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Colorado River Projected To Hit Shortage In 2020

Low water levels on the Colorado River could force water shortages in Arizona, Nevada and Mexico in 2020, according to a new forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. A shortage on the river is tied to the level of its main reservoir, Lake Mead near Las Vegas, Nevada. If the lake drops past an elevation of 1,075 feet, water users downstream have to start cutting back how much water they use. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation projects the lake to drop below that level next year, triggering water cutbacks in 2020.

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Grand Teton Music Festival 2018 Season

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A long time State Senator said his experience as a liaison to the state retirement board makes him the best fit to become the next state treasurer.   

Republican Curt Meier said he wants to both streamline investing at the treasurer’s office and look to get a better return.  Meier pointed out that investments for the Wyoming retirement system do better than the state’s permanent funds because they use their own board to make decisions.  He wants to move to a similar system in the treasurer’s office.

Wyoming Humanities Council

For years, Wind River’s tribal advocates have suggested that Wyoming kids lack access to authentic education about the state’s Native American heritage.  Some said that has led to insensitive or even racist encounters when tribal sports teams travel to other school districts.

Dewey Nicks

If you know the songs “A Taste Of Honey,” “Spanish Flea” or “This Guy’s In Love With You,” then you know Herb Alpert. 50-some odd years later and the jazz musician is still going strong, with new albums and a tour. And his art isn’t confined to just music – Alpert is also a visual artist, creating sculptures and abstract expressionist paintings that have shown in museums around the world. Over the next couple of months both his music and his art will come to Wyoming, with an exhibition at a gallery in Jackson, and performances in Jackson and Sheridan.

Predock's Centennial Complex—University of Wyoming Communication Services Records

Aug 17, 2018
American Heritage Center

As you cruise around Laramie, you start to notice some intriguing architectural styles. Especially on the University’s campus.

A new music school is opening in Cheyenne, and it’s is different from most traditional music schools. 

The Bureau of Land Management has issued draft proposals outlining the uses the federal government wants to allow in the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments in southern Utah.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a record 72,000 people died from opioid overdoses last year. Meanwhile, a newly published study from the University of Colorado shows pet owners may be intentionally hurting their animals to get the drug for themselves.   

Low water levels on the Colorado River could force water shortages in Arizona, Nevada and Mexico in 2020, according to a new forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

A shortage on the river is tied to the level of its main reservoir, Lake Mead near Las Vegas, Nevada. If the lake drops past an elevation of 1,075 feet, water users downstream have to start cutting back how much water they use. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation projects the lake to drop below that level next year, triggering water cutbacks in 2020.

Wyoming Humanities Council

Last year, lawmakers passed legislation to bring more education about Native American history and culture to Wyoming students. It’s called Indian Education For All and it fulfills social studies requirements. To help with the effort, the Wyoming Humanities Council has created a fold-out kiosk that will be exhibited in schools and libraries around the state starting next month.

Archives On The Air 44: The Dress And The Drought—"A Centennial Minute" Cassette—

Aug 16, 2018
American Heritage Center

In 1908 a large drought hit Laramie and most of Wyoming. But Laramie’s residents loved to water their new lawns using their sprinkler systems, especially Grace Raymond Hebard, the first historian of Wyoming.

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