1:54 pm
Mon February 21, 2011

Joe Legerski And The Wyoming Cowgirls

Wyoming – In an otherwise dismal year for major sports teams at the University of Wyoming, once again, the Wyoming Cowgirls basketball squad stands out. The team is on its way to another 20 win season and is in the mix for the Mountain West Conference title, which is surprising since the squad lost two key players from last year's team. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck speaks with Cowgirls Head Coach Joe Legerski to discuss the team that has gone to postseason four of the last five years.

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1:52 pm
Mon February 21, 2011

Wyoming Works To Diversify Economy

Wyoming – When legislators were campaigning last year many said the top issue on the lips of citizens was job creation. This year the legislative session has been dominated by social issues, still economic development has been there in the background. It turns out that past work by the legislature may dovetail with new legislation as the state continues to try to diversify its economy. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.

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1:50 pm
Mon February 21, 2011

Where The Buffalo Roam

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10:21 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Refugees International Hosts Sudan Event

Laramie, Wy – Jackson Hole residents will find out what is needed in Sudan this month. The advocacy organization Refugees International will host an event - called Sudan: A New Beginning. The meeting will present the needs of the Sudanese population after the recent referendum. In the referendum people voted to separate northern and southern Sudan into independent nations. Refugees International board member Tatiana Maxwell says it's important to remain focused as the historical changes unfold

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10:15 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Sheridan Named Distinctive Destination

Laramie, Wy – The National Trust for Historic Preservation is recognizing Sheridan, Wyoming as one of its "Distinctive Designations."
Twelve sites are selected each year, and Sheridan is the first Wyoming town to make the list. Regional Director Barb Pahl says Sheridan's selection has to do with everything from its architecture, including historic buildings like the Sheridan Inn and train depot, to the many ranches surrounding the town.
She says all towns selected for the honor have palpable ties to their history

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10:14 am
Mon February 21, 2011

211 Line Goes Live

Laramie, Wy – Wyomingites can now dial 211 from a land line anywhere in the state to ask for help in accessing the right kinds of social services in their communities.
The line is officially up and running in seven counties, but people from outside of that immediate service area can call for help reaching agencies that offer assistance statewide.
Wyoming 211 Manager Monique Ruby says callers' range of needs can be very broad

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10:08 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Wyoming Legislature enters home stretch

Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Legislature is nearly ready to draw to a close, but plenty of work remains to be done. Both the House and the Senate are off on Monday. Once they convene, they will be appointing conferees to reconcile differences in their respective budget amendments this week.

The House and Senate each proposes to spend about $250 million in their versions of the supplemental budget bill.

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10:07 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Gillette economy ranks 2nd strongest in nation

Gillette, Wy – An economic research firm says Gillette had the nation's second-strongest economy in 2010 out of 576 small cities studied.

Rock Springs was fifth and Jackson 10th in the rankings by Florida-based economics research firm Policom.

The firm specializes in analyzing local and state economies. The company ranks metropolitan and micropolitan areas each year based on several economic factors.

A micropolitan area must have an urbanized area with a population of 10,000 to 50,000 residents.

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10:06 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Teen sentenced in deadly robbery in Casper

Casper , Wy – A third man has been sentenced to prison over a deadly armed robbery in Casper last summer.

A judge sentenced 19-year-old Dustin J. Doyle on Friday to 13 to 15 years in prison. Doyle pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.

Prosecutors say Doyle, Edward Lee Hays and Jonathan Kyle Mahaffey went to the home of 32-year-old Chad Ferguson last June intending to rob him and that Hays pulled the trigger.

Hays is serving a life sentence, while Mahaffey was sentenced to 45 to 50 years in prison.

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10:04 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Company's tests aim to pick best spots for oil

Cheyenne, Wy – A Texas company is gathering seismic data in Wyoming to help figure out the best locations for oil wells.

Global Geophysical spokesman Lance Moreland says the company is conducting tests on 738 square miles in eastern Laramie County for eight oil companies.

The tests will help show what geologic formations are under the surface. Some formations are more conducive to storing hydrocarbons.

The data is expected to be available around June.

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