WPR News
8:57 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Cody city council holds budget meetings

Laramie, Wyo. – The Cody city council will hold three meetings this week, to consider budget cuts.

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WPR News
8:52 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Wind topples trees, forces truckers to pull over

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wind gusts over 65 mph have driven tractor trailers off highways and toppled trees across Wyoming.

State highway authorities said Monday that strong winds forced "numerous" truck drivers to pull over and park alongside Interstate 25. Two trailers tipped over, but neither driver was seriously hurt. One of the toppled trailers briefly closed parts of southbound Interstate 25; the other came to rest in a median.

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WPR News
8:37 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

WY unemployment fell in April

Laramie, Wyo. – The state unemployment rate fell last month, to 7.1 percent. That's three consecutive months of encouraging employment reports in Wyoming.

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1:22 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Rock Creek will be the site of a writer's camp.

Wyoming – The Wyoming Wilderness Association will be hosting a summer writers retreat this summer with Gretel Ehrlich. It will be held in the Rock Creek area in the Big Horns August 6th-9th. Sara Domek is with the Wilderness association and she explains where the idea for this retreat came from.

1:08 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Democrats try to find a big name candidate for Governor.

Wyoming – The big question among Wyoming Democrats and political junkies in the state is will a big name candidate run for governor on the Democratic ticket? There are already three names on the August 17th primary ballot, but no serious candidate has stepped forward yet. Renny Mackay reports.

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1:07 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Senator John Barrasso discusses energy

Wyoming – Wyoming U-S Senator John Barrasso mixed it up with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar over his handling of the B-P oil spill. At the same time Senator Barrasso has been critical of the Interior Department's new rules for on shore energy development that will require a new set of scrutiny for oil and gas leases. Senator Barrasso joins on the telephone. This week the Senator drafted a bill to overturn the new on-shore drilling rules. He explains his thinking to Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

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1:06 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Head of the AFL-CIO supports new drilling regulations.

Wyoming – The Executive Secretary of the Wyoming AFL-CIO is getting into the issue of the new drilling rules. Kim Floyd represents 55 unions throughout Wyoming. He joined five dozen former land managers, biologists and regulators in sending a letter to Secretary Salazar urging him to finalize these important rules. He joins Bob Beck to explain why this is so important to him.

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1:03 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

A look at an attempt to make a community the greenest city in the USA.

Greensberg, Kansas – In May of 2007 a tornado creating winds of over 200 miles an hour hit the town of Greensberg, Kansas. 11 people died and 95 percent of the structures were destroyed. Since then the people of Greensberg have gone forward with the idea of being the greenest city in America. Bob Dixson is mayor of the town of a thousand. He tells Renny MacKay that he survived the tornado in his basement with his wife.

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1:01 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

A Colorado city is looking at a new energy source.

Colorado – Colorado has long been a leader in production of renewable energies like wind and solar power. Now those in the industry are starting to look at another potential energy source, and it comes from a place very few people would connect with "clean" energy. KUNC's Grace Hood has more

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12:57 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

A new interactive museum opens in Worland.

Wyoming – The Washakie Museum in Worland reopened last week in a new building with brand new displays. The museum used to be based in an old church. Now it's in a state of the art facility.

Cheryl Reichelt is the museum's executive director. She told Renny MacKay that they also went from volunteer created displays to professionally written and reviewed displays that are interactive.

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