WPR News
6:01 am
Mon November 5, 2007

Gillette Housing Cools

Gillette, WY – It's getting easier to find a house to buy in Gillette. Real estate agents say prices are starting to come down and more houses are for sale now.

Broker Kevin Beck owns Coldwell Banker Razor City Realty. Eighteen months ago, he says, they had 100 to 120 properties on the market. Today, they have over 400.

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WPR News
5:51 am
Mon November 5, 2007

States join to fight poachers

Helena, MT – States are joining to protect fish and
wildlife from poachers.

The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact was formed in the early 1990s by three states.

Each state has a representative on the compact's board, which elects a chairman.

The current board chairman is North Dakota's chief game warden, Bob Timian.

He says people are more mobile than ever, and the interstate pact stops violators in one state from hunting illegally in other states.

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WPR News
7:09 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Committee passes on smoking ban

Laramie, WY – The joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee said it will not sponsor the bill, so the only way for it to move forward now is for an individual legislator to take it up. Jan Drury of the American Heart Association says she hoped the bill would make it farther.

December would have been the next time the bill would come up for discussion, but now Drury says it will be harder to get the idea considered in the next legislative session.

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6:57 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Cities Lose Faith in Ally at the Capitol

Wyoming – A legislative committee is trying to develop an easier and permanent way to fund counties, cities and towns with the state's mineral wealth. But the process has gotten off to a rocky start as some mayors accuse their own lobbyist of not representing them well. Peter O'Dowd reports.

WPR News
6:56 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Utility breaks ground on new power plant

6:56 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Basin Electric Builds a New Power Plant

Wyoming – Basin Electric's Flloyd Robb tells host Bob Beck why they need the plant and whether the environment is being considered.

6:55 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Wyoming's Arts Community Has a Bright Future

Wyoming – Host Bob Beck talks to the director of Wyoming's office of state parks and cultural resources, Milward Simpson.

6:53 am
Fri November 2, 2007

ESSAY: Silence Everywhere

Laramie, WY – Laramie writer Jeffe Kennedy reads her essay Silence Everywhere.

6:52 am
Fri November 2, 2007

In the Valley of the Wolves

Yellowstone, WY – Filmmaker Bob Landis tells host Elsa Partan about the wolf drama that played out over three years in the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park. His film airs November 4th nationwide on PBS.

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