WPR News
6:14 am
Wed April 1, 2009

Cheyenne may get another wind farm

WPR News
7:32 am
Tue March 31, 2009

Obama signs "Wolf Kill Bill"

Washington, DC – A public lands bill signed yesterday by President Obama includes a program under which ranchers could get money from the federal government to compensate them for livestock killed by wolves.

Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana and Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming sponsored the so-called "Wolf Kill Bill," which authorizes the federal government to spend up to 1 million dollars annually on the 5-year demonstration program.

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WPR News
7:18 am
Tue March 31, 2009

So far, WYDOT budget intact after storms

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Department of Transportation does not yet know how much the recent storms cost in terms of snow removal. Wy-DOT spokesperson, Dave Kingham, says normally statewide storms - like the two that hit last week - cost about a million dollars. He says that's a cost WYDOT can handle, so far: "We do have several million still in the budget, but we do expect more spring storms too."

Kingham says if there is money left over they hope to use it to buy new snowplows.

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WPR News
6:00 am
Tue March 31, 2009

Yellowstone officials consider closing Sylvan Pass

Cheyenne, WY – Yellowstone National Park officials say the number of people who cross Sylvan Pass during the winter might not justify the expense of keeping the pass open.
Sylvan Pass is located just inside Yellowstone's east entrance. The area is prone to avalanches and park rangers work hard during the winter to reduce the threat of avalanches to snowmobilers.

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WPR News
5:50 am
Tue March 31, 2009

Snowpack jumps 10% in a week

WPR News
5:48 am
Tue March 31, 2009

Enzi joins group to change Cuban policy

WPR News
8:04 am
Mon March 30, 2009

Wyoming could get energy efficiency money

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WPR News
3:27 am
Mon March 30, 2009

Scientists talk sequestration at UW

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WPR News
3:24 am
Mon March 30, 2009

Huge demand for affordable Wilson housing

Jackson, WY – The Teton County Housing Authority says nearly 500 people are lining up to get into just seven subsidized homes in Wilson.

The homes range in price from $155,000 to $230,000 - far below market value for Jackson Hole.

A lottery will decide who out of the 500 gets to apply for the housing. Successful applicants must meet certain income and asset requirements.

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