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10:54 am
Mon August 2, 2010

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10:46 am
Mon August 2, 2010

Bears who killed camper may have been under stress

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Billings, Montana – Three grizzly bear cubs whose mother killed one person and mauled two others in a late night attack at a Montana campground were malnourished and still in their winter coats. The cubs have arrived at their new home at ZooMontana in
Billings. Zoo executive director Jackie Worstell says Sunday the
two female cubs and one male cub showed signs of stress that may
help explain their mother's unusually aggressive behavior.
Forty-eight-year-old Kevin Kammer of Grand Rapids, Mich., was

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WPR News
8:31 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Grizzly bear euthanized after triple mauling

Billings, Mont. – Wildlife officials say a grizzly bear has been euthanized after tests determined it was responsible for a triple mauling in a Montana campground.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim said Friday DNA tests determined the sow killed a Michigan man and injured two others in unprovoked attacks in a campground overnight Wednesday.

The bear was euthanized after wildlife officials captured the sow and her three cubs at the Soda Butte Campground five miles from Yellowstone National Park.

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WPR News
8:22 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Movement in Western oil-gas lease backlog in Wyo.

Cheyenne, Wy – A more than 2-year-old backlog of federal oil and gas leases throughout the West is breaking loose in Wyoming.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Friday that it would issue 145 oil and gas drilling leases in Wyoming. The Wyoming BLM auctioned off the leases in June 2008. The BLM will continue to defer another 43 leases from the sale, mainly due to concerns about protecting sage grouse.

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WPR News
7:57 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Frontier Days strong this year

Laramie, Wyo. – As Cheyenne Frontier Days heads into its closing weekend, local officials say this year has been strong, with most businesses reporting increases over last summer.

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WPR News
6:15 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Casper Star Tribune poll has Meyer and Mead leading

Laramie, WY – The Casper Star Tribune has a new poll showing Auditor Rita Meyer has a slight lead over Matt Mead in the Republican primary for governor. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports.

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WPR News
7:16 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Rita Meyer endorsed by Sarah Palin

Laramie, Wy – Sarah Palin has endorsed Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Rita Meyer in the Republican primary. In a Facebook posting Thursday, the former vice presidential
candidate said "Meyer is ready to put her years of valuable public
service to good use." Meyer was elected Wyoming state auditor in 1996. She is seeking
to replace Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal and faces four other
candidates in the Aug. 17 primary. In her endorsement, Palin said Meyer has a "unique blend of steel magnolia and mama grizzly."

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