WPR News
8:43 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Forclosure rates up, but still low compared to U.S.

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming had one of the nation's lowest home foreclosure rates for the third quarter of 2008, but the number of foreclosures has increased since the same period last
year.

The numbers are included in a recent report by RealtyTrac Inc., which tracks foreclosures nationwide. Wyoming had the nation's 44th lowest foreclosure rate for July through September, with 255 homes at varying stages of foreclosure. That's up 141 percent from third quarter 2007.

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WPR News
8:26 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Sen. Job resigns, Dems seek replacement

Rock Springs, Wyo. – Sweetwater County Democrats are seeking volunteers to replace state Sen. Rae Lynn Job, who has resigned because she's moving out of her district.

Job announced her resignation Thursday, after nearly 12 years in the state Senate.

Joyce Jansa Corcoran is chairwoman of the Sweetwater County Democratic Party. She says Job is moving from Rock Springs to Cheyenne so she can care for her mother.

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WPR News
7:44 am
Mon November 10, 2008

War Memorial Stadium gets a facelift

Laramie, Wyo. – University of Wyoming Athletic department officials are moving forward with their next step in renovations and upgrades to War Memorial Stadium.

University Vice President Rick Miller says the U.W. trustees will be asked to approve long-awaited press box upgrades, that include luxury seating and suites.

Miller says this will be part of a much larger effort, that includes paving the stadium parking lot and building a new tennis facility.

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WPR News
7:41 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Report: wild horses may be killed

Laramie, Wyo. – A report by the federal government says wild horses may have to be killed to deal with massive overpopulation.

The Government Accountability Office reaffirmed today what the Bureau of Land Management reported earlier: they will have to euthanize horses or send them to slaughter houses if their budget is not increased dramatically. BLM spokesman Tom Gorey says the Bureau doesn't like either of the options.

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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.

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