6:50 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Sheridan Tackles Housing Shortage

Wyoming – Sheridan is dealing with its housing shortage in a creative way. Bob Beck reports.


6:49 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Officials Hope Kids Are the Answer to Declining Ranks of Hunters

Wyoming – Reporter Elsa Partan goes with an 11-year-old on his first hunt. Can kids help turn the downward trend around?

6:48 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Hunting and the Developing Brain

Wyoming – Neuropsychologist and professor emeritus Dr. Jim Rose explains how hunting might help teenagers' brains develop.

6:47 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Recruiting Rural Surgeons

Wyoming – Reporter Elizabeth Wayne Johnson explains why it is so difficult to recruit rural surgeons.

WPR News
6:45 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Welldog runs into money trouble

Laramie, WY – A technology company wooed by the Wyoming Business Council and the Laramie Economic Development Corporation is in danger of going out of business. The Laramie-based company called Welldog was working toward locating gas and coal more easily for methane companies. It was given special lease and development incentives by state and local organizations to come to Laramie. The Wyoming Business Council's Tom Johnson says financial struggles come with the territory of entrepreneurship.

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WPR News
8:47 am
Thu November 1, 2007

Wyoming Army Guard Goes High-Tech

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Army National Guard will soon be assisting the state with high tech capabilities.

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WPR News
8:45 am
Thu November 1, 2007

Bill Would Impose Tax On Hard-Rock Mining

Laramie, WY – Not long after the Gold Rush, Congress passed a law meant to settle the West by letting prospectors stake claims and mine gold, silver and other minerals for free.

It has survived essentially unchanged for 135 years.

Today, the U.S. House passed a bill that would change that, by forcing the hard-rock mining industry to pay royalties on minerals extracted from public lands.

Coal mining, and the oil and gas industries, already do.

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WPR News
8:43 am
Thu November 1, 2007

Paraglider Crash-Lands, Is Rescued On Mount Glory

Laramie, WY – Rescue crews yesterday evacuated an injured paraglider who crash-landed on Mount Glory, above Teton Pass.

Nearly 20 volunteers from Teton County Search and Rescue helped to evacuate the injured paraglider. The man had called for help on his cell phone to report the accident.

Tim Ciocarlan of Teton County Search and Rescue says the man took off from near the top of Mount Glory. The man then crashed into the upper quarter of the Twin Slides area at about 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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WPR News
8:41 am
Thu November 1, 2007

Preble's Mouse Delisted In Wyoming, But Not Colorado

Laramie, WY – The US Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the Preble's meadow jumping mouse from the endangered species list in Wyoming, but keep it as a threatened species in Colorado.

The acting director of Fish and Wildlife for this region, Steve Guertin says his researchers got access to private land, and that gave them better data.

New information indicates to us that the Preble's populations in Wyoming are much more widely distributed than we assumed at the original time of listing.

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WPR News
9:04 am
Wed October 31, 2007

Sheridan Psychiatrist Put On Probation

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Board of Medicine has placed a
Sheridan psychiatrist on probation.

Doctor Anup Sidhu admitted no wrongdoing in a settlement with the medicine board and is still allowed to practice.

Under the probation, Sidhu must have certain patient records reviewed and meet with two members of the Wyoming Board of Medicine at least yearly.

Sidhu says the probation action stemmed from complaints regarding the records of 14 patients he saw at the Wyoming Boys
School in Worland.

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