WPR News
8:25 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

Death row inmate appeals sentence

Cheyenne, WY – Lawyers representing Wyoming's lone death row inmate in his federal appeal continue to hammer on the Wyoming Public Defender's Office, saying it failed to provide the man an adequate defense at trial.
Inmate Dale Eaton is challenging the constitutionality of the
state death sentence he received in the 1988 rape and murder of
18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell, of Billings, Mont.
Eaton's lawyers this month filed papers with a federal judge in
Cheyenne. The lawyers dispute the Wyoming attorney general's

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8:40 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Groups respond to Coal Leasing announcement

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8:31 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Cowgirls are preparing for Colorado

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8:26 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Residents express anger over ozone problems

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8:23 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

PAWS going smoothly

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming public schools are having a much easier time giving this year's statewide student academic exams. State schools superintendent Cindy Hill says she hasn't heard any complaints so far about this year's Proficiency Assessments for
Wyoming Students, or PAWS, test. Districts have until the end of the month to finish
administering the test to students in grades 3-8 and 11. The test
is given to measure public school student performance in English,
math, reading and science.
Last year's computer-based test was plagued with technical

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WPR News
8:44 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

Interior Secretary says wolves are recovered and is working to find a Wyoming solution

Cheyenne, WY – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he's optimistic the federal government can come to agreement with the state of Wyoming on how to lift federal protections for wolves in the state. The Obama administration last week announced a settlement with
environmental groups that could lift federal wolf protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana. Speaking Tuesday in Cheyenne, Salazar said wolves are now fully
recovered in the Northern Rockies. He says he plans to continue talks with Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead over transferring wolf management responsibility to the state.

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9:54 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Yellowstone National Park offers firewood permits

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – Yellowstone National Park plans of offer permits to people interested in collecting firewood.

The park will offer permits from March 25-27. The park has available firewood from fuel mitigation efforts, construction projects and removal of hazardous trees.

The $25 permits will allow people to take up to three cords of wood, if that much is available. People interested in applying for permits should contact the park's Visitor Services Office.

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9:53 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Jackson Elk Herd numbers more than 11,000

JACKSON, Wyo. – The number of elk in the Jackson area remains above the objective, but declining calf ratios in some areas have wildlife managers worried.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says surveys count an estimated 11,500 elk in the Jackson Elk Herd.

However, calf to cow ratios for the herd this year are 20.7 per 100 cows. Biologists say 25 calves per 100 are needed to sustain a population.

Some outfitters blame wolves for the declining calf ratios. But conservationists say worries about the calf ratios are overblown.

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9:13 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

A Pinedale doctor is seeing health effects from ozone

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