WPR News
10:57 am
Mon June 28, 2010

Gillette district crunched for kindergarten space

Gillette, Wyo. – The Campbell County School District expects an incoming kindergarten class of about 835 students this fall, stretching its ability to accommodate the expanding student body.

The number of kindergartners pre-registered for the fall outnumbers this spring's graduating class by more than 300. The incoming class marks the fifth consecutive year of growth in new students.

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WPR News
10:53 am
Mon June 28, 2010

System cuts distraction from turbine warning light

Rock Springs, Wyo. – The Sweetwater County commissioners will hear a proposal to make the warning lights atop wind turbines less distracting to nearby residents.

The lights, which flash white in daylight and red at night, are required on tall structures that could pose a danger to aircraft.

Obstacle Collision Avoidance Systems Inc. has a system that uses radar to detect aircraft heading toward the obstacles. The company says the warning lights on the obstacles turn on only if an aircraft is approaching.

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WPR News
10:48 am
Mon June 28, 2010

paper estimates Gillette hail damage at $46M

Gillette, Wyo. – The Gillette News-Record estimates damage from a spring hail storm in Gillette could top $46 million.

The newspaper published the estimate in Sunday's editions after consulting with contractors, repair shops and suppliers. The estimate includes $28 million in roof and gutter replacements and $18 million in vehicle repairs.

The storm hit May 26, moving south to north. The worst damage appeared to be over two subdivisions and at two car dealerships along Westover Road.

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WPR News
10:43 am
Sat June 26, 2010

Former VP Cheney hospitalized

Washington, DC – Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been admitted to a Washington, D.C. hospital after experiencing discomfort, in the latest health scare for the 69-year-old Republican leader who has a long history of heart disease.

Spokesman Peter Long says Cheney, who got his political start in Wyoming, is expected to remain at George Washington University Hospital over the weekend.

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WPR News
8:25 pm
Fri June 25, 2010

Charges filed against Utah man in I-80 rampage

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Prosecutors have filed three felony charges against a Utah man accused of ramming another vehicle on Interstate 80, firing shots from a stolen handgun and running naked in traffic.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 26-year-old Armando Juan Cano of Moroni, Utah, went on the bizarre rampage Wednesday night about 33 miles west of Rawlins, in south-central Wyoming.

There were no serious injuries.

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WPR News
8:22 pm
Fri June 25, 2010

Freudenthal likely to seek federal funds for flood

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Preliminary figures from the Federal Emergency Management Agency say this month's flooding in Fremont County caused more than $7 million in damages to public infrastructure. The cost of flood damage to private homes and other property hasn't been calculated yet.

Leigh Anne Manlove, spokeswoman for Gov. Dave Freudenthal, says the governor is likely to ask the federal government to declare flooded parts of Fremont County and the Wind River Indian Reservation as a disaster area.

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WPR News
8:18 pm
Fri June 25, 2010

Wyoming turns down federal health care grant

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming won't apply for a $1 million grant that's part of the federal health care overhaul and is meant to help the state create a review process for excessive health insurance rate hikes.

Gov. Dave Freudenthal said Thursday that he decided not to apply for the grant because of uncertainty about possible restrictions that might come with the money.

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WPR News
7:54 am
Fri June 25, 2010

Togwotee traffic delays coming soon

WPR News
7:11 pm
Thu June 24, 2010

Fremont County Commission proposes new voting plans

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