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10:16 am
Mon October 4, 2010

SAFE project saw more sexual assaults at UW than reported

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9:33 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

Cobell Plaintiffs Will Have To Keep Waiting

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9:32 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

BLM Battle Blaze South Of Rawlins

LARAMIE, wyo – Bureau of Land Management officials say a fire in the Red Rim Grizzly Wildlife Habitat Management Area is 80 percent contained. B-L-M spokeswoman, Serena Baker says the fire began Thursday and fire crews were quick to respond. The strong response
A fire south of Rawlins has caused Bureau of Land Management officials to react quickly and forcefully to try and put it out., says the reason fire crews have responded so quickly and in so many ways is that the area is popular with hunters.

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9:30 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

Cowboys Face Toledo This Weekend

LARAMIE, wyo – This weekend, Wyoming football Coach Dave Christensen is returning to stadium where he coached for almost a decade. The Cowboys travel to face Toledo where Christensen was once an assistant coach .

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WPR News
10:41 am
Fri October 1, 2010

Men sentenced in connection to bull rider death

Casper, Wyo. – Two more men have been sentenced on federal drug charges in connection with the overdose death of a Cheyenne bull rider.

Kyle Walla and Rhett Epler were each sentenced to five years in prison in separate hearings this week in Casper. Joe D. Murdoch received a 21-year prison sentence this summer.

Investigators say the three men drove to Denver in Walla's car to buy heroin. Walla was accused of using drugs with 21-year-old bull rider Bryan Guthrie, who died the next day.

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10:14 am
Fri October 1, 2010

Federal Reserve officials weigh in on Wyo economy

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Officials from the Federal Reserve Bank visited Wyoming this week. The purpose of the trip was to meet with local business leaders and get a sense of where the economy here is headed.

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WPR News
10:08 am
Fri October 1, 2010

Wind task force favors eminent domain limits

Casper, Wyo. – A task force is recommending that Wyoming no longer allow private companies to seize land for small power lines for wind projects.

The Wind Energy Task Force voted 5-4 Thursday in Casper to deny the power of eminent domain to private companies that want to string power lines from wind turbines to main transmission lines.

At the same time, the panel recommends that regulated public utilities retain the power of eminent domain.

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10:05 am
Fri October 1, 2010

BLM warns hunters about fire south of Rawlins

Rawlins, Wyo. – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is warning hunters about a wildfire on state land outside Rawlins.

The fire started around 12:30 p.m. Thursday and grew to 250 acres. The fire is northwest of McCarty Canyon Road south of Rawlins.

Nearly a dozen parachuting firefighters are on the scene and heavy tanker planes that can drop fire retardant are on the way.

The BLM is asking people to contact anyone they know who's in that area and let them know about the fire. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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8:45 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Expert Says Advertising Is Bad For Children

LARAMIE, wyo – The director of a group called the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood says keeping children away from advertising is a growing challenge. Susan Linn is in Laramie as part of the U-W Consumer Issues Conference. Her group recently filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission regarding a cartoon series that features characters advertising a brand of shoes throughout the program. Linn is urging people to get involved in the complaint to try to stop this illegal practice.

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8:43 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Yellowstone's Antelope Fire has expanded

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LARAMIE, wyo – After growing by about 13 hundred acres on Tuesday, Yellowstone's Antelope Fire is continuing to expand. Fire Information Officer Marianne Baumberger says the fire has jumped the Yellowstone River, and it's sending up a big column of smoke.

"It spotted over across the Yellowstone and into an area of some heavy timber that's kind of sandwiched between the 2002 Broad Fire and some 1988 burn."

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