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9:05 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

Wyoming's economic picture shows interesting numbers

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8:59 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

Campus ready for Ann Coulter

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8:57 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

Conviction of Fire Chief upheld

Gillette, WY – The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld the child molestation convictions of a former Campbell County fire chief. The court on Wednesday upheld the convictions of Gary Scott. Scott had argued that District Judge John Brooks of Campbell County should have rejected a report written by a probation officer. Brooks ultimately sentenced Scott to serve concurrent prison terms totaling up to 15 years. Scott is serving a separate 24-year federal sentence on 10 felony convictions of taking children across state lines for sexual abuse.

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8:13 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

Pine beetle numbers decrease

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9:06 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Jobless rate continues to drop

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8:44 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Drilling held up

Cody, WY – Plans to drill exploratory natural gas wells in the McCullough Peaks area in northern Wyoming are on hold for now. The Bureau of Land Management has twice approved permits for the Bill Barrett Corp. to drill the wells but conservation groups have appealed them both times. Denver-based Bill Barrett has decided to withdraw its permits. Spokesman Jim Felton said the company wants to try to reach an agreement with the BLM and environmentalists, avoiding a court fight.
The latest permits included restrictions aimed at satisfying the

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WPR News
8:43 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Wyoming Tribune Eagle wins court case

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled for a Cheyenne daily newspaper in a dispute with a local school district over access to teacher salary information.
The court on Tuesday ruled in favor of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle
newspaper. Laramie County School District 1 had appealed a district
court judge's earlier ruling that the paper was entitled to see
records showing the names and salaries of teachers.
Tribune Eagle Executive Editor D. Reed Eckhardt says the paper
is thrilled but not surprised with the court ruling.

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WPR News
4:07 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Forest Service Hears Public On Draft Plans

JACKSON, wyo – Last week, the Bridger-Teton National Forest used video teleconferencing to unveil new draft planning rules at district offices across the forest. It's part of a nationwide effort to gather public comment on new rules that will apply to all national forests. The draft rules lay out monitoring requirements for how forest managers track forest health. But the Bridger-Teton's Michael Schrotz says the process doesn't cover how to pay for monitoring, which was a problem for the current rules, last approved in 1982.

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7:45 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Man sentenced for death of his sister

Wind River, WY – A man has been sentenced in the death of his teenage sister on the Wind River Indian Reservation and another will also serve time for involvement in the slaying.
U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson on Monday sentenced 22-year-old Robert Spoonhunter to 13 years in prison. Nineteen-year-old Kyeren Tillman was sentenced to serve more than six and a half years. Authorities say Spoonhunter choked his sister, 13-year-old Marisa Spoonhunter, and threw her into a weight bench after he

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7:43 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Wyoming snowpack has some nervous

Casper, WY – More snow has piled up in Wyoming's mountains than at this time last year - and last year turned out to be a bad one for spring flooding.
Hydrologists released their latest data Monday. They report that
mountain moisture is up just about everywhere compared to last
week. Every drainage basin now has more moisture at its headwaters
than is normal for this time of year.
Mountain snow moisture ranges from 102 percent of average above
the Wind River to 136 percent of average above the upper Bear and
upper North Platte rivers.

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