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Governor Mead Reflects On The Last Eight Years

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is wrapping up his time in office. Bob Beck caught up with him at an event in Cheyenne this week. They discuss the difficulties Mead had in cutting the budget and why Wyoming's economic future looks so positive. Mead also talks about his biggest disappointment, which is not making a difference when it comes to providing affordable and accessible health care.

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Wyoming – While many counties would be facing some tight budgets this year. Low interest rates and a run of home sales is bailing them out. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck explains...

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.

Cheyenne, WY – When he was elected governor, Dave Fruedenthal became chair of the State Land Board, which is in charge of managing the 3.5 Million acres of property the state owns and uses to help fund schools. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports on the new energy the five board members displayed at a recent informal retreat.

Casper, WY – Communities looking to improve their air service have until June 30 to apply for a federal grant program designed to help small towns. A year ago, a joint proposal by Casper and Gillette was one of those to receive grant money. The counties matched the $500,000 federal grant and used the money to buy a 19-seat airplane. The plane was leased to Big Sky Airlines, which has been flying a Casper-Gillette-Billings route since late October. But it's been a bumpy first eight months as Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports

Wyoming – A flat economy, rising insurance costs, inflation, and less state revenue has some city governments cutting back on budget spending. Bob Beck explains that some cities in the state are doing much better than others.....

Wyoming – Student enrollment is down around much of Wyoming, schools are closing and teachers are being laid off. But if they're willing to move, there are plenty of jobs in other states. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports on the competition for teachers.

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