WPR News
8:25 am
Fri November 5, 2010

State auction of oil leases sets new record

WPR News
8:56 pm
Thu November 4, 2010

USDA To Pay Native American Farmers For Discrimination

LARAMIE, wyo – A district court judge has approved a payment of $760-million-dollars by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Native American farmers and ranchers for discrimination. And Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone says Native farmers may be eligible for repayment and debt forgiveness.

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WPR News
8:53 pm
Thu November 4, 2010

Elk Mountain Mayoral Race To Be Declared Null And Void

LARAMIE, wyo – The elections are not quite over in the town of Elk Mountain. The small community in Carbon County will vote again to decide on who will be the next mayor. This is after the election came out in a draw 51 votes for both candidates, even after a recount. Normally the election would be decided by drawing lots, but County Clerk, Gwynn Bartlett says there was an error this year.

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WPR News
8:41 pm
Thu November 4, 2010

Mule Deer Population Falls Amid Energy Development

LARAMIE, wyo – Natural gas development in the Pinedale Anticline may be to blame for a sharp decline in the local mule deer population. That's according to a new report, which shows a 60-percent population drop in the Sublette mule deer herd since gas development began in 2000.

The exact cause of the population drop is still unknown, however, the study shows that mule deer herds that spend the winter in adjacent areas, without natural gas development, have not seen the same population declines as the herd inside the gas field.

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WPR News
8:37 pm
Thu November 4, 2010

Fremont County proceeds with voting rights appeal

LANDER, wyo – Fremont County will pay for its own appeal of a federal judge's order that it abandon at-large voting for county commissioners.

The Wyoming Local Government Liability Pool voted last week not to pay for the county's appeal. The Fremont County Commission voted 4-1 on Tuesday to press its appeal anyway.

A District Judge ordered Fremont County to stop at-large voting this spring, saying it illegally diluted the American Indian vote.

The county this week filed a brief in Denver appeals court challenging that ruling.

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WPR News
8:27 pm
Thu November 4, 2010

Wyoming leads nation in smokeless tobacco use

ATLANTA – Wyoming tops the nation in chewing tobacco use, with nearly 1 in 6 adult men in the state using the product.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found men use chew, and other smokeless products at much higher rates than women.

In Wyoming about 9 percent of all adults - both men and women - use smokeless tobacco.

The report is one of the government's first attempts to gather state-level statistics on smokeless tobacco.

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WPR News
5:46 pm
Thu November 4, 2010

Reports have few details on plane crash

The crash site of the plane flying from Jackson to Minnesota.
Fremont County Search and Rescue

Laramie, WY – Some preliminary reports are coming in on the plane that crashed in the Wind River Mountains last week. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports

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WPR News
8:21 pm
Wed November 3, 2010

Recounts Needed In A Number Of Races

LARAMIE, wyo – There are a number of undecided races around the state. In the contest for House District 15 in Carbon County, Republican Donald Burkhart leads Democrat George Bagby by 10 votes. There will be a recount there tomorrow morning.

In Fremont County Democratic candidate Patrick Goggles holds a 19 vote lead over Republican opponent Daniel Cardenas for that House seat.

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WPR News
8:15 pm
Wed November 3, 2010

Laramie County Increases County Commissioner Numbers

LARAMIE, wyo – In a very close vote Laramie County has decided to increase its number of County Commissioners from three to five. Supporters of the effort say it will provide more representation for residents. Laramie County Clerk Debbye Lathrop (Lay-thrup) says the county will elect the expanded number of county commissioners beginning in 2012. She says the next move is up to the current commissioners.

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