WPR News
8:22 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Campbell County legislators object to UW displayed artwork

Gillette, WY – Two Campbell County legislators are unhappy with a sculpture by a British artist at the University of Wyoming that links coal to beetles killing trees.
Reps. Tom Lubnau and Gregg Blikre, both Republicans from Gillette, say they are disappointed with UW allowing artist Chris Drury's work on the campus. The artwork consists of beetle-killed tree logs surrounded by coal. Blikre tells the Gillette News-Record that he believes the work is an insult to the state's energy industry. Campbell County is home to large coal mines. Lubnau noted that a large percentage of

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WPR News
8:12 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Wyoming offers several clean economy jobs

WPR News
8:56 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

Grizzlies showing up in odd places

Yellowstone National Park – The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish says grizzly bears are a common sight in Yellowstone National Park, but the animals have been showing up in unusual places this spring.

According to the Game and Fish, the bears have been spotted south of Daniel Junction, east of Meeteetsee and southwest of Lander.

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WPR News
8:33 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

More construction proposed for UW

WPR News
8:32 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

Most schools are doing fine under federal standards

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Department of Education says 29 percent of Wyoming schools failed to make so-called Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Under the federal law, public schools and districts are required
to continually improve their students' achievement in language arts
and mathematics from year-to-year to match a federal mandate that
all students are achieving at or above grade level by 2014.
In Wyoming, a total of 247 out of 348 schools and 39 out of 48

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The Impact Of War Project
9:14 am
Fri July 15, 2011

Military Dogs Enjoy Brighter Future After Service

Marine Cpl. Daniel Cornier and his colleague, Chaak, in Afghanistan. "Pretty much trust him with my life," Cornier says.
Courtesy of Daniel Cornier

The military's four-legged warriors now have a more hopeful future in store.

Military working dogs were once euthanized when their service days were over.

But, their fate is changing as military and civilian families pressure the Defense Department to make it easier for handlers to adopt their canine colleagues.

Looking out over Camp Pendleton's K-9 training field in California, Marine Cpl. Daniel Cornier shares stories about Chaak, the dog he deployed with to Afghanistan.

His words are halting and emotional.

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WPR News
7:47 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

Hail hurts producers in the Big Horn Basin

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