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The Teton County Communications Center has less than half of the staff it needs to answer emergency calls. The County Sheriff is asking the county commissioners to increase the salary of dispatchers in an effort to address the shortage.

Archives On The Air 167: Jim Beckwourth—Toppan Rare Books Library

Nov 14, 2019
American Heritage Center

Jim Beckwourth was born into slavery. He came West around 1820.

Archives On The Air 166: Cartoon Composer—William Lava Papers

Nov 14, 2019
American Heritage Center

William Lava had no formal music training. He had a journalism degree. But the great depression kept him from breaking into the news.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District's nursing program goes through a voluntary accreditation process with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing every eight years. The review looks at curriculum, performance and other factors.

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Gillette will now be enforcing a new ordinance aiming to reduce the number of potholes in private parking lots. The new law allows the city to fine private property owners, mainly business owners, if they do not fix potholes in parking lots.

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The Wyoming Legislature will take another crack at Medicaid expansion. The legislature's Joint Revenue Committee approved a proposed bill that will ask Gov. Mark Gordon to explore options for Wyoming's participation in expansion and determine whether it's financially viable for the state. Eventually lawmakers would need to approve a Wyoming plan.

Cloud Peak's Gillette-based Cordero Rojo mine.
Cloud Peak Energy

The company taking over Cloud Peak Energy's three mines in Montana and Wyoming has hit a snag in securing its surety bonds that are used to guarantee reclamation. The Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) expected the Navajo Nation to back its reclamation costs through a pre-existing agreement.

As an increasing number of states focus on renewable energy, batteries are becoming more of a necessity. And according to a new report, battery costs are dropping—but not enough to compete with fossil fuels.

The report comes from Climate Central, a nonprofit organization that studies the impacts of climate change. In it, the authors state that batteries and renewable energy sources are becoming cheaper by the year.

In response to skyrocketing youth suicide rates, one rural Colorado county is now offering kids two free vouchers to see a counselor at a local mental health center. 

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A recent study out of Brigham Young University suggests that e-bikes can give riders a workout nearly as strenuous as traditional bikes.

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