WPR News
8:12 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Wyoming treasurer: Write off overpayment to cities

CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming State Treasurer Joe Meyer wants the state to write off a $2.5 million dollar overpayment it made to several cities and counties in 1994.

Meyer said he will ask lawmakers to sponsor legislation that would erase the debt.

Officials have said the state overpaid local governments from severance tax revenue because of a state accounting error. It was discovered by an audit.

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WPR News
8:11 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Yellowstone fire reaches 3,000 acres

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo – A wildfire in Yellowstone National Park has grown to more than 3,000 acres, or about 4-and-a-half square miles, and is 30-percent contained.

Park officials said Friday part of the Grand Loop Road remains closed. All other park roads, entrances, campgrounds, lodging and other amenities are open.

Ground crews and helicopters are trying to contain the southeast corner of the fire while monitoring other areas.

Lightning ignited the fire on Sept. 14.

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6:01 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

61 Years Of Barrel Racing

61 Years Of Barrel Racing

Wyoming – This weekend about 200 women and their horses will compete to crown the top barrel racer in the state, but one racer stands out above the rest. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny Mackay speaks with Vianna Guerney who's been racing barrels for 61 years.

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6:00 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

24 Hours In Bear Country - Part II

24 Hours In Bear Country ? Part II

Wyoming – It's been a record year for officials at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Bear Management Program. Last week officials had participated in over 40 management captures of bears. Since then, the number has gone up. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone brings us the second half of last weeks story, and he continues his 24 hour day on the job with head Bear Management Officer, Mark Bruscino.

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5:59 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

An Interview With E.O. Wilson

An Interview With E.O. Wilson

Wyoming – This week, doctor E.O. Wilson visited the University of Wyoming to discuss his book The Creation: An Appeal To Save Live On Earth. Once named one of the top 25 most influential people in America by Time magazine, Dr. Wilson spoke with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

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5:59 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Pavillion Water Problems

Pavillion Water Problems

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5:58 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Wind Energy Sales Tax Spurs Debate

Wind Energy Sales Tax Spurs Debate

Wyoming – Ever since wind farms started popping up in Wyoming the question was how the state would tax the industry. This week, politicians on a special sub-committee looking at the issue decided that the industry also needs to pay sales taxes. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.

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5:57 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Leslie Petersen

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Leslie Petersen

Wyoming – Democratic Party Chair and former UW rodeo team member, Leslie Petersen, discusses her views and campaign with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

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5:56 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Mead

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Mead

Wyoming – Matt Mead, fourth generation rancher and grandson of former governor and U.S. Senator Cliff Hansen, speaks with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck about some of the social issues that are close to his heart.

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WPR News
8:27 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Free Lunch Program For Students Improve

LARAMIE, wyo – As the number of Wyoming residents receiving food stamp benefits has gone up over the last two years, so has the number of children who are eligible for free school lunches. This year, school districts are using a new computer program that notifies districts of students who are automatically eligible for free lunch because their families receive food stamps. Tamra Jackson is the Department of Education's Nutrition Program Supervisor.

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