1:07 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Senator John Barrasso discusses energy

Wyoming – Wyoming U-S Senator John Barrasso mixed it up with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar over his handling of the B-P oil spill. At the same time Senator Barrasso has been critical of the Interior Department's new rules for on shore energy development that will require a new set of scrutiny for oil and gas leases. Senator Barrasso joins on the telephone. This week the Senator drafted a bill to overturn the new on-shore drilling rules. He explains his thinking to Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

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1:06 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Head of the AFL-CIO supports new drilling regulations.

Wyoming – The Executive Secretary of the Wyoming AFL-CIO is getting into the issue of the new drilling rules. Kim Floyd represents 55 unions throughout Wyoming. He joined five dozen former land managers, biologists and regulators in sending a letter to Secretary Salazar urging him to finalize these important rules. He joins Bob Beck to explain why this is so important to him.

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1:03 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

A look at an attempt to make a community the greenest city in the USA.

Greensberg, Kansas – In May of 2007 a tornado creating winds of over 200 miles an hour hit the town of Greensberg, Kansas. 11 people died and 95 percent of the structures were destroyed. Since then the people of Greensberg have gone forward with the idea of being the greenest city in America. Bob Dixson is mayor of the town of a thousand. He tells Renny MacKay that he survived the tornado in his basement with his wife.

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1:01 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

A Colorado city is looking at a new energy source.

Colorado – Colorado has long been a leader in production of renewable energies like wind and solar power. Now those in the industry are starting to look at another potential energy source, and it comes from a place very few people would connect with "clean" energy. KUNC's Grace Hood has more

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12:57 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

A new interactive museum opens in Worland.

Wyoming – The Washakie Museum in Worland reopened last week in a new building with brand new displays. The museum used to be based in an old church. Now it's in a state of the art facility.

Cheryl Reichelt is the museum's executive director. She told Renny MacKay that they also went from volunteer created displays to professionally written and reviewed displays that are interactive.

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12:54 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

The Construction industry struggles in Jackson Hole.

Wyoming – When people think of Jackson's economy a lot of the attention goes to tourism. But, there's another important industry in the community and it's facing tough times. Rebecca Huntington reports on Teton County's struggling construction economy.

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WPR News
9:28 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Union leaders are suing Wyo Dept. of Corrections

Rawlins, Wy – Leaders of the union representing some Wyoming correctional officers have filed a federal lawsuit claiming top administrators at the Wyoming Department of Corrections
retaliated against them for union activities.
Dee Garrison is a sergeant at the state prison in Rawlins
president of the Wyoming Association of Correctional Employees.
She's been an outspoken critic of chronic short-staffing at the
prison.
Garrison and union Vice President Norman MacIntosh together with

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WPR News
6:27 pm
Fri May 21, 2010

Museum reopens in Worland

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