WPR News
8:17 am
Mon July 21, 2008

Sportsmen's Group Goes to Washington, D.C.

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A coalition of conservation groups
dedicated to preserving public lands for hunting and fishing says the government should tighten rules for oil and gas development in the Rocky Mountain West.

Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development released a list of recommendations Monday that members say allows for energy development in the productive region without sacrificing wildlife and water resources.

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WPR News
8:15 am
Mon July 21, 2008

Yellowstone Head Wants To Help Brucellosis Problem

Helena, Mont. – Yellowstone National Park Superintendent
Suzanne Lewis says federal managers want to help fix a livestock disease that has caused problems for area ranchers.

Lewis told the Montana Board of Livestock that everyone involved needs to work together. She says fighting among ranchers,
environmentalists and hunters is not helping.

The park is awaiting a study to see if it can move on a plan to vaccinate park bison for brucellosis.

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WPR News
8:12 am
Mon July 21, 2008

Sylvan Pass Agreement Finalized

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The National Park Service has formally
approved an agreement it reached with the state of Wyoming and others last month to use explosives to keep a mountain pass open to snowmobile access on the eastern side of Yellowstone National Park.

Park Service Regional Director Mike Snyder in Denver released the agreement Monday. It codifies the changes in the agency's
Yellowstone winter-use plan that the Park Service negotiated with state and local officials in a series of closed meetings.

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WPR News
7:25 am
Mon July 21, 2008

Game official warns against shooting wolves

Laramie, Wyo. – After last week's court injunction, ranchers can still legally kill a gray wolf if the animal is actively attacking livestock.

But the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Eric Keszler says that is now the only circumstance in which wolves may be destroyed.

Keszler says landowners should contact the game and fish department or the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service if they are having problems with wolves.

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WPR News
7:22 am
Mon July 21, 2008

GOP: Freudenthal gets credit for GOP successes

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Republican Party's newly appointed chairwoman for Wyoming says she believes that Gov. Dave Freudenthal's popularity rides on taking credit for the achievements of the Republican-dominated state Legislature and other Republican officials.

Republican Party Chairman Diana Vaughan and GOP Executive Director Amy Larimer both say that Freudenthal takes credit for
Republican accomplishments.

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WPR News
7:16 am
Mon July 21, 2008

Casper Police: Man stabbed to death Friday night

Casper, Wyo. – Police in Casper say a 48-year-old man was stabbed to death on Friday night and some suspects are in custody.

Sgt. Steve Schulz of the Casper Police Department says there's no danger to the community at this time.

The Casper Star-Tribune is reporting that multiple suspects are in custody. Police haven't said yet how many were arrested or what charges they will face.

Schulz says some of the suspects are juveniles.

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1:18 am
Mon July 21, 2008

Thoughts shift on workforce shortage

Wyoming – The Snowy Range Nonprofit Institute meets in August to discuss the workforce shortage. Elsa Partan speaks with organization's leader, Randy Bruns.

WPR News
11:05 am
Fri July 18, 2008

Wallop Endorsement Might Be Good for Mark Gordon

Laramie, Wyo. – A political analyst says that yesterday's endorsement of Congressional hopeful Mark Gordon by former US Senator Malcolm Wallop will provide a significant lift for the candidate.

Laramie County Community College political scientist, David Marcum, says the former senator's support will give Gordon some added name recognition as the primary season draws near.

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WPR News
11:01 am
Fri July 18, 2008

All Starbucks Locations Will Stay in Wyoming

Helena, Mont. – Starbucks Corp. says it will not be closing
any stores in Wyoming.

The Seattle-based coffee company identified 600 stores nationwide that it plans to close in a bid to boost its business and weed out unprofitable locations.

Neighboring Idaho is losing two stores. But Wyoming is among a few states that are keeping all of their Starbucks coffee shops.

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WPR News
10:57 am
Fri July 18, 2008

UW trustees seek $58M in supplemental funding

LAramie, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming is asking the legislature for 58-million dollars in additional state funding.

The U-W board approved the supplemental budget request in Sheridan yesterday. The bulk of the request is for endowment funds to match private donations.

The request also includes money to buy and improve remote parking lots and shuttle buses.

It also adds 600-thousand dollars to support an internship program with Wyoming businesses.

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