WPR News
8:39 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

No word on Laramie Data Center

Laramie, WY – A spokeswoman for Verizon says the company has not made a decision on where to locate a proposed $4 billion data center.
The company has acquired a two-year option on 160 acres near
Laramie for locating a data center.
And Verizon recently dropped western New York from consideration
for the center. However, company spokeswoman Lynn Staggs says no decision has
been made about a Wyoming location and there is no time frame for a

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WPR News
9:04 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Firm offers to buy Cheyenne hospital

CHEYENNE, wyo – A national company has made an unsolicited offer to buy Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

RegionalCare Hospital Partners is based in Brentwood, Tenn., and operates four hospitals around the nation.

Paul Howard of the Cheyenne hospital's board of trustees says the offer from RegionalCare was unexpected.

Howard says the hospital is not for sale but trustees have an obligation to consider it next week.

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WPR News
9:02 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Barrasso fights EPA mandate controls

CHEYENNE, wyo – Sen. John Barrasso is co-sponsoring legislation that would prohibit the EPA from fining small communities that are unable to comply with new water quality standards.

The Wyoming Republican says the Environmental Protection Agency is crushing jobs and overwhelming small and rural communities with unfunded mandates.

Barrasso says if the EPA doesn't provide help in paying for the mandates, then struggling small rural water systems shouldn't have to be bound by regulations coming out of Washington.

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WPR News
9:01 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Gov. Mead names new state homeland security head

CHEYENNE, wyo – Former Cheyenne Fire Chief Guy Cameron will serve as director of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security.

Gov. Matt Mead on Friday announced that he appointed Cameron to take over the office. Cameron has more than 30 years of experience in fire protection and worked as fire chief in Cheyenne from 2007 to 2010.

Mead's office said Cameron will make over $85,000 a year, the same as former director Joe Moore received before his retirement in January.

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WPR News
9:00 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Jackson Raises Awareness On Cell Phones

LARAMIE, wyo – The Jackson Town Council is endorsing a cell phone awareness campaign on the heels of a new study that indicates that just 50 minutes of cell phone use can impact brain activity. Jackson Mayor Mark Barron says there is a lot about cell phones that people do not understand and he and the town council are urging people to be careful

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WPR News
8:58 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Compromise Reached To Remove Wolf Protections

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WPR News
8:28 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Congresswoman Lummis votes to defund NPR

Wasington DC – Rep. Cynthia Lummis joined in voting to end federal funding for National Public Radio. The Wyoming Republican says nonessential government programs
must be scrutinized and difficult decisions must be made to address
the nation's fiscal problems. Lummis says in a statement that NPR must stand on its own. However, she noted that she prefers what she calls a "glide path
to self-sufficiency" for Wyoming Public Radio.
The U.S. House on Thursday voted 228-192 to bar federal funding

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WPR News
8:27 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Jackson plans a verticle garden

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WPR News
8:15 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Elk number decline leads to working group

WPR News
8:09 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

EPA worried about what gas drilling in the Wyoming range could do to groundwater

Jackson, WY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has concerns about whether a draft plan to allow gas drilling in the Bondurant area offers enough protection for
groundwater.
The EPA says in a letter to the Bridger-Teton National Forest
supervisor that the final version of the plan should include more
requirements to protect groundwater.
Houston-based Plains Exploration and Production proposes to
drill 137 gas wells from 17 pads inside Bridger-Teton National
Forest. The U.S. Forest Service ended a public comment period on

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