WPR News
11:10 am
Fri July 21, 2006

Little Venus Fire Now Just 5% Contained

WPR News
10:59 am
Thu July 20, 2006

Boy Wounded in Cheyenne Shooting

Cheyenne, WY – Police are still looking for those
responsible for a shooting incident in Cheyenne in which a 12-year-old boy was wounded.
It happened Tuesday, when authorities say someone pulled up in
front of a Cheyenne home and pointed a gun at the people outside. Someone at the home fired a shotgun, and the car sped off.
In the exchange, a 12-year-old bystander was wounded.
Police say they're following up on some leads, but that they're getting little cooperation from people in the case.

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WPR News
6:44 am
Thu July 20, 2006

Republican Candidate for Governor Announces Policy Plan

Laramie, Wy – Gubernatorial hopeful Ray Hunkins announced Thursday that he would not allow his family members to receive money to lobby state government if elected. His daughter has lobbied in the past, but he says if that continued it would create an appearance of impropriety.

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WPR News
6:30 am
Thu July 20, 2006

Judge and DOC Director Disagree About Safety at Honor Farm

Laramie, Wy – At his sentencing trial a Fremont County Judge expressed amazement that a man who'd been convicted of sexual assault, was ever transferred to the Honor Farm. That's a minimum security prison. The man went on to kill a nurse at the facility. The judge remarked that the Honor Farm had become a place where the typical inmate is more likely to be a violent sex offender than someone who writes bad checks.
The director of Wyoming's Department of Corrections disagrees. He says the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton is safer than it was 13 years ago.

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WPR News
6:25 am
Thu July 20, 2006

More Wildfires to Come in Northern Wyoming

Laramie, Wy – Fire officials in northern Wyoming predict that this summer's wildfire season will only get worse.
Fires have burned across tens of thousands of acres in northeast Wyoming already this year.
The chief of the Clearmont District Volunteer Fire Department in eastern Sheridan County says that if the next big fire threatens a populated area like Sheridan, the situation will be "four times as complex" as the huge fires so far.

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WPR News
7:07 am
Wed July 19, 2006

Firefighters Survive Scary Moment

Laramie, Wy – Several firefighters battling a fire in the Shoshone National Forest found themselves in a dangerous situation this week. Public Information Officer, Steve Till, says ten firefighters were walking and then realized the fire activity was up and so used protective equipment to survive.
Till says all ten of them are healthy safe now. The fire they were fighting is the Little Venus. It's burned 10 thousand acres and is near a few ranches.

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WPR News
6:54 am
Wed July 19, 2006

Use Caution to Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

Laramie, Wy – The smoke from the state's wildfires can have some negative effects on people living a long ways away. It can irritate eyes, aggravate asthma and worsen the symptoms of heart disease.
The state Health Department is urging people with respiratory problems to take precautions if they're downwind from the wildfires
in Converse, Sheridan and Crook counties.
That includes keeping windows and doors closed, closing the fresh-air intake for your home air conditioner, and NOT vacuuming.
Vacuuming can stir up smoke particles.

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