WPR News
7:44 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Grand Teton officials working to secure land swap

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Laramie, Wyo. – Grand Teton National Park officials are working with the BLM and others to try to finally reach a deal over two state-owned sections within the park. Wyoming makes a mere three thousand dollars from the property each year, but the land is valued at roughly $150 million.

State officials have been trying to work out a land trade with the federal government for more than a decade. This summer, the governor threatened to put the land up for auction.

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WPR News
4:04 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Wyoming records 1st West Nile case this year

Cheyenne, Wyo. – An adult male from Goshen County has become Wyoming's first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

The state Department of Health reported the case Tuesday. Most people infected with West Nile never develop symptoms. Among those who become ill, symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, skin rash and swollen lymph nodes.

But a few people develop meningitis or encephalitis and can die from the disease.

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WPR News
4:00 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

UW Trustee Haynes has eye on governor's office

Laramie, Wyo. – A Cheyenne man is working to get his name on the ballot for the governor's race. Taylor Haynes is a University of Wyoming trustee, an organic beef rancher and a retired trauma surgeon who heads a health benefits company.

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WPR News
1:42 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Uranium is about ready to take off in Wyoming

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WPR News
10:30 am
Tue August 3, 2010

PAWS test scores will be over a month late.

Casper, Wy – Results from Wyoming's statewide student assessment tests won't be released until late September or early October.
That's nearly two months later than school districts normally
get to see scores from the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming
Students, or PAWS. Students normally get their results a few weeks
after districts do.
The online version of PAWS was beset with technical problems
this year. Results were put on hold so an independent company could
analyze them first.

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WPR News
9:02 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Grizzly in triple mauling was light, not starving

Billings, Mont. – Wildlife officials say a grizzly bear that preyed on campers outside Yellowstone National Park weighed less than average, but was in an area with ample food supplies and did not appear to be starving.

Montana officials said Monday that a necropsy has been completed on the female grizzly. The results still were being analyzed.

One person was killed and two injured during separate attacks by the bear Wednesday at the Soda Butte Campground.

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WPR News
9:00 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Feds approve expansion of Wyoming coal mine

Rock Springs, Wyo. – The Bridger Coal mine in southwestern Wyoming is expanding its operations to approximately another 2,000 acres.

The expansion was approved last week by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The expansion includes new lease holdings on private land bordering the mine 35 miles northeast of Rock Springs.

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WPR News
8:57 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Republicans undecided about race for top education official

Laramie, Wyo. – A poll released Monday shows that more than 40 percent of Republican voters have not decided who to support in the race for the state's top education position. That's with just two weeks remaining before the August 17th primary.

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12:13 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Woody Biomass Industry Slow to Take Off

Wyoming – Wyoming and Colorado's forests are teeming with renewable energy potential the millions of acres of beetle-killed pine trees can be turned into woody biomass to heat homes or power businesses. But, as Brian Larson reports that effort has been somewhat slow to take off.

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12:11 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

New Technique Boosts Uranium Mining

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