WPR News
7:43 am
Thu April 28, 2011

Prescribed burn planned near Seminoe Reservoir

RAWLINS, Wyo – A prescribed burn covering more than 10 square miles could take place as soon as Monday in the Seminoe Mountains on the west side of Seminoe Reservoir.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says the burn will eliminate potential fuel for wildfires while creating natural firebreaks. The BLM also says fire will rejuvenate aspen communities.

The Marking Pen Creek area, where the prescribed burn will take place, is popular with hunters and includes crucial winter range for antelope, elk, mule deer and bighorn sheep.

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WPR News
7:42 am
Thu April 28, 2011

BLM to lift winter range closures

PINEDALE, Wyo. – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Pinedale Field Office is lifting its prohibition on motorized vehicles in big game winter ranges starting Sunday.

The Pinedale office says the public should be aware that wildlife experienced harsh conditions this winter And officials say many animals are in poor condition and that people should avoid causing them any additional stress.

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WPR News
8:17 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Carbon capture and sequestration project reaches new phase

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Laramie, WY – A carbon capture and sequestration project led by the University of Wyoming's Carbon Management Institute reached an important milestone this week.

Drilling began at a geologic formation called the Rock Springs Uplift on Sunday. Researchers believe the formation could be a good reservoir for carbon dioxide, and the drilling is part of the process of thoroughly evaluating the site.

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WPR News
8:13 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

BLM holds off on 6 Adobe Town leases, 143 issued

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is holding off on a decision whether to issue six oil and gas drilling leases in the scenic Adobe Town badlands of southwest Wyoming.

The reason is the area's potential wilderness characteristics, which the BLM plans to study in more detail under a December policy directive from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

Two other leases elsewhere in Wyoming will undergo similar wilderness review.

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WPR News
8:11 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Artist Harry Jackson dies

WPR News
8:09 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Powell Mayor wants to consider a sales tax

Powell, WY – Powell city leaders are advocating for an additional 1-cent county sales tax to meet growing financial needs. Any sales tax increase would have to be approved by Park County voters. Unlike most other counties in the state, Park County does not
impose an optional fifth-penny sales tax. During a meeting with leaders from the county, Cody and Meeteetse, Powell Mayor Scott Mangold argued for putting the sales

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WPR News
7:58 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Casper hosts substance abuse conference

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WPR News
3:49 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Jackson Hole real estate shows signs of life

JACKSON, wyo – The real estate market in Jackson Hole is
showing signs of life.
Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates says the number of sales in
Jackson Hole was up 45 percent in the first quarter of 2011
compared to the first quarter of 2010. Dollar volume was up 55
percent.
The average sale price was down 7 percent.
Fifty-five percent of real estate buyers in Jackson Hole in the
first quarter paid cash.

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