12:15 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Substandard Housing Problems in Laramie

Wyoming – A lack of affordable rental housing is a problem across Wyoming. But in Laramie, the large number of student renters makes the problem worse. As a result, some landlords are able to rent apartments that are unpleasant or even unsafe. Addie Goss reports.

12:13 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Charter School Uses Online Learning to Make Big Strides

Wyoming – Parents and school officials from the Wind River Reservation are combating an alarmingly high drop-out rate with an unusual school. Bob Beck Reports.

12:11 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Community College Student is Overcoming The Odds

Wyoming – At Central Wyoming College in Riverton, a young Arapaho man is trying to beat long odds to become the first person in his family to receive a college degree. Those who have already made that journey say he will encounter naysayers, even at home. Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd has the story.

WPR News
10:38 am
Mon May 12, 2008

Forest Service Proposes Expanding Sheep Grazing

Kemmerer, WY – U.S. Forest Service administrators are proposing continued sheep grazing in two large grazing areas in southwest Wyoming.

Kemmerer District Ranger Tracy Hollingshead is considering authorizing continued permitted livestock grazing on the 35,000-acre Smiths Fork grazing area and the 7,100-acre Lower Salt Creek area.

All of the allotments are located on the southwestern end of the Salt Range in an area about 18 miles south of Afton and 25 miles north of Cokeville.

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WPR News
10:32 am
Mon May 12, 2008

WY Uranium Mining Applications Up

Cheyenne, WY – The state agency that oversees mining is shifting workers around, in anticipation that Wyoming could see up to 50 new uranium mines.

Wyoming has just one producing uranium mine now. But demand for uranium has increased prices in recent years, prompting renewed interest in uranium mining across the West.

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WPR News
10:28 am
Mon May 12, 2008

First Preserve Wyoming Conference Next Week in Cheyenne

Laramie, WY – Some state officials are hoping to re-engage people on the benefits of restoring and preserving historic buildings in the state. These are buildings over 50 years of age with a historic significance. Many of these buildings are heading for the wrecking ball.

Evan Medley of the Wyoming Main Street program says losing these buildings would be bad for the state. That is why they are trying to find ways to restore these buildings.

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WPR News
10:25 am
Mon May 12, 2008

UW Students Develop Temporary Road for Drilling Sites

Laramie, WY – A temporary road developed by a group of students at the University of Wyoming is attracting attention from energy companies.

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WPR News
8:22 am
Mon May 12, 2008

Republicans jockey for position in House race

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The race for the Republican nomination for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House already is shaping up to be an unusual one compared to the past few elections.

Buffalo rancher Mark Gordon is already running television ads. Also, Gordon has raised an unusually large amount of money for so early in the race - more than $400,000, including nearly $300,000 from himself.

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WPR News
8:15 am
Mon May 12, 2008

Rivers could swell after heavy snowfall

Laramie, Wyo. – For the first time in several years, the mountains in Wyoming are still packed with snow in May.

That increases the chance for spring flooding along several rivers and streams. National Weather Service Hydrologist Jim Fahey says a combination of warm weather and rainfall would cause the snow to melt all at once.

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WPR News
8:13 am
Mon May 12, 2008

State denies Cheyenne charter school

Laramie, Wyo. – An advocate for charter schools says she's disappointed--but not surprised-- that the Cheyenne Classical Academy charter school received another no-vote today.

The state board of education denied the appeal to keep the school's application alive, saying that most of the reasons for the previous decision by the Laramie County School District were based on solid evidence.

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