5:56 am
Fri October 5, 2007

Children's Advocate Worried About S-Chip Funding

Wyoming – This week President Bush vetoed a bill that would have provided funds for Wyoming's Kid care program. Bob Beck talks with Wyoming Children's Action Alliance Policy Analyst Marc Homer.

5:53 am
Fri October 5, 2007

A Northern Arapaho Effort To Revive Their Language

Wyoming – On the Wind River Reservation, a new generation of learners and an older generation of speakers are determined to save their language. Kristin Espeland reports.

5:52 am
Fri October 5, 2007

Members of the Maori Tribe of New Zealand Visit Wyoming

Wyoming – The Maori of New Zealand have successfully revitalized their language and culture, pulling it back from the brink of extinction. This week, Maori tribal members came from New Zealand to visit the University of Wyoming and share their story. Elsa Heidorn reports.

5:50 am
Fri October 5, 2007

Autumn Gardens

Wyoming – It's the fall, but there is still work you can do around your yard. Bob Beck talks to Shane Smith of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.

WPR News
8:43 am
Thu October 4, 2007

Wyoming Population Likely to Stay Small

Laramie, WY – State leaders have long discussed diversifying the economy beyond oil and gas, but accomplishing that goal could take decades. Wyoming's population is growing at a rate of less than one-percent. The Wyoming Economic Analysis Division says that should continue in the foreseeable future, which means the state's population won't reach 1-million people until around the year 2070. U.W. historian Phil Roberts says the state has long talked about moving away from natural resources with little success.

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WPR News
8:41 am
Thu October 4, 2007

U.W. Fraternity's Status Temporarily Revoked After Drinking Incident

Laramie, WY – Members of the Sigma Nu fraternity at the University of Wyoming are under investigation for drinking dangerous amounts of alcohol on campus. U.W. has temporarily suspended all Sigma Nu activities and revoked its status as a campus organization until a hearing is conducted. Sarah Axelson is the vice president for student affairs.

We have notified the parents of all the members of the fraternity because we want to make sure they are all aware this incident has occurred and we revoked their ability to operate, she said.

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WPR News
8:34 am
Thu October 4, 2007

Near-Record Grizzly Cub Numbers in Yellowstone Area

Laramie, WY – A near-record number of
grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National park produced cubs
this year.
Wildlife biologists have counted 50 female grizzlies with cubs.
That's second only to the 52 counted in 2002.
Chuck Schwartz of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team says
the numbers are not surprising after a year with good production of
whitebark pine nuts. Grizzlies rely on those high-protein nuts.
Schwartz says that with so many grizzlies bearing young this
year, fewer will do so in 2008.

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WPR News
8:30 am
Thu October 4, 2007

Natrona Woman Charged With Embezzling Money

Laramie, WY – A 49-year-old Natrona County woman faces
charges of embezzling money from an energy company.
Documents filed in Natrona County District Court show that Tracy
Schwartzkopf is charged with embezzling funds from Jonah Energy
LLC, obtaining checks by false pretenses and forging wire
transfers.
Natrona County District Attorney Michael Blonigen says
authorities are still investigating how much money is missing.
Court papers say Jonah Energy representatives believe about
$200,000 was taken.

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WPR News
8:27 am
Thu October 4, 2007

Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Pit Bulls in Cheyenne

Laramie, WY – A sheriff's deputy shot two pits bulls,
killing one and wounding the other, during an encounter with the dogs in Cheyenne.
Police say Sergeant Joe Hartigan had responded to a call that
three pit bulls had cornered a man in a shed at his home in a
residential neighborhood.
Laramie County Sheriff's Department spokesman Gerry Luce says
the pit bulls belonged to another neighbor.
While Hartigan was looking for a way to get the man out of the
shed, the dogs went after the deputy.

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WPR News
8:24 am
Thu October 4, 2007

Rockies Beat Phillies 10-5

Laramie, WY – The Colorado Rockies own a two-games-to-none lead in the NL Division Series after Kaz Matsui launched a grand slam and drove in five runs in a 10-5 win at Philadelphia.
Jimmy Rollins gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead with a solo homer and a two-run triple. But Matsui put the Rockies ahead to stay with his fourth-inning slam, then added an RBI triple in a four-run sixth that put Colorado in front 10-3.
Matt Holliday homered for the second straight game and had two RBIs. Troy Tulowitzki also homered and Yorvit Torrealba drove in two runs in the rout.

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