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.

3:15 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.

3:11 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

Wyoming tries to reduce conflicts between Grizzlies and people.

Wyoming – Wyoming game and fish department who said the bear was thriving, growing at a rate of four to seven percent a year. But the human population in bear country is also increasing. And more conflicts between Grizzlies and Humans are occurring. This summer Bob Beck went to Cody to see how Game and Fish is working to minimize these conflicts, so that people can learn how to better live, work and recreate in Grizzly Country.

3:09 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

The Wyoming Toad makes a comeback.

Wyoming – The Laramie Basin, in Albany County is the only place in the world you will find the Wyoming Toad. Its population dropped in the 1980s, due to habitat loss and other factors. By 1995, it was thought to be extinct in the wild. Now, the toad is showing researchers that there might be hope for amphibian species worldwide threatened by a deadly fungus. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick reports.

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