WPR News
8:45 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Expert Says Advertising Is Bad For Children

LARAMIE, wyo – The director of a group called the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood says keeping children away from advertising is a growing challenge. Susan Linn is in Laramie as part of the U-W Consumer Issues Conference. Her group recently filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission regarding a cartoon series that features characters advertising a brand of shoes throughout the program. Linn is urging people to get involved in the complaint to try to stop this illegal practice.

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8:43 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Yellowstone's Antelope Fire has expanded

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LARAMIE, wyo – After growing by about 13 hundred acres on Tuesday, Yellowstone's Antelope Fire is continuing to expand. Fire Information Officer Marianne Baumberger says the fire has jumped the Yellowstone River, and it's sending up a big column of smoke.

"It spotted over across the Yellowstone and into an area of some heavy timber that's kind of sandwiched between the 2002 Broad Fire and some 1988 burn."

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8:41 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Upcoming conference to discuss Latina issues

CHEYENNE, wyo – An upcoming conference in Cheyenne will discuss the educational and social issues facing Latina girls in Wyoming.

The Wyoming Latina Youth Conference is scheduled for Oct. 15-through-the-17 and is hosted by Laramie County Community College. Girls statewide in grades 5-through-12 are invited to attend.

There will be discussions and workshops on education, teen pregnancy, healthy relationships, substance abuse and even dancing.

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8:27 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Green River to bid on BLM land purchase

GREEN RIVER, Wyo – The Green River City Council has voted to make a bid to buy nearly 1,200 acres of Bureau of Land Management land near the town.

Mayor Hank Castillon said he hopes Green River will be able to buy the land but it may not happen for a few years.

Castillon said that if the city buys the land it could sell parcels for development.

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WPR News
8:25 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Judge dismisses states' gun suit

HELENA, mont – A federal judge in Missoula is dismissing a lawsuit launched by gun rights advocates and states, including Wyoming, seeking freedom from federal gun laws.

The decision, from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy, was expected since his magistrate - a month ago - recommended tossing out the lawsuit.

The decision sides with the U.S. Department of Justice - which says Congress can set standards on such items as guns through its power to regulate interstate commerce.

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WPR News
10:26 am
Thu September 30, 2010

Wild horse round-up will attempt to reduce two herds

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10:24 am
Thu September 30, 2010

NRDC upset over wolf legislation

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10:14 am
Thu September 30, 2010

Former Laramie Attorney suspended

Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended a former Laramie attorney who received supervised probation for trying to sell ecstasy near an elementary school last year.
The court on Wednesday ordered lawyer Robert W. Ingram suspended
from law practice in the state for 18 months.
Ingram early this year received first offender status for one
count of aiding and abetting the possession with the intent to
deliver a controlled substance within 500 feet of school property.
The sentence allowed him to avoid a felony conviction provided he

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WPR News
6:31 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

New Snow Fences On I-80

LARAMIE, wyo – Drivers on I-80 driving between Laramie and Walcott Junction may have noticed brand new snow fences being erected in the recent weeks. Some of the fencing is to replace old, worn out fences, but a majority are new.

Clifford Spoonemore with the Wyoming Department of Transportation says funding to replace old snow fences came from the federal stimulus package, which in turn left money to put in new fencing along I-80.

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6:26 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

Pygmy rabbit not endangered

Laramie, WY – A federal agency says the rare pygmy rabbit does not warrant protection under the endangered species act.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that while there are threats to the tiny rabbit's habitat, it is not enough to threaten the survival of the species. The pygmy rabbit is the smallest in North America, growing between 9 and 12 inches in length.
The agency considered protecting the rabbit in Wyoming and several other western states.

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