WPR News
8:51 pm
Tue October 4, 2005

Search For Plane Crash Continues

Laramie,Wy – Searchers tonight (Tuesday) are having a
hard time finding a small plane that is feared to have crashed in
central Wyoming.
Officials say snow and low clouds and an intermittent emergency
beacon from the plane are hampering their efforts to find the plane
in a remote area near the junction of Washakie, Natrona and Johnson
counties.
The Federal Aviation Administration says two people were aboard
the single-engine plane that was headed to Casper from Bridger,
Montana.

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WPR News
8:49 pm
Tue October 4, 2005

Wyoming Conservation Groups Call For Help

Laramie, Wy – Several Wyoming conservation groups are calling for the Powder River to be listed as endangered. The proposed dam on the middle fork of the River has raised the attention of several groups, including the Wyoming Outdoor Council. Woc's Steve Jones says the Powder River is one of the few non-dammed rivers, and this coupled with coalbed methane discharge, has them very concerned about what it might do to fish and the river in general. Jones says the request to list the river is made to the group American Rivers who tracks the status of rivers across the country.

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WPR News
11:28 am
Tue October 4, 2005

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speak with Sterling Harris of the Laramie SAFE Project and Laramie Police Chief Bob Deutsch about Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Taddy Blecher, founder of CIDA college about an innovative college development.

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WPR News
9:20 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

Thomas Wants Grizzly Delisted Now

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Cheyenne, Wy –

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WPR News
9:08 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

Latta Resigns

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Gillette, Wy – State Representative Frank Latta has
resigned after moving outside his district in Gillette.
The Campbell County Republican Party has begun searching for up
to three candidates to replace Latta, whose successor will be
chosen by the Campbell County Commission.
Latta says attorneys told him that he could legally remain a
state representative, but he didn't think it would be fair to do
so.
Instead, Latta is planning to run for the County Commission.

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WPR News
9:07 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

Guard Wants Life Insurance Help

Laramie, Wy – A legislative committee has endorsed a proposal to reimburse members of the Wyoming National Guard for their life insurance. Currently guard members pick up the nearly 25 dollars a month, but Adjutant General Ed Wright says it will both help recruiting and show support for the Guard if the state pays that. Wright notes that times have changed for Guard members and more of them could find themselves in harms way.

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WPR News
8:18 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

Wind Testing Facility Fails

Laramie, Wy – Cheyenne was set to be home to the nation's first commercial wind turbine testing facility, but the plan never got off the ground. The company Underwriters Laboratories received a grant to run the project, but returned the money after several problems arose. Including getting enough money, a lack of equipment and information and the company decided to go in a different direction.

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Wyoming Features
12:43 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

New Role for US Military in Natural Disasters

New Role for US Military in Natural Disasters

Laramie, WY – The floodwaters are receding, and by now the helicopter crews dispatched from FE Warren Air Force Base to help with Hurricane Rita relief should be back in Cheyenne. But their presence on the gulf coast could have lasting consequences on domestic disaster relief. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland has also returned from the gulf coast and reports on the military's perspective on this new role.

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12:34 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Senator Craig Thomas about the endangered species act and the delisting of the grizzly bear.

Topic: Kristin Espeland reports on possible consequences of FE Warren Air Forces Base presence on the gulf coast with domestic disaster relief.

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Stephen Barnhart and Dr. Michael Griffith about the UW Symphony Orchestra season.

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WPR News
8:39 pm
Sat October 1, 2005

Cowboys Beat UNLV

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming had an almost flawless first half, jumping to a 28-7 lead on its way to an easy 42-17 win over Nevada Las Vegas on Saturday. Head Coach Joe Glenn noted that Quarterback Corey Bramlet played his best game of the season and that the Cowboy defense was outstanding. Bramlet threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns and Jovon Bouknight caught two touchdown passes. The Wyoming defense also scored its first touchdown of the season on a Derick Martin interception return. The Cowboys have won four straight and host a good Texas Christian University squad this weekend.

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