WPR News
9:02 am
Mon November 3, 2008

New snowmobile plan is released

Yellowstone National Park – A new snowmobile plan for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks would cut back by more than 40 percent the number of machines allowed into the park daily.
The proposal was released Monday in the wake of a federal
judge's recent rejection of plans for up to 540 snowmobiles in the
two parks daily.
U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan said the rejected plan
threatened to increase air pollution, disturb wildlife and cause
too much noise in the country's first national park.

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WPR News
8:58 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Earthquake hits Converse County

Douglas, Wy – A small earthquake rumbled in southeast Converse County but caused no damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 3.4
and was centered in a sparsely populated area about 10 miles
northeast of Douglas. It occurred shortly before 6:15 Monday
morning.
Nancy Meyer of the Converse County Sheriff's Office says she was
eating breakfast at her home on the east side of Douglas when she
heard a rumble and saw mirrors in home move slightly.
She called the sheriff's office where the dispatcher speculated

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WPR News
8:57 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Groups worried about drilling plan in Adobe Town

Rawlins, Wy – Plans to lease or drill wells in remote areas of southwest Wyoming are drawing protests from conservation groups, religious leaders, hunters, Native American groups and others.
An oil and gas company is seeking approval from the Bureau of
Land Management to drill four wells in the Adobe Town badlands area
of the southern Red Desert near the Colorado border.
On the northern end of the Red Desert, the BLM is proposing to
sell leases in an area known as the Jack Morrow Hills, about 35

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WY Elections
8:55 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Early voting occuring across the state

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WY Elections
8:53 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Wyoming's election is historic

Laramie, Wy – This is an election for the history books in Wyoming. University of Wyoming historian Phil Roberts says voters do not usually get to choose both U-S Senators at once.
"The last time that Wyoming chose two U.S. Senators at the same time was in 1894. It's an extraordinarily unusual opportunity for voters this time."
The death of Senator Craig Thomas in 2007 led to the unusual situation. One of the two senate races is to fill the remaining four years of Thomas' term.

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5:36 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Close U.S. House race enters its final weekend

Wyoming – In Wyoming's hottest election, U.S. House candidates Gary Trauner and Cynthia Lummis are in a surprising tie, heading into Tuesday's election. Bob Beck reports.

5:34 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Secretary of State Max Maxfield explains ballot measures

Wyoming – Voters statewide will be asked to decide on two ballot issues next Tuesday. Elsa Partan asked Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield to explain what they are.

5:33 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Cynthia Lummis, Republican U.S. House of Representatives candidate

Wyoming – Bob Beck talks with Republican U.S. House of Representatives candidate Cynthia Lummis.

5:30 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Gary Trauner, Democratic U.S. House of Representatives candidate

Wyoming – Bob Beck talks with Democratic U.S. House of Representatives candidate Gary Trauner.

5:28 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Mayoral race in Jackson is all about development

Wyoming – Commercial redevelopment in Jackson has heated up the race for the town's mayor. Taller hotels, denser housing, a four-story parking garage and new tunnel under Snow King have some citizens calling for change. Reporter Rebecca Huntington has more from Jackson.

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