6:27 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Looking Deeper into the issue of students on free and reduced lunch in Wyoming

Wyoming – Earlier this month, Propublica - an independent, investigative news outlet - released a report detailing, among other things, the number of students on free and reduced lunch in the state. The number they came up with for Wyoming was 30-percent - well below the national average of 45. However those figures only looked at a small sampling of schools. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone has more.

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6:26 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Wyoming's recycling program

Wyoming – Despite early resistance, Cheyenne's recycling program is now a well-oiled series of machines, diverting thousands of tons of waste from the landfill annually. But even in Cheyenne, the challenge of recycling in communities across the in Wyoming isn't public interest, but rather communities' distance from out-of-state facilities that can actually process the materials. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Martinez reports.

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WPR News
6:14 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Conservation groups demand reassesment of Adobe Town drilling project

Red Desert – Four conservation groups filed a legal challenge this week against an exploratory drilling project in Adobe Town in the Red Desert.

In a 2002 inventory, The Bureau of land Management determined the area to have "wilderness character." The area is popular for sight-seeing and recreation and provides habitat for sage grouse.

Still, the Bureau approved the drilling project under "finding of no significant impact" for the Oklahoma-based Samson Resources Company of Tulsa Oklahoma.

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WPR News
5:53 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Bison Pipeline explosion shouldn't halt natural gas flow

Gillette – An official with the Wyoming Pipeline Authority says the explosion of TransCanada's new Bison Pipeline, which came online in January and runs from Wyoming's Powder River Basin to North Dakota, should not affect natural gas exports from the state in the short-term.

Authority Executive Director Brian Jeffries says it shouldn't be hard for producers to make necessary adjustments.

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Around the Nation
3:45 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Honey, Stop The Car: Monuments That Move You

You know the feeling: You're driving and you spot a little-known memorial that makes you want to pull over and find out more. It could be a monument to some local hero or to a long-forgotten historical moment. NPR is taking a summer-long road trip and exploring the deep — and sometimes mysterious — histories of these spots. Click on the icons below to explore the series.

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WPR News
10:16 am
Fri July 22, 2011

Pipeline explodes in rural NE Wyo.

Gillette, Wyo. – A newly built gas pipeline exploded in a remote area in northeastern Wyoming with enough force to be heard 10 miles away.

Nobody was hurt in the blast 20 miles west of Gillette. The explosion happened around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and left a 50-foot-long trench in the ground.

Candy Mooney says the explosion on her ranch felt like an earthquake and roared like a rocket. She watched the scene through binoculars from a nearby hilltop.

The blowout shut down the $600 million Bison pipeline owned by TransCanada.

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WPR News
7:27 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

BLM announces new Sage Grouse plan

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7:25 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

Groups disagree over Oil and Gas development

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7:21 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

Funeral services for Constantinides family scheduled for next week

Laramie, WY – Funeral service will be held next week in Wyoming for four members of a Colorado family who plunged to their deaths when a section of highway washed out earlier this week. Alex and Laurel Constantinides of Colorado Springs, were fleeing a nearby campground early Tuesday with their three young daughters when their van plunged into a gaping hole created by a raging creek. Alex was the only one to survive.

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