WPR News
7:02 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Rocky Mountain Power agrees to lower rate hike

Laramie, Wyo. – A deal between Rocky Mountain Power and those who have opposed the company's proposed rate hike would substantially reduce the amount the utility is asking from customers.

Wyoming Consumer Advocate Bryce Freeman says the utility would earn $44.6 million from its rate hike, down from the original request of nearly $98 million. Freeman says that, under the agreement, the average residential customer will see a rate increase of just under ten percent.

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WPR News
8:36 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

DEQ reaches $5.4 million settlement with Sinclair

Laramie, Wyo. – The state Department of Environmental Quality has reached a $5.4 million settlement agreement with Sinclair Wyoming Refining Corporation. Agency officials believe it's the largest settlement agreement in the DEQ's history.

It comes as the result of hazardous waste management violations at the company's refinery in the town of Sinclair. Since April of 2010, malfunctions in the refinery's waste water system have led to releases of oil and other waste into evaporation ponds.

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WPR News
4:42 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Former Albany County Legislator dies

WPR News
2:18 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Members of the Wyoming Troopers injured in a crash

WPR News
9:23 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Pavillion water issues continue to be worked out

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WPR News
9:15 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Crash victim flown to Utah hospital

Jackson, WY – A bicyclist who was hit by a delivery truck in Grand Teton National Park last month has been flown to a Utah hospital following complications from the accident.
Fifty-four-year-old Alfons Moreno broke several bones in the
accident May 11.The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports Moreno had surgery on
his arm, but he was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital after
doctors later discovered an infection in Moreno's hip. The
newspaper reports doctors have operated twice to clean out the

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WPR News
9:13 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Governor Mead provides more flood help

Cheyenne, WY – Gov. Matt Mead has activated another Wyoming National Guard team to help with sandbagging and other flood mitigation efforts near the Little Snake River, which is
above flood stage. The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security said Sunday that members
of the C/5-159 Aviation unit of Cheyenne were deployed to Baggs, where there has been minor flooding in low-lying areas. Wyoming got heavy snow this winter. Now river levels are rising as the mountain snow melts and reservoir managers release water to make room.

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WPR News
8:56 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Public speaks out against Rocky Mountain Power rate hike

Laramie, Wyo. – Many Rocky Mountain Power customers say they fear that a proposed $80 million rate hike will be especially hard on people living on fixed incomes. They are also concerned about a range of service issues. That's the gist of written comments and statements received at a public hearing this week.

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