Laramie, WY – Wildlife officials have successfully collared 20 big horn sheep in a small, isolated herd that lives at high altitude in the Teton Range.
Scientists are worried about the sheep because there are only about 125 of them. They say one catastrophic event could wipe them out.
The collars will tell researchers more about where and how the sheep live. A team working from a helicopter first tried to put the collars on in December, but high winds derailed forced them to give up.
Cheyenne, WY – Senators are deciding what to do about a bill that would allow someone to use deadly force in life threatening situations.
The "Castle Doctrine" bill would also provide the person who did the killing with a form of immunity. Gun activists have fully endorsed the measure, but some senators fear it could have unintended consequences.
Senator John Hastert says he's worried it would allow people to bait others into deadly conflicts.
Wyoming – The Governor of Wyoming joined an outfitter and an advocate for the state's oil and gas industry in an appearance before Congress this week. At stake: the future of more than a million acres of the Bridger Teton National Forest and the Wyoming Range.
Wyoming – With one week to go in the legislative session, Governor Dave Freudenthal thinks things are going fairly well. Bob Beck interviews the governor about a couple of bills and next week's Democratic caucus.
Wyoming – There is a feeling that politicians are separated from the people they represent, but in Wyoming that does not seem to be the case. This week we find out if citizens have had positive experiences talking to lawmakers and what those lawmakers think of getting those calls. Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming – The bipartisan Wyoming Women's Legislative Caucus is hosting a leadership development event for women at the State Capitol. Elsa Partan talked to Senator Jayne Mockler of Cheyenne, who's been in the legislature for the last 16 years, to find out more about the state of women's leadership in government right now.
Wyoming – Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd spoke with Steve Peck, publisher of the Riverton Ranger and Reed Eckhardt, the managing editor of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle about this week at the state legislature.