WPR News
10:33 am
Tue August 19, 2008

Current Congressional Election Numbers

Laramie, Wy – U.S. Senate 2006 Dem - Special Primary

148 of 490 precincts - 30 percent

Keith Goodenough 4,168 - 53 percent
Nick Carter 3,701 - 47 percent

U.S. Senate 2008 Dem - Primary

148 of 490 precincts - 30 percent

Chris Rothfuss 4,816 - 66 percent
Al Hamburg 2,478 - 34 percent

U.S. House District 1 GOP - Primary

145 of 490 precincts - 30 percent

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WPR News
10:48 am
Mon August 18, 2008

Farmers Getting Higher Prices, But Paying More

Powell, WY – Wyoming farmers are receiving higher prices for their products this year.

But it also cost them more to produce them.

Farmer Butch Clifton of rural Powell says his costs for diesel fuel, fertilizer and workers has increased tremendously over the past few years.

To save on fuel costs, farmers are combining multiple operations to reduce the number of trips over their fields.

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WPR News
9:59 am
Mon August 18, 2008

Some Libraries Left Out

Laramie, Wy – Some county Libraries are booming while others, like Albany County, are struggling to stay open. That is because counties are responsible for funding their own public libraries. Deputy Librarian at the Wyoming State Library Jerry Krois says this funding comes from a 'MILL,' or property tax, which varies from county to county depending on the value of property. Because the more industrial, commercial, high end real-estate, the higher the assessed valuation of the land, the more revenue you're going to see.

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WY Elections
9:53 am
Mon August 18, 2008

House Republicans Wrapping Up Campaign

WY Elections
9:50 am
Mon August 18, 2008

Democrats Hope To Advance In Senate Primary

WPR News
9:07 am
Fri August 15, 2008

Wyoming, Montana Fire Season Slow

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming and Montana are enjoying a relatively calm wildfire season so far this summer.

Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser and Montana State Forester Bob Harrington report fewer fires and less acreage burned this year.

They cite good late spring and early summer moisture and fewer dry lightning storms.

Crapser says there was little fire activity in the state until mid-July. Normally, the fire season starts in mid-June.

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WPR News
7:05 am
Fri August 15, 2008

Candidates Weigh In on Cubin

Laramie, Wyo. – Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives say Barbara Cubin did a good job listening to constituents and preserving private property rights. But they say they would take the office in a new direction.

Cynthia Lummis, referring to Cubin's attendance record, said she would not miss many votes in Washington.

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WPR News
6:53 am
Fri August 15, 2008

Barley looking good in Bighorn Basin

Worland, Wyo. – The Bighorn Basin barley crop is shaping up to be a good one.

The barley season is a couple weeks behind schedule. But farmers say the barley looks excellent. Pat Vandersloot, an agronomist with MillerCoors in Worland, says yields appear to be on par with previous years.

Meanwhile, prices are up. MillerCoors is paying growers $11.50 per 100 pounds of barley this year. That's up $4 from last year, setting a new record.

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WPR News
6:44 am
Fri August 15, 2008

Governor wants state to pay for Sylvan Pass equipment

Laramie, Wyo. – Governor Dave Freudenthal says the state will help pay to keep Sylvan Pass safe from avalanches.

Freudenthal made the statement in a letter to the Yellowstone National Park superintendent Friday.

The governor says he will include 35-thousand dollars in the next budget to pay for a howitzer, which would be used to knock down dangerous snow build-up.

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WPR News
6:44 am
Fri August 15, 2008

Governor wants state to pay for Sylvan Pass equipment

Laramie, Wyo. – Governor Dave Freudenthal says the state will help pay to keep Sylvan Pass safe from avalanches.

Freudenthal made the statement in a letter to the Yellowstone National Park superintendent Friday.

The governor says he will include 35-thousand dollars in the next budget to pay for a howitzer, which would be used to knock down dangerous snow build-up.

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