WPR News
9:20 am
Wed May 14, 2008

Fee for Ghost Watching Goes Up

Rawlins, WY – Groups looking for ghosts in the former state prison in Rawlins will be charged 20 dollars an hour from now on.

Director Tina Hill decided to impose the fee in response to increasing requests to look for the paranormal in the former prison, known locally as the Old Pen.

Last summer, one group came to see if the prison was haunted. Hill said she has had five such inquiries so far this year.

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WPR News
9:18 am
Wed May 14, 2008

State Pressures Exxon Mobil To Put More CO2 into Pipelines

Laramie, WY – State officials are pressuring Exxon Mobil to put more carbon dioxide into pipelines and less of it into the air.

At a hearing in Casper on Tuesday Governor Dave Freudenthal told Exxon that he believes CO2 from the Shute Creek gas plant is marketable because oil companies are searching for carbon dioxide they can use. They want to inject it into oil fields to increase production.

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WPR News
7:13 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Pinedale residents gather again

Laramie, Wyo. – A group of Pinedale residents has formed a group aimed at reducing air pollution.

Mary Lynn Worl is a founding member of CLOUD. She says the reports of high levels of the pollutant ozone this winter made her take action.

"I'm like many of the other people in CLOUD, it just seemed like it was a logical progression to move into a more united front," Worl says.

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WPR News
6:56 am
Tue May 13, 2008

State board to look at charter school rules

Laramie, Wyo. – The chairman of the Wyoming State Board of Education says the board will try to clarify the rules for starting a charter school at its next meeting. Jim Lowham says important parts of the rulebook are too vague.

It would help if we could clarify the process so that people who wish to start a charter school have a better laid out path to get that done," Lowham says.

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WPR News
6:44 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Wyo. property tax reform discussed

Cody, Wyo. – A group of citizens in northern Wyoming is leading an effort to open property sales records in county assessor offices.

Wyoming law doesn't allow homeowners to review the sale prices of all the homes in a particular subdivision when appealing a property assessment.

A group called Taxpayer Advocates for Sheridan County wants to change the state law so homeowners can review all the sales records to get a better idea themselves of the value of their own homes.

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12:44 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Gov. Freudenthal Lambastes Forest Service and BLM

Wyoming – In the last two weeks the governor sent two letters to the Forest Service and one to the BLM, complaining about two land-use issues. Elsa Partan has this week's Reporter's Roundtable.

12:31 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Carbon Dioxide Storage Might Get Funded

Wyoming – Some U.S. House Democrats are working with industry officials to raise revenue to store coal emissions underground. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.

12:29 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Where Do Carbon Capture Projects Stand?

Wyoming – Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to spend $100 million to build a carbon capture facility in Wyoming. To find out more about where things stand in the area of carbon capture in Wyoming, Elsa Partan interviews Mark Northam, the director of the school of energy resources at UW.

12:27 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Time for Wild Horse Adoptions

Wyoming – The annual wild horse adoption at the honor farm kicks off next week. Bob Beck interviews Joe Crofts and Warden Ken Keller, who explain the event.

12:25 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Writing to Extra-Terrestrials

Wyoming – A class at the University of Wyoming has spent the whole semester writing to extra terrestrials. How do we introduce ourselves? This class tried to figure it out. Elsa Partan reports.

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