WPR News
7:53 am
Tue June 20, 2006

BLM Putting Fire Restrictions in Place

Laramie, WY – The Bureau of Land Management is imposing
partial fire restrictions in Carbon, Fremont, Albany, Laramie and
Sweetwater counties as well as parts of Hot Springs and Natrona counties.
The restrictions are to take effect at noon Tuesday.
Under the partial restrictions, fires are prohibited except in
designated recreation sites on federal lands and smoking is limited
to areas clear of flammable materials. Fireworks are also
disallowed.

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WPR News
10:14 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Fire Burns In Medicine Bow National Forest

Laramie, Wy – Just as firefighters contained a fire at the
Wyoming National Guard's Camp Guernsey, a lightning-ignited
wildfire in Albany County grew to 450 acres today (Monday).
The Isabelle Fire in southwest Albany County was burning in
conifer on national forest and private land about a mile south of
Lake Owen, which is between the small communities of Albany and
Foxpark.
Two air tankers, three engines, a dozer and a hand crew were
called in to fight the fire. More firefighters have been ordered.

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WPR News
10:12 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Thomas Likes Kempthorne Plan

Washington D-C – Wyoming U-S Senator Craig Thomas says the
subcommittee on national parks that he chairs will hold a hearing
tomorrow (Tuesday) on proposed new federal policies for managing
the national park system.
A draft of the new policy stresses that when there's a conflict
between preserving and using natural and historical places,
conservation will remain the parks' predominant job. It also says
parks should aim for the highest clean air standard and keep lands
eligible for wilderness designations free from snowmobiles, A-T-Vs

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WPR News
9:46 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Scholarship Program Having Negative Effects

Laramie, WY – Wyoming education officials say that high school students and their families are trying to come up with ways to get the most money possible out of Wyoming's Hathaway Scholarship program.
The program offers scholarships based on grades and A-C-T scores to graduating high school students who attend the University of Wyoming or the state's community colleges. The scholarships range from 800 dollars up to 16-hundred dollars a semester.

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9:13 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Yellowstone Black Bear Killed

Laramie, WY – Park workers captured and killed a black bear at Yellowstone National Park over the weekend. This came after the bear raided campsites and charged at some tourists.
The bear took food from picnic tables, tents, and coolers Saturday at the Canyon Campground. Park officials say he broke into one vehicle and walked on the tops of others, trying to get into the cars.

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8:06 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Woman Falls to Death at Yellowstone

Laramie, WY – Officials at Yellowstone National Park say a woman died Saturday after she lost her footing and fell 500 feet to her death in a canyon.
The 52-year-old woman was visiting the park with her husband and two children.
Park officials said her husband flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911 after the accident Saturday at an overlook along the Yellowstone River.
The woman is apparently from Michigan.
It was the second fatal accident in Yellowstone this year. In February, a woman was killed in a snowmobile accident.

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8:02 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Senator Thomas: No New Drilling in National Forests

Laramie, WY – U-S Senator Craig Thomas says national forest land in Wyoming should be off-limits to drilling for oil and gas as a general rule.
Thomas said national forests have been set aside as areas with special scenic, recreational and historic qualities. Even though the land has been leased, he said there should not be drilling there.

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6:43 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Wildlife Safari in Your Backyard

Wyoming – From the Tetons to Devil's Toer Wyoming is home to world famous icons. But, it's also home to small wildlife refuges, migration corridors and a huge national grassland.

Wyoming Public Radio's Renny Mackay introduces us to someone who says every citizen should get out and get to know the local flora and fauna....

Audubon Wyoming recommends contacting these people for a guided trip into the local wilderness:

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