WPR News
8:44 pm
Tue March 15, 2011

Buffalo Bill Historical Center should operate as one.

Cody, WY – A report recommends that the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody promote itself as one museum. The center consists of five museums now.
The report by University of Wyoming professor Pete Simpson found
that there are conflicts in how the five museums operate now.
For example, the individual museums at times failed to cooperate
in fundraising and when and how exhibits, classes and education
events are conducted.In addition, the report found no institution-wide education

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WPR News
8:41 pm
Tue March 15, 2011

Native American businesses drop in Wyoming

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WPR News
8:44 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

Gov. urges tightened requirements around Wyo Range drilling plan

Laramie, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead is asking the U.S. Forest Service to involve state agencies as it considers what to do about a proposal to drill for natural gas in an area of the Wyoming Range known for its pristine wildlife habitat.

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WPR News
8:33 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

Gillette Mayor weighs in at national conference

Laramie, WY – The Gillette Mayor is joining city officials from across the country in expressing concern about proposed federal budget cuts that could harm local governments.

Tom Murphy is at the National League of Cities meeting. He says the biggest concern surrounds the elimination of funding for the federal Community Development Block Grant program. "Gillette is a community that depends on those as well for things such as youth emergency services and funding for several non-profit services in our community," he said.

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WPR News
10:47 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Fremont County Commissioners case goes on and on

WPR News
10:43 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Forest service gets lots of feedback on the Wyoming Range

Jackson, WY – Forest Service officials say about 40,000 people have sent comments regarding a gas drilling project in western Wyoming that has upset residents.
Bridger-Teton National Forest Service spokeswoman Mary Cernicek
says officials will respond to all who submitted comments about the
project and will determine what to do next based on what issues
people raise. There is no timeline for the next action.
Friday was the deadline to submit opinions about the drilling proposal outside
Bondurant in the Wyoming Range. Plains Exploration and Production

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WPR News
9:11 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

New legislations marks shift in Wyoming K-12 education

Laramie, Wyo. – In the coming months, some recently passed legislation will change the way schools operate in Wyoming. Lawmakers have approved measures that will require school districts, teachers and even students to meet new education requirements. Senator Tony Ross says the state spends billions on education, but most test scores show that students are not achieving at an equally impressive level.

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