WPR News
9:45 am
Tue September 5, 2006

Jackson Businesses Had a Good Summer

Laramie, WY – Many businesses in Jackson report they had

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WPR News
9:42 am
Tue September 5, 2006

Grizzlies Seek Pine Cones

Laramie, WY – The state game department is warning hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to watch out for grizzly bears in some areas of Wyoming. A large crop of white-bark pine cones could attract the bears because the cones are high in fat and help prepare grizzlies for hibernation. The game department says people heading into the woods should be aware that bears may be searching for the cones in mid- to high-elevation conifer stands that hold white-bark pine.

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WPR News
6:44 am
Tue September 5, 2006

Governor Wants More Money for Communities

Laramie, Wy – Governor Dave Freudenthal says the state can help with the tight housing market in the state.
Already this year the state has sent 105 million dollars to communities impacted by mineral development. This is to deal with the additional costs that development brings. But, Governor Freudenthal says it can also encourage the construction of homes because it can go to building the infrastructure required to put up new homes.

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WPR News
8:43 am
Mon September 4, 2006

Most Wyoming Wages Don't Move

Laramie, Wy – A report shows that while those heavily involved in the energy boom have seen huge wage hikes the average worker elsewhere in Wyoming has seen little benefit. According to a report called The State of Working America most Wyoming incomes have remained the same over the last five years.
Economist Sylvia Allegretto adds that younger workers are seeing the smallest piece of the pie. She says recent college and high school graduates also are getting fewer benefits then they did five years ago.

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WPR News
8:37 am
Mon September 4, 2006

Rapes and Murders Up

Cheyenne, Wy – State statistics show that crime fell in
Wyoming during the first quarter of 2006 compared to the same
period a year ago.
The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation reports that
crime dropped 8-point-7 percent for the first three months of 2006,
compared to the same three months last year.
Murder was up 50 percent, with three reported statewide for the
first quarter of this year. There were two murders reported in the
same period last year.
Reports of rapes increased 33 percent for the first quarter of

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WPR News
8:28 am
Mon September 4, 2006

Purdy Fire Close To Containment

Dubois, Wy – Work continued today (Monday) to mop up the Purdy Fire burning on U-S Forest Service land west of Dubois.
Carl Jungck is fire information officer in Dubois. He says that
the fire was classified as 65 percent contained today (Monday).
That's the same containment figure as yesterday (Sunday).
Jungck says there were 383 people assigned to fight the fire
today (Monday). At its peak last month, more than 500 assigned
workers were assigned to the fire.
Jungck says some helicopter crews from the Purdy Fire helped to

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WPR News
8:27 am
Mon September 4, 2006

BLM Falls Short On Some Commitments

Pinedale, Wy – An internal document from the Pinedale office of the Bureau of Land Management shows the agency there has made over 800 commitments. These almost all came in documents outlining decisions the agency was making about oil and gas development. BLM spokesperson, Steven Hall, says they've kept 90 percent of these commitments. Conservation groups say these are broken promises. The document says the most prominent example of a commitment the BLM has not kept is tracking the amount of emissions of a certain gas.

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WPR News
10:27 am
Sat September 2, 2006

Hunkins Thinks Records Search Ok

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Wheatland, Wy – Republican candidate for Governor Ray Hunkins says he has not been responsible for any negative ads about Governor Freudenthal or behind the records request Republicans have made. But when pressed during a news conference Hunkins denied that the records review is a fishing expedition. But Freudenthal says his does not believe that Hunkins has had no role in either negative ads or the records search. He notes that Hunkins has reserved the right to take full advantage of the benefits of the search.


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10:27 am
Sat September 2, 2006

Hunkins Thinks Records Search Ok

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Wheatland, Wy – Republican candidate for Governor Ray Hunkins says he has not been responsible for any negative ads about Governor Freudenthal or behind the records request Republicans have made. But when pressed during a news conference Hunkins denied that the records review is a fishing expedition. But Freudenthal says his does not believe that Hunkins has had no role in either negative ads or the records search. He notes that Hunkins has reserved the right to take full advantage of the benefits of the search.


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10:27 am
Sat September 2, 2006

Hunkins Thinks Records Search Ok

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Wheatland, Wy – Republican candidate for Governor Ray Hunkins says he has not been responsible for any negative ads about Governor Freudenthal or behind the records request Republicans have made. But when pressed during a news conference Hunkins denied that the records review is a fishing expedition. But Freudenthal says his does not believe that Hunkins has had no role in either negative ads or the records search. He notes that Hunkins has reserved the right to take full advantage of the benefits of the search.


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