Kathy Daulton - Star Valley Ranch WY

Sep 15, 2014

Hello WPM,

My husband and I were raised in Torrington and Cheyenne, met at UW, taught in the state for for 14 years, then left to teach overseas for the next 35! With retirement in 2002, we found the perfect property in Star Valley Ranch, now Wyoming's newest town only 2 miles from the state's newest Scenic Byway.  

Debra East

WPR and the expanse of public radio yield reports and stories opening my mind and compassion. There are standards calling us to accountability to each other whether in stories of achievement or challenges in Wyoming or the Wind River Indian Reservation.

NPR Code Switch takes the personal experience of discrimination to illuminate the universal cost to all people. Training for sustainability in professional skills of the WPR staff is demonstrated in programming content and delivery network. WPR has given me tools to be a better citizen and friend. 

Wyoming’s Joint Judiciary Legislative Committee has voted to support a bill that would allow for execution by firing squad, but voted down an attempt to abolish the death penalty altogether. 

States nationwide are being forced to find alternatives to executions now that drugs for lethal injections are hard to come by. Abolishing the death penalty altogether generated considerable debate. Baggs Senator Larry Hicks says the death penalty provides justice for victims. 

But Laramie Representative Cathy Connolly says the issue is greater than that.

Every fall, the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson holds an annual fund-raising show that gives art collectors a chance to rub shoulders with high-caliber wildlife artists.

Partygoers, dressed in everything from cocktail gowns to cowboy  hats, are sipping drinks while admiring paintings and sculptures created by one hundred premiere wildlife artists. Bettina Whyte, a museum trustee, is among those admiring the art.

A Wyoming legislative committee has voted to support a bill that would require law enforcement to get warrants to use drones to gather evidence in criminal cases. The Wyoming Liberty Group and Wyoming ACLU are both strong supporters of the bill. ACLU Director Linda Burt said restrictions are appropriate.

“These can be very intrusive means of searches with drones, they can be very small, and they can go into your homes without your knowledge, so we think it’s very important that there should be a warrant for any searches with drones.”

Wyoming Native and UW Trustee, Betty Fear

Sep 11, 2014

I Love WPR Medicine Bow Proclamation

Sep 11, 2014
Community of Medicine Bow and Wyoming Public Media

Dave Freudenthal, Former Governor Of Wyoming

Sep 11, 2014
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Possibly the longest running lawsuit in Wyoming history came to an end last Friday in Worland. Judge Robert Skar signed a final decree that brought closure to a controversial water rights case. The case examined some 20,000 possible water rights claims in and around the Wind River Indian Reservation over the course of 37 years. Water law professor Jason Robison was at the historic signing.

Larry Knopp

I Love WPR Green River Proclamation

Sep 10, 2014
City of Green River and Wyoming Public Media

Tonight, Wyoming Public Radio and Wyoming PBS will host a panel forum at UW exploring the Common Core State Standards for education. WPR Education Reporter Aaron Schrank will moderate the event, and he joined Morning Edition host Caroline Ballard to talk Common Core and what to expect from the forum.

Wyoming's First Lady Carol Mead

Sep 9, 2014

Virginia Parker, Director Of The Saratoga Museum

Sep 8, 2014
Virginia Parker

Wyoming Brothers Al And Pete Simpson

Sep 8, 2014
Wyoming Public Media
Andy Blair

I have listened to Public Radio all my life in a number of different states. The variety and quality of programing on WPR is well above average. The shows are engaging. The news is world class high quality reportage. 

Carol Eckhardt - Chugwater WY

Sep 8, 2014
Carol Eckhardt

Well, that's where I get mail; I live quite a ways out in the country. I don't use television (it strikes me as a lot like dumpster-diving; a few really good tidbits in the midst of a lot of trash) so I really depend on WPR as a window on the world.

The news reporting is very important to me as are the insightful and thought provoking talk shows and the variety of music. I'm also VERY pleased with the new program lineup! Some of the "new" programs are those I enjoyed on public radio while living in Oregon. Thanks for your good work!

I Love WPR Mountain View Proclamation

Sep 8, 2014
Town of Mountain View and Wyoming Public Media

I Love WPR Newcastle Proclamation

Sep 8, 2014
City of Newcastle and Wyoming Public Media

Dan Green - Lander WY

Sep 8, 2014

City Of Rawlins Proclamation

Sep 8, 2014
City of Rawlins
C European Union 2012

If you live right next to a drilling rig, or your kids go to school beside a fracking site, or your county is suddenly littered with well pads  -- are there health risks? That’s a question that’s been asked from Pennsylvania to North Dakota, from Colorado to Texas as more and more people find themselves and their towns in the midst of an unprecedented energy boom.


The Democratic Candidate for Governor is Pete Gosar. Gosar is a Pinedale native who is the former chairman of the state democratic party and he currently serves on the state board of education.

He is a state pilot, a former school teacher, and in college he was a star defensive player for the Wyoming Cowboys. Gosar has been critical of Governor Mead’s leadership when it comes to issues like Medicaid expansion and has accused Mead of playing politics with his decisions. He joins us to discuss some issues.

Leigh Paterson

Wyoming has some of the most powerful wind in the country. So, earlier this month, a massive wind farm got the green light from the state. If the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project gets federal approval, it will become the largest in the country. But who’s buying all that wind power? Right now there is no way to get it out of Wyoming, to the other states that really need it. For Inside Energy, Leigh Paterson reports on why transmission gridlocks are keeping Wyoming wind at bay.

Maggi Murdock, Former Dean Of UW's Outreach School

Sep 4, 2014
Anna Rader

Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi

Sep 4, 2014
Diana Denison

I Love WPR Laramie Proclamation

Sep 4, 2014
City of Laramie and Wyoming Public Media