WPR News
8:32 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Updated oil and gas lease form would affect industry deductions claims

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Laramie, Wyo. – The State Board of Land Commissioners will not consider proposed changes to the state's oil and gas lease form until August. The changes would better define what industry may or may not deduct from royalty payments.

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WPR News
8:28 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Gov. Mead says danger of flood damage declining

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says it appears the danger of the state suffering extensive flood damage from this year's heavy spring runoff is declining.

Mead says Tuesday that flooding from record snowpack around Wyoming remains a big issue. But he credits proactive work by local governments and the state for keeping damage to a minimum.

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WPR News
8:59 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

State government goes Google

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Laramie, Wyo. – Government employees in Wyoming now have a Google-based email system. Wyoming became the first state in the country to go Google under an agreement reached in October of last year.

The Governor's office says the primary change is that, instead of using Microsoft Outlook and other e-mail systems, all state government employees will now use a Google-based email system.

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WPR News
8:56 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Webinars this week on Yellowstone snowmobiles

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – There's still about another month to weigh in on a proposal to restrict the number of snowmobiles allowed in Yellowstone National Park.

The National Park Service plans hold two Web-based meetings and two actual meetings on the proposal this week - one in the Denver-area and one in Washington, D.C.

Webinars are scheduled Tuesday at noon Mountain time and on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Mountain time.

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WPR News
8:52 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Cooler temperatures slow snowmelt, for now

Laramie, Wyo. – The National Weather Service's Riverton office says cooler temperatures are slowing snowmelt at high elevations.

In Carbon County, the North Platte River was expected to reach 10.8 feet on Sunday near the town of Saratoga, due to snowmelt and forecasted rain. That's more than two feet above flood stage. Instead, the river has gone down, after rainstorms missed the area.

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WPR News
10:17 am
Mon June 20, 2011

9 Million in Grants granted Statweide

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Laramie, Wyo. – Nearly 9 million dollars in community development grants have been approved by the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board. And they range from a data center grant for the city of Laramie to a Downtown Development grant in Sheridan to add a Performing Arts & Education Center.

The Wyoming Business Council's Molly Spangler says the goal is to help communities.

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WPR News
10:05 am
Mon June 20, 2011

Yellowstone checking commercial vehicles

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