WPR News
8:15 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort drops ski pass prices

Laramie, Wyo. – The cost of a season pass for the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be about 25% lower this year. Resort president Jerry Blann announced changes in prices for season tickets during a press conference Tuesday.

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WPR News
8:05 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Fight against Yellowstone fire grows

WPR News
9:04 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Testing company apologizes for PAWS problems

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The company that administers Wyoming's statewide student assessment is apologizing for the problems that plagued this year's test.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride announced Monday that NCS Pearson will be running an apology in newspapers statewide this week.

This year's online version of the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, or PAWS, was beset with technical problems. The problems were so widespread that the state is seeking to have some test results thrown out.

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WPR News
9:00 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

WY has averted grasshopper outbreak

Laramie, Wyo. – Federal, state and private efforts to stop a grasshopper outbreak in Wyoming this summer appear to have worked. The U.S. Department of Agriculture funded aerial spraying of close to 700 thousand acres, and Governor Dave Freudenthal created a 2 point 7 million dollar program to address the problem.

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WPR News
8:57 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Feds to consider endangered status for whitebark

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The federal government will consider whether a high-elevation pine tree devastated by beetles and fungus deserves endangered species protection.

Whitebark pines can be found in the harsh, high elevations of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and western Canada.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday it will spend a year studying whether to list the whitebark pine as threatened or endangered.

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2:01 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Geothermal energy yet to take off in Wyoming

Wyoming – In Wyoming wind gets most of the attention in the renewable energy world. But, there are other options, like geothermal energy.
When people in the geothermal energy industry go looking for sites to build power plants, ideally they want a spot where the water is very hot and not far from the earth's surface. An easy way to know if they've found what they're looking for is if hot water is literally coming out of the ground.

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1:26 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Republican candidates for governor talk energy and environment

Wyoming – There's no doubt that energy development will continue to drive Wyoming's economy. So, how do you balance energy development with health of the environment? Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck took that question to Republican candidates for Governor.

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