WPR News
3:29 pm
Tue September 28, 2004

Grizzly Bears Going Hungry

Laramie, Wy – There is a shortage of the food grizzly bears traditionally eat at this time of year in the Yellowstone Ecosystem. Officials from the Shoshone National Forest say this is causing bears to move into areas where people are camping or recreating. This has led to three people being attacked. And Wildlife Biologist, Lynette Otto, says it is possible there will be more this fall, but if people are cautious and keep their camps clear attacks may be avoided.

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WPR News
4:59 pm
Mon September 27, 2004

Delegation Takes Stand Against Turkey Deal

Washington, DC – Wyoming's congressional delegation is opposing a loan that would allow Turkey to get into the soda ash business. The proposed $50 Million loan would allow Turkey to use American technology and expertise to build a soda ash facility. Representative Barbara Cubin and Senators Mike Enzi and Craig Thomas say the loan would hurt Wyoming's soda ash industry, which is already being squeezed by competition from China.

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WPR News
4:40 pm
Mon September 27, 2004

Prison List Is At Five

Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming's new medium security prison will be in one of five places. Proposals asking to be considered were submitted by Rawlins, Torrington, Worland, Riverton, and Lincoln County. Department of Corrections Spokeswoman Melinda Brazzale says the next step is to narrow the list to two or three possible locations. From that short list, the Department of Corrections will recommend one site. Then the legislature has the final say in where to build the prison.

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Wyoming Features
3:09 pm
Mon September 27, 2004

Senior Citizens Participate in Silver Haired Legislature

Cheyenne – Every two years a group of senior citizens from around the state comes to Cheyenne and participates in the Silver Haired Legislature. The most recent session took place last week and Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay stopped by to see what issues they dealt with

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WPR News
1:12 pm
Mon September 27, 2004

Seniors Take Control of the State

Cheyenne, Wy – The Silver Haired Legislature held its bi-annual session recently. 34 Wyoming citizens over the age of 60 met to discuss laws they would like to see passed.
The group gave its approval to bills that would ban driving while talking on a cell phone, would join a multi state lottery and remove wolves from Wyoming.
A former legislator watching the session, John Patton, says these people are making a significant contribution because they are representing their age group and can bring concerns and ideas to state Senators and Representatives.

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WPR News
1:02 pm
Mon September 27, 2004

Energy Transmission Will Be Discussed

Laramie, Wy – A group will be meeting this week to discuss the next steps for expanding electric transmission lines from the west. Wyoming Consumer Advocate Bryce Freeman is a member of the group. He remains optimistic that more generation and transmission will occur. Freeman says if it doesn't then, utilities will continue building power plants near places they serve. He believes that will keep prices high, and will not benefit consumers.

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12:14 pm
Mon September 27, 2004

Monday, September 27, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Every two years a group of senior citizens from around the state comes to Cheyenne and participates in the Silver Haired Legislature.

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Consumer Advocate, Bryce Freeman about electricity.

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Dr. John Barrasco about the heart.

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WPR News
12:25 pm
Sat September 25, 2004

Wyoming Surprises Ole Miss

Laramie, Wy –
Wyoming made some key plays in all phases of the game and was able to overcome a two fourth quarter mishaps to beat Mississippi 37-32 Saturday. It was the first time Wyoming has ever beaten an S-E-C team. Josh Barge scored on two big plays. The first was an 87 yard punt return and the second was a 69 yard option pass from fellow receiver Jovon Bouknight, late in the 4th quarter.

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WPR News
4:28 pm
Fri September 24, 2004

Shoshone Forest Cracking Down on ATV Violators

Cody, WY – For the first time, the Shoshone National Forest will conduct patrols aimed at ATV drivers that don't follow the rules. Forest Spokesman Gordon Warren says the patrols will start next week in areas where ATV users have been driving into wilderness areas and onto closed roads. Forest Spokesman Gordon Warren says ATV abuse is nothing new, but it's getting worse. He says some violators are blatant about it, driving right past wilderness boundary and road closure signs.

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2:55 pm
Fri September 24, 2004

Friday, September 24, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Weekly Wyoming Reporter's Roundtable

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