12:16 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

WPR Starts Interviews with Gubernatorial Candidates - Ron Micheli

Wyoming – We start with Ron Micheli. He is a long time rancher, but served 16 years in the Wyoming House of Representatives, where we was the majority floor leader and later Governor Jim Geringer picked him as the Wyoming Director of Agriculture. He joins Bob Beck

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12:08 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

WPR Starts Interviews with Gubernatorial Candidates - Rita Meyer

Wyoming – State Auditor Rita Meyer is another of the four Republicans running for Governor. Among other things Meyer was chief of staff for Governor Jim Geringer, she chaired the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees and was a longtime officer in the Wyoming Air National guard and retired as a full colonel in 2007. She joins us to discuss some issues facing the state.

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12:07 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

Candidate Micheli talks education

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11:52 am
Mon April 19, 2010

Unemployment payments at highest level in almost 30 years.

Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Department of Employment says it paid out more than $161 million in unemployment benefits last year, the highest amount since 1982.
The department says more than 37,300 people lost their jobs in
Wyoming in 2009 and collected unemployment insurance during the
year. By the end of the year, more than 12,000 people had exhausted
their regular unemployment benefits.
The largest increase in unemployment benefits resulted from lost
jobs in the mining industry, up more than 340 percent compared to
2008.

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10:47 am
Mon April 19, 2010

Search for new Sheridan College President continues

Sheridan, Wy – A search committee has received 35 applications for the Northern Wyoming Community College District presidency and is narrowing the list down to three candidates for
campus visits.
Search Committee Chair Kati Sherwood told district board
trustees on Thursday that the group hopes to have three finalists
named by May 10.
Jon Connolly, the Northwest College District's vice president of
student affairs, has served as interim president since former
President Kevin Drumm left in December.

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10:46 am
Mon April 19, 2010

Jackson Hole ski resort numbers down, but they are optimistic

Jackson Hole, Wy – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort says skier visits were off five and a half percent this year. But the resort is exceeding the 400-thousand visitor mark for the fourth year in a row. Resort spokesman Zahan Billimoria says that's a success given the lack of snow.
"It was a very dry start to the winter season there's no getting around that um the first 55 days of the season were arguably the lowest in the last 30 years."

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9:32 am
Sat April 17, 2010

Two men charged in connection with teen death

Arapaho, Wy – Federal authorities have charged two men in connection with death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found on the Wind River Indian Reservation earlier this month.
U.S. Attorney Christopher A. Crofts said in a news release
Friday that 19-year-old Kyeren Tillman, of Arapahoe, has been
charged with sexual abuse of a minor.
He says 21-year-old Robert Spoonhunter, also of Arapahoe, has
been charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Crofts says the investigation into the girl's death continues.

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7:12 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

Highway Patrol say they arrested kidnap suspect after chase

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Highway Patrol says they have arrested a suspected kidnapper after a high speed chase south of Casper this afternoon. And Interstate 25 on the north edge of Casper was closed because of a two vehicle crash that brought the chase to a close.

Yesterday (Thursday), law enforcement from Colorado sent out a bulletin to watch for a kidnap suspect. A man had allegedly forcibly kidnapped a woman and her two children.

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