WPR News
7:41 pm
Thu December 9, 2004

Riverton Courts Caught Up in Holiday Spirit

Laramie, Wy – Several people are taking the city of
Riverton up on its offer to excuse fines at half-price during the
holidays.
Municipal Judge Wes Roberts says one single mother of four who
had an outstanding fine of 200-dollars told the city court clerk
that she would be left with enough money to celebrate Christmas
with her children. Another man paid off a friend's bond that had
been outstanding since 1997.
Still another man came into pay a fine for a stoplight violation

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10:14 am
Thu December 9, 2004

Thursday, December 9, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Renny Mackay speaks with CEO of the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce about the growing pains of the community along with the positives.

Topic: Renny Mackay speaks with Dr. Ellen Hayes with the Conceptions Women Health and Fertility Specialists in Colorado about myths associated with infertility.

Topic: Aaron Alpern speaks with Cindy Garretson-Weibel, Agricultural Business Director for the Wyoming Business Council about the 2nd Annual Agricultural Based Innovative Marketing Expo.

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WPR News
8:16 pm
Wed December 8, 2004

U.W. Medical Centers Losing Money for the School

Cheyenne, Wy – The family practice medical centers in Casper and Cheyenne are struggling and University of Wyoming officials want lawmakers to think about what to do next. While he says the centers serve a purpose and are a much cheaper alternative then a medical school, U-W President Phil Dubois says they are losing a half million dollars a year in the two family practice centers and they need a solution to that.

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WPR News
7:57 pm
Wed December 8, 2004

Prison Decision Coming Next Week?

Cheyenne, Wy – The three finalists for the new medium security prison will be reviewed Thursday and Friday and a recommended site could be announced next week. Corrections Director Bob Lampert says they will review Riverton, Rawlins and Torrington, give them scores and should be able to make a clear cut recommendation. Supporters of having the prison placed in their community believe it will have a major economic impact. Lampert says small communities with prisons do well if they go after other types of economic development and some businesses are attracted by the prison.

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WPR News
6:41 pm
Wed December 8, 2004

Lawmakers Object to Spending by Business Council

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Cheyenne, Wy – Members of the Joint Appropriations Committee are expressing concern about the spending of business ready communities money on a spray park and driving range. House Chairman Phil Nicholas thinks such projects should not be funded with state dollars. Wyoming Business Council C-E-O Tucker Fagen counters saying the law says the Council is supposed to consider reaction projects.

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WPR News
6:40 pm
Wed December 8, 2004

Peacekeeper Missiles on Their Way Out

Cheyenne, Wy – Only 13 of the original 50 M-X missiles remain active on the
plains around Cheyenne. Decommissioning began in October 2002.
All M-X missiles or Peacekeepers are scheduled to be completely
deactivated by October.
The missile can carry up to ten independently guided warheads
and has a range up to six-thousand miles.
The 150 Minuteman Three missiles that are overseen by F.E.
Warren are NOT being deactivated.

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2:31 pm
Wed December 8, 2004

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: The three finalists for the new medium security prison will be reviewed Thursday and Friday; Guest: Corrections Director Bob Lampert.

Topic: Renny Mackay speaks with author Diane Wolverton about women ruling the world. For more information visit www.dianewolverton.com

Topic: Tips on keeping homes safe from fires during the holiday season; Guest: Brad Carroll, Community Program Specialist for the State Fire Marshall.

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WPR News
10:52 am
Wed December 8, 2004

Cubin Votes Against Intelligence Reform

Washington, DC – Wyoming Congresswoman Barbara Cubin was among the minority of representatives who voted against legislation Tuesday night to overhaul the nation's intelligence structure. The bill passed the US House by a 336-75 vote. It's is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed into law by the President. But just before the vote, Representative Cubin told the Associated Press that she was voting against the bill because it didn't do enough to address the role of immigration in fighting terrorism.

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WPR News
8:44 pm
Tue December 7, 2004

Corrections Department Could Have Prison Choice Soon

Cheyenne, Wy – The Department of Corrections is taking a final look at documents provided by three communities hoping to get the new Medium Security Prison. Since D-O-C officials think the information is straight forward, Spokeswoman Melinda Brazzale says they can now move forward.

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WPR News
7:35 pm
Tue December 7, 2004

Avalanche Danger Highest in Years

Laramie, Wy – An avalanche forecaster is saying the snow conditions in northwest Wyoming are unstable. Bob Comey does forecasts for the Bridger Teton National Forest. He says the snow is similar to the winter of 2000 when seven people in Wyoming died in avalanches. He says the best thing for people to do is be conservative because snowmobilers, skiers and snowboarders can find some fun places to recreate without putting themselves at risk.

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