WPR News
8:22 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Buchanan Gets Contract Renewed

Laramie, WY – On the same week University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan announced the school would not create a policy to screen controversial speakers the U-W Board of Trustees extended Buchanan's contract by two years. This means he would serve until at least 2014. The extension does not include a raise, but Buchanan says he did not want one.

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WPR News
8:16 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Fremont Co. will seek hopper disaster help

Riverton, Wyo – The Fremont County Commission says grasshoppers are devastating alfalfa and other grass crops in the county. So much so they say that a disaster declaration is warranted.

The commission has asked the Farm Service Agency to prepare a request seeking a disaster declaration due to the grasshopper infestation.

Vast areas of Fremont County extending from Riverton south through the Wind River Indian Reservation and beyond Lander are infested.

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WPR News
8:14 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

BLM to review plans for 2 Adobe Town area wells

Cheyenne, WY – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has halted plans for two exploratory gas wells, and roads to reach them, in the Adobe Town area in southwest Wyoming.

The BLM says it will review whether "wilderness characteristics" exist that could put the area off-limits to development. Much of the area has been proposed for protection as designated wilderness.

The BLM approved the drilling and road plans by Tulsa, Okla.-based Samson Resources Co., earlier this year.

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WPR News
8:12 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Bear cub struck, killed by car in Teton Park

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo – Grand Teton National Park officials say a female black bear cub has been hit and killed by a car.

Park officials say the cub was killed Wednesday night when it was following its mother and a sibling across the road. They say the driver, a Moran resident, told a ranger he swerved to avoid the bears but struck the last one.

Officials say the driver called in the incident and waited for the ranger to arrive.

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6:29 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

University of Wyoming Declines Adopting Speaker Policy

University of Wyoming Declines Adopting Speaker Policy – University of Wyoming Declines Adopting Speaker Policy

6:19 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

University of Wyoming Declines Adopting Speaker Policy

University of Wyoming Declines Adopting Speaker Policy

Wyoming – This week University of Wyoming president Tom Buchanan was emphatic when he declared the university will not create a speakers' policy. The policy could have set up a process to review speakers invited to campus. Renny MacKay reports.

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6:18 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

A conversation with the University of Wyoming College of Business Dean Brent Hathaway.

A conversation with the University of Wyoming College of Business Dean Brent Hathaway.

Wyoming – The College of Business opened the doors to its new facility this semester. The eco-friendly building is very high tech and focuses on enhancing the student experience. Dean Brent Hathaway discusses what the building will mean with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

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6:17 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Superintendent Jim McBride Discusses Recently Released Education Summary

Superintendent Jim McBride Discusses Recently Released Education Summary

Wyoming – The current State Superintendent, Jim McBride, is in his last months in office. One of the things McBride did during his administration is start sending out a packet of information on schools every year. It's kind of a report card and a newsletter, with facts on each district. He Speaks with Renny MacKay

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6:17 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Leaving Wyoming: An Essay by Wyoming writer Leorah Snyder.

Leaving Wyoming: An Essay by Wyoming writer Leorah Snyder.

Wyoming – Leaving Wyoming: An Essay by Wyoming writer Leorah Snyder.

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6:16 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Phillipa Strum On Latino Segregation

Phillipa Strum On Latino Segregation

Wyoming – In several Wyoming communities there has been significant growth in the Hispanic population. This has meant changes in the dynamics for Wyoming schools too. Some of the thanks traces back to the 1940s when federal judges in California ruled that the state could not segregate Latinos. She speaks with Renny MacKay.

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