WPR News
11:45 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Republicans Trying to Enjoy Shortened Convention

St. Paul, MN – It was supposed to be a week full of parties and speeches. Instead it is becoming a week full of prayer and uncertainty. On Monday Wyoming delegates met at a British pub in Minneapolis. The Gulf Coast families were very much on their minds. Randi Craig is a registered nurse from Sheridan: The party and the celebrating will come whenever is okay in the south and gulf states. We want to make sure that is a priority.

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WPR News
7:56 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Wyoming soldiers help hurricane victims

Laramie, Wyo. – Four members of the Wyoming Air National Guard are helping people affected by Hurricane Gustav.

They're part of a mobile medical team that moved 700 patients from nursing homes and hospitals in Louisiana over the weekend.

The four did not fly the aircraft, but provided support on the ground.

Lieutenant Colonel Amy Olson is the commander of the squadron. She says the crew is still working hard.

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WPR News
7:53 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Lummis would have touted Wyoming economy

Laramie, Wyo. – U-S House candidate Cynthia Lummis will not speak at this week's Republican National Convention.

The events surrounding Hurricane Gustav caused several major changes to the event in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Lummis says she received final word that her speech would not be rescheduled.

"I am a rancher," she said. "I understand how weather changes your life and what you do with your time and so in some ways it seemed very normal to me."

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WPR News
7:46 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Water levels strongest in years

Laramie, Wyo. – This was the best year for reservoirs in Wyoming since 2002.

The Bureau of Reclamation says water levels exceeded expectations at some reservoirs by more than 15 percent, mostly thanks to a big snow pack in the mountains.

The Bureau's John Lawson says even with the high water levels this year, irrigators should continue to conserve.

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WPR News
7:28 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Deferred maintenance worries Grand Teton chief

Grand Teton, WY – A lack of funding has the Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park concerned. Mary Gibson Scott says the greatest worry comes in the area of deferred maintenance where the park has needs of roughly 125 million dollars.

Gibson Scott says Grand Teton has half the funding of places like Grand Canyon and Yosemite, despite having the same numbers of visitors.

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WPR News
7:24 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Court rules against former UW coach

Denver, Colo. – A federal appeals court has ruled against a former University of Wyoming cross-country coach who filed a civil rights lawsuit against the university after he was fired.

Former coach James Sanchez had sued UW claiming that his firing in November 2003 damaged his reputation and breached his one-year contract. A federal judge in Wyoming dismissed Sanchez' lawsuit and he appealed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

Tuesday's ruling by the Denver appeals court upholds the dismissal of Sanchez' lawsuit.

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1:11 am
Tue September 2, 2008

System challenges roughnecks who sue for benefits

Wyoming – Advocates say workers injured on the job should have more leeway in court. Addie Goss reports.

1:09 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Park issues keep Teton superintendent busy

Wyoming – Bob Beck interviews Mary Gibson Scott about her latest challenges in Grand Teton National Park.

1:07 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Reporters sound off on Cowboys offense

Wyoming – Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd speaks with two sports journalists who predict a rocky season for the University of Wyoming football team.

1:05 am
Tue September 2, 2008

British author tells of adventure in Iraq

Wyoming – Rory Stewart is the author the New York Times bestseller titled The Places In Between. It describes his walk across Afghanistan in 2002. Stewart's second book, The Prince of the Marshes, talks about his experience as the deputy governor of two provinces in southern Iraq. Stewart joins host Elsa Partan.

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