WPR News
10:09 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Woman played dead during bear attack

Yellowstone National Park, WY – A woman who was attacked by a bear at a Montana campground says she was bitten on her arm and leg before she instinctively played dead so the animal would leave her alone.
At least one bear rampaged through a heavily occupied campground Wednesday near Yellowstone National Park in the middle of the night, killing one man and injuring Deb Freele of Ontario and another man. Freele said on Thursday's network morning talk shows that she

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WPR News
9:03 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

1 dead, 2 injured in bear attack at MT campground

Helena, MT – At least one bear rampaged through a campground near Yellowstone National Park in the middle of the night, killing one person and injuring two others.

Three separate attacks left a male dead and a female and another male injured at the Soda Butte campground near Cooke City.

The female suffered severe lacerations and crushed bones in her arms, and the surviving male was bitten on his calf. Both were hospitalized in Cody, Wyo.

Wildlife officials did not release the identities or ages of the victims.

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WPR News
9:00 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

Cause of Frontier Refinery fire still unknown

Laramie, Wyo. – There was a fire at Cheyenne's Frontier Refinery this morning. The blaze was in a single unit of the refinery and it was put out within about an hour.

Frontier spokesman Mel Wilkenfeld says no one was hurt during the fire, and the event does not seem to have had an effect on local air quality. "We did do air monitoring both during and after the fire to make sure there were no concerns with that and we found no impacts, everything that was measured was within standards."

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WPR News
8:56 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

State: Falling pipes killed oil field worker

Cheyenne, Wyo. – State worker safety officials say nearly 50 tons of falling pipe killed a man at a recently drilled oil well in Niobrara County.

The accident July 20 killed Boyd Bannan about 40 miles north of Lusk.

J.D. Danni with the state worker safety program says Bannan was a laborer for Buck Creek Freight, a company that does work for the oil and gas industry.

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WPR News
8:53 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

Investigation continues in Grand Teton death

Jackson, Wyo. – Grant Teton National Park rangers are investigating whether a properly attached climbing rope could have prevented the only fatality during last week's rescue of 16 people off Grand Teton mountain.

Rangers told the Jackson Hole News & Guide that they're examining whether 21-year-old Brandon Oldenkamp, of Sanborn, Iowa, attached the climbing rope to a gear loop on his harness instead of a point designed to hold his weight.

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WPR News
10:51 am
Wed July 28, 2010

Jackson housing market slowly improving

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WPR News
10:46 am
Wed July 28, 2010

Judge will rule on Fremont County Commissioners issue soon.

Cheyenne, Wy – A federal judge says he intends to approve a voting plan for Fremont County in time to seat new county commissioners before current terms expire in January.
U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson heard arguments Tuesday from
Fremont County and from American Indians who sued over the county's
system of at-large voting.
Johnson ruled in favor of the American Indian plaintiffs this
spring, agreeing that the county's current at-large voting system
violated federal law by diluting their vote.

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