WPR News
8:48 pm
Mon December 13, 2010

OIG wants more BLM mustang pop control research

Reno, NV – Federal inspectors are recommending the Bureau of Land Management step up its research into population control methods for wild horses to help curb the spiraling costs of rounding them up.

A report the Interior Department's inspector general issued Monday mostly defends the BLM roundups often criticized by horse protection advocates.

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WPR News
7:27 pm
Mon December 13, 2010

Wolverine decision reveals endangered species backlog

Laramie, WY – A decision by the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service today to give wolverines what's called "warranted but precluded" status under the Endangered Species Act is part of a developing trend. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay explains

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WPR News
4:29 pm
Mon December 13, 2010

Wolverines need protection according to Fish and Wildlife officials

Washington D-C – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the wolverine should be to be added to the list of endangered and threatened species.
But, the federal agency adds, adding the wolverine now is
precluded by higher priorities - that is, other species considered
in greater danger.
The agency says in a decision posted Monday that the small
mammal known for its ferocity will be added to the candidate
species list.
The Fish and Wildlife Service says wolverine's range in the U.S.

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WPR News
4:26 pm
Mon December 13, 2010

Sand Creek Tax issue to be discussed

6:47 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Wyoming's delegation wants cuts but where?

Wyoming – Right now the United States government owes almost 14-trillion dollars. And cutting down on the debt and deficit spending was a clear mandate from the midterm elections. But as Manuel Quinones reports from Washington - Wyoming lawmakers are still short on specifics about where to cut.

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6:46 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Budget Commission comes to Cheyenne

Wyoming – In an attempt to garner public support, former Wyoming Senator Al Simpson and former Clinton White House Aid Erskine Bowles came to Wyoming to promote details of their debt reduction plan. That led to a discussion in the audience about what could be done. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone heard what attendees had to say.

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6:43 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Wyoming's uranium future

Wyoming – Uranium prices are on the rise and so is interest in nuclear power. Wyoming has the largest deposits of uranium in the Unites States and is experiencing an influx of companies seeking uranium mining permits here. As Wyoming Public Radio's Irina Zhorov reports, citizens' groups worry that more mines mean more environmental problems.

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6:37 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Understanding oil development in the Niobrara

Wyoming – It's hard to know how the Niobrara oil play will play out. There are a number of ways of getting a sense of it - by looking at lease sales, application for permits to drill, and at well production. There's a six-month confidentiality period granted to new wells. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick talks to state Oil and Gas Supervisor Tom Doll about how that works, and about what people in southeast Wyoming should expect.

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6:34 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Split estate in the Southeast

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6:25 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

The Holidays, the alcohol, the roadways

Wyoming – A number of groups are urging people to beware of drinking and driving this holiday season. Because of holiday parties and nights like New Year's Eve, the risk of people drinking and driving increases. Lena Newlin provides alcohol education through the AWARE program at the University of Wyoming. She joins Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck to offer some tips on how to enjoy but not abuse alcohol.

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