WPR News
10:59 am
Thu August 12, 2010

GOP candidates publish fundraising in primary

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Matt Mead has raised more than twice as much money as any of his competitors but he's largely funding his campaign out of his own pocket.

Campaign finance reports filed with the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office this week show Mead's campaign has raised just over $1.1 million so far this year. That's more than twice as much as his closest competitor.

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WPR News
10:54 am
Thu August 12, 2010

Rex pioneers Niobrara Shale oil in Laramie County

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The first of potentially dozens of new oil wells in Laramie County is being drilled by Rex Energy Corp.

State College, Pa.-based Rex began drilling the well 14 miles northeast of Cheyenne on July 22. The company expects to finish drilling in a couple weeks.

Excitement has become widespread that new drilling techniques could unlock large amounts of oil from the Niobrara Shale beneath eastern Wyoming, northern Colorado and western Nebraska.

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WPR News
10:51 am
Thu August 12, 2010

Candidates for top education job weigh in on PAWS test

Laramie, Wyo. – Republican candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction sparred over the proficiency testing of students during a Wyoming PBS debate last night. Former state superintendent, Trent Blankenship, admitted PAWS is flawed, but explained that the test was originally created to gather data to help teachers assess student needs quickly.

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WPR News
10:53 am
Wed August 11, 2010

Judge sides with Indians in voting rights case

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A federal judge is siding with American Indians and ordering Fremont County to elect county commissioners in five separate districts.

Judge Alan B. Johnson on Tuesday rejected Fremont County's proposal to continue with at-large voting in most of the county. The county had proposed to designate a single commission district in which American Indians would be the majority.

Fremont County Commission Chairman Douglas L. Thompson had no immediate comment on Johnson's ruling.

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WPR News
10:45 am
Wed August 11, 2010

BLM meeting to focus on wild horse techniques

Rock Springs, Wyo. – An upcoming U.S. Bureau of Land Management meeting will focus on the use of helicopters and vehicles to round up wild horses.

The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the BLM's Rock Springs Field Office. The BLM is looking for the public's thoughts about using helicopters and motorized vehicles to manage wild horses in the coming year.

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WPR News
10:15 am
Wed August 11, 2010

Democratic candidates for the governor's seat talk worker safety

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Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming's high workplace fatality rate was one issue that Democratic candidates for governor debated during a Wyoming PBS debate last night.

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WPR News
12:00 pm
Tue August 10, 2010

Fugitive waives extradition

Laramie, Wy – The escaped Arizona prisoner captured in northwestern Wyoming has waived his right to fight extradition to Arizona. Tracy Province appeared in a court in Cody on Tuesday morning for a brief hearing. He was dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit, was in handcuffs and leg irons.
Judge Bruce Waters read the warrant with the charges that
included escape, kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated assault.
Waters told Province he had the right to legal counsel and that
he could fight extradition.

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WPR News
9:22 am
Tue August 10, 2010

Manhunt did not bother visitors

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WPR News
9:13 am
Tue August 10, 2010

Fugitives believed to have left Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park, WY – Authorities are pursuing leads in Montana in their search for an escaped killer and a woman
after another fugitive was captured in Wyoming. Arizona U.S. Marshal David Gonzales says 42-year-old Tracy Province was arrested Monday with a handgun, about 60 miles outside
of Yellowstone National Park.
The search for 45-year-old fugitive John McCluskey and his
suspected accomplice, 44-year-old Casslyn Welch, focused for a time
on the park. But authorities now believe they've fled, with agents
following leads in Montana.

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WY Elections
9:11 am
Tue August 10, 2010

GOP candidates debate spending and cuts

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