12:31 pm
Mon August 9, 2010

An essay on elections from Leorah Snyder.

Wyoming – With the primaries just over a week away, Cheyenne writer Leorah Snyer reflects on the consequences of elections.

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12:30 pm
Mon August 9, 2010

The pro's and con's of in-situ uranium mining.

Wyoming – Donna Wichers of Uranium One America and Steve Jones of the Wyoming Outdoor Council give their views on the pluses and minuses of the in-situ style of mining Uranium. They speak with Bob Beck.

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12:28 pm
Mon August 9, 2010

A Pulitzer-winning composer is working on a new piece for the Grand Teton Music Festival

Wyoming – The Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon is taking a trip to Grand Teton National Park. That's in preparation for a new piece she's writing, commissioned by the Grand Teton Music Festival. It will be a 20-minute orchestral work, and it will premier during the festival's 50th anniversary season next summer. Higdon will be featured at the festival next week. And performances will include this piece, the Grammy-winning Percussion Concerto. She speaks with Molly Messick.

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Wyoming Features
5:38 pm
Sun August 8, 2010

Pulitzer-winning composer to write about Grand Teton National Park

Laramie, Wyo. – Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon is taking a trip to Grand Teton National Park. That's in preparation for a new piece she's writing, commissioned by the Grand Teton Music Festival. It will be a 20-minute orchestral work, and it will premier during the festival's 50th anniversary season next summer.

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WPR News
9:26 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

GTMF commissions Pulitzer-winning composer

Laramie, Wyo. – The Grand Teton Music Festival has commissioned Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning composer Jennifer Higdon to write a new work, in time for its 50th anniversary season next summer.

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WPR News
9:23 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

Wolf ruling ends plan to hold settlement talks

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Helena, MT – A judge's ruling to restore federal protections for the Rocky Mountain gray wolf has scuttled
settlement talks the parties in the lawsuit had planned for next week.

Ron Aasheim of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the meeting had been set for Wednesday in Helena. It would have brought together several of the wildlife advocacy groups that filed the lawsuit, along with officials from Montana, Idaho and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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WPR News
9:20 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

Cloud would put economic development dollars toward daycare

Laramie, Wyo. – A Republican candidate for State Auditor says that she would support using state economic development money to help fund daycare centers. The issue has become one of controversy after local daycare operators complained to the State Lands and Investment Board that the state was competing with them by building new daycare facilities.

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WPR News
5:20 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

Gubernatorial Debate

Gubernatorial Debate - Democrats

Wyoming – Candidates for Governor from both parties faced off in debates on Aug 3 at the University of Wyoming. The debates were sponsored by Wyoming Public Radio and the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming. Democrats and Republican candidates held separate debates. Both were hosted and moderated by Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

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WPR News
8:13 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Judge orders protections reinstated for wolf

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AP – A federal judge has ordered endangered species protections reinstated for the gray wolf in Montana and Idaho.

The federal government last year removed protections for wolves in those two states but not Wyoming. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy says in his ruling Thursday the government's decision was a political solution and does not comply with the federal Endangered Species Act.

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WPR News
8:10 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Job losses led to significant income losses in late 2009

Laramie, Wyo. – Final payroll and employment numbers for the fourth quarter of 2009 are out, and they show that payroll declined in 16 Wyoming counties in the final months of last year. According to the state Department of Employment, the biggest impacts were in Natrona, Campbell, Teton and Sweetwater Counties, where large job losses led to income losses totaling more than 174 million dollars.

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