WPR News
8:18 pm
Tue December 28, 2010

Investigation continues into fatal Wyo. ski crash

Casper, Wyo. – The investigation into a collision that killed a snowboarder and a young skier on Casper Mountain continues.

Natrona County sheriff's Lt. Mark Sellers said Tuesday that investigators were still talking to people who saw the Christmas Eve collision at Hogadon Ski Area. So far, he said the crash which killed 23-year-old Craig Shirley and 5-year-old Elise Johnson appears to be an unfortunate accident.

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WPR News
8:46 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Auditor Meyer touts building projects

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Outgoing State Auditor Rita Meyer says she leaves office after being part of an effort to improve Wyoming in ways that will last well into the future. As a member of a number of state boards, Meyer was part of many economic development initiatives and building projects. "We made several good investments at the University of Wyoming," she said. "But particularly back in our communities and our community colleges. We will be able to live off of those investments for many years."

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WPR News
8:41 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Young Wyo. skier hit while getting skis on

Casper, Wyo. – Authorities say a 5-year-old skier who died in a collision with a snowboarder in Wyoming was struck while trying to get her skis back on.

Natrona County Coroner Connie Jacobsen said Monday that 5-year-old Elise Johnson and the snowboarder, 23-year-old Craig Shirley, both died of internal injuries in the Christmas Eve collision at Hogadon Ski Area.

The girl's mother, 31-year-old Kelli Johnson, was also injured. She remained hospitalized in stable condition.

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WPR News
8:39 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

3 from Texas killed in Wyoming plane crash

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A Texas radio station says the family killed in a plane crash in Wyoming's snowy Wind River Mountains planned to visit Yellowstone National park and then travel to Alaska.

Searchers reached the wreckage of the plane and removed the bodies on Saturday.

The victims are identified as 56-year-old Ralph Day, his 52-year-old wife Doris Day, and 12-year-old Connor Day, all of Jasper, Texas.

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WPR News
8:34 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Near Casper, gold exploration shows promise

Laramie, Wyo. – A small exploration company called Evolving Gold says it should know relatively soon whether it would be profitable to mine gold in the Rattlesnake Hills of central Wyoming. Evolving Gold President and Chief Geologist Quinton Hennigh says the results from the most recent drilling season are promising. He says they've found several high-grade veins of gold at the site west of Casper.

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WPR News
8:57 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

PAWS audit: assessment test is expensive, not fully implemented

Laramie, Wyo. – An audit of Wyoming's statewide student assessment test, called PAWS, shows that the test hasn't been implemented fully and that it's costing the state a lot of money. Lawmakers chose to create a Wyoming specific test that goes above and beyond the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.

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WPR News
8:42 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

Freudenthal: Preble's regs could return to Wyo.

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Gov. Dave Freudenthal says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might backtrack on a decision not to protect an elusive mouse species in Wyoming.

Freudenthal spokeswoman Leigh Anne Manlove says that's what the governor heard in a phone conversation Monday with Assistant Interior Secretary Tom Strickland.

Freudenthal followed up Thursday with a letter urging Strickland to consider drawing along watersheds the boundaries where the Preble's meadow jumping mouse is protected.

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WPR News
8:40 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

Judge Molloy to retire from active service in 2011

Billings, Mont. – U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy says he plans to retire from active service next year.

The 64-year-old Missoula judge announced Wednesday that he would take senior status in August, meaning he will continue to hear cases.

Molloy has written some of the more controversial court rulings in the state during his 14 years on the bench, most recently placing wolves in Montana and Idaho back on the endangered species list.

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WPR News
8:38 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

New work groups to consider Pavillion water quality

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WPR News
11:09 am
Thu December 23, 2010

In Wake Of Cobell Wyoming Tribes Push Sister Lawsuit

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