November 27th, 2020
Worsening Healthcare Crisis Forces Hospitals To Look Across State Borders
Our region is facing a hospitalization crisis. COVID-19 patients are flooding ICU's, adding to an already busy time of year. To tackle it effectively, hospitals and states need to work as a team. But as the Mountain West News Bureau's Madelyn Beck explains, it's not that simple.
A DIY Map Helps Laramie Shoppers Find COVID-Conscious Businesses
Black Friday typically marks the official start of the holiday shopping season, but this year has been anything but typical. Store closures and fears of catching COVID-19 have driven many shoppers online. That's not good for local businesses but as Wyoming Public Radio's Maggie Mullen reports, necessity can be the mother of invention.
"We Have To Be The Peaceful Ones:" Riverton's Evolving Activism Tradition
The City of Riverton is proud of its tradition of peacefully protesting against acts of racism. But a new generation of activists is taking the lead, and they have a different idea of what those protests should look like. Savannah Maher reports.
New Northern Arapaho Business Councilor Has A Vision For Tribe...Go Green
On the heels of the national election, the Northern Arapaho Tribe just wrapped up the election of their business council. Jordan Dresser was a new name on the ballot and won a seat with a lot of support, especially from the tribe's youth. He's known as a mover and shaker. Over the last few years Dresser worked to find and repatriate numerous artifacts from around the country. Wyoming Public Radio's Melodie Edwards talked with him about his vision going forward.
University Of Wyoming Opens New Center For Blockchain And Digital Innovation
The University of Wyoming has recently opened its Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation. Only a handful of universities in the country have this kind of center, and UW hopes this will help to diversify the state's economy. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska spoke with the new center's director Steven Lupien to discuss what unique resources the center will offer. First, Lupien explained what a blockchain is.
Wyoming Ratchets Up Carbon Capture Efforts As Some Look Back Decades
Wyoming leadership is doubling down on carbon capture as a tool to help preserve coal. That effort is building urgency as the pandemic devastates the struggling industry. Wyoming Public Radio's Cooper McKim reports that some think it's too late.
Mountain Biking Mentor Program Teaches Girls Friendship, Self-Growth
It's been a heavy year for news, but every now and then we were able to do something fun and positive. And here's a story you may have missed this summer. Cody is the first community in Wyoming to have a local chapter of the national mountain bike program Little Bellas. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska explains how the program hopes to teach girls not only mountain bike skills but also friendship and self growth.
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. Most recently, that includes harnessing the power of a dog's snout.
Kindness Ranch Provides Sanctuary To Research Animals
Just outside of Hartville nestled in virtually the middle of nowhere rests the only sanctuary in the United States that takes in horses, pigs, sheep, cats and dogs that were used as research animals. The Kindness Ranch has been in existence since 2006 and has provided sanctuary to over 250 animals.