Cheyenne, WY – Those who are concerned about new FCC rules have said that large companies are moving into rural areas and removing local programming. But, Wyoming radio broadcasters say the opposite has been occurring in the Cowboy State. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck explains
Wyoming – On Tuesday the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission passed a wolf management plan. That means the grey wolf is much closer to coming off the endangered species list. But, the process is a long ways from over. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports one factor that could hold up delisting is the very same management plan the Game and Fish Commission just passed
Wyoming – Huge increases in medical malpractice insurance is pricing some doctors out of the state. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that while Wyoming has been unwilling to place caps on non-economic damages, some think the state will have to go that route in order to stabilize costs.
Wyoming – Today is the day that school districts needed to turn in five year building plans to state officials. What becomes of those plans remains to be seen. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck has more.
Wyoming – After months and years of heated debate, Wyoming has a plan for managing wolves, if and when they come off the endangered species list. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports that in the end, two polarized groups actually agreed on something, that the state should have taken more time to make the decision.
Wyoming – Native Americans across the country are working for more independence and in some cases are getting the opportunity for self governance. In Wyoming the Northern Arapahoe and Eastern Shoshone gained some sovereignty when they took over control of social services and child protection on the Wind River Reservation. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports on how that has gone and what it has meant to the tribes.
Wyoming – Later this summer, the US Forest Service is expected to put an expanded food storage order in place in Western Wyoming. The agency says it is trying to protect forest users from bear conflicts. But outfitters and others have been carping about the plan since it was first proposed in 2002. They say bears just aren't a problem in forest areas that are getting the food storage order. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern has more.
Wyoming – One of the many complaints about food storage orders to deal with bears is the hassle they can be to comply with. It's often difficult to find trees that are adequate for hanging food. And with bear-proof containers, everyone in a group is forced to carry extra weight. But by next spring, a new, more convenient alternative could come on the market.