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What could Wyoming do to help diversify the economy?

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What are your thoughts on the proposed increase in entrance fees at the most popular National Parks during peak season?

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The Modern West #12: Wide-Ranging Sounds On The Open Range

The old saw may be “We play both kinds of music, Country AND Western,” but melody in the mountains is more than guitars and campfires. If you would like to listen, click hereEditor’s note: This podcast originally aired on June 20, 2016. 

  

On this episode, one little known fact about Wyoming’s Hathaway Scholarship is preventing Dreamers from being eligible. And a court decision has informed the federal government that it must consider climate change under certain circumstances. As ice patches in the high country melt, very fragile artifacts left behind by prehistoric people who lived up there is washing out… Also, we’ll learn more about retirement…how smart raccoons are…and hear a spooky ghost story! Those stories and more.

Dorina Kemper

Wyoming Through Listeners’ Eyes!

Congratulations to this year’s Wyoming Public Media Photo Contest winners! 

We were lucky to receive over a hundred beautiful entries from all over Wyoming, and it was difficult to choose the best. The winners were chosen by listeners who voted for their favorite in each category, Wyoming’s Nature, Wyoming's People, and Wyoming’s Eclipse. We have posted the top 4 in each category below, along with a short biography of each photographer.

For the many other beautiful photos, you are welcome to visit Wyoming Public Media’s 2017 Photo Contest site

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Kathy Milks

Always make time to play in the grass

My name is Kathleen (Kathy) Milks.  I grew up in Upstate NY and have lived in Laramie since 1994.  I'm self employed as a massage therapist working in Laramie Spinal Care Center and also employed part time as the massage therapist for UW Athletics.  My love of photography started in elementary school and has only grown, in the last few years I started my own business Dynamic Endeavors Photography, taking full advantage of the natural beauty that is available in Wyoming, sharing as I see and experience it.  I spend a lot of my free time wandering in our amazing public lands with my pups and friends, there is always something new to see!  This photo is of a special little girl, Buttercup, at Prairie Monarch Bison Ranch here in Laramie.  She was abandoned by her mom and I have had the honor of helping by filling as one of her foster 'moms'!  It's been one of the most incredible experiences of my life, and I'm so grateful to Dylan and Cindy!  This was from a morning walk early in her life.

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What are your thoughts on professional athletes kneeling at sporting events during the national anthem?

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What do you think about letting communities raise additional revenue through taxes and fees?

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Wyoming through listeners’ eyes!

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Voting available through Wednesday, September 27.

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Contest Timeframe
The 2017 Wyoming Public Media (WPM) Photo Contest begins Wednesday, September 6 @ noon (US Mountain Time.) By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Contest Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Contest Rules. Photos may be posted through Wednesday, September 20 @ midnight.

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What are your thoughts on the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also called DACA?

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What were your impressions of the Solar Eclipse?

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On this episode, we spend a lot of time talking about how Wyoming is preparing for the eclipse. The event requires a lot of planning. We have a story about a small agricultural county that’s lucky enough to be in the path of the total eclipse — and how local businesses are benefiting. Casper residents are signing up with the home sharing service Airbnb in record numbers to accommodate eclipse visitors. We also hear how school kids are getting ready and learn about eclipse art. Those stories and more. 

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Where will you be viewing the Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017?

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In your opinion, what are the most important issues happening now in Wyoming?

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Stephanie Joyce

What do you think about the proposed coal mine in Sheridan?

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Rebecca Huntington

Do young people in your community have access to engaging summer programming? Is it affordable?

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What do you think about the delisting of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear?

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What changes, if any, do you think should be made to the Senate Health Care Bill?

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What do you think about giving communities more power to impose taxes and fees?

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How can a community rebuild after a large number of layoffs?

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Leigh Paterson

What are your views regarding the increase of wind energy in Wyoming?

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On this episode, school districts balance the impact of budget cuts and learning. Many women who have filed sexual assault reports in Casper believe their cases have been mishandled or neglected by law enforcement. And a story from Washington about how Republicans are arguing about climate change. Those stories and more. 

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Cycling Medicine Bow – Routt National Forest

Cycling is a great way to travel through National Forest System lands. There are many, many miles of trails and roads accessible by mountain bike on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland. These remote, winding roads are ideal for cycling and trails take riders on an exploratory journey.

Explore the many trails by clicking the link below.

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What, if any, changes would you recommend for the Clean Power Plan?

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The BLM is asking for input on the proposed removal of wild horses near Rock Springs. What are your thoughts?

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Do you agree that Wyoming's gray wolf is ready for delisting from the Endangered Species List?

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What’s been your impression of the 2017 legislative session?

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The U.S. Senate is considering changes to the Endangered Species Act. 

What do you think about this?

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Should the legislature vote to raise taxes for education?

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What do you think about having states decide important education decisions instead of the federal government? 

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