WPR News
7:27 am
Mon July 10, 2006

More Opposition to Wyoming Range Drilling

Laramie, Wy – The plan to allow more drilling in the Wyoming Range is getting criticism from all over. The governor has opposed it, so did Senator Craig Thomas. Now the Wyoming Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife have also voiced their opposition to the plan.
The Vice President of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, John Robitaille, says some areas of the Wyoming Range are not appropriate for development, but others are with certain guidelines.
Robitaille says they can do reclamation so people would never know that there was drilling.

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8:22 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Prescription Drugs

Wyoming – Prescription drugs can eat up a family's budget, especially if that budget is at or below the federal poverty line and if the person who needs the medicine doesn't qualify for federal assistance to help off-set the cost of prescription drugs. A Wyoming prescription drug assistance program used to step in where other programs left off helping low-income Wyomingites of any age buy up to three prescription drugs a month with a low co-pay.

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8:19 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Energy Efficient Home

Wyoming – Dan Chiras shows Bob Beck how to make a home more energy efficient.

8:17 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Reporter's Roundtable

Wyoming – On our reporters' roundtable, Jessica Lowell joins Renny MacKay to share how she uncovered a city contractor's fraudulent past.

8:14 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Voices Against Energy Development

Wyoming – Renny MacKay reports on how outfitters and outdoor enthusiasts are raising their voices against energy development.

8:13 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Wyoming's Statehood

Wyoming – Historian Phil Roberts recounts the story of Wyoming's statehood.

8:11 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Grand Teton Music Festival

Wyoming – The Grand Teton Music Festival kicks off this month with a brand new music director; Donald Runnicles joins Kristin Espeland.

8:09 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Prebles Meadow Jumping Mouse

Wyoming – Scientists and developers haggle over the status of the Prebles Meadow jumping mouse once again.

8:06 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Golf Course Development

Laramie, Wyoming – A proposed golf course development in Laramie draws fire over water quality concerns; Bob Beck reports.

WPR News
7:45 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Judge Lifts Agreement on Prison

Laramie, Wy – A federal judge has lifted a settlement
agreement that has been addressing issues like medical care, mental health care, security, fire safety and environmental issues like food handling at the Wyoming State Penitentiary.
The settlement stemmed from a 1998 U-S Department of Justice investigation into the prison. The federal agency threatened to sue if certain problems were not addressed.
Federal and state officials signed the remedial plan in 2002.

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