12:30 pm
Mon August 10, 2009

The Future of State Parks

Wyoming – The Administrator of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails is traveling the state trying to get input from the public on the future of these resources. Dominic Bravo says the next discussion takes place August 20th in Laramie. Bravo told Bob Beck that as they develop a plan for the future a worry they have is how to make changes in a time when money is tight

12:25 pm
Mon August 10, 2009

Tracking Highway Stimulus Funds in Wyoming

Wyoming – Wyoming has allocated almost all of the stimulus money it received for highways. But, Wyoming is one of many states that did not do a great job of making sure the money went to areas that are hardest hit by the recession. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports

12:23 pm
Mon August 10, 2009

Will We Know How Many Jobs Stimulus Creates?

Wyoming – Back in February, the Obama Administration predicted the stimulus package would create or save eight thousand jobs in Wyoming. Now that millions of the stimulus dollars have been spent, we can start to ask: how many people have jobs because of that money? Starting in October, the state will have to report to the federal government on how stimulus dollars have affected employment. But as Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss reports that's no easy task.

WPR News
10:25 am
Sat August 8, 2009

State health insurance costs going up

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WPR News
8:22 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Illness in Wyoming after beef recall

Visalia, CA – Health officials in three Western states, including Wyoming, say at least 27 people have reported illnesses tied to a recall of ground beef that may be tainted with salmonella.

On Thursday, Fresno-based Beef Packers Inc. recalled 825,769 pounds of ground beef produced June 5-23.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the beef was sent to retail distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado and Utah.

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WPR News
8:17 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Freudenthal in the Thorofare

Laramie, WY – Governor Freudnethal will take a week-long trip to the Thorofare in mid-August, guided by teh Cody area Game and Fish Department. The region is known as the most remote wilderness in the lower 48 states.

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WPR News
8:14 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Sage grouse suspends Horizon wind farm

Cheyenne, WY – Horizon Wind Energy has suspended development of the Simpson Ridge wind farm in Carbon County because of Wyoming's position on protecting key sage grouse habitat.

Project manager Nate Sandvig said Friday that Houston-based Horizon is not scrapping the project, but is placing it on hold indefinitely.

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