WPR News
11:44 am
Wed August 19, 2009

State Livestock Board warns of blister beetles

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming Livestock Board says a beetle that can be deadly to horses has been found in forage crops in central Wyoming.

Horses that eat blister beetles can become severely ill or die from gastrointestinal, heart or kidney effects. Cattle and sheep can also be sickened, but not usually to the same degree as horses.

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WPR News
11:42 am
Wed August 19, 2009

Ted Turner wants Yellowstone bison for Bozeman ranch

Bozeman, Mont. – Media mogul Ted Turner has asked Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks if he can house a herd of quarantined bison on a portion of his 113,000-acre Flying D Ranch south of Bozeman.

Turner Enterprises - which manages his business interests, land holdings and investments - submitted an application for the bison Aug. 10, the deadline for proposals to take the roughly four dozen bison now housed at Corwin Springs. Russ Miller with Turner Enterprises declined to provide details of the application.

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WPR News
11:37 am
Wed August 19, 2009

Funding awarded for film on Wyoming juvenile justice

Laramie, Wyo. – The Annie E. Casey Foundation is funding a documentary film about Wyoming's juvenile justice system. The Wyoming Children's Action Alliance is overseeing the project, with the aim of affecting policy in the state.

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WPR News
7:46 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

Wyo. panel rejects Sublette ozone petition

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council unanimously has rejected a citizen request to consider stricter air pollution standards in Sublette County.

Sublette County has had problems with elevated ozone levels during the winter, caused in part by intense natural gas drilling. The problem prompted state officials to issue Wyoming's first ozone alerts in early 2008.

A Pinedale-based citizens group petitioned the council to toughen the ozone pollution standards for the county.

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WPR News
7:45 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

US Fish and Wildlife tags 29 species for possible protections

Laramie, WY – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today that six species in Wyoming may need protection under the Endangered Species Act to avoid extinction. They include five plants and one fish - the Northern leatherside chub.

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WPR News
7:32 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

USDA will spend stimulus dollars on Wy. forests

Cheyenne, WY – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is following through on its recent promise to spend some federal economic stimulus money on national forest projects in Wyoming.

The agency on Tuesday announced that Wyoming forests will receive nearly $6.4 million. The money is part of the latest round of forest funding of nearly $95 million going to projects in 36 states.

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WPR News
6:57 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

Big split over possible impact of worker safety bill

Cheyenne, WY – State lawmakers heard today/Tuesday about a proposal that aims to protect workers on the job. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports that whether the bill will lead to improved worker safety.... depends on your point of view.

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WPR News
8:38 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Legislative committee debates how to jail juveniles

WPR News
6:04 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Wind farms create a few permanent jobs

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