WPR News
8:56 am
Tue February 14, 2006

New Medical Website

Laramie, WY – A new website offers Wyoming residents a comprehensive database of health care providers across the state. The University of Wyoming's Center for Rural Health Research and Education helped organize the website. Instructional Specialist Bob Wolverton says the service should give residents access to the best health care within a reasonable distance of where they live. He says the database has over 2,500 entries. Wolverton says this type of information is critical to rural states like Wyoming.

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WPR News
10:23 am
Mon February 13, 2006

Gov. to Give State of State Address at 10 AM

laramie, wy – The Wyoming legislature kicks off today with the Governor's annual state of the state message. It's a budget session and Governor Dave Freudenthal will tell legislators that he would like them to look for ways to act today for future generations. Wyoming Public Radio will carry the Governor's speech live, followed by analysis and ongoing legislative coverage.

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WPR News
9:31 am
Mon February 13, 2006

Wyoming Range Drilling Opposed

Bondurant, WY – Environmentalists are objecting to an oil and gas producer's plan to drill in the Wyoming Range of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Plains Exploration and Production Company holds leases south of Bondurant, where it wants to drill three exploratory wells. But an official with the Wilderness Society says with fast-paced development nearby in the Pinedale Anticline and Jonah Field, there shouldn't be drilling in the Wyoming Range. Peter Aengst cites a Forest Service decision one year ago to cancel a lease sale in the Wyoming Range.

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WPR News
5:15 am
Mon February 13, 2006

State of the State Address

Cheyenne, WY – Monday February 13, 2006: Governor Dave Freudenthal delivered the annual State of the State Address to start the 58th Wyoming Legislature.

WPR News
2:40 am
Mon February 13, 2006

Freudenthal Pushes Sales Tax Relief

Cheyenne, WY – During his State of the State message Monday morning, Governor Dave Freudenthal suggested that Legislators reduce the state sales tax by a half percent. Freudenthal noted that several tax relief proposals before lawmakers to both help citizens pay high utility costs and to return some of the budget surplus to residents. But he told legislators that in 1995 the addition of the 4th cent sales tax was only supposed to be temporary.

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WPR News
9:00 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Laramie's Sarah Konrad to Compete in 2 Olympic Sports

laramie, wy – Laramie resident Sarah Konrad has made both the US women's Olympic cross country team AND the biathalon team which combines cross country skiing and marksmanship. She is the first woman to qualify for two sports in the winter Olympics. Konrad's first race is Monday but tomorrow (SATURDAY) she'll have her first chance to see the race track.
We'll hear more from Olympian Sarah Konrad who joins us via cell phone from Italy this afternoon at 3 on Open Spaces.

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6:54 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Wyoming – Saratoga Author and Open Spaces Essayist Lori Van Pelt talks about Earhart's connection to Wyoming.

6:53 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Sarah Konrad

Sarah Konrad

Laramie, WY – Olympian from Laramie who will compete in the Biathlon and Cross-country Skiing.

6:53 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Reporter's Roundtable

Wyoming – Look-ahead at the Legislative Budget Session.

6:51 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Energy Efficiency

Wyoming – Low income Wyoming residents seeking financial help for high heating prices.

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