WPR News
9:05 am
Tue January 15, 2008

Avalanche Victims Had No Time To React

Afton, Wy – An avalanche expert says the slide that killed three men in Lincoln County on Saturday was a thirty- to fifty-year event. Bob Comey is an Avalanche forecaster for Bridger-Teton National Forest. "There were a lot of trees in the debris, of various size. There were a lot of small trees, some medium size, and some larger trees and when you get up into these elevations, trees take a long time to grow." The three men who died were experienced snowmobilers who knew the area well.

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WPR News
9:03 am
Tue January 15, 2008

Supreme Court Hears Case Of Gillette Man

Cheyene, Wy – The Wyoming Supreme Court today (Tuesday) heard arguments on the first of three pending appeals from a Campbell County man convicted in tangled series of crimes that left two young people dead in 2005.
Kent Alan Proffit Senior is appealing his conviction on murder and conspiracy charges in the death of 19-yer-old Jeremy Forquer. Proffit is serving a sentence of life without parole in the killing.

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WPR News
9:03 am
Tue January 15, 2008

Congressmen say wolves still endangered

Billings, MT – Five congressmen from the House Natural Resources Committee want to delay a plan to remove gray wolves in the Northern Rockies from the federal endangered species list.

In a letter to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, the congressmen wrote that states ``hostile to wolf conservation'' could reduce today's 1,500 wolves to ``as few as 300'' if the predators lose protected status.

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WPR News
8:58 am
Tue January 15, 2008

Sinclair Settles With Feds

Cheyenne, Wy – Sinclair refinery will pay almost two and a half million dollars in penalties following an agreement with federal officials over clean air violations.

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WPR News
6:54 am
Tue January 15, 2008

Beetle epidemic changes watershed

Laramie, WYO – Wyoming's climatologist Stephen Gray is cross-country skiing in the Medicine Bow National Forest when he comes to a stand of beetle infested lodge-pole pine trees.

"If you kill off a large number of trees in an area like this, you may see some extra water coming out of the high country because the plants aren't using it," Gray says.

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12:18 am
Tue January 15, 2008

Presidential Candidates are ready to talk about the west

Wyoming – Jodi Breisler reports that candidates are starting to talk about topics that might be of interest to people in the Rocky Mountain West.

11:27 am
Mon January 14, 2008

Author discusses some of Wyoming's offbeat characters, places and stories

Wyoming – Wyoming Public Radio's Elsa Partan talks with author Dina Mishev.

11:17 am
Mon January 14, 2008

UW President Tom Buchanan discusses the upcoming legislative session.

Wyoming – Bob Beck and UW President Tom Buchanan go over his budget priorities for this session.

11:13 am
Mon January 14, 2008

Reporters discuss the end of the school funding lawsuit

Wyoming – Elsa Partan discusses the lawsuit with Wyoming Tribune Eagle Editor Reed Eckhardt and Chad Baldwin, the state editor of the Casper Star Tribune.

11:10 am
Mon January 14, 2008

A State Senator reacts to the Supreme Court ruling on schools

Wyoming – Senator Hank Coe tells Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck now that the Supreme court no longer will oversee school funding in the state that the focus can be on simply improving education.

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