6:24 am
Fri January 25, 2008

Construction going strong in Wyoming

Wyoming – Despite downturns nationally, construction jobs thrive in Wyoming, but that may soon change. The Contractors Association's Jonathon Downing discusses the future with Bob Beck.

6:23 am
Fri January 25, 2008

The impacts of early snowmelt

Wyoming – Peter O'Dowd reports that scientists are trying to determine what impacts early snowmelt means for downstream users.

6:20 am
Fri January 25, 2008

Interest Rate cut should not hurt Wyoming

Wyoming – UW Economics and Finance Professor Sherrill Shaffer discusses what the rate cut means for Wyoming.

6:15 am
Fri January 25, 2008

Wyoming's Juvenile Justice Laws are lacking

Wyoming – Elsa Partan reports that Wyoming handles Juveniles differently then other states and it means victims sometimes end up in jail.

WPR News
9:22 am
Thu January 24, 2008

Meetings statewide on wolf delisting

Jackson, WY – Wyoming Game and Fish officials are holding meetings around the state this week to explain a draft regulation to designate wolves as trophy game animals.

Giving wolves trophy game status could open the door to legal hunting and trapping.

Game and Fish's Bill Rudd says hunting interests will have to be balanced against federal requirements to maintain at least seven breeding pairs of wolves.

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WPR News
9:22 am
Thu January 24, 2008

Meetings statewide on wolf delisting

Jackson, WY – Wyoming Game and Fish officials are holding meetings around the state this week to explain a draft regulation to designate wolves as trophy game animals.

Giving wolves trophy game status could open the door to legal hunting and trapping.

Game and Fish's Bill Rudd says hunting interests will have to be balanced against federal requirements to maintain at least seven breeding pairs of wolves.

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WPR News
9:02 am
Thu January 24, 2008

Wolf Management Rule On The Way

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Laramie, Wy – Next week the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service will put in place the rules that will allow states to manage wolves prior to them being removed from the endangered species list. It will allow Wyoming kill wolves that are harming wildlife numbers. Environmental groups predict some 600 wolves will die because of the rule. But U-S Fish and Wildlife Wolf recovery coordinator Ed Bangs says that is overstated. He says wolf kills will be small in number. Bangs adds that the rules will guide states if the delisting issue ends up in court.

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WPR News
8:57 am
Thu January 24, 2008

Enzi Bypassed For Committee Seat

Washington D-C – Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is angry after being passed over for a seat on the Senate Finance Committee, the powerful panel that oversees taxes and other spending issues.
Enzi, a Republican, said earlier this month that it was his ``dream'' to serve on the panel. He had hoped to fill an empty GOP seat on the committee that opened when Mississippi Senator Trent Lott resigned in December.

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WPR News
8:55 am
Thu January 24, 2008

Barrasso Weighs In On Mining Law

Washington, DC – A U-S Senate committee is taking a crack at reforming an age old mining law. The law would regulate mining on federal land and some want regulations strengthened. Senator John Barrasso is on the committee that is discussing updating the law that was last approved in 1872. But he wants to proceed cautiously and not burden existing operators. Barrasso fears that going too far would cause some consequences. Barrasso wants a bill that not only does not cost jobs, but actually helps the economy. He says he is especially interested in how in might benefit Wyoming.

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WPR News
10:14 am
Wed January 23, 2008

Wyoming economy appears stable despite national turmoil

Casper, Wyo – A state economist says that new employment figures suggest that a major downturn in Wyoming's economy remains unlikely even as investors remain nervous about the possibility of a nation recession.

David Bullard is senior economist for the Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Employment.

Bullard says the state's job growth was the second fastest in the country last month. And he says the state's unemployment rate was virtually tied with South Dakota and Idaho for lowest in the nation.

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