WPR News
12:09 pm
Tue December 7, 2010

UW Receives SBA Fast Grant

LARAMIE, wyo – A 100-thousand dollar grant to the University of Wyoming may help small, technology-oriented businesses in the state. The grant comes from the Small Business Association and will be used to council and train business owners on how to find and apply for technology-oriented grants from the federal government. The grant can be used for a broad range of purposes from developing new snow fences to medical technology.

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WPR News
12:03 pm
Tue December 7, 2010

Wyoming Health Dept. encourages flu vaccinations

CHEYENNE, wyo – The Wyoming Department of Health reminds the public that it's not too late to get flu vaccinations.

The health department says flu activity is starting to increase around the state.

Reggie McClinton at the health department says influenza activity is still relatively low across the United States, but says there's an increase in cases in the Southeast.

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WPR News
12:00 pm
Tue December 7, 2010

Work moves forward on Gillette area pipeline

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Work is moving ahead to rehabilitate a 30-year-old water pipeline in northeast Wyoming.

The 40-mile-long Madison pipeline links the city of Gillette with water wells in Crook County.

The project hit a major milestone last week when crews finished grouting and joint bonding the first section of pipeline in Crook County. Internal repairs to the first section of pipeline are expected to be done by Jan. 20.

The next phase of the project, between Rozet and Gillette, will take place between Jan. 20 and the end of April.

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WPR News
8:51 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

Busiest year for grizzly bear activity draws to close

Laramie, Wyo. – While a few stray grizzlies have been seen wandering in the snow, most bears have gone into hibernation for the winter. That means the busiest year on record for Wyoming's Bear Management Program is over.

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WPR News
8:44 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

Missing man's body found near Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyo. – Searchers in Sweetwater County have found the body of a 72-year-old hiker who was missing for two weeks.

Jean Baptist Soule, of Rock Springs, was found Saturday in a draw northwest of Rock Springs. The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office says an autopsy is being scheduled but foul play is not suspected.

Soule was last seen the morning of Nov. 20 leaving his home for his daily walk. He was an avid hiker known to cover up to 30 miles in a single day.

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WPR News
8:42 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

USDA to provide $30M for sage grouse protection

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Casper, Wyo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting funding to protect sage grouse and sage grouse habitat in 11 Western states.

This will be the second year of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Sage Grouse Initiative. Up to $30 million will go to the states where sage grouse are found, an increase from $18.5 million in 2010.

Sage grouse are a mottled brown, football-sized bird found in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, California, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Oregon, South Dakota, North Dakota and Canada.

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WPR News
6:42 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

Democrats still don't have candidate for governor

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WPR News
10:17 am
Mon December 6, 2010

Group worries about wolf legislation

WPR News
10:12 am
Mon December 6, 2010

Laramie boy will play at the Kennedy Center

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