WPR News
9:10 am
Thu May 29, 2008

Game and Fish Reacts To BLM

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Cheyenne, Wy – The State Game and Fish department says a lot more data crunching has to happen before a final energy drilling policy is made for the Powder River Basin. Yesterday the Bureau of Land Management said it would put off approving more than one gas well per 500 acres in certain areas because of dwindling sage grouse. John Emmerich is the Deputy Director of External Affairs at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. He says this is just a starting point balanced approach to both sage grouse and energy in that area.

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WPR News
9:07 am
Thu May 29, 2008

Ski Resorts Go Smoke Free

Jackson, Wy – The next time you ski in Teton County it will be smoke free. Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King have all agreed to go smoke free throughout their resorts. Teton County Tobacco Prevention Manager Julia Heemstra says it is important to note that all three resorts volunteered to be smoke free. Heemstra says no other resorts in the country have passed such comprehensive smoke free policies. Bridger-Teton Forest officials also hope that the policy will cut down on the numbers of forest fires that are caused by improper cigarette disposal.

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Election 2008
11:41 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Republican Leaders want to revamp the party image

Wyoming – Republican Leaders want to revamp the party image, but Wyoming Congresswoman Barbara Cubin says that is foolish. Matt Laslo reports

11:38 am
Wed May 28, 2008

The National Weather service hopes that Laramie's tornado proves that they can occur in Wyoming

Wyoming – The National Weather service hopes that Laramie's tornado proves that they can occur in Wyoming. Bob Beck speaks with Andy Church of the National Weather Service about how to stay safe in a tornado.

11:36 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Moving calving season to May

Wyoming – Wyoming Ranchers are considering bucking a 75 year old tradition and moving calving season to May. The reason is better weather conditions as Elsa Partan reports.

11:34 am
Wed May 28, 2008

The obesity epidemic in America

Wyoming – A group at the University of Wyoming is looking at the link between how pregnant women eat and the health of their babies. Addie Goss reports that sheep can tell us a lot about the obesity epidemic in America.

11:32 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Child Advocates say that Wyoming is dealing with far too many cases of child abuse

Wyoming – Child Advocates say that Wyoming is dealing with far too many cases of child abuse, and Charlene Smith of Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming says that many cases are due to ignorance. She tells Bob Beck that abuse can be prevented.

11:29 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Lobbying and ethics reform

Wyoming – It's been about a year since Congress passed sweeping Lobbying and ethics reform. Still, Wyoming lawmakers wonder if much was really done. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

11:26 am
Wed May 28, 2008

A portrait of the human costs of the energy boom

Wyoming – Colton Bryant was an energetic, goofy-looking Evanston guy in his 20's. He idolized his father, he loved hunting and he was never good in school. Bryant was killed on Valentine's Day, 2006 when he fell from a platform on a rig. Alexandra Fuller has written his biography, and with it a portrait of the human costs of the energy boom. She discusses it with Elsa Partan.

11:24 am
Wed May 28, 2008

The International League of Conservation Photographers

Wyoming – This week, professional photographers have been flying around in an airplane and driving around the Pinedale area to capture scenes of natural beauty and industrial development. It's the first time the International League of Conservation Photographers has done a project in the United States. Christina Mittermeier founded the conservation photographers group. She discusses the project with Elsa Partan.

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