WPR News
8:38 pm
Mon December 21, 2009

More doctors in Wyoming, but fewer work full time

WPR News
8:06 pm
Mon December 21, 2009

Unemployment goes down for first time in a year

Laramie, WY – For the first time in a year there was an increase in the number of people who report having a job. The data for Wyoming comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics November Unemployment Report. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports that the news is mixed.

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WPR News
10:17 am
Mon December 21, 2009

Sinclair refinery and DEQ officials meet

Laramie, Wyo. – Officials from the state Department of Environmental Quality and the Sinclair oil refinery in Carbon County met on Friday afternoon to discuss the multiple spills and hazardous gas releases that have occurred at the site this year.

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WPR News
10:12 am
Mon December 21, 2009

Wyo. refuge has low elk numbers so far

Jackson, Wyo. – National Elk Refuge officials say a combination of hunting pressure, mild weather and good forage available elsewhere resulted in the lowest number of elk on the refuge this fall in 25 years.

The refuge typically has about 3,000 elk on its southern end this time of year. But biologist Eric Cole says the high count has been only about 900 elk.

Cole says a limited-weapons elk hunt that started Oct. 10 and ended Dec. 13 pushed elk off the south end of the refuge and into the national forest or Grand Teton National Park.

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WPR News
10:07 am
Mon December 21, 2009

New coal mine oversight proposed

Laramie, Wyo. – The Department of the Interior has extended the comment period on a proposal to add more regulation for coal mines. The idea is to have the federal government start reviewing the permits for coal mines, which would be on top of a review by a state agency.

The head of the Wyoming Mining Association, Marion Loomis, says the proposal came about to target mines in the east. "They were doing this because of mountain top mining, but the proposal that came out will affect everybody," he said.

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WPR News
7:12 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

Senators criticize proposed rule for coal mining

WPR News
7:10 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

Jackson airport prepares for the holidays

3:29 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

Wyoming National Guard puts an emphasis on Mental Health.

Wyoming – This year, the Wyoming National Guard mobilized the largest deployment in its history. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss profiles authors of a book being used to help Guard commanders with their training.

3:17 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

Ambassador Tom Stroock discusses his career.

Wyoming – This week Tom Stroock died, a long time Wyoming legislator and public servant and later Ambassador to Guatemala died. In later years, Stroock became very active in issues surrounding the balance of energy and conservation. In 1989, Stroock was at the height of his political power and discussed his career with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

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