Proclamation
3:07 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

I Love WPR Shoshoni Proclamation

Credit City of Shoshoni and Wyoming Public Media
I Love Wyoming Public Radio
3:03 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Dan Furphy, President And CEO Of The Laramie Chamber Business Alliance

Dan Furphy
Credit Anna Rader
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Natural Resources & Energy
2:58 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Cloud Peak Sells Stake In Export Mine

Decker coal mine
Credit Ambre Energy

Wyoming’s largest coal company is selling its stake in a Montana mine for less than its original asking price. In a deal announced Thursday, Cloud Peak will give up its 50 percent ownership of the Decker coal mine in exchange for Ambre Energy taking on $67 million in reclamation and lease bonding. The deal also promises Cloud Peak capacity at Ambre Energy’s proposed Millennium Bulk coal export terminal in Washington state.

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News
8:07 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Controversial Tax Up For Vote In Jackson

Jackson’s 2-percent lodging tax is up for a vote in November, and a new breakdown by Jackson Hole News&Guide shows 40-percent of lodging tax revenues go back to the county. Unlike Jackson’s 60-40 split, most towns only see about 10-percent of revenues from their lodging taxes – the rest going back into tourism.

The tax had been up for a vote ever since 1994, but had been continually struck down over fears it would hinder tourism. The measure finally passed in 2010 after promises of higher returns for the local economy. 

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News
10:32 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Green River Will Return Train Depot Funds To State

Green River Train Depot.
Credit Jasperdo via Flickr Creative Commons

Green River will return $1 million it got from the state to renovate its historic Union Pacific train depot.

The community received a $1 million grant through the Wyoming Business Council, but those funds were contingent upon the city raising the other $2 million needed to complete the project.

The Business Council denied a two-year extension to come up with the funds. Green River City Councilwoman Lisa Mays says they had little choice but to give the money back.

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Sports
6:50 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Cowboys Get Ready For Air Force

The Wyoming Cowboys football team will open Mountain West Conference play  against Air Force and its vaunted option attack. 

Under the option the Quarterback can run the ball, pitch it to a running back, hand it off, or fake the run and throw it. It’s an unusual offense that teams rarely use and Wyoming Head Coach Craig Bohl says that make it difficult to defend.

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Proclamation
5:16 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

I Love WPR Lander Proclamation

Credit City of Lander and Wyoming Public Media
I Love Wyoming Public Radio
5:12 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Retired UW President Terry Roark And His Wife Beverly

Terry and Bev Roark.
Credit Anna Rader
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