WPR News
7:25 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Highway Patrol names interim administrator

Cheyenne, WY – Lt. Col. Jess Oyler of Cheyenne has been named interim administrator of the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Oyler is a 31-year Highway Patrol veteran.

He is a native of Rawlins who joined the Patrol in 1979 and has earned successive promotions since then. He has served as the agency's operations commander since 2003.

State Department of Transportation Director John Cox says Oyler will serve as administrator until a permanent replacement can be found for Col. Sam Powell, who retired last Friday.

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WPR News
7:08 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Companies apply to drill oil in southeast Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY – Three companies have applied in recent weeks to drill more than two dozen oil wells in southeastern Wyoming, an area that has had little oil development.

Industry officials say new techniques that have opened up North Dakota's Bakken shale to oil drilling over the past couple years might soon be used to exploit the Niobrara
shale underlying eastern Wyoming.

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WPR News
7:03 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Company challenges Jackson affordable housing rule

Jackson, WY – A company is challenging a Jackson effort to maintain affordable housing options by banning the conversion of rental apartments into for-sale condominiums.

Jackson Timbers LLC contends in a March 23 complaint in 9th Circuit Court that Jackson illegally imposed restrictions on land ownership when it banned condominium conversions.

The complaint asks the court to force the Town Council to review a final plat that would allow the company to convert several apartments it owns into condominiums.

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WPR News
7:02 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Stable oil prices boost industry

Laramie, WY – Relatively stable oil prices, along with improved technologies, are raising optimism about the oil industry in parts of Wyoming. Oil prices have remained relatively steady since August - between about 70 and 83 dollars a barrel.

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WPR News
6:44 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

State health department issues Hantavirus warning

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Department of Health is reminding people to protect themselves against Hantavirus as they do their spring cleaning. The virus can be spread through urine, droppings, and saliva from rodents. Humans can become infected by direct contact with these contaminated materials, including ingestion or inhalation of small contaminated particles.

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WPR News
4:27 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Wyoming flu numbers double

Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming Department of Health officials say the state experienced about twice the normal number of flu cases and deaths during the recent flu season.
The department has confirmed about 4,100 flu cases and 10 deaths
over the extended flu season that started last May and wound down a
few weeks ago.
The Health Department first detected swine flu in Wyoming in
late May. State epidemiologist Dr. Tracy Murphy says the flu bug
normally appears in November and hits a peak in February.

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WPR News
4:25 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Highway fatalities decrease

WPR News
11:52 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Effort underway to push home buying

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Wyoming Features
11:10 am
Mon April 5, 2010

UW not saying much about cancellation of Ayers' visit

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WPR News
9:15 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Western Wyoming in a drought

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