6:11 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

Wyoming May Find A New Way To Recruit Doctors

Wyoming – Wyoming, much like other rural states, has a difficult time recruiting and keeping doctors in some of the states smaller communities. But the Community Apgar project may help. Named after a research doctor it's a data collection and feedback system that helps very small or what are called Critical Care hospitals refine the way they recruit.

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6:10 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

Expert Has Tips For New Gardeners

Wyoming – Spring in Wyoming often means snow showers and freezing nights that suddenly give way to steady warmth and sun. Sometimes the change is so quick that, for novice gardeners, it's hard to know just how and when to get plants in the ground. Shane Smith, the founder and director of the Cheyenne Botanic Garden, has decades of experience at getting things to grow in Wyoming. And he says the first step, for the beginning backyard gardener, is establishing good beds - which means getting rid of turf.

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6:09 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

The Legend Of The Wyoming Jackalope

Wyoming – In 1985 Wyoming governor Ed Herschler named Douglas Wyoming the official home of the jackalope. In this final installment of her series on Wyoming animals. Wyoming Public Radio's Kelly Herbinson examines the origins of the state's most elusive creature.

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WPR News
8:37 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Trial Lawyers Urge Child Safety

Laramie, WYO – In an ongoing effort to promote children's safety, the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association wants to make sure that every child has the appropriate gear no matter what the outdoor activity is. Trial Lawyers President Bryan Ulmer says his organization is trying to prevent injuries

"There's a lot of tremendous recreational opportunities in our state, a lot of which can involve some degree of danger if safety precautions are not taken," says Ulmer.

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WPR News
8:23 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Wildlife Services Survives House Vote

Laramie, Wyo. – The U.S. House today voted down a proposed amendment to remove 11 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services budget. Wyoming livestock producers say that's a good thing for predator management in the state. The Wyoming Wool Growers Association's Bryce Reece says the program has already lost some of its federal funding, and further losses could have spelled trouble for Wyoming livestock producers.

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WPR News
8:09 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Wild horse roundup moves ahead in SW Wyo

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is moving ahead with plans to round up wild horses in southwest Wyoming.
The BLM says nearly 1,000 wild horses are estimated to live in the White Mountain/Little Colorado herd management areas between Rock Springs and La Barge.
Its goal population for that area is no more than 400 horses.
The BLM says there would be no significant environmental impact from the roundup, which is set to begin in mid-August and end in early September.

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