1:13 am
Mon April 20, 2009

New book focuses on Uranium

Wyoming – There's a new book out dedicated to a mineral that's marked Wyoming's history. The book is "Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock that Re-shaped the World." Author Tom Zoellner tells Addie Goss about the history of uranium from the middle ages to modern times. He says the instability of the nuclear age... mirrors the instability of uranium itself.

1:12 am
Mon April 20, 2009

A review of split estates in the Powder River Basin

Wyoming – It wasn't long ago that Wyoming's Powder River Basin was in the media spotlight. Almost every major newspaper, magazine and TV network came to report on the Coal Bed Methane development and the split estate. That means landowners who do not own the minerals under their land do not have control over who accesses those minerals. This pitted some ranchers against natural gas companies. But, it has been years since the media focused on this story. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports on what is happening now in the Powder River Basin.

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1:10 am
Mon April 20, 2009

HIV/Aids activist Brenda Freiberg discusses the state of the disease

Wyoming – It's Aids awareness week at the University of Wyoming. Longtime Aids activist Brenda Freiberg came to Laramie to talk about the need to still be concerned about HIV and Aids. She also took a few moments to discuss those issues with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

1:09 am
Mon April 20, 2009

A look at Truck Stop Chapels

Wyoming – There are more than three million truck drivers in the U.S., and plenty of truck stops offering showers, truck scales and 24-hour steak and eggs. At a few stops in each state, there are also chapels. At one outside of Cheyenne, drivers find counsel. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has this story.

WPR News
9:39 am
Thu April 16, 2009

Lummis seeks to connect Continental Divide trail

Cheyenne, WY – U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis is co-sponsoring legislation that might help protect the nation's eight National Scenic Trails.

The "Complete America's Great Trails Act" would give landowners a tax credit to grant conservation easements and public access easements in half-mile corridors of National Scenic Trails.

In Wyoming, the bill would help fill in missing links and protect viewsheds on the Continental Divide Trail, which runs from New Mexico to Montana.

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WPR News
9:07 am
Thu April 16, 2009

Governor recognizes difficulty of opposing pipeline

Laramie, WY – Governor Dave Freudenthal says he does not intend to support the project to move water from southwest Wyoming to the Front Range of Colorado. An entrepreneur from Colorado has proposed building a pipeline to haul the water east.

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WPR News
8:53 am
Thu April 16, 2009

Wyoming suits small business, report says

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WPR News
9:12 am
Wed April 15, 2009

University Symphony holds ambitious concert Thursday

Laramie, Wyoming – The University of Wyoming symphony holds its final concert of the season tomorrow night, and it's an ambitious one - with 105 instrumentalists on stage all at once. The concert marks Conductor Michael Griffith's 20th year at the University. Addie Goss talks with Griffith about the program.

The concert is Thursday night at 7:30 at the University of Wyoming.

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WPR News
9:04 am
Wed April 15, 2009

Elk Refuge ends winter feeding

Jackson, WY – The National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming has stopped supplemental feeding of elk and bison for the winter season.

Refuge officials say they stopped feeding last Friday. This year's feeding season ran 74 days and supported an average of 7,300 elk and 800 bison.

The refuge distributed 5.5 million pounds of alfalfa pellets, down 35 percent from last year.

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9:02 am
Wed April 15, 2009

Some Yellowstone roads set to open Friday

Yellowstone National Park, WY – Parts of Yellowstone National Park are set to reopen to car and truck traffic later this week.

The roads through the park's North and West entrances all the way to Canyon and Old Faithful are scheduled to open at 8 a.m. Friday.

The National Park Service says the road between Canyon, Fishing Bridge and the East Entrance is scheduled to reopen May 1. Traffic between the South Entrance and Grant, West Thumb and Fishing Bridge resumes May 8.

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