12:01 pm
Mon March 22, 2010

Drop in Elk Numbers Cause a Stir

Wyoming – Elk numbers are down in the Jackson area and some locals argue that wolves are to blame. On Saturday, Jackson outfitters will hold an anti-wolf rally in Jackson's town square, arguing that wolves are impacting the species they depend on to make a living. Mark Gocke is the spokesperson for Wyoming Game and Fish in the Jackson and Pinedale regions. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss asked Gocke what's been happening to the area's elk.

11:59 am
Mon March 22, 2010

The History of the Firearms Freedom Act

Wyoming – As of this month, five states have passed a measure that uses gun rights as a way of repudiating federal authority. It's called the Firearms Freedom Act, and it says that firearms made, bought and held within a particular state are not subject to federal regulation. Governor Dave Freudenthal signed Wyoming's version of the bill this month. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has this story on the origins and the aims of a growing movement.

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11:50 am
Mon March 22, 2010

EPA plans to increase standard for TCE

Cheyenne, WY – Plans by the Environmental Protection Agency to set a tougher standard for the amount of a toxic chemical allowed in drinking water will raise the bar for cleaning up contaminated groundwater near old nuclear missile sites.

But a tougher standard for trichloroethylene will add little if any expense to cleaning up those sites.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says that once groundwater is cleaned up to the current standard, not much more work is needed to reduce TCE to undetectable levels.

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9:55 am
Mon March 22, 2010

Some in Wyoming praise the health care vote

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9:53 am
Mon March 22, 2010

Lummis votes no on health care bill

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10:46 am
Sat March 20, 2010

Cowgirls advance in WNIT

Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming Cowgirls outscored Nevada 16 to 5 to start the second half and went on to defeat the Wolfpack 74 to 53 in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Aubrey Vandiver led the Cowgirls with 22 points and Hillary Carlson added 19 points and ten blocked shots. Wyoming advances to the second round of the tournament. It hosts Texas Tech Tuesday night.

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10:44 am
Sat March 20, 2010

Wyoming wrestler misses national championship

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9:02 pm
Fri March 19, 2010

More police to join Wind River force

Riverton, Wyo. – More police officers will be patrolling the Wind River Indian Reservation thanks to a federal pilot program.

The reservation is part of a program involving three other tribal areas in the country to reduce crime by at least 5 percent over a two-year period.

Leslie Shakespeare of the Eastern Shoshone Department of Juvenile Justice says the idea of the program is to reduce violent crime in particular in Indian country.

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9:00 pm
Fri March 19, 2010

Sinclair says it released poisonous gas this month

Rawlins, Wyo. – Officials with Sinclair Refinery say an equipment malfunction caused the release of more than 1,000 pounds of a flammable, poisonous gas earlier this month.

John Pfeffer is the refinery's environmental health and safety manager. He says the hydrogen sulfide was released during equipment failures on March 8, March 9 and March 13.

He says the company is investigating all the incidents and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and Carbon County Emergency Management were notified.

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