WPR News
9:28 am
Tue January 22, 2008

Cheyenne Elementary School Evacuates

Cheyenne, Wy – Students and faculty at a Cheyenne elementary school were evacuated Tuesday because of a suspected gas leak.
Laramie County School District 1 spokeswoman Mary Quast said Jessup Elementary was evacuated before noon. She said students were taken to a gymnasium separate from the school to be fed lunch and picked up by their parents.
Quast said crews from Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power were called in to investigate the potential leak.
School was called off at Jessup Elementary for the remainder of the day.

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12:28 am
Tue January 22, 2008

Leaders want sting taken out of planning

Wyoming – Peter O'Dowd reports that many in the state are ready to use planning as a tool to control growth.

12:26 am
Tue January 22, 2008

Wildlife trust gains support

Wyoming – The Wildlife Trust Fund has its critics, but as Bob Beck reports, it seems that the public's perception is changing.

12:20 am
Tue January 22, 2008

Unusual avalanche season claims lives

Wyoming – After three snowmobilers died in a Wyoming avalanche this month, experts say this season has been especially deadly. Elsa Partan reports.

12:15 am
Tue January 22, 2008

Water issues surface in beetle epidemic

Wyoming – Bob Beck interviews Forester Rick Cables about the havoc of a predicted bark beetle infestation.

12:10 am
Tue January 22, 2008

Reporters share experience with growth issues

Wyoming – Denny Curran, the executive editor of the Wyoming Business Report, and Casper Star Tribune Reporter Tom Morton join Peter O'Dowd in this week's reporter's roundtable. They talk about the state's philosophy on managing growth.

12:01 am
Tue January 22, 2008

Crews rush to replant sagebrush

Wyoming – For $10 million the federal government is speeding up an effort to replant an iconic Western plant. Anna King reports.

WPR News
11:42 am
Mon January 21, 2008

Legislator Fought to Get MLK Day Recognized

Laramie, WY – A former legislator from Laramie County says she regards her work to get Wyoming to recognize the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as one of her greatest accomplishments.

Harriett Elizabeth Byrd says she's experienced discrimination firsthand. And she says she believes in everything that King stood for.

Byrd says it took almost nine years to get a bill through the Wyoming Legislature honoring King in the 1980s. Wyoming was one of the last states to make the birthday of the slain civil rights leader a state holiday.

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WPR News
11:40 am
Mon January 21, 2008

Farm Bill Faces Opposition from White House

Laramie, WY – Lawmakers from farming states say tough negotiations lie ahead for the five-year farm bill passed by Congress last year.

That's because of strong opposition from the White House to the bill, which would cost 286-billion dollars.

Members of the House and Senate agriculture committees say two issues stand out above the others as Congress tries to hammer out a deal -- how the bill will be paid for, and how much the legislation will limit federal farm subsidies to wealthy farmers.

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WPR News
11:39 am
Mon January 21, 2008

Cowgirls Beat San Diego State

Laramie, WY – Hanna Zavecz scored 21 points and Wyoming extended its winning streak to 10 with a 65 - 49 victory over San Diego State Saturday.

Jodi Bolerjack scored 11 points and Aubrey Vandiver finished with 10 for the Cowgirls. Zavecz also had seven rebounds.
Wyoming held the Aztecs scoreless for nearly 7 minutes to open the game, building a 13-0 lead. The Cowgirls led 20-2 before San Diego State went on a 9-2 run.

Wyoming closed out the half with a 15-7 surge to lead 37-18 at the break.

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