Wyoming – The latest census data shows that in nearly two-thirds of wyoming's families both parents work. And in many single parent homes that parent works too. For many the only option is day care. Now state officials are trying to find out whether the state has enough spots for kids who need day care and just how good those child care facilities really are. Kristin Espeland reports.
Campbell County – Campbell county memorial hospital in particular is trying to cope with record numbers in its emergency room and even in its baby delivery rooms. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland spoke with the interim C-E-O Andy Fitzgerald about how the hospital is dealing with more and different types of patients
Pinedale, WY – An internal document from the Bureau of Land Management's Pinedale office has come out. It goes over past decisions from the BLM and highlights commitments the agency made, but has yet to fulfill.
Laramie, WY – On the same week people in the nation were trying to come to terms with the September 11th attacks, people in Wyoming were trying to deal with another tragedy. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports
Laramie, Wy – Searchers have found what is believed to be the body of state public defender Ken Koski. Koski was hiking in the mountains of Western Wyoming when he disappeared. Search teams spent five days looking for him. Climbers are now trying to get to the body on Mount Bonneville in Sublette County to confirm it is Koski. His family posted an entry from Koski's journal online. The journal was in Koski's tent and the entry says there is no place I would rather be than here unless it was with my family.
Gillette, Wy – For the third time economic development leaders and job recruiters from Wyoming will travel to Michigan to try and get some of the people who have lost jobs in that state to come to Wyoming. Recruiters from Campbell and Natrona County will make this trip. But while they can offer them work, one concern is where some of the workers will live. Campbell County Economic Development Director Ruth Benson says the lack of housing has been a drawback. Benson says that is one reason why Sweetwater County is not joining this particular recruiting effort.
Greeley, Colorado – Northern Colorado's backup punter is suspended from the team and from school after his arrest on suspicion of stabbing starting punter Rafael Mendoza. Sophomore Mitch Cozad of Wheatland, Wyoming, was arrested yesterday on a charge of second-degree assault. He is free on a 30-thousand-dollar bond. Evans police Lieutenant Gary Kessler says the motive may have been competition for the first-string job. Kessler says Mendoza was attacked from behind and stabbed in his
Cheyenne, Wy – Republican gubernatorial candidate Ray Hunkins says he will turn over all his campaign's credit card bills to the state if Governor Dave Freudenthal's campaign does the same thing. Hunkins says that if credit card records are going to be an issue in the campaign, both sides ought to show exactly how they're spending their money. Freudenthal's camp initially said today (Wednesday) that it would reject Hunkins' challenge. But they changed course later in