6:17 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

The difference in the high school experience with very small class sizes

Wyoming – In Ten Sleep, the class totaled just five. High school is a different experience at schools this small. There's no hiding, no anonymity. Students know everything about each other. Sometimes class size totals one - one student and one teacher. Molly Messick reports that all of that builds a rare kind of familiarity.

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6:16 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

The Hartville post office may close due to cost cutting measures

Wyoming – Last month, the US Postal Service identified a total of 9 post offices for possible closure across Wyoming as a cost cutting measure. And one of them was the Hartville post office. Hartville is a town of just 67 people. But Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone found out that the possible closure could have an impact on the town.

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6:15 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Hartville historian Patsy Parkins talks about her new book

Wyoming – The last gunfight in the community of Hartville occurred in 1912 when a stranger came to town, got drunk and fired off six shots in a murder attempt without ever hitting his intended victim. Instead of being arrested for attempted murder, the gunman was fined for being a lousy shot. It's colorful stories like this that we heard about Hartville from historian Patsy Parkins, author of the book "Hartville: The Most Reviled Town In The State." She says the town was established for Copper Mining in the 1880's

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WPR News
8:09 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Group homes are foster homes for many Wyoming teens

Laramie, Wyo. – While Wyoming and other states are seeing a decline in the number of children in foster care, a Kids Count snapshot shows that, in this state, many teenagers are placed in undesirable locations.

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WPR News
8:00 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

WYDOT unsure when Wyo 70 will be repaired

Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming Department of Transportation officials says a landslide on Wyoming 70 has done much more substantial damage than other slides that have closed roads in the state this spring - and it is unclear when the road will be repaired.

A slide last month in Snake River Canyon took out a section of roadway, but a small enough area that it was quickly fixed. A slide on U.S. 14 near Sundance has taken out the shoulder of the road, but left much of the rest of the roadway intact.

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WPR News
8:52 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

So far, Wyoming fends of major flooding

Laramie, Wyo. – In Saragota, the North Platte River has reached major flood stage, but so far flood preparation efforts are paying off.

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WPR News
8:41 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

EPA grant should help downtown development, Cheyenne officials say

Laramie, Wyo. – The Environmental Protection Agency has given Cheyenne a $1 million brownfields grant to assist with the assessment, cleanup and redevelopment of properties in the downtown area.

City Planning Services Director Matt Ashby says there are particular opportunities in the western part of the business district, where there are a number of vacant lots and under-used buildings.

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WPR News
8:17 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

UW prof helps prep for arrival of supercomputer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming is planning for the arrival of one of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet.

Math professor Bryan Shader told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that the new supercomputing center on the campus just west of Cheyenne will bring the world's best research on climate and earth systems sciences to the area.

The supercomputer is part of a project between the school and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Several UW scientists will use the supercomputer in their research.

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WPR News
9:17 am
Wed June 8, 2011

Cheyenne gets money to cleanup properties

Cheyenne, WY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the city of Cheyenne a $1 million grant to assess soil and groundwater contamination.
The EPA says the city will work with Laramie County and the
Downtown Development Authority to examine pollution at several
dozen properties.
The results will help to identify the type and extent of
contamination at sites, and from there better target cleanup
efforts. Soil and groundwater pollution has been an obstacle to
redeveloping properties around the capital city.

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