WPR News
8:36 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

Federal officials deny Montana wolf hunt request

Helena, Mont. – Federal officials have denied Montana's request to hunt endangered gray wolves in response to the predators' increasing attacks on livestock and big-game herds.

The state hoped to exploit a loophole in the Endangered Species Act and hold a "conservation hunt" for up to 186 wolves this fall. That request was denied in a Thursday letter from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Daniel Ashe.

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WPR News
7:26 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

Governor feels a lull with 90 days left

Cheyenne, WY – There are only 90 days left before Governor Dave Freudenthal leaves office. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports he is being cautious about what he does at the end of his term.

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WPR News
8:14 pm
Wed October 6, 2010

BLM to auction rights to 260 square miles

CHEYENNE, wyo – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is planning to auction off the rights to drill on nearly 260 square miles of public land around Wyoming.
The rights to 156 parcels of federal land are scheduled for sale November 2nd in Cheyenne.
The lease sales are held every three months. Half of the proceeds go to the federal government and half to the state of Wyoming.

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WPR News
8:12 pm
Wed October 6, 2010

Wyoming Ranks 28th Nationally In Binge Drinking

LARAMIE, wyo – According to the Centers for Disease Control, Wyoming ranks 28th in the nation for binge drinking. In a telephone survey conducted by the C-D-C nearly 16-percent of the states population reported having five or more drinks in one sitting at least once a week.

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WPR News
6:02 pm
Wed October 6, 2010

Wyoming has lowest extreme poverty rate

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WPR News
8:14 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

NRC Grants First License in 12 Years For Uranium Recovery In Wyoming

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LARAMIE, wyo – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a license for an in situ recovery facility in northeast Wyoming. It's the first license to be issued for a uranium recovery facility since 1998.

The license was issued to Uranium One for its Moore Ranch facility, in Campbell County. When it was filed, the application was the first the
NRC had received in 20 years.

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WPR News
8:11 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Teton County Responds To WYDOT Road Plans

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