WPR News
3:27 am
Wed July 26, 2006

Carbon Could be Cash for Wyo

WPR News
8:57 am
Tue July 25, 2006

Wyoming Eliminated From Futuregen Project

Laramie, Wy – The FutureGen clean-coal facility will NOT be coming to Wyoming. Two communities in Illinois and two in Texas are finalists. Senator Mike Enzi notes that it was tough to overcome the clout of Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert of Illinois and President Bush. Governor Dave Freudenthal also expressed disappointment, but notes that a high altitude facility might be a future option for the state. Senator Craig Thomas says it is critical for such a facility to be built in the west.
The project could bring an estimated one-thousand construction jobs and 150

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WPR News
8:54 am
Tue July 25, 2006

Park Roads A Problem

Cheyenne, Wy – Officials with Wyoming State Parks are concerned about the condition of roads within the state park system. They are asking legislators to address a 30 year backlog of road maintainance needs. A committee is considering 15 million dollars in next years legislative session.

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WPR News
8:51 am
Tue July 25, 2006

Bible Campers Have Stomach Problems

Cheyenne, Wy – A Bible camp in northern Albany county
has closed during an investigation into the cause of stomach
ailments that have affected more than 30 people who have visited
there since last month.
According to the Wyoming Health Department, the directors of
Camp Grace near Wheatland voluntarily shut down the camp on July
19th.
Health Department spokeswoman Kim Deti said today (Tuesday) the department has ordered the camp to remain closed
while the situation is being investigated.

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WPR News
10:43 am
Mon July 24, 2006

Paper Wins Case

Thermopolis, Wyomng – A district court judge has ruled in favor of the Thermopolis Independent Record in a case over access to information. The local newspaper's editor Pat Schmidt says his reporters once had access to jail rosters that explained why someone was being held. But Schmidt says the county attorney advised jail officials to remove that information. Judge Hunter Patrick ruled against the county saying the paper does indeed have a right to know why a person has been incarcerated. Hot Springs county attorney Dan Caldwell declined to comment.

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WPR News
10:41 am
Mon July 24, 2006

Wolf Case Could Head To Court

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Cheyenne, Wy –
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service denied Wyoming's Petition to have the Rocky Mountain Grey Wolf removed from the endangered species list. It means the state could be headed to court over whether wolves in the Yellowstone region should be delisted.

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WPR News
10:39 am
Mon July 24, 2006

State says Water Fine

Sheridan ,Wy – Despite the verbal sparring between
Wyoming and Montana over the release of water from coal-bed methane
wells into rivers and streams, Wyoming officials say Montana
regulators have NOT objected to any water discharge permits.
John Wagner works in Wyoming's Water Quality Division. He says
Montana regulators review every draft water quality permit Wyoming
issues. So far, Wagner says, there have been NO complaints.
Richard Opper of Montana's Department of Environmental Quality

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WPR News
10:37 am
Mon July 24, 2006

Hunkins Has Meth Plan

Cheyenne, Wy – Republican Ray Hunkins says Wyoming should
work with private industry to build four regional methamphetamine
treatment centers.
Hunkins announced his plan in Cheyenne today (Monday)as part of his gubernatorial campaign. He says he's heard horror stories about the length of time people have to wait in order to get drug treatment in Wyoming.
Hunkins says he doesn't want the state to actually build and run
the facilities. Instead, he says, private industry can run them
better.

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