1:38 am
Mon June 30, 2008

There is still a chance of major forest fires later this summer

Wyoming – State and federal fire officials say the wet spring has helped, but they say there is still a chance of major forest fires later this summer. Bob Beck reports.

1:36 am
Mon June 30, 2008

A Wyoming woman discusses her time working for the draft board during World War 2

Wyoming – A Wyoming woman discusses her time working for the draft board during World War 2 during this installment of Story Corps.

WPR News
7:53 am
Fri June 27, 2008

Boy injured by bison in Yellowstone

Yellowstone, Wyo. – A 12-year-old boy from Pennsylvania was hospitalized after he was flipped into the air by a bull bison at Yellowstone National Park.

Park officials say witnesses reported that the boy was posing Thursday with members of his family within 1-2 feet of the mature bull bison. The bison flipped the boy about 10 feet in the air.

The incident occurred on a trail near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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WPR News
7:46 am
Fri June 27, 2008

BLM issues latest plan for Pinedale Anticline

Laramie, Wyo. – Land advocates say the latest plan from the Bureau of Land Management for the Pinedale Anticline will only make the area's pollution worse.

The BLM is recommending that companies be allowed to drill about 44-hundred new natural gas wells in the Pinedale Anticline. The Upper Green River Valley Coalition's Linda Baker opposes the plan. She says ozone levels are alread at record levels and this plan will make them worse.

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WPR News
7:25 am
Fri June 27, 2008

Tribal recreation center will have to wait

Washington, DC – Members of Wyoming's Northern Arapaho Tribe will have to wait a while for a new youth recreation center.

Leaders of the tribe traveled to Washington this week to ask for $1.5 million for a new center after the recent deaths of three teenage girls on the Wind River Indian Reservation. They said the
center would be a place for young people to gather.

The request came too late for this year's spending bills, however. Members of the Wyoming delegation have already submitted
their requests for state project funding.

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WPR News
7:23 am
Fri June 27, 2008

Cheyenne teen charged with computer crime

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say a Cheyenne teenager created a malicious computer code that allowed him to take over thousands of computers across the country to steal credit card information and defraud people.

Court documents filed on Thursday state that 19-year-old Jason Michael Milmont of Cheyenne has agreed to plead guilty to a single felony charge of accessing protected computers to conduct fraud.

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WPR News
8:47 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Fire Management Officials Predict Fires Later This Summer

Cheyenne, Wy – Despite the wet weather, state fire officials say this summer could still be a dangerous fire season. State Forester Bill Crapser says the wet spring weather has encouraged some growing so regional officials says that could lead to fires later this summer when grass and trees dry out. Crapser says most mountain areas should see an average fire season. However, Medicine Bow National forest officials fear that the Bark Beetle outbreak in their part of the state could make fires in the snowy range mountains more severe.

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WPR News
8:45 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Northern Arapaho Tribe Wants Youth Rec Center

Washington D-C – Leaders of Wyoming's Northern Arapaho Tribe are seeking $1.5 million for a new youth recreation center as they
reach out to the state's congressional delegation this week.
The tribal leaders traveled to Washington to plead for more
federal dollars after the recent deaths of three teenage girls on
the Wind River Indian Reservation.
They said Wednesday that the center would give children who
often turn to drugs and alcohol a place to gather.
Federal investigators say they're waiting for autopsy results to

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WPR News
7:59 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Police Chief Lawsuit Tossed Out

Laramie, Wy – Laramie's police chief was unsuccessful in his effort to sue a private citizen for slander and libel.

An Albany County Circuit Court Wednesday dismissed the case against long-time city council critic Tim Hale.

Chief Bob Deutsch told the judge that his reputation was tarnished after Hale accused him of embezzling city money.

Deutsch acknowledged he violated city policy when he paid for a laptop computer with petty cash in 2007. But he says he did nothing criminal.

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WPR News
10:02 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Man Dies In Fall From Rig

Pinedale, Wy – A 24-year-old man died Tuesday after being
struck on the head by a piece of falling pipe on a drilling rig in southwestern Wyoming. The man's identity was not immediately released. James Duran of Shell Exploration and Production says the man
worked for a drilling contractor hired by Shell. He said the accident occurred about 1 a.m. Tuesday on the north end of the Pinedale Anticline natural gas field.
Sublette County sheriff's spokesman Randall Hanson says the man died at a clinic in Pinedale from head injuries.

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