12:36 am
Tue August 12, 2008

Gays camp out in Medicine Bow Forest

Wyoming – Addie Goss visited with the largest Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender group in Wyoming. They're camping in the mountains near Laramie and invite anyone to join them.

12:35 am
Tue August 12, 2008

House Call: Doctor discusses breast cancer rates

Wyoming – Bob Beck speaks with Jackson Doctor Brent Blue. He says the number of breast cancer cases in Wyoming is up for a good reason.

12:33 am
Tue August 12, 2008

Jump shot legend shares tales of the NBA

Wyoming – A Wyoming man who is credited with inventing basketball's jump shot shares his story.

WPR News
10:46 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Planes Crash Mid-Air near Rock Springs, Killing 3

Rock Springs, WY – Authorities say two single-engine planes collided in mid-air yesterday, a few miles from the Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport, killing all three people aboard.

Sweetwater County sheriff's spokesman Dick Blust says local officials received 911 calls of an "explosion in the sky" at
close to 12:30 Sunday afternoon.

Blust declined to release additional information, saying authorities are still working to identify the victims and notify
family members.

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WPR News
10:44 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Frontier Airlines May Negotiate with Schools like UW

Laramie, WY – Frontier Airlines says it might be able to work with the University of Wyoming and other colleges to restore travel benefits for large groups.

UW's athletic department started using other airlines when Frontier cancelled its group travel desk as part of its bankruptcy filings. The move will force UW to pay tens of thousands of dollars more during the upcoming travel season.

Frontier's Andrea Tollar says the corporate office decided that its group travel desk didn't bring in enough revenue.

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WPR News
10:41 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Hunting Bison May Help with Conservation

Laramie, WY – The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says one way to help bison is to hunt them. Spokeswoman Melissa Frost says that's not what you might expect, but she thinks it's true: "We've seen it in Elk or ducks in the United States where if you have sportsmen and women on board supporting a species, then they can contribute to the long term conservation of that species."

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WPR News
8:17 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Moondance Diner Renovations Continue

LaBarge, Wyo. – Renovations continue at the Moondance
Diner, a former New York City eatery that was moved to the tiny town of LaBarge in southwest Wyoming.

Owner Cheryl Pierce says people are stopping by daily, asking when the vintage railroad car-type diner will be open for business.

Pierce says the diner is on track to open next month.

The Moondance spent 80 years in Manhattan before Pierce and her husband, Vince, bought the diner and moved it out to Wyoming last year.

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WPR News
8:15 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Three Children Killed in Fire Were Siblings

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Fremont County authorities say the three
small children who died in a central Wyoming trailer fire last week were siblings.

Coroner Ed McAuslan on Monday identified the three children as 1-year-old Ezra Black, 2-year-old Kathryn Mullins and a 3-year-old boy, Jesse Black.

He says the preliminary finding is that the three died of smoke inhalation in the Thursday fire that destroyed a mobile home just outside of Riverton.

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WPR News
7:42 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Authorities Identify Plane Crash Victims

Rock Springs, Wyo. – Authorities say the victims of a collision between two single-engine planes in southwestern Wyoming include a local student pilot and men from Ohio and Illinois.

The mid-air collision happened just before 12:30 Sunday afternoon about five miles northwest of the Rock Springs-Sweetwater
County Airport.

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WPR News
6:45 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Wyoming Women Continue to Smoke During Pregnancy

Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming continues to have a high percentage of women who smoke during pregnancy.

That's according to the latest kids count data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The foundation's William O'Hare says Wyoming has the second-worst rate for smoking during pregnancy in the country, even though the rate has decreased in recent years.

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