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Wyoming PBS News Source | News Archives

Wyoming PBS News Source | News Archives

Platte and Goshen counties - Outage
Wednesday, November 6
Viewers in Platte and Goshen counties: due to a planned outage by the electrical utility serving Wyoming PBS equipment, service in Platte and Goshen counties on Nov. 7 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. will be interrupted.

Wyoming PBS & PBS launches on XBOX 360
Tuesday, October 22
Wyoming PBS announced today that full-length episodes and clips from favorite PBS and Wyoming PBS programs are now available for Xbox Live Gold members in the U.S. on Xbox 360 starting today.

Documentary to highlight Green House Living Project
Thursday, October 17
The development of Sheridan's Green House Living elder care facility has been documented by an Academy Award-winning videographer. The film, which is yet to be made due to a budgetary snag, has been promised air time by Wyoming PBS.

Saratoga - Over The Air OUTAGE
Thursday, October 17
This outage affects only over the air viewers in Saratoga and Encampment, and these analog translators are owned and maintained by the Saratoga translator group. Cable customers aren't affected.

Southeast Wyoming - OUTAGE
Monday, September 9
Due to a lightning strike, Wyoming PBS suffered a power outage to its microwave connection on Shirley Rim on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 6 pm, which would have effected coverage of our signal to all of southeastern Wyoming. However the batteries located on-site p

Viewers in Fremont County, Rawlins and Saratoga - OUTAGE
Friday, June 7
Lightning damage to Wyoming Public Television's transmitter tower on Limestone Peak near South Pass today has created outages to over the air viewers in Fremont County, Rawlins and Saratoga. Cable viewers have also been affected.

PBS and PBS KIDS Launch on Roku
Thursday, June 6
New Channels Offer Hundreds of Videos On-Demand, Including NOVA, MASTERPIECE, FRONTLINE, SUPER WHY!, CURIOUS GEORGE, and Video from Local PBS Stations now on Roku

Calvert honored with APTS 2013 National Advocacy Award
Monday, March 11
The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) today presented Ruby Calvert, general manager of Wyoming PBS, with the 2013 National Advocacy Award for her exceptional efforts in furthering public television's legislative goals.

Wyoming PBS service - Sheridan area
Wednesday, February 13
Wyoming PBS discovered severe damage to its antenna on Banner Ridge this past week, which is the location for the station's translator that provides an over-the-air signal to Sheridan viewers on digital channels 4-1 and 4-2.

Wyoming PBS service - Meeteetse area
Wednesday, February 13
Due to an equipment failure, the digital translator for transmission of Wyoming PBS (both 4.1 and 4.2 channels) into Park County and the Meeteetse area is not operational.

Wyoming PBS announces End-Of-Track screening dates
Tuesday, January 29
Join Wyoming PBS for free public screenings of Wyoming PBS's newest documentary on the history of the Union Pacific railroad in Wyoming. The viewings will be followed by a panel discussion and comments from the audience in Cheyenne, Laramie, Rock Springs

PBS KIDS Educational Programming Tops September Ratings with Six Highest-Ranked Kids Shows for Ages 2-5
Tuesday, October 23
PBS KIDS today announced stellar ratings for the month of September 2012. PBS KIDS preschool programs took the top six spots for kids ages 2-5, according to Nielsen NPower national program ratings, the organization's strongest ratings in ten years.

Wyoming PBS service - Limestone Mountain
Wednesday, October 10
In order to do maintenance and repairs on the Wyoming PBS transmitter on Limestone Mountain, we will be shutting off the transmitter for the next 2-3 days during daytime hours while the tower crews are working.

Wyoming PBS service outage in Jackson
Monday, October 8
Wyoming PBS was notified of a power outage on Rendezvous Mountain on Sunday, Oct. 7, at about 3:30 pm, which caused an interruption to our service on the Jackson cable system.

Wyoming PBS Channel 44 (Shoshoni, Pavillion) off air
Wednesday, September 26
Channel 44, which provides Wyoming PBS television services to over-the-air viewers in Shoshoni, Pavillion and surrounding rural areas, has been damaged.

