WPR News
10:44 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Canoe Accident Leads To Charges

BIG PINEY, Wyo. – A canoeing accident on the swiftly running Green River in western Wyoming has left a 4-year-old boy dead and two men facing charges. The Sublette County sheriff says the boy, whose name wasn't released, drowned after the canoe capsized Saturday on the Green River between Big Piney and LaBarge.
Authorities say two men and three children were thrown from the canoe.

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WPR News
10:43 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Grand Teton sets up bear spray collection sites

MOOSE, Wyo. – Bear spray canisters can be added to the list of items that can be recycled in Grand Teton National Park.

Collection bins have been set up at several locations in the park where people can drop off unwanted bear spray canisters for recycling.

Millions of people visit northwest Wyoming every year. Thousands of visitors buy bear spray to protect themselves against grizzly bears but tourists often can't take the bear spray home with them - it's prohibited on commercial flights.

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WPR News
7:43 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

Sweetwater County makes major budget cuts

WPR News
5:36 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

Sheridan man killed after stabbing police officer

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WPR News
8:26 am
Mon July 4, 2011

Reduced turnover at the Torrington prison

Torrington, WY – The employee turnover rate at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington has improved this year. Warden Mike Murphy says the medium-security prison's turnover rate went as high as 30 percent in 2010.
But Murphy says that it has settled down to about 10 percent so far this year.
Murphy says there are a number of reasons workers leave the
prison. Some employees became homesick, while others took different
jobs within the Department of Corrections, law enforcement or an
unrelated field.

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WPR News
8:27 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

Wyo. wolf meeting set for Thursday

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The boundary where wolves could be hunted in Wyoming will be discussed when Gov. Matt Mead meets with top Interior Department officials in Cheyenne.

Federal officials said Friday that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe will meet with Mead on Thursday.

They will discuss removing wolves from federal protection in Wyoming. Mead's office says that will include where wolves would be fully protected and where they could be shot.

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