WPR News
8:57 am
Thu April 23, 2009

Barrasso defends interrogation techniques

WPR News
7:58 am
Thu April 23, 2009

Pollution problem may be improving

Pinedale, Wy – It appears that air pollution wasn't as
bad this past winter in southwest Wyoming.
The state Department of Environmental Quality says preliminary
data from monitors in the area show that ozone did not exceed
federal pollution standards for any eight-hour time period.
Scientists believe the ozone in southwest Wyoming is caused by a
combination of pollution emitted from natural gas fields and
certain meteorological conditions.
Area residents have long advocated slowing down the drilling to
improve the air.

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WPR News
7:56 am
Thu April 23, 2009

State Construction projects on hold

Cheyenne, Wy – Several state construction projects are on hold while the state government braces for declining revenue. The Legislature approved $58 million worth of projects in the
current budget. State construction manager Rich Cathcart told state
legislators Wednesday those projects are on hold.
The frozen projects include new state laboratories in Cheyenne
and design work on an office building near the state Capitol.
Cathcart also says many construction companies are bidding on
the state projects that are going forward, and that's helping to

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WPR News
8:56 am
Wed April 22, 2009

Wyoming's unemployment increases

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WPR News
8:54 am
Wed April 22, 2009

Grand Teton and Yellowstone get stimulus money

WPR News
8:48 am
Wed April 22, 2009

DEQ ok with emission change

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WPR News
8:46 am
Wed April 22, 2009

Rock Springs may ban cell phones

Rock Springs, Wy – The Rock Springs City Council is moving ahead with a proposed ordinance to ban the use of cell phones while driving. The ordinance cleared initial approval Tuesday. Two more readings are needed to enact the ordinance.
The ordinance would apply when drivers use cell phones for
talking, text massaging or taking photos.
Exceptions include police and ambulance drivers in the line of
duty - or when people use a device allowing them to talk while
keeping both hands on the wheel.

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WPR News
8:45 am
Wed April 22, 2009

Man sentenced for beating stepson

Casper, Wy – A judge has sentenced a Thayne man to serve up to 18 years in prison in the beating death two years ago of his stepson.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that District Court Judge
Jeffrey A. Donnell sentenced Cody Roberts on Wednesday.
Authorities say Roberts told investigators that he
unintentionally killed his 6-year-old stepson Ethan Jonathan
Alberts in August 2007 by punching the boy.
Roberts entered an "Alford plea" to charges of aggravated
assault and manslaughter earlier this year. The plea means that he

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WPR News
8:44 am
Wed April 22, 2009

Cheyenne project is dead

Cheyenne, Wy – Plans to rejuvenate a block in downtown Cheyenne by renovating a long-vacant building and constructing a skywalk and hotel are dead.
The Marriott extended stay hotel would have been built on a lot
where a building burned down in an arson attack more than four
years ago. Developer Capital Management has backed away from the
project.
City officials now are looking at putting a small park in the
space.
Meanwhile, the owners of the Hynds Building say they are still

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8:42 am
Wed April 22, 2009

Fremont County picks new County Attorney

Lander, Wy – The Fremont County Commission has selected acting County Attorney Brian Varn to replace Ed Newell, who resigned as county attorney.
Newell last month became embroiled in a scandal in which he
acknowledged receiving e-mails containing images of nude women. An
investigation showed some of the photos were taken in county
buildings and city of Riverton buildings. Newell resigned effective
April 15.
Varn has been a deputy county attorney. Commi 1/4ssioners named him
county attorney on Tuesday.

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