WPR News
8:24 am
Mon July 5, 2010

Grasshopper spraying underway in Campbell County

Laramie, WY – Lately, weather conditions in much of the state have been ideal for grasshoppers. And officials were already predicting grasshopper outbreak this summer.
In response low-flying airplanes have sprayed pesticides over more than 1.4 million acres of Campbell County.
The assistant weed and pest supervisor in Campbell County says it's a bit soon yet to tell if the aerial spraying is working.
But he says some ranchers say they're seeing fewer grasshoppers than before the spraying.

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WPR News
7:38 pm
Fri July 2, 2010

Rawlins police trial begins

Casper, Wy – The trial of a former Rawlins policeman accused of having sexual encounters with teens has begun in Casper. Opening arguments in the case against Adam Meacham came Friday,
a day after a jury of nine women and five men were seated. Meacham has pleaded not guilty to eight felony charges. Prosecutors say Meacham had sex with a 15-year-old girl and a
series of sexual encounters in 1996 with another teen who was participating in a police ride-along program.
One of the alleged victims allegedly suffered from dissociative

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WPR News
7:36 pm
Fri July 2, 2010

Governor candidates will support Sage Grouse Protection plan

Cheyenne, Wy – All the major candidates running for governor of Wyoming say they support the state's strategy to protect key sage grouse habitat and would continue the effort if
elected.
The four main Republicans and two main Democrats competing in
the August primary say state restrictions on development in grouse
"core population areas" is an effective plan.
Gov. Dave Freudenthal issued an executive order in 2008 to
enforce the restrictions. The order would stay in place unless the
next governor rescinds or alters it.

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WPR News
7:28 pm
Fri July 2, 2010

Glendo will suffer this weekend.

WPR News
8:38 pm
Thu July 1, 2010

Wolf managers say lethal action sometimes necessary

Laramie, Wyo. – The start of the summer marks the beginning of the time of year when wolves are more likely to kill livestock in the state. Already, federal officials have had to kill wolves from two separate packs. The wolf coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mike Jimenez, says in one case they had to kill the entire pack, while in the other they left two adults.

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WPR News
8:30 pm
Thu July 1, 2010

Study: Wyoming wind energy is relatively cheap

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A new study finds wind developers can produce some of the cheapest wind energy in the West in Wyoming, but the energy loses some of its price advantage when delivery costs are considered.

The Wyoming Governor's Office and the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority commissioned the study to look at the cost of producing wind energy in Wyoming and how it compares to other Western states.

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WPR News
10:21 am
Thu July 1, 2010

Oil Industry wants CO2 for oil projects and not for storage

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WPR News
10:13 am
Thu July 1, 2010

Forest officials remind visitors of fireworks ban

Jackson, Wyo. – With the Fourth of July holiday coming up, the U.S. Forest Service is reminding people that no fireworks are allowed on agency lands or on many other lands in the state.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest in Jackson says current dry
conditions and warmer temperatures across western Wyoming mean that
it's critical for people to respect the fireworks ban.
The agency says possessing or using any kind of fireworks on
National Forest lands can result in a $225 fine. It says that

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WPR News
6:10 pm
Wed June 30, 2010

Drunk driving laws changing this week

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