Wyoming PBS announces DNC TUESDAY schedule change
Tuesday, September 4
Updates to the Democratic National Convention agenda have led the PBS NewsHour to move up the start time for live PBS Convention Coverage beginning Tuesday to 5 p.m. on Wyoming PBS.

Wyoming PBS announces DNC schedule change
Thursday, August 30
Wyoming PBS has changed its planned schedule of national PBS coverage of the Democratic National Convention. Coverage will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday - Thursday, Sept. 4-6.

Wyoming PBS announces RNC schedule change
Monday, August 27
Because of tropical storm Isaac, PBS has changed its national coverage of the Republican National Convention. Coverage will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday - Thursday, Aug. 28-30.

Wyoming PBS Receives Award for Outstanding Documentary
Thursday, August 23
Wyoming PBS received an outstanding documentary award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City for "Main Street Wyoming: Charles Belden - Cowboy Photographer".

SUPER WHY! release app for kids
Thursday, August 16
SUPER WHY! ABC Adventures: Alphabet builds on PBS KIDS' existing SUPER WHY! app collection, with a comprehensive curriculum featuring over 400 words and opportunities to practice recognizing sounds and upper- and lowercase letters.

Lee Haines accepts WPBS Foundation Executive Director Position
Thursday, August 9
With a focus on underwriting, fundraising and major gifts, Lee Haines from Cody, Wyoming has accepted the position of Executive Director for the Wyoming PBS Foundation.

Wyoming PBS cancels Primary Debates
Friday, August 3
Wyoming PBS has cancelled the planned primary debates due to lack of candidate response. There are two contested nominations in this year's primary, but voters will not have the opportunity to see the candidates debate before the polls open on Aug. 21st.

AARP National Spelling Bee Comes to Wyoming
Thursday, August 2
Think spelling bees are just for kids? Think again. The AARP National Spelling Bee is open to anyone age 50 or older and attracts spellers from across America to compete for more than $1,000 in cash and prizes.

Wyo sales and use taxes up 10% over previous year
Tuesday, January 31
It was good news — bad news for the Wyoming economy last December. The good news came from reinvigorated sales and use taxes that came in at $36 million, or 10.5 percent better than 2010 through December.

National parks selling out?
Friday, January 27
As the National Park Service prepares for its 2016 centennial, it faces a $7 billion maintenance backlog, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers' Report Card for America's Infrastructure, which gave public parks in general a grade of C-minus

Coal Gasification Facility Commissioned in Laramie
Friday, January 27
Emery Energy Company, LLC of Salt Lake City has completed commissioning of a 10-ton-per-day FlexFeed TM coal gasification test facility at Western Research Institute in Laramie, Wyo.

Wyo General Fund exceeds forecast by 2%
Tuesday, January 24
Wyoming’s General Fund grew by $80.4 million in December to $481.6 million, according to the January issue of the monthly state revenue report. As a result, year-to-date General Fund revenues exceeded projections by $20.6 million or 2 percent.

Affordable Care Act holding insurers accountable for premium hikes
Tuesday, January 17
Health insurance premium increases in five states have been deemed "unreasonable" by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced this week.

Revised revenues hurt Wyoming coffers
Monday, January 16
Wyoming faces a $113 million decrease in federal mineral royalties and severance taxes over the next two years, which could force the state Legislature to make further cuts to the state budget for FY 2013-14 in its upcoming session.

Yellowstone entry free this weekend
Tuesday, January 10
In observance of the Martin Luther King holiday on Jan. 16, Yellowstone National Park is waiving admission fees Saturday through Monday.

Governor calls for Pavillion study
Monday, December 19
Pavillion residents earlier this month earned a new ally in their struggle to find the causes and solutions to contaminants fouling their water wells. In a narrative attached to Gov. Matt Mead's first budget submitted to the Wyoming State Legislature, the

Salazar, Mead discuss sage grouse habitat
Monday, December 12
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said that Wyoming’s efforts to protect the sage grouse and its habitat, while working to keep the economy healthy, is the template to follow for other Western states. The secretary and Gov. Matt Mead held a press co

Mead wraps up forum with commitment for future
Wednesday, November 16
Gov. Matt Mead wrapped up his Governor’s Business Forum on an optimistic note today, telling some 500 business leaders that he is committed to making Wyoming the best place to do business.

