WPR News
9:36 am
Sat March 14, 2009

Pornographic images emailed by Government officials in Fremont County

Riverton, Wy –
The mayor of Riverton says pornographic images found on city computer equipment were apparently e-mailed between city employees and Fremont County Attorney Ed Newell.
Mayor John Vincent said Friday that city information technology
workers found 100 to 150 images and two or three videos on a city
file server in January.
He says the city conducted an investigation and determined that
Newell had sent and received images containing nudity in exchanges
with city employees.

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WPR News
9:52 am
Fri March 13, 2009

Gov. vetoes rare and uncommon bill

Cheyenne, WY – Gov. Dave Freudenthal has vetoed a bill that would have stripped authority from the state's Environmental Quality Council to designate places as very rare and uncommon.

The governor's veto message says the council has used the authority perhaps only twice since 1973. He says the designations can have the effect of blocking non-coal mining projects.

Rep. Mark Semlek, a Republican from Moorcroft, sponsored the bill.

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WPR News
8:09 am
Fri March 13, 2009

Brucellosis spike in Cody

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WPR News
9:34 am
Thu March 12, 2009

Governor asks for action on Pinedale ozone levels

Laramie, WY – Governor Dave Freudenthal says that the Pinedale area has unsafe levels of ozone and he has recommended to the Environmental Protection Agency that it be declared an ozone non-attainment area. State air quality administrator Dave Finley says the area has exceeded ozone levels since 2005. "We are imposing requirements to bring the existing emissions down," he said, "and we are doing whatever else we need to do to bring the area back into attainment."

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WPR News
9:05 am
Thu March 12, 2009

Wyoming's stimulus share comes into focus

Laramie, WY – The latest analysis shows Wyoming may get about $17 million less than originally expected in stimulus money. The current estimate is that the state will receive about $498 million.

Highways and schools are expected to see the most money, with $157 million going to the state Department of Transportation. WYDOT Chief Engineer Del McComie says this means the department can get to some projects it has wanted to do for years. "We hope to have the bulk of that work under contract this coming summer," he said.

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WPR News
8:27 am
Thu March 12, 2009

Wyoming near top in coal ash production

Laramie, WY – The National Resources Defense Council says Wyoming has a coal ash problem. The group says five proposed coal plants in Campbell and Converse counties would produce nearly 700 thousand tons of coal ash per year -- including more than 640 tons of toxic metals like arsenic, lead and mercury. Coal ash is a by-product of burning coal, and in Wyoming it can be stored in mines or in permitted landfills.

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WPR News
7:38 am
Thu March 12, 2009

Supreme Court delays execution

WPR News
7:28 am
Thu March 12, 2009

Bears come out of hibernation

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WPR News
10:54 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Buffalo Bill Center visitation down

Cody, WY – The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody is facing financial challenges.

Visitation has declined in the past year and the museum's endowment has diminished by 35 percent, according to CEO Bruce Eldredge.

Staffing and programs have been cut in response to the funding trouble.

Eldredge blames the weak economy and changes in the type of people who visit the Cody area