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5:43 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Construction of new pipeline imminent

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5:41 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Game and Fish urges caution in grizzly territory

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Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging people using the Bridger-Teton National Forest to beware of bears. Bear activity has led to the closing of campgrounds in the Upper Green River Valley, and a hiker was attacked and bitten by a grizzly near Union Pass on Saturday, causing minor injury.

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5:19 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Laramie sees more technology jobs.

Wyoming – Over the years Laramie has found it difficult to keep the many students the University of Wyoming graduates every year. But several new businesses are starting to address this problem thanks to the Wyoming technology business center housed at U-W. Bob Beck Reports.

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5:18 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Colorado debates the merits of nuclear energy.

Wyoming – Nuclear power's role in a so-called clean energy economy remains bitterly controversial. Wyoming residents are trying to get used to the idea again and getting the uranium out of the ground to fuel nuclear reactors in Coloardo is creating a battle. KUNC's Kirk Siegler takes us to the site of a massive, proposed uranium mine in northern Colorado's Weld County.

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5:17 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Glendo fights through flooding.

Wyoming – The town of Glendo, between Douglas and Wheatland, is still feeling the impacts of this spring's snowmelt and rainfall. The Glendo Reservoir has been above flood stage for more than a month, and water levels are supposed to peak on the 4th. More than half of the campsites at Glendo State Park are under water. Glendo's mayor, Susan Juschka tells Molly Messick that the flooding is hard to handle, for a town that earns a lot of its income through tourism.

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5:11 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

The Wyoming Children's society celebrates its 99th year.

Wyoming – A Wyoming institution is celebrating its 99th birthday. The Wyoming Children's Society is Wyoming's oldest adoption agency. Director Carol Lindley explains the program to WPR's Bob Beck.

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5:09 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Senator John Barrasso debates Indian groups.

Wyoming – Wyoming Senator John Barrasso may have gotten himself into trouble with Indian country. This is because of reforms he's pushing in congress to address the so-called Cobell Settlement. Maneul Quinones reports

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5:07 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Democratic candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Massie discusses the issues.

Wyoming – State Senator Mike Massie is the lone democrat to run for state superintendent of public instruction. Massie has served in the state legislature for 16 years and has been a member of the joint education committee for ten of those years. He is also serving on a committee that is reviewing curriculum standards in the state and another focused on school funding. Massie speaks with WPR's Bob Beck.

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5:02 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

What's in a Brand? A close look at how livestock owners show ownership and the history of the practice.

Wyoming – In some places, the word "branding" brings to mind marketing consultants and glossy advertising. Here in Wyoming, it's hot irons and cowboys on horseback. As branding season winds down, we ask - what's in a brand? With ranchers running livestock on thousands of acres, brands are the best way to show ownership. But there's more to it than that. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick reports.

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