Wyo's conservation districts, range managers meet
Tuesday, November 15
Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters, will speak Wednesday at the joint convention of the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts and the Wyoming Chapter of the Society of Range Management, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Best Western Inn in

Montana PBS to the Rescue
Friday, November 4
Wyoming PBS General Manager, Ruby Calvert, is thankful to announce that Montana PBS has agreed to provide PBS program service to Optimum’s cable subscribers in Jackson until Wyoming PBS service can be restored.

Tigris acquires Wyo uranium projects
Tuesday, October 4
Tigris Uranium Corp. has announced the acquisition of five uranium projects located in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, in addition to the Treeline project in Cibola and McKinley counties, N.M.

Wyoming schools get funds from Smith's education program
Friday, September 30
Wyoming public and private K-12 schools are receiving $106,217.75 in undesignated cash contributions, based upon their level of support, from the Smith’s Food & Drug Stores’ Earn & Learn program latest round of funding for $1 million.

Study reduces time, costs for coal gasification plants in Wyo
Wednesday, September 28
Companies considering building coal gasification or natural gas conversion projects in Wyoming now have a valuable tool to help determine the feasibility of such projects in the state, as well as reduce their initial research time and cost.

Kohl's opens in Casper for busy day
Wednesday, September 28
It looked like Black Friday with a flurry of shoppers, as the Kohl's Department Store opened in Casper today. This store was among 30 that conducted grand openings today in 20 states, supplying about 4,000 jobs. Wyoming has one other store, located in Che

Ouray National Wildlife Refuge Opened to Limited Elk Hunting
Friday, September 16
Ouray National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), in Randlett, Utah, has increased its public big game hunting opportunities this year by opening the refuge to elk hunting for the first time. To avoid conflicts with other uses, including waterfowl hunting and to mini

Wildlife vs. energy development on the border
Wednesday, September 14
When hunting season opens later this fall along the Wyoming-Colorado border, businesses in the region can count on an annual revenue bump. Every fall, hunters from all over converge on the area for a chance at elk, pronghorn or mule deer.

Eleutian HQ holds grand opening today
Wednesday, September 14
Eleutian Technology's new global headquarters, relocated from Ten Sleep to Cody, will hold a formal opening at 4 p.m. today.

Currency trader operating in Wyo being sued
Monday, September 12
One of the businesses located at Cheyenne’s 2710 Thomes Ave., now known for headquartering shell companies, is being sued by federal regulators.

Grant awarded to reopen health center in Riverton
Friday, September 2
Patients in Riverton and in the Wind River Indian Reservation will be glad to hear that the Riverton Community Health Center will be reopening after being closed since March.

Wyo organization gets nursing workforce grant
Wednesday, August 31
The Wyoming Community Foundation announced that it was chosen to receive funding from Partners Investing in Nursing's Future (PIN), selected as one in 11. The multi-year, multi-million-dollar national program prepares America's nursing workforce with the

Kemmerer hospital sets electronic health records milestone
Monday, August 29
South Lincoln Medical Center (SLMC) here reached an important milestone recently for using electronic health record (EHR) technology under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

Lander Brewing Co. wins Steinley Cup Gold
Wednesday, August 24
The 16th Annual Steinley Cup, Wyoming's official microbrew competition, was held this past weekend in Saratoga. Ten of the twelve Wyoming-based microbreweries, plus Grand Teton Brewing of Victor, Idaho, attended the Steinley Cup, along with a crowd of 825

Wyoming jobless rate continues to drop
Wednesday, August 24
Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent in July, its lowest level since April 2009.

“Things continue to improve little by little,” said David Bullard, senior economist with the state Department of Workforce Servi

Fundraiser with Trollbeads for Central Wyoming College Nursing Program

Friday, August 5
A Lander clothing boutique is hosting an event featuring a demonstration on the creation of the jewelry line Trollbeads Saturday, August 27 to raise funds for a Central Wyoming College nursing scholarship endowment.

Ryckman Creek gets green light from FERC
Tuesday, August 2
Ryckman Creek Resources LLC has received the certificate it needs from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to move forward with its proposed natural gas storage facility.