WPR News
9:26 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Barrasso and Enzi call for an open hearing of Kagen

Laramie, Wy – U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso say they're withholding judgment on President Barack Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
Both Wyoming Republicans voted against Kagan's confirmation as
solicitor general in March 2009, but neither gave any indication

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WPR News
8:32 pm
Mon May 10, 2010

Oil and Gas Conservation Commission finalizing revised rules

Laramie, Wyo. – After months of meetings and public comment, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is preparing to sign off on revised rules for oil and gas development in the state. Oil and Gas Supervisor Tom Doll says the commissioners could approve the new rules as early as Tuesday but might wait until their next public hearing, in June.

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WPR News
8:27 pm
Mon May 10, 2010

Spring storms brighten Wyoming water outlook

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Spring storms that dumped snow on parts of Wyoming over the past couple of weeks have brightened the state's water supply outlook.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service reported Monday that snowpack in Wyoming mountains is at 90 percent of average. That's up from 68 percent two weeks ago.

Water officials say the spring storms have also coincided with relatively cool temperatures, which has helped prevent the snow from melting quickly.

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8:24 pm
Mon May 10, 2010

Neiman voted president of UW board of trustees

Laramie, Wyo. – Jim Neiman has been elected president of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

The Hulett businessman was first appointed as a trustee in 2001 and was reappointed in 2007. His term expires in 2013. Neiman is vice president of Neiman Enterprises, a timber and forest products company.

Worland businessman David Bostrom was elected vice president by the board last Friday. Buffalo attorney David Palmerlee was chosen as treasurer, and Laramie attorney Warren Lauer was re-elected as the board's secretary.

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1:04 pm
Mon May 10, 2010

County wants help in developing telemedicine

Worland, Wy – Washakie County is seeking a grant to help remodel a county-owned building to establish a telehealth outreach clinic.
The county is applying to the State Loan and Investment Board
for a federal mineral royalty capital construction account grant to
help establish the Worland VA Primary Care Telehealthcare Outreach
Clinic and the Worland Crisis Stabilization Center.
Commission Chairman Ron Harvey says the two regional facilities
could add up to 17 jobs ranging in salary from $30,000 to $70,000.

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12:35 pm
Mon May 10, 2010

State tries to prevent invasive species from harming water

Wyoming – The State legislature passed a law that is intended to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels. Outbreaks in other states has led to headaches. But in order to combat the problem it will require some action from those who own boats. Beth Bear is the Aquatic Invasive Species coordinator for the Wyoming Game and Fish department. She joins Bob Beck to explain the potential problem.

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