A judge is set to confirm that yet another bankrupt coal company can end health benefits for hundreds of retired miners and their families. Westmoreland is one of the largest coal companies in North America. Wyoming Public Radio’s Cooper McKim reports.
Governor Mark Gordon’s appointee for attorney general is only the second woman to serve in the position. Bridget Hill was sworn in by the State Senate this week, marking an already significant career serving the state of Wyoming. Most recently she directed the Office of State Land and Investments. Wyoming Public Radio’s Tennessee Watson, met up with Hill in her Cheyenne office to discuss her new role as Attorney General.
What do you get when you put together a horse, a pair of skis, and two daredevils? An old sport that is being revived across our region. Wyoming Public Radio’s Maggie Mullen explains.
In Northeast Wyoming, the depths of February don’t have a great track record for tourism. So this year, one town hosted its first-ever winter rodeo to help bring some excitement and visitors. Wyoming Public Radio’s Catherine Wheeler was there for Sheridan’s big day.
Back in September - a federal judge ruled the greater Yellowstone grizzlies should be put back under endangered species act protections - which means the federal government has the last say in the bear’s management... But during Wyoming’s legislative session - Governor Mark Gordon signed a bill that authorizes the Wyoming game and fish commission to manage grizzly bears. Wyoming Public Radio’s Kamila Kudelska asks - if the commission does decide to manage the bears, would it be legal?
Some Republicans are up in arms over President Trump’s emergency declaration at the southern border but Wyoming’s Republican delegation is mostly supportive of it. Correspondent Matt Laslo has the story from Washington.
Earlier this month, students at the University of Wyoming had the opportunity to visit a traveling black history museum. The informative and sometimes provocative gallery of artifacts is curated by historian, activist and former middle school teacher Khalid el-Hakim. Wyoming Public Radio’s London Homer-Wambeam has more.
With the end of the legislative session, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon is spending most of his time reviewing bills. He takes a break to join Bob Beck to discuss the past legislative session.