WPR News
8:17 pm
Mon May 30, 2011

Grand Teton sees rising animal fatalities through collisions

Laramie, WY – More and more animals are being hit by cars in Grand Teton National Park. Given that, park officials are planning to take that new steps to avoid such accidents.

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7:52 pm
Mon May 30, 2011

Wyoming tax revenue beating projections

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Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming tax revenue is running into state coffers higher than expected. A new report forecasting state finances shows Wyoming could collect some $40 million more than projected.

The May report from the state's Consensus Revenue Estimating Group shows money coming into the general fund is up by 4 percent through April for fiscal year 2011, which ends June 30. If the trend holds, the state could take in about $40 million more than what was projected earlier this year.

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WPR News
7:50 pm
Mon May 30, 2011

North Yellowstone road to remain closed for days

West Yellowstone, Mont. – Worries over car-size boulders perched atop a slide area means a northern road into Yellowstone National Park will remain closed for days.

Officials say by consultants will examine the area and study what work is needed to reopen the road closed Saturday by a rock slide. Crews have cleared off enough debris to make the road passable for emergency travel, but concerns remain about the
boulders.

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WPR News
7:46 pm
Mon May 30, 2011

Cattle losses in Wyoming were down in 2010

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Gillette, Wyo. – Wyoming cattle producers lost an estimated 41,000 head of cattle and calves in 2010.

The cattle and calves had a total value of about $24 million. A recent U.S. Agriculture Department report placed total cattle losses in the state at 3,900.

Weather contributed to 26 percent of the cattle and calf losses. The Gillette News Record reports that predators caused 10 percent of the losses.

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WPR News
6:08 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Wyoming challenges wilderness protection

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Cheyenne, WY – The state of Wyoming is joining Utah and Alaska in challenging an Obama administration plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection. Wyoming filed papers Thursday in federal court in Utah seeking a judge's permission to join the lawsuit that Utah filed last month. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he hasn't had any success in asking
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to rescind the wilderness protection
order. Mead says the lawsuit is now Wyoming's best option to fight the

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WPR News
4:42 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Boat inspection program enters its second year

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