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11:14 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Feds looking at implementing fracking rules

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8:54 pm
Tue November 30, 2010

Pilot project "Healthy Frontiers" is up and running

Cheyenne, Wyo. – After months of working out the details, the state of Wyoming is trying to sign people up for its Healthy Frontiers health care pilot program. Those eligible must be working at least 20 hours per week, have an income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, and must not have access to health insurance.

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8:50 pm
Tue November 30, 2010

GAO: Lost natural gas costs gov't $23M/year

Billings, Mont. – Congressional investigators say the government is losing tens of millions of dollars in potential royalties from energy companies that let immense volumes of natural gas escape into the atmosphere.

A new Government Accountability Office report says about 50 billion cubic feet of natural gas is needlessly lost every year from production on federal lands. That translates into $23 million annually in lost revenues.

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8:46 pm
Tue November 30, 2010

Freudenthal hopeful for compromise on wolf policy

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Governor Dave Freudenthal remains hopeful that the federal and state government will work out a plan for wolf management. This comes after a meeting with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday. The governor says Fish and Wildlife officials need to resolve how Wyoming and the other states can manage wolves separately.

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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

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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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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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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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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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