wyoming that her healthcare and education plans were the best option for Americans. Supporters said the visit showed Wyoming's national importance in the race for president.
Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Legislature passed a bill Friday that would allow students who lost the Hathaway Scholarship to re-qualify for it.
A joint House and Senate conference committee agreed to delete an amendment that would have made it possible for students to move among scholarships in the Hathaway program.
Representative Sue Wallis was on the committee and supported the amendment. She says keeping the amendment in wasn't worth halting the bill and she hoped to bring the amendment back again next session.