WPR News
10:26 am
Tue November 30, 2010

LCCC President resigns

Cheyenne, Wy – The president of Laramie County Community College is resigning. The LCCC board announced Monday night that Darrel Hammon resigned and that the board of trustees has agreed to pay him $360,000. Hammon earned $184,000 a year and had 2 1/2 years left on his contract.
Hammon said he's leaving because he thinks it's time for the
college to go in a different direction. He also said he doesn't
have the full support of the board of trustees.
Two newly elected trustees have said that having Hammon leave
would be best for the college.

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WPR News
10:23 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Ranchers frustrated by latest Brucellosis outbreak

WPR News
8:39 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

WY lawmakers will introduce a bill modeled after AZ immigration law

Laramie, WY – A number of Wyoming legislators are planning to introduce a bill that would bring Arizona's immigration law to this state. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay has more

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WPR News
8:36 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Wyoming Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington

WASHINGTON – The small convoy of trucks that left Jackson on November 10th has arrived in the Nation's Capital with its precious cargo intact: a 67-foot native of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and all the trimmings. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has more from Washington.

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WPR News
8:31 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

41 percent of Wyo. traffic deaths alcohol-related

CHEYENNE, wyo – The Wyoming Highway Safety Program says the state isn't winning the battle against drunken driving. Last year: alcohol played a role in 41 percent of the deaths on Wyoming's roads and nearly half of the states fatal crashes involved alcohol.

Last year, the Legislature failed to pass measures that would have made refusing to take blood-alcohol tests a crime and increased drunken driving penalties.

Laramie is moving toward passing its own tougher penalties for drunken drivers.

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WPR News
8:27 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Wyo. Gov.: Wolf meeting seeks 'roadmap' on wolves

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CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal says he, two other Western governors and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are all frustrated at lack of progress toward ending federal protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies.

Freudenthal, Salazar, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Idaho Gov. "Butch" Otter met Monday in Denver to talk about the wolf issue.

Freudenthal says much of the meeting focused on possible congressional action to recognize that the wolf population is fully recovered in the Northern Rockies.

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WPR News
8:26 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Lummis says Obama pay freeze not enough

CHEYENNE, wyo – U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis says President Barack Obama's proposed federal pay freeze doesn't go far enough.

The Wyoming Republican says a commitment to austerity can only be taken seriously if Washington halts the unchecked growth of government in addition to a freeze on pay.

Lummis has introduced legislation that she says would result in a smaller, leaner federal work force and save taxpayers about $35 billion over 10 years.

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WPR News
11:17 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Wyoming ranks low for innovative tech jobs

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WPR News
11:13 am
Mon November 29, 2010

DUI's still a problem in Wyoming

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11:10 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Poaching incidents on the rise

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