12:24 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Wyoming tries to reduce workplace fatalities.

Wyoming – Union's, safety officers and state employees are looking at how to fix the problem of Wyoming's high rate of workplace fatalities. It means looking at Alaska as a possible solution. Addie Goss reports.

12:22 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Remembering the old Sugar Beet Baseball League.

Wyoming – An exhibit commemorating a semi-pro baseball league that ran from 1942-1969 is opening in Cheyenne. Many players in the league came from Wyoming and Colorado and worked in Sugar Beet fields all week and played on Sundays. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay remembers the leagues and its impact on race relations.

12:17 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Television program looks at Grizzly conflicts in Yellowstone.

Wyoming – The National Geographic Channel debuts the documentary "Expedition Grizzly" Sunday night. Creator Casey Anderson discusses the program, his concerns about Grizzlies and his pet Grizzly with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

WPR News
12:10 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Researchers find ammonia in Wyoming CBM water

Cheyenne, Wyoming – New government research indicates that some coal-bed methane water flowing into the Powder River of northeast Wyoming contains potentially dangerous levels of ammonia.

But the study also found that vegetation in a drainage channel can absorb dissolved ammonia and microorganisms can transform it to harmless nitrogen gas.

USGS scientist Richard Smith says the study's findings are not so significant that it would raise any red flags about coal-bed water discharges.

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WPR News
12:08 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Counseling centers face budget cuts

Laramie, WY – Counseling centers in Wyoming are facing budget cuts at the same time more clients are asking for help. Like other state agencies, the mental health division of the Department of Health may have to reduce its budget by about ten percent this summer.

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WPR News
7:42 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

Report grades Wyoming counties on air

Cheyenne, WY – The American Lung Association says Campbell and Sublette counties and Yellowstone National Park have seen days with ozone pollution in recent years.

The public-health advocacy group ranked the pollution levels of U.S. cities and counties based on air quality measurements that state and local agencies reported between 2005 and 2007.

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WPR News
7:40 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

No swine flu in Wyoming yet

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Department of Health has not found swine flu in any of the 30-plus samples of possible flu they've received from around the state.

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WPR News
7:39 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

Yellowstone grizzly documentary airs Sunday

Laramie, WY – Sunday night a documentary looks at Grizzlies in Yellowstone and considers the threats that some of them are under as their ecosystem changes. Casey Anderson is the host and says he spent a year observing the Yellowstone Grizzlies. He says climate change has impacted their food source and that is leading to growing conflicts: "You know these masses of bears come down because white bark pine are not around and then you get this human-bear interaction that is not a good thing and the bear ends up paying the price with its life."

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7:31 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

Good economic news, for once

Laramie, WY – For the first time since last November, an economic indicator in Wyoming has gone up. A survey of supply managers in the state focused on indicators like new orders, production, inventory and employment. It found that some of those are doing better than they have in recent months.

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6:29 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

Grizzly documentary notes problems

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