August 2nd, 2019

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Barrasso Pushes To Get Wyoming Natural Gas Sold Overseas

U.S. House Democrats are taking aim at an issue Wyoming Senator John Barrasso seems to have spent the most time on in the past few years: Exporting American, well – Wyoming energy – abroad. Correspondent Matt Laslo has the story from Washington.

UW Acting President Has Key Goals For The Next Few Months

University of Wyoming Vice President for Finance and Administration Neil Theobald is the acting UW President for the next year. Theobald is not planning drastic changes, but he will be focusing on a few key things.

Bringing Historical Markers Into The Car (Without Scratching The Paint)

It’s road trip season. And one thing you might do when you’re driving across the country—or the state—is stop when you see a historical marker. Now, an app based in Jackson is bringing that marker into the car. Wyoming Public Radio’s Erin Jones has the story.

The Unusual Weapon Yellowstone Is Using To Combat Invasive Species

Zebra and quagga mussels can devastate an ecosystem and Yellowstone National Park is doing everything it can to keep them out. Wyoming Public Radio’s Maggie Mullen reports that includes harnessing the power of a dog’s snout.

Grand Teton Is Making Its Biggest Attraction More Accessible To People With Disabilities

Jenny Lake is one of the most popular destinations in Grand Teton National Park. The area just got close to a $20.5 million upgrade through a partnership between the park and its foundation. It mostly focused on trial improvements, orientation and key infrastructure but as Wyoming Public Radio’s Kamila Kudelska finds out, it also made an effort to become more accessible for people with disabilities. 

Women Hunters And Anglers Offer Hope For Keeping Traditions Alive

The ancient tradition of learning to hunt is fast becoming endangered… 8-million fewer people hunt now than they did in the 1980s. That’s a big deal because, in the U.S., we fund conservation projects almost entirely on the more than $157 billion a year that hunting and fishing generates. But in Wyoming, hunting numbers aren't sliding. Yes, fewer men are hunting. But as Wyoming Public Radio’s Melodie Edwards reports, women are taking up the rifle and the rod in greater numbers than ever.

A Secretary Wants To Focus On Rural, Native American Veterans

About 10 percent of all adults in Wyoming are veterans. That group has long faced issues with getting access to proper medical treatment. But a new law hopes to overhaul the system and turn the focus back on the veterans. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler spoke with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie ahead of his upcoming visit to Wyoming about how he has tried to improve the VA over the last year.