WPR News
10:16 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Barrasso tries to trump new EPA regulations

WPR News
10:13 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Rain to come and Lander is nervous

WPR News
10:05 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Judge refuses to rescind order for Fremont County voting

Lander, Wy – A federal judge has denied Fremont County's request to rescind his order requiring the county to form single-member districts for electing county commissioners.
U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson ruled in April that at-large
elections in Fremont County violate federal law by diluting the
American Indian vote. He has ordered the county to propose
single-member commission districts by June 30.
The county recently asked Johnson to change his order and allow
the county to propose some other voting system.

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WPR News
10:02 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Health officials say to be careful of high water

Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Department of Health is telling people in flooded parts of Wyoming to avoid health concerns associated with high water.
Dr. Tracy Murphy, Wyoming's state epidemiologist, says
floodwaters can become contaminated with bacteria, sewage,
agricultural or industrial waste, chemicals and other substances.
Anyone who comes in contact with floodwater should wash their
hands with soap and water that either isn't contaminated or has
been disinfected. Another option is using an alcohol-based hand
sanitizer.

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WPR News
8:52 pm
Wed June 9, 2010

Flooding affects drinking water in Fremont County

Laramie, Wyo. – While water levels in rivers near Lander are dropping slightly, water is rising in other parts of Fremont County. Public Information Officer Christian Venhuizen says the newest problem is on the Wind River Indian Reservation. "The Fort Washakie, Arapaho and Ethete areas, one of the key structures we were hoping to protect was their water treatment facility and it has been compromised," he said. "So, they no longer have potable water coming out of their faucets."

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WPR News
7:02 am
Wed June 9, 2010

State passes Hydraulic fracturing rules

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WPR News
8:34 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

Flooding continues in Lander

Laramie, Wyo. – Fremont County officials continue to try to manage flooding, as rivers swell with rain and snowmelt. Public Information Officer Christian Venhuizen says the water is reaching record levels.

"Water levels still continue to rise," he said. "The National Weather service's says that for the next 24 to 36 hours they are looking for another six to eight inches of water in the area. This is for a broad area that encompasses most of Fremont County."

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8:28 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

Audit: State 'fairly passive' about extra revenue

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A legislative audit concludes the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments has been fairly passive in getting the most energy revenue from the 3.5 million acres of state lands it oversees.

The nonpartisan Legislative Service Office prepared the audit released on Tuesday.

The Office of State Lands and Investments tracks nearly 5,400 mineral leases on state lands of which more than three-quarters are for oil and gas development. State lands revenues fund public schools and other government services.

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