12:57 am
Tue September 2, 2008

ENR director stands firm on environmental issues

Wyoming – The new director of the University of Wyoming's Environment and Natural Resources says she won't shy away from controversial topics. Elsa Partan has more.

12:55 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Grand Teton paths lead to controversy

Wyoming – Some love the idea of the 41-mile pathway for bikers through the park. Others say it puts animals and bikers in danger. Bob Beck reports.

12:51 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Renovation project to cut back on massive backlog in park system

Wyoming – The National Park Service faces a 2-billion dollar maintenance backlog for historic buildings. Officials hope the White Grass Dude Ranch nestled at the foot of Wyoming's Teton Range, will provide the answer. In its heyday, the ranch was one of the region's most popular getaways. Now the Park is working to rehab its old cabins and turn the ranch into a regional training center for park employees who will become craftsmen in historic building styles. Peter O'Dowd reports.

WPR News
11:03 am
Mon September 1, 2008

First Gas Well Propsed in Shoshone in over a Decade

Cody, WY – An energy company is proposing to drill what would be the first new natural gas well on the Shoshone National Forest in more than a decade.

Some local residents and an environmental group are opposing the application from Windsor Energy to drill a new gas well in Clark.

Windsor's proposed site for the new well is near the company's existing Crosby well, which blew out two years ago and contaminated groundwater.

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WPR News
10:56 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Gunbarrel Fire Might Burn into October

Cody, WY – The cost of fighting the Gunbarrel Fire, burning west of Cody since late July, is now pushing $10 million.

The Great Basin National Incident Management team is directing firefighting efforts. The team reported this weekend that the fire has now burned nearly 62,000 acres - more than 95 square miles.

There are about 475 people fighting the fire, concentrating on keeping it from burning any structures. Officials say the fire is not expected to be fully contained until sometime in October, when
snowfall comes.

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WPR News
10:44 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Cowboys Beat Ohio

Laramie, WY – The Cowboys only had 271 yards of total offense... but late in the game they were able to put together their longest drive of the day and Quarterback Dax Crum threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Donate Morgan for what turned out to be the winning score in the 21-20 victory. Offensive Coordinator Bob Cole says the key drive came about because the Cowboys put themselves in position to pick up easy first downs.

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WPR News
7:54 am
Mon September 1, 2008

11-year-old Boy Killed in Crash on Alcova Reservoir

Casper, WY – Authorities say an 11 year-old boy has died from injuries he received in a collision between a personal watercraft and a speedboat on Alcova Reservoir over the weekend.

The boy was riding with a man on a Yamaha personal watercraft that collided with a speedboat Saturday afternoon. The man was transported to Wyoming Medical Center.

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WPR News
7:52 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Advocate Against Domestic Violence Fills Out Report

Laramie, WY – A report from Wyoming's Division of Criminal Investigation shows there were nearly 800 incidents of domestic violence reported in the spring quarter. That does not differ much from previous quarters. But Division of Victims Services Director Julie Tennant-Caine says the figure isn't as straight forward as it seems, because it only includes incidents reported to law enforcement.

Tennant-Caine says her agency does help women who choose not to report domestic violence to law enforcement.

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WPR News
7:43 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Lummis, Cheney, Bush not to speak at GOP Convention

St. Paul, MN – The Executive Director of Wyoming's Republican Party says Cynthia Lummis did not address the Republican National Convention today as originally scheduled. Lummis is the GOP nominee for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House. Vice President Dick Cheney and President BUsh have cancelled their plans to speak at the convention, with Hurricane Gustav impacting the Gulf Coast.

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WPR News
10:46 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Wyoming's Youngest Democratic Delegate Praises Obama Speech

Denver, CO – Obama took the stage on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech. Willie Neal says he listened to Obama's speech with older generations of civil rights fighters.

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