WPR News
7:16 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

STD numbers are still high in Wyoming

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7:13 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Avalanche danger will remain high in western Wyoming

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WPR News
7:07 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Cuts will come to Workforce Services

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans says her agency is expecting a cut of about 10 percent in federal job-training funds.
But Evans says that reduction is "manageable" and shouldn't
lead to any reduction in staff or closing of field offices.
The expected cut in funds comes in the wake of the recent
congressional deal on the 2011 federal budget.
Evans says that demand for job-training
services remains high. She said as the state's economy improves,

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WPR News
7:02 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Crash leads to stings

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Casper, WY – An accident involving a truck loaded with honey bees temporarily forced the closure of a highway in central Wyoming.
Wyoming Highway 220 southwest of Casper was closed in both
directions from midmorning Monday until shortly after 2 p.m.
Trooper Marshall Wyatt of the Wyoming Highway Patrol says the
accident happened when a westbound pickup truck drifted across the
centerline and sideswiped an eastbound semitrailer hauling hundreds
of hives of bees.
Wyatt says between 150 to 200 hives broke open and spread along

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WPR News
9:43 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Carbon County Prepares For Flooding

Laramie, WY – Warming weather and above average snow pack this winter are cause for concern in Carbon County, and residents are taking measures to plan for potential flooding.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a report stating that flood potential throughout Carbon County is high this spring. Carbon County Emergency Management Coordinator John Zeiger says that communities in the Upper North Platte River Basin, as well as the Little Snake River Basin, are preparing for possible inundations.

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WPR News
9:41 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Northern Arapaho Tribe Receives HUD Award

Laramie, WY – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded over 61 million dollars in grants to tribal communities around the country. The Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing Authority on the Wind River Reservation got one of those grants.

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WPR News
9:36 am
Mon April 25, 2011

WY missing skiers buried in avalanche found dead

JACKSON, Wyo. – A Grand Teton National Park official says two missing skiers were found dead after they were buried in an avalanche while they slept.

Park Spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says rescuers found the bodies of 27-year-old Walker Pannell Kuhl and 31-year-old Gregory Seftick Sunday after a six-day search. They were buried in 15 feet of snow.

Skaggs says investigators believe Kuhl and Seftick were in their tents and inside their sleeping bags when they were swept up in an avalanche last week either Saturday night or Sunday morning.

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WPR News
9:31 am
Mon April 25, 2011

State agency warns residents of hantavirus

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – With residents beginning spring cleaning projects, the Wyoming Department of Health reminds people to be wary of hantavirus.

Hantavirus can be spread through rodent droppings and nesting materials. Even healthy individuals are at risk of infection if exposed to the virus.

People can become infected by breathing in dried materials contaminated with hantavirus.

Since 2000, the state has received reports of eight human hantavirus cases. There were no cases reported in 2009, but in 2008 two cases resulted in death.

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WPR News
9:29 am
Mon April 25, 2011

New fishing regs topic of meeting in Powell

POWELL, Wyo. – Upcoming fishing regulations will be the subject of a public meeting in Powell next month.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. May 10 at Northwest College

The new rules go into effect for 2012 and 2013. They allow anglers to keep up to six trout of any size they catch from lakes and reservoirs. They may keep up to 16 brook trout of any size.

Other proposed regulations include a general stream limit of three trout, of which only one fish may measure longer than 16 inches.

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WPR News
6:03 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Eastern Shoshone Tribal Member Drafted To WNBA

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