Archive - May 16, 2010 - News

Wyoming nervous as demand grows on Colorado River

Proposals to draw water from the Green
River in Wyoming to supply Colorado's Front Range are prompting concern among local government officials in southwestern Wyoming.
Pipeline proponents say their projects would use water that the state of Colorado has a right to draw from the Colorado River system. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing an

Rail line re-opens after Wind River Canyon crash

Trains are once again traveling through
Wind River Canyon near Thermopolis.
Burlington Northern-Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the line reopened about 10 p.m. Saturday after crews rebuilt about 300 feet of track that was torn up during a derailment.
Four freight cars and two locomotives derailed Wednesday, and

Environmental Health Risks—Not Just Cancer

A report delivered to President Obama this week by a special panel appointed by President Bush warned that the risk of cancer from environmental toxins is “grossly under-estimated.” But making the situation even worse, say many health professionals, are the other ill effects of such pollutants. Dr. Kristen Welker-Hood is with Physicians for Social Responsibility.

National EMS Week Is Underway

National EMS week is underway.
National EMS week is underway.

Emergency Medical Services week is being celebrated May 16-22 with the nationwide theme of "Anytime, Anywhere, We'll Be There." Wyoming Department of Health Director Dr. Brent Sherard says that we should all be grateful of those that work and volunteer their time to keep us safe.