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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WPR News
8:52 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Wyoming spending big dollars on tourism

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming plans to spend $5.3 million to try to lure visitors to the state this year.
Tourism director Diane Shober says national advertisements began
appearing in March editions of magazines such as Travel & Leisure,
Smithsonian and Sunset. Television ads have also started running in Des Moines, Kansas
City, St. Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis and Oklahoma City.
The "Forever West Reflections" campaign, which promotes the
state's history and heritage, is being used again this year.

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WPR News
10:15 am
Sat April 3, 2010

Ohio court declines to hear Freedom Arms case

Cheyenne, WY – The Ohio Supreme Court won't consider the appeal of a Wyoming gun manufacturer that lost a jury trial over the safety of one of its guns.

Freedom Arms Inc. had appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court after a circuit appellate court in that state denied the gun manufacturer's motion for a new trial.

Robert Taylor of Adamsville, Ohio, sued the gun manufacturer after he injured his leg when one of Freedom's Model 83 .454 Casull revolvers discharged accidentally during a Wyoming horseback trip
in 2003.

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WPR News
10:13 am
Sat April 3, 2010

Yellowstone announces summer construction

Yellowstone National Park, WY – Yellowstone National Park officials are beginning to advise visitors of road construction
that will cause delays on roads that will be reopened in the coming weeks.

Park spokesman Al Nash says the busy spring, summer, and fall months is the only time the weather is good enough for the road construction. The roads reopening in the coming weeks have been covered in snow all winter.

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WPR News
10:12 am
Sat April 3, 2010

Teton Bighorn Sheep numbers are good

Jackson, WY – A Wyoming Game and Fish biologist says a recent aerial survey shows the Teton Bighorn Sheep Herd shows good population numbers for rams and lambs.

Biologist Doug Brimeyer says he counted 81 sheep during a helicopter survey March 28 that covered an area from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to the north end of Grand Teton National Park.

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WPR News
6:57 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Flares released from Wyoming Refining Co.

Newcastle, WY – Newcastle residents say they witnessed dramatic flares from the Wyoming Refining Co. oil refinery this week.

The flares, reported in the Casper Star-Tribune, occurred Tuesday. The newspaper says refinery officials didn't return calls seeking comment.

Refineries commonly burn some gases when restarting after an electrical power failure. The flames are called flares.

The state Department of Environmental Quality says the refinery had two power failures followed by two flare incidents on Tuesday.

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WPR News
6:51 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Federal funds for wolf conflicts

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Helena, MT – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that $1 million in grants will be distributed to 10 states to help livestock producers take nonlethal steps to reduce conflicts with wolves, or to compensate livestock owners for losses to wolf depredation.

Montana, Idaho and Wyoming will each receive $140,000, the most among the 10 states with wolves.

The agency says funding allocations were determined by looking at the amount of depredation by wolves, the number of wolves in each state and the need.

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