WPR News
6:00 pm
Fri December 2, 2005

Cheyenne May Get New Hotel

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Laramie, Wy – Downtown Cheyenne may soon have a new hotel.
Officials, including Mayor Jack Spiker, won't say what hotel chain is interested. But they do say the chain already has a contract to buy one downtown building and the empty lot where a fire last winter destroyed the building next door.
Owners of the buildings involved would NOT comment about the deal.

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WPR News
5:55 pm
Fri December 2, 2005

Cubin's Top Priority: Stop Illegal Immigration

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Laramie, Wy – Wyoming congresswoman Barbara Cubin says cracking down on illegal immigration will be her top priority in Congress next year.
The Republican says the nation needs a real immigration policy enacted into law.
Cubin also says she strongly disagrees with President Bush's plan to grant temporary legal status to undocumented workers.

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WPR News
11:16 am
Fri December 2, 2005

New Tram Carries $25 Million Bill

Teton Village, WY – Funding will be a key question as Jackson Hole Mountain Resort weighs the options for replacing its famous aerial tram. Resort President Jerry Blann says three alternatives are on the table. He says a complete replacement with a $25 million price-tag is far-and-away their preferred option. But Blann says the resort can't afford it alone. He says they have discussed loan and grant possibilities with both state and federal officials. Blann says there's a strong economic argument for investing public money in a new tram.

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WPR News
11:09 am
Fri December 2, 2005

16-Year-Old's Death Shakes Gillette School

Gillette, WY – Students at Gillette's Twin Spruce Junior High School have set up a memorial for Bryce Chavers. The ninth-grader was found shot in his bed last weekend. Chavers' death has deeply affected students at Twin Spruce. At the school, he was known as an artist with a knack making others smile. A memorial at the school includes poems, candles, flowers, and a photo of Chavers. Investigators have not found the weapon used the Chavers' shooting and relatives said they had heard nothing unusual the night before his body was found.

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11:08 am
Fri December 2, 2005

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Mark Houser, Event Organizer for the Jackson Hole Film Institute about an upcoming forum in Jackson.

Topic: Weekly Reporters Roundtable.
Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Author Lori Van Pelt about her new book.

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WPR News
7:19 pm
Thu December 1, 2005

Business Council Asks for More Grant Money

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Laramie, Wy – The Business Council board of directors has approved seven-point-two million dollars in grants for local communities. The problem is there isn't any money available to spend. This means the State Loan and Investment Board will have to ask the legislature for the funding for these projects to proceed in March.

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3:44 pm
Thu December 1, 2005

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Problems with domestic violence continues to grow in the state.

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with mystery author Jon Horton about his new book.

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Wyoming Features
11:13 am
Thu December 1, 2005

Governor's Budget

Cheyenne – Governor Dave Freudenthal is proposing a three and a half billion dollar budget. It will focus on funding a number of so-called on time programs that range from road maintance to community impacts from energy development. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that a pair of Republican lawmakers expects some areas of the budget to get considerable debate.

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10:55 am
Thu December 1, 2005

Monday, October 31st 2005

Monday, October 31st 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Study by an economist for the state of Wyoming that looked into oil and gas production and the relationship between prices and employment in Wyoming; Guest: Sherry Win, author and Tom Calliger, Manager of research planning of the State Department of Employment.

Topic: Heat and eat bill; Guest: State Representative Ann Robinson.

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WPR News
9:41 pm
Wed November 30, 2005

BLM Watching Migration Issue Closely

Laramie, Wy – The Director of the Wyoming office of the Bureau of Land Management says they are looking to mitigate impacts to wildlife and air as gas development grows in western Wyoming. Bob Bennett says they are working with industry officials to use technology that will reduce emissions. He says the B-L-M is also working with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to try and respond to potential air quality problems. As for wildlife Bennett says they are concerned about impacts development is having on migration corridors.

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