WPR News
8:32 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

1099 Forms Rejected By Senate

WPR News
8:27 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

Wyoming Education Summary Released

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Department of Education is putting out an annual look at the latest information on school districts. It's called the Education Summary and it has graduation rates, scores on the A-C-T test and per-pupil funding listed by district. However, there are no results from the statewide student assessment. State Superintendent, Jim McBride says normally that information is available.

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WPR News
8:25 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

Record Number Of Grizzlies Caught In Wyoming

Cody, Wyo – This year, officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Bear Management Program have participated in over 40 management captures of bears. To date this is a record. The bears they caught have been involved in a number of conflicts with humans ranging from eating grain to killing cattle.

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WPR News
8:23 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

Cowboys Offense Trouble

Laramie, WY – After two games the Wyoming offense is having trouble running the football getting only 47 yards a game. And most of those have come from Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels scrambling out of the pocket. While noting that his team just played an excellent Texas defense .Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen says just throwing the ball all the time won't work

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WPR News
8:14 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

Montana DEQ director to meet with Wyo. officials

Powell, WY – The director of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality says he'll meet with local officials in Wyoming next month. The meeting will be to discuss plans to haul mine tailings over the Chief Joseph Highway.
The waste would end up back in Montana for processing near the
town of Whitehall. Hauling out the tailings is part of a planned $24.4 million cleanup of the McLaren Mine, which is leaking toxic materials into a creek.

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WPR News
8:13 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

Hundreds remember Wyoming football player

Laramie, WY – Players at the University of Wyoming will honor linebacker Ruben Narcisse by wearing his initials on the back of their helmets for the next four years. The 19-year-old freshman from Miami was killed in a car accident Sept. 6. Three other freshman players were injured in the wreck.

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WPR News
8:11 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

Sweetwater County boosts wind permitting fees

Rock Springs, WY – Sweetwater County will significantly increase the cost of wind turbine construction permits for commercial wind farms. The cost will rise from $50-dollars per turbine to $2,000.

The county also is increasing the cost of a construction use permit from $100 to a $5,000 base fee plus $100 per turbine.

Those changes are expected to significantly add to the cost of one company's plans to put 237 wind turbines in White Mountain in
Sweetwater County.

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WPR News
5:10 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

Sen. Enzi among those trying to remove 1099 provision

WPR News
8:26 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Pavillion water woes may have solution

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Water development commission is preparing to work with a consultant to address water problems in the Pavillion area. Commission Director Mike Purcell says the water has some serious contamination problems and they want to find a long term solution.

"What needs to happen so that this does not become a lingering problem," says Purcell. "We'll be looking at water supply options for domestic water users who are having problems with the quality of their water."

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