WPR News
8:55 pm
Fri October 22, 2010

Sand Creek Very Rare or Uncommon Hearings October 27 and 28 in Sundance, Wyoming

SUNDANCE, wyo – The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council will hold public hearings to determine whether the Sand Creek area in the Black Hills National Forest will be designated as Rare or Uncommon.

The designation would prohibit non-coal surface mining in the area but would not affect logging, grazing, coal mining, or oil and gas drilling.

The Council will hold public hearings on Sand Creek on October 27th and 28th in Sundance.

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WPR News
10:17 am
Fri October 22, 2010

Board member denies threats

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10:14 am
Fri October 22, 2010

House candidate accuses Lummis of wanting to invade Mexico

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WPR News
8:12 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

Wyoming And The Federal Broadband Plan

WASHINGTON – In an effort to change America's lagging status in the broadband global market the Federal Communications Commission is implementing an expansive plan that aims to deliver services to 100 million U.S. households over the next decade. 42 thousand households in Wyoming lack broadband connections with the standard speed set by the FCC. A new government accountability report showed implementation of the National Broadband Plan will be challenging. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.

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WPR News
7:40 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

Former Cheyenne schools chief seeks $400K in pay

CHEYENNE, wyo – The former superintendent of Wyoming's largest school district is seeking nearly $400,000 in pay.

Ted Adams claims board members at the Laramie County School District 1 conspired to get rid of him and should pay him for the final year of his contract. Adams' says he's owed money in lost wages and benefits.

Adams claims that some board members pressured him to fire people they didn't like and looked out for their own personal interests instead of the district as a whole.

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WPR News
7:38 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

Fremont hospital changes handling of inmates

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RIVERTON, Wyo – A Lander hospital is changing its procedures for handling Fremont County inmates who need mental health treatment.

Lander Regional Hospital says such inmates will have to be accompanied by law enforcement while receiving mental health services at the hospital's mental health unit.

The change in policy comes in the wake of an inmate who escaped custody while at the hospital and kidnapped a woman. He was later caught in Montana.

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WPR News
10:08 am
Thu October 21, 2010

Company Pushes For Rare Earth Element Mine In Wyoming

LARAMIE, wyo – The proposed Bear Lodge mine in Crook County may have the second largest amount of rare earth elements in North America. That's according to Canadian based mining company Rare Element Resources. These elements are typically used in high tech and green industries.

Rare Element Resources president and CEO, Donald Ranta, says by the year 2015, the global rare earth market should be around 200,000 tons being produced yearly.

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WPR News
7:45 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

Bank plans foreclosure sale near Cody

WPR News
7:44 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

Oil spill could be a positive sign

WPR News
8:59 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

State agencies moving to Google

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