WPR News
6:15 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Casper Star Tribune poll has Meyer and Mead leading

Laramie, WY – The Casper Star Tribune has a new poll showing Auditor Rita Meyer has a slight lead over Matt Mead in the Republican primary for governor. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports.

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WPR News
7:16 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Rita Meyer endorsed by Sarah Palin

Laramie, Wy – Sarah Palin has endorsed Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Rita Meyer in the Republican primary. In a Facebook posting Thursday, the former vice presidential
candidate said "Meyer is ready to put her years of valuable public
service to good use." Meyer was elected Wyoming state auditor in 1996. She is seeking
to replace Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal and faces four other
candidates in the Aug. 17 primary. In her endorsement, Palin said Meyer has a "unique blend of steel magnolia and mama grizzly."

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WPR News
6:30 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Man killed by grizzly was from Michigan

WPR News
10:09 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Woman played dead during bear attack

Yellowstone National Park, WY – A woman who was attacked by a bear at a Montana campground says she was bitten on her arm and leg before she instinctively played dead so the animal would leave her alone.
At least one bear rampaged through a heavily occupied campground Wednesday near Yellowstone National Park in the middle of the night, killing one man and injuring Deb Freele of Ontario and another man. Freele said on Thursday's network morning talk shows that she

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WPR News
9:03 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

1 dead, 2 injured in bear attack at MT campground

Helena, MT – At least one bear rampaged through a campground near Yellowstone National Park in the middle of the night, killing one person and injuring two others.

Three separate attacks left a male dead and a female and another male injured at the Soda Butte campground near Cooke City.

The female suffered severe lacerations and crushed bones in her arms, and the surviving male was bitten on his calf. Both were hospitalized in Cody, Wyo.

Wildlife officials did not release the identities or ages of the victims.

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WPR News
9:00 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

Cause of Frontier Refinery fire still unknown

Laramie, Wyo. – There was a fire at Cheyenne's Frontier Refinery this morning. The blaze was in a single unit of the refinery and it was put out within about an hour.

Frontier spokesman Mel Wilkenfeld says no one was hurt during the fire, and the event does not seem to have had an effect on local air quality. "We did do air monitoring both during and after the fire to make sure there were no concerns with that and we found no impacts, everything that was measured was within standards."

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