WPR News
2:14 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Deer face troubled fate on Hwy. 20

Laramie, Wyo. – More than one big-game animal a day is killed on an 18-mile stretch of Highway 20 north of the Wind River Canyon.

A game official says the number is more than twice the death-rate the department recorded in 2005. In a one-year period, the state's Department of Transportation has picked up 342 mule-deer carcasses, 29 white-tail deer, and four pronghorn between the north end of the Wind River Canyon and Kirby.

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1:28 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Dick Cheney's popularity in Wyoming

Wyoming – In the final months of the Bush Administration, what Wyoming people think of Vice President Dick Cheney. Elsa Partan reports.

1:26 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Tax measures defeated

Wyoming – Over 90 percent of county sales tax issues failed on Tuesday. How local governments will make up the difference. Bob Beck reports.

1:25 am
Mon November 10, 2008

American Farmer

Wyoming – A new book titled American Farmer: the Heart of Our Country features several Wyoming residents. Through photography, author Paul Mobley helped tell their story. Bob Beck interviews Paul Mobley.

1:22 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Climate notebook

Wyoming – A couple of decades before the words "global warming" hit the headlines, a loner named Billy Barr moved into the Colorado wilderness. He lived by himself at nearly 10,000 feet , miles from the nearest town. So to pass the time, he kept meticulous notes about the weather and animals. For scientists studying climate change, Billy's notebooks turn out to be heaven sent -- without this kind of data, it is tricky figuring out the way things used to be. Zachary Barr has the story.

1:21 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Climate lessons from Yellowstone Park fire

Wyoming – Twenty years ago this year, the country watched its oldest national park go up in flames. Looking back, scientists believe the 1988 fires of Yellowstone National Park were the signal fire of climate change. Researchers have been working ever since to understand this relationship between climate and wildfire. Sadie Babits reports on two scientists searching for clues to ancient climates, using trees as their guide.

1:19 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Wyoming – The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has been involved for more than 24 years in restoring and preserving wildlife habitat. Jill Tonn, a regional director, tells Bob Beck that this is a challenging time.

12:57 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Six-Legged Soldiers

Wyoming – Insects have had quite an impact on the history of war and University of Wyoming professor and entomologist Jeff Lockwood gets into all the details in his new book, Six Legged Soldiers. Elsa Partan interviews Jeff Lockwood about this strange and sometimes gory part of history.

12:54 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Rodger McDaniel, memories of my father

Wyoming – The deputy director of the Wyoming Department of Health talks about how his father's life influenced his choice of career.

Election 2008
12:51 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Energy policy under Barack Obama

Wyoming – With the election of Barack Obama to the presidency this week, some of the questions about the future of energy policy have come into clearer focus. For example, President-elect Obama supports a cap-and-trade system for carbon dioxide. The Environmental Defense Fund says he will be far more receptive to their agenda than the Bush administration. Elsa Partan interviews Dan Cronin of the Environmental Defense Fund.