10:57 am
Mon May 21, 2007

Heart and cardiovascular disease

Wyoming – Heart and Cardiovascular disease is the top killer in Wyoming. Doctor Tim Gardner explains what can be done about it.

10:56 am
Mon May 21, 2007

Dealing with autism

Wyoming – Elsa Heidorn reports on a family dealing with autism.

10:52 am
Mon May 21, 2007

Gas production continues

Wyoming – Pinedale Roundup Reporter Julia Stuble talks about reaction to a reclamation offer made by some industry organizations in Western Wyoming.

10:50 am
Mon May 21, 2007

State of wildlife

Wyoming – Wildlife in Wyoming is facing challenges. Bob Beck reports.

WPR News
8:27 am
Mon May 21, 2007

Governor Needs Congressional Help To Fight Wyoming Range Proposal

Cheyenne, Wy – Governor Dave Freudenthal is calling on Wyoming's congressional delegation to put a stop to possible drilling in the Wyoming Range. The area is targeted for oil and gas drilling and opponents say it will hurt hunting and ruin one of the state's pristine areas. Freudenthal says there is only so much the state can do. He says it will require a bill from congress, most likely from Senator Thomas, who is a ranking member on such issues. Freudenthal says there is a lot of opposition to the proposed drilling in Wyoming.

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WPR News
8:17 am
Mon May 21, 2007

Sage Grouse Needs More Help

Laramie, Wy – A top researcher says that Sage Grouse continues to struggle in areas with energy development. David Naugle is a University of Montana Researcher who is studying impacts of energy development in the Powder River Basin. He says Sage Grouse within Coalbed Methane development areas do much worse then those who reside outside the area. Naugle adds that offspring are also much fewer. Naugle is calling on experts to work with industry officials, so that they can be involved with best practices to protect Sage Grouse.

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WPR News
8:13 am
Mon May 21, 2007

Truck Traffic Does Not Equal Deaths

Cheyenne, Wy –

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WPR News
8:11 am
Mon May 21, 2007

WOC Has Concerns Over Atlantic Rim

Rawlins, Wy – The Bureau of Land Management is touting its final decision of a coalbed methane project in Carbon County. The B-L-M says the Atlantic Rim project will heat nearly 20 million homes a year and should generate over six billion dollars in royalties while at the same time offering protections for wildlife and reduced impacts to the drilling area. The Wyoming Outdoor Council's Steve Jones thinks the B-L-M has done some things that will help the environment, but he is disappointed that the B-L-M shows little concern over some mud pots that have appeared in the area.

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WPR News
7:55 am
Mon May 21, 2007

Casper Adds To Center

Casper, Wy – Casper is on track to triple its capacity to treat people for drug and alcohol abuse. Organizers broke ground today for a 95-bed addition to the Central Wyoming Counseling Center.
Wyoming Health Department's Rodger McDaniel says the project is the result of years of work by several Casper residents. "I think the real lesson in Casper is that when a community recognizes the need, and steps up to partner with the state and local government to get the job done, they can find a way to do it that works in their community."

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