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5:27 pm
Tue September 7, 2010

Cowboys will try to return to normal

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5:22 pm
Tue September 7, 2010

UW History Professor dies in head on crash

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7:17 am
Tue September 7, 2010

Encana donates to state land trust

Laramie, WY – The energy company Encana gave the Wyoming Land Trust 100 thousand dollars. This is the first major donation since the land trust went statewide this summer. Previously it focused solely on Sublette County. The executive director of the Wyoming Land Trust is Lara Ryan. She says this helps them launch their expanded effort and they're grateful for what the gift signifies.

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WPR News
7:47 pm
Mon September 6, 2010

Wyoming seeks $4.2M in federal health grants

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming has applied for $4.2 million in federal grants under the new health care legislation.

The most recent applications were for three grants totaling $1 million. One would fund a study of how Wyoming will meet a requirement for a state insurance exchange.

The other two would fund testing for West Nile, swine flu and other viruses, and home visits for early childhood development.

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9:47 am
Mon September 6, 2010

Christensen sees room for improvement after Cowboys victory

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Laramie, Wyo. – As the Wyoming football team gets ready for a difficult test against Texas this week,the squad will spend some time working on fundamentals. That's because, despite beating Southern Utah 28-20 Saturday night, there was a lot that Wyoming Coach Dave Christensen was not happy with.

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8:47 am
Mon September 6, 2010

UW luxury stadium suites open to rave reviews

Laramie, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming's luxury stadium suites debuted Saturday to rave reviews from donors who paid up to $40,000 a season to watch Cowboys football games from a fancy perch.

The $22 million Wildcatter Stadium Club opened Saturday on the east side of the 61-year-old War Memorial Stadium. Wyoming was one of the last schools in the Mountain West conference to add luxury suites.

Donors paid up to $40,000 per season for one of the 10 suites or $2,500 per season for one of 250 club seats.

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8:44 am
Mon September 6, 2010

Endangered or not, wolf killings set to expand

Billings, Mont. – Government agencies are seeking broad new authority to ramp up killings and removals of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes, despite recent court actions restoring the animal's endangered status across most of the country.

Various proposals would gas pups in their dens, surgically sterilize adult wolves and allow "conservation" hunts to drive down the predators' numbers.

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8:41 am
Mon September 6, 2010

2 drivers killed on I-25 as trucks hit head-on

Douglas, Wyo. – Two Casper men are dead after their trucks collided head-on on Interstate 25 near Douglas.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 33-year-old Randall W. Klemann died at the scene of Friday night's crash, while 51-year-old William E. Welsbacher was rushed to a hospital where he died.

The crash occurred along a stretch of roadway where lanes in both directions were reduced because of construction.

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7:31 am
Mon September 6, 2010

Health department encourages "workforce wellness"

Laramie, Wyo. – The state health department is encouraging employers to take more responsibility in improving workers' health. Joe Grandpre is a chronic disease epidemiologist with the department. He says that - because most people spend a third of their lives at work - it's important to take wellness seriously in the workplace. And he says more Wyoming employers can offer workers incentives to do things like exercise, eat well, and get necessary medical tests and screenings.

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7:29 am
Mon September 6, 2010

1 Wyoming football player killed, 3 hurt in wreck

Laramie, Wyo. – University of Wyoming linebacker Ruben Narcisse was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 287 early this morning. Narcisse was 19 and from Miami, Florida.

The University of Wyoming is reporting that three other U-W football players were injured in the accident. They are Trey Fox, C.J. Morgan, and J.J. Quinlan. As of this afternoon, Morgan was in fair condition at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Co.

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