Darian Dudrick | Big Horn Radio Network | Wyoming - Part 9

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The University of Wyoming’s decision to conduct its spring 2021 commencement ceremony virtually is a cop-out. The virtual ceremony will air Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. on the official UW YouTube channel. Administrators say they want to avoid a COVID-19 super-spreader event, but that didn’t stop them from allowing 5,000 fans for UW football…

With an expected cut in state funding, the Cody School Board could soon be facing some difficult decisions. During the weekly “School Talk” segment Thursday morning on KODI’s “Daybreak with Darian Dudrick,” Park County School District No. 6 Superintendent Peg Monteith expressed concern. She said one of the proposals being talked about at the state…

Former NFL All-Pro tight end Russ Francis joined Darian Dudrick on KODI’s “Daybreak” on Wednesday morning. The two had a lively discussion about Francis’ 14-year NFL career and some of his hobbies. Francis, who has been a guest on “Speak Your Piece with Darian Dudrick” several times over the years, talked about his time with…

The number of families and children seeking mental health therapy at Yellowstone Behavioral Health Center has continued to increase, the center’s clinical director said Tuesday morning on KODI’s “Speak Your Piece with Darian Dudrick.” Darian visited with YBHC’s Dr. Shaun Balch and Lorraine Steppe, The Pines Counseling mental health therapist, about the impact of the…

A move to provide suicide prevention training to students in Wyoming schools recently failed in the state Legislature. House Bill 62 (amendments to Wyoming’s 2014 Jason Flatt Act) failed in the House, 34-25-1. Monday morning on KODI’s “Speak Your Piece with Darian Dudrick,” Darian discussed the bill and suicide prevention efforts in Cody schools with…

Why aren’t all students and teachers in the U.S. back in school? It’s almost March, and many school districts across the country – in Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles, for example – are still debating, due to COVID-19, whether or not students and staff should return to the classroom. On the other hand,…

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon was the featured guest Wednesday morning on “Daybreak with Darian Dudrick.” Dudrick asked the governor about a variety of topics, including: Update on COVID-19 in Wyoming – cases and vaccine. President Biden’s recent executive order – an oil and gas lease moratorium on federal lands. Potential K-12 cuts. Meat processing capacity…

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released its nominees for its Class of 2021. For years, the Rock Hall has been criticized for its lack of diversity. But this year, its nominating committee deserves an “A+” for that effort with seven of the 16 nominees being women. But overall, I’d give this year’s…

Thursday on “Speak Your Piece with Darian Dudrick,” State Reps. Dan Laursen and Rachel Rodriguez-Williams explained the proposed Second Amendment Preservation Act. The bill, introduced in the Wyoming Legislature, would protect Wyoming gun owners from potential gun control measures handed down by the federal government. Hear what Laursen and Rodriguez-Williams had to say about the…

Longtime Wyoming Sen. Hank Coe died Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74. Coe will be remembered for his service to Cody, Park County and Wyoming. Elected in 1988, he served 32 years in the Wyoming Senate, retiring in March 2020. His time in Cheyenne included serving as chairman of the Senate…


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