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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WPR News
8:17 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Woman's body found NE of Laramie

Laramie, WY – The Albany County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying a woman whose body was found 14 miles northeast of Laramie.

Sheriff's officials say the Caucasian woman was between 30 and 40 years old and about 5 feet, 2 inches tall. She had light brown hair 3 to 4 inches long.

Investigators say the woman died sometime between last fall and this past spring. The remains were found Thursday on a remote part of the Warren Livestock Ranch.

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WPR News
8:17 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Cities, counties to pay state $2.5M

Cheyenne, WY – The city of Cheyenne and Laramie County are among Wyoming cities and counties that owe the state money - $2.5 million in all.

State officials say the state paid all municipalities and counties too much in severance tax revenue back in 1994. State officials say the local governments have four years to pay the money back.

The city of Cheyenne must pay $286,000, while Laramie County owes $128,000.

Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen says the news is disappointing but he appreciates getting four years to pay the money back.

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WPR News
8:15 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Wyoming brucellosis panel faces crossroads

Green River, WY – The Wyoming Brucellosis Coordination Team is scheduled to meet Thursday in Lander. Team Chairman Frank Galey says one discussion topic will be whether to continue meeting next year.

The task force, appointed by Gov. Dave Freudenthal, will discuss whether to continue meeting after Freudenthal leaves office early next year.

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WPR News
8:14 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Rawlins uses state grant for rec center efficiency

Rawlins, WY – The city of Rawlins is using a Wyoming Business Council grant of $247,000 grant to improve the energy efficiency of the Rawlins Family Recreation Center. The grant will be used to add new doors, windows, lighting and insulation.

City engineer Kent Kisselman says the top priority is replacing windows and doors because they let in heat during the summer - and lose heat in winter.

City Manager Steve Golnar says improving energy efficiency is a city council priority.

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WPR News
8:12 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

State considers boat inspection program a success

Jackson, WY – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced that it checked more than 35,000 boats for invasive zebra and quagga mussels over Labor Day weekend.

Twenty boats were determined to be high risk and were decontaminated but no living mussels were found.

The emergency inspections to prevent the mussels from getting established in state waters began in May. State lawmakers passed a law this year requiring the inspection of boats entering Wyoming park lakes and reservoirs.

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WPR News
11:34 am
Mon September 13, 2010

Missing kayaker found

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