WPR News
8:43 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Wyoming Tribune Eagle wins court case

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled for a Cheyenne daily newspaper in a dispute with a local school district over access to teacher salary information.
The court on Tuesday ruled in favor of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle
newspaper. Laramie County School District 1 had appealed a district
court judge's earlier ruling that the paper was entitled to see
records showing the names and salaries of teachers.
Tribune Eagle Executive Editor D. Reed Eckhardt says the paper
is thrilled but not surprised with the court ruling.

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WPR News
4:07 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Forest Service Hears Public On Draft Plans

JACKSON, wyo – Last week, the Bridger-Teton National Forest used video teleconferencing to unveil new draft planning rules at district offices across the forest. It's part of a nationwide effort to gather public comment on new rules that will apply to all national forests. The draft rules lay out monitoring requirements for how forest managers track forest health. But the Bridger-Teton's Michael Schrotz says the process doesn't cover how to pay for monitoring, which was a problem for the current rules, last approved in 1982.

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WPR News
7:45 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Man sentenced for death of his sister

Wind River, WY – A man has been sentenced in the death of his teenage sister on the Wind River Indian Reservation and another will also serve time for involvement in the slaying.
U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson on Monday sentenced 22-year-old Robert Spoonhunter to 13 years in prison. Nineteen-year-old Kyeren Tillman was sentenced to serve more than six and a half years. Authorities say Spoonhunter choked his sister, 13-year-old Marisa Spoonhunter, and threw her into a weight bench after he

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WPR News
7:43 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Wyoming snowpack has some nervous

Casper, WY – More snow has piled up in Wyoming's mountains than at this time last year - and last year turned out to be a bad one for spring flooding.
Hydrologists released their latest data Monday. They report that
mountain moisture is up just about everywhere compared to last
week. Every drainage basin now has more moisture at its headwaters
than is normal for this time of year.
Mountain snow moisture ranges from 102 percent of average above
the Wind River to 136 percent of average above the upper Bear and
upper North Platte rivers.

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7:41 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Coal mine plans continue

Gillette, WY – A Colorado coal company is working to develop two mines in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, including a possible underground mine.
The Gillette News Record reports that Denver-based Liberty Coal
Energy has a 640-acre state lease in southern Campbell County. The
company estimates that there's about 73 million tons of coal under
the property and the surrounding area. A feasibility study shows
that those supplies may best be mined underground.
Last week, the company said it was seeking to permit a drilling

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WPR News
9:34 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Salazar overstates coal earnings

Laramie, Wyo. – When Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the upcoming sale of four coal leases in the Powder River Basin, Salazar predicted the sales would rake in anywhere from $13 to $21 billion. But it turns out that those numbers vastly overestimated projected revenues.

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WPR News
9:31 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Elementary students fold paper cranes for Japan

Laramie, Wyo. – A group of elementary school students in Laramie has begun a project to raise one thousand dollars for Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Japan.

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WPR News
8:32 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

Teen pregnancies up in Wyoming

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8:28 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

Income levels in Wyoming are above the national average

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8:25 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

Death row inmate appeals sentence

Cheyenne, WY – Lawyers representing Wyoming's lone death row inmate in his federal appeal continue to hammer on the Wyoming Public Defender's Office, saying it failed to provide the man an adequate defense at trial.
Inmate Dale Eaton is challenging the constitutionality of the
state death sentence he received in the 1988 rape and murder of
18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell, of Billings, Mont.
Eaton's lawyers this month filed papers with a federal judge in
Cheyenne. The lawyers dispute the Wyoming attorney general's

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