12:07 am
Mon June 2, 2008

Ski Resorts Go Smoke Free

Wyoming – This week the three resorts in Teton County went smoke-free. County Tobacco prevention coordinator Julia Heemstra calls it an amazing step. A Bob Beck interview.

12:05 am
Mon June 2, 2008

Independent Films Get a Boost in Jackson

Wyoming – In Jackson next week, it will be the 5th anniversary of an ambitious effort to recognize independent films. The Jackson Hole film festival and Global Insight summit kick off. Bob Beck interviews organizer Todd Rankin.

12:04 am
Mon June 2, 2008

Fifty Years of the Beat Generation

Wyoming – The Wyoming Humanities Council is remembering the Beat Generation this summer with a series of book groups, tours and poetry slams. Elsa Partan talked with Jenny Ingram, a program officer for the Wyoming Humanities Council and Craig Arnold, assistant professor of poetry at the University of Wyoming.

12:02 am
Mon June 2, 2008

Workforce Woes

Wyoming – If you have tried to hire anyone lately, you will have learned something others already know. Not only is it tough to find those who are qualified, but it is equally difficult to find anyone. Bob Beck reports from the Governors summit on workforce solutions.

12:01 am
Mon June 2, 2008

Reporter's Roundtable: Workforce Discussion

Wyoming – We discussed the workforce shortage with two reporters from different parts of the state. Angus Theurmer is the co-editor of the Jackson Hole News and Guide. Denny Curran is the executive Editor of the Wyoming Business Report. Peter O'Dowd leads the discussion.

WPR News
8:11 am
Fri May 30, 2008

Woman falls through trail into hot water at Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – The National Park Service says a hiker burned her leg and ankle when she fell through a dirt trail into a pool of 170-degree water at Yellowstone National Park.

The park closed an area called the Artists' Paintpots following Thursday's accident.

Park officials say Jeanette Hogan of Utah stepped on a rain puddle on the trail when the crust gave way and she fell into the previously undiscovered pool of hot water.

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WPR News
7:58 am
Fri May 30, 2008

Primary filing deadline passes

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The close of business Friday is the deadline for candidates to register for the state's Aug. 19 primary election.

As of Friday morning, incumbent U.S. Senator Mike Enzi is unopposed in seeking the Republican Party nomination. Democrats Chris Rothfuss of Laramie and perennial candidate Al Hamburg of Torrington are seeking their party's nomination to run against Enzi.

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WPR News
7:44 am
Fri May 30, 2008

Police: woman found in burning house had been dead for days

Jackson, Wyo. – Teton County authorities say the caretaker of a Jackson-area ranch fatally shot his wife and then waited about 10 days before fatally shooting himself and setting their house on fire.

Firefighters found the bodies of 61 year-old Bruce Anderson and 57-year-old Susan Anderson while putting out the fire that engulfed a ranch guest house on Wednesday morning.

Teton County Sheriff's Capt. Jim Whalen says autopsy results show that Susan Anderson was killed with a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun on or about May 18.

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WPR News
7:15 am
Fri May 30, 2008

UW professor aides Olympic sprinter

Laramie, Wyo. – A professor at the University of Wyoming helped double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius win the right to go to the Olympic trials.

Biomechanics professor Matt Bundle was on the team that provided evidence to a review board. That board overturned a ban on the South African athlete.

"This is an important case, a precedence-setting case," he says.

Track officials were worried that Pistorius had an advantage against non amputee runners because of the j-shaped prosthetic devices he used.

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WPR News
9:21 am
Thu May 29, 2008

Both Sides Debate Wolves Before Judge

Missoula, Mt – The fate of gray wolves in the Northern
Rockies is now in the hands of a federal judge in Montana, after advocacy groups argued in court that the animal's recovery is threatened by their recent removal from the endangered list.
Wyoming, Montana and Idaho plan public hunts for the region's
1,500 wolves this fall.
Attorneys for a dozen environmental and animals rights groups on
Thursday urged U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy to block the
states' plans. They asked for an injunction to restore endangered

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