1:36 am
Mon September 15, 2008

The Wyoming Honor Farm celebrates 20 years

Wyoming – The Wyoming Honor Farm uses wild horses for inmate rehabilitation. Joe Crofts has been part of it from the beginning. An Elsa Partan interview.

1:35 am
Mon September 15, 2008

NOLS educates a record number of students

Wyoming – The National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander educated a record 12,000 students in the last year. Elsa Partan interviews director of admissions Bruce Palmer.

1:33 am
Mon September 15, 2008

Candidates are gung-ho on coal

Wyoming – Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are trying to sell us on a clean energy future. But they both want to tweak an old reliable fuel, too. That would be American coal.
The Environment Report's Shawn Allee has more.

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1:32 am
Mon September 15, 2008

A perspective on Guantanamo Bay

Wyoming – University of Wyoming graduate, Major Kyndra Rotunda has written a new book about Guantanamo bay and the trials surrounding it. A Bob Beck interview.

1:28 am
Mon September 15, 2008

Big money for the School of Energy Resources

Wyoming – The University of Wyoming has raised another 40 million dollars for the school of energy resources, including matching gifts. Some are worried about a potential conflict of interest because most of the money has come from the energy industry. Bob Beck reports.

1:26 am
Mon September 15, 2008

A different college ranking system

Wyoming – The University of Wyoming is boycotting the most popular ranking system in the United States, the U.S. News and World Report. It's moving to a new system of accountability complied by land-grant universities across the country. Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd reports.

WPR News
7:42 am
Fri September 12, 2008

State panel approves wind farm

Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming Industrial Siting Council has approved a siting permit for a wind farm that will straddle the Albany County and Carbon County border.

The conditional-use permit will allow Rocky Mountain Power, a division of PacifiCorp, to build its High Plains and McFadden Ridge wind projects.

The projects will produce 188 megawatts of power on land about 13 miles southwest of Rock River off Wyoming 13.

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WPR News
7:39 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Governor praises Pinedale plan protections

Laramie, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management has finalized its plan to allow 44-hundred new gas and oil wells on the Pinedale Anticline.

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal says it contains more specific protections than previous plans.

Freudenthal points out that this time the BLM put specific pollution control technology in the plan.

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WPR News
7:25 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Wyoming ERs rank second in nation

Casper, Wyo. – Wyoming residents have shorter visits to the hospital emergency room than most other states.

That's according to a new survey by a health care improvement organization.

The survey says patients spent an average of 2 hours, 49 minutes from check-in until discharge or admission to the hospital in Wyoming ERs in 2007. The time ranks Wyoming second shortest in the nation. The U.S. average was 4 hours, 5 minutes.

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WPR News
7:16 am
Fri September 12, 2008

UW secures money to build new school

Laramie, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming has secured nearly $20 million for the design and construction of a home for its new School of Energy Resources.

UW President Tom Buchanan says the new facility is a major step toward establishing a world-class School of Energy Resources.

Buchanan said Friday that the facility will help develop the next generation of researchers and skilled work force for the state's energy industry.

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