WPR News
8:41 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

Wild Horse Round Up Ends

LARAMIE, wyo – Southern Wyoming ranchers are praising the Bureau of Land Management's work in a wild horse roundup that concluded last weekend. Over the course of the five-week roundup, a BLM contractor permanently removed 1,950 horses from the Adobe Town and Salt Wells areas - leaving approximately 860, according to B-L-M calculations. John Hay is the President of the Rock Springs Grazing Association. He says that drought and high numbers of wild horses and wildlife have affected local ranchers in recent years

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WPR News
8:24 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

Ground Broken For New Water Filtration Plant

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WPR News
8:15 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

Wyo. delegation joins health care legal challenge

CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming's congressional delegation is supporting a legal challenge to the new health care law.

Representative Cynthia Lummis and Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso signed onto a legal brief in support of a case against the law brought by 20 states and the National Federation of Independent Business.

Lummis says the new health care law kills jobs, imposes devastating regulations on small businesses, busts the budget and erodes Americans' personal liberty.

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WPR News
8:13 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

School bullying town hall to be held in Casper

CASPER, Wyo – The Wyoming Department of Education will hold a town hall meeting in Casper on Thursday night to address school bullying.

It is one of about 20 town halls being held in the state on the subject.

The town halls are designed to give teachers, school staff, parents, students and others a chance to address bullying.

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WPR News
8:11 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Wyo officials table higher oil-gas royalty rate

CHEYENNE, wyo – A proposal to increase the state royalty on oil and gas extracted from state lands is being tabled until next year at the soonest.

The Office of State Lands and Investments has drafted a proposal to increase the rate from just over 16-percent to nearly 19-percent.

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WPR News
7:13 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Receivers reflect on the ups and the downs

LARAMIE, wyo – Thirteen seniors will play their last game at Wyoming on Saturday.

Their last game will be against Border War rival Colorado State at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.

The seniors include receivers David Leonard, Zach Bolger and Travis Burkhalter.

Leonard will leave with his name in the record books. He is ninth in career receptions with 147, and he could finish as high as seventh. He likely will lead the team in catches and yards for the second straight season.

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WPR News
7:11 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Wyoming AG: reject death row inmate Eaton's appeal

CHEYENNE, wyo – Lawyers for the state of Wyoming are denying death row inmate Dale Eaton's claims that he didn't get a fair trial.

Eaton is the only person on Wyoming's death row. He's sentenced to die for the 1988 rape and murder of 18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell, of Billings, Mont.

Eaton's lawyers this summer filed a 300-page petition in federal court claiming he didn't get a fair trial.

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WPR News
7:10 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Northern Arapaho Tribe Receives Major Donation For Scholarships

LARAMIE, wyo – Efforts by the Northern Arapaho tribe to raise money for scholarships received a major boost this week. The Arapaho Educational Trust Capital Campaign says it received it's first, major outside gift of 15-thousand dollars from Chemtrade Refinery Services.

The endowment receives a majority of its money from tribal gaming operations - three-percent of casino revenue - and has also received a 5-thousand dollar donation from Marathon Oil.

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WPR News
2:33 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Lost Snowmobilers Discovered

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2:31 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Wyoming Focuses On Suicide Among Gay Youth

LARAMIE, wyo – The problem of suicides among gay youth has drawn national attention this fall and the Wyoming Department of Health is trying to raise awareness of the resources available in the state to help prevent it. Wyoming typically has among the highest suicide rates in the nation. State Suicide Prevention Specialist Keith Hotle says one of the biggest challenges is encouraging young people to talk to adults. He says 70 percent of kids won't tell an adult if they have a friend who's suicidal.

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