Cheyenne, WY – There's been a delay in leasing Martin's Cove to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been delayed. The 25-year lease was to be signed Thursday. And Thursday morning the BLM released the document on the Internet. But by 10am, the document had been removed. A Wyoming BLM spokeswoman says the document needed to be reviewed in Washington before being issued publicly. It's now unclear when the document will be signed.
Ft. Collins, CO – There's some added drama to Friday night's Border War game between Wyoming and Colorado State. Earlier this week, someone apparently entered CSU's Hughes Stadium and sprayed chemicals on the field, leaving the letters "U" and "W" painted on the field. The letters are 30 feet high and 75 feet wide. CSU athletic director Mark Driscoll says the grounds crew is working diligently to rectify the situation and that the vandalism will have no effect on the quality of the playing surface.
Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming's revenue outlook continues to be very positive. The figures from October show the forecast for the general fund this year up $42 million dollars from projections in January. Governor Dave Freudenthal says it is important to keep putting money into the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund, which has been used to keep taxes low, but he says that needs to be balanced with the effort to expand the economy for today and the future. Freudenthal says he would like to use the extra revenue at the University of Wyoming, in local communities and to protect wildlife.
Laramie, Wy – U-S house candidate Louis Stock says there are plenty of other ways to go after terrorists, instead of using U-S Troops. The Libertarian says the purpose of our military is to defend our borders and terrorists should be viewed as criminals. Stock suggests getting other countries to hunt the terrorists with persuasion, such as trade sanctions and diplomacy.
Riverton, WY – A consultant for a uranium mining company agrees the industry should see a resurgence in Wyoming due to increase uranium prices. David Miller, who's also a State Representative from Riverton, says uranium prices have gone from a low of $7 a pound in 2001 to just over $20 a pound now. Currently, Wyoming has one active producer, but Miller sees potential in another mine starting up. He says the most likely area for a full scale mine to open up is around Jeffrey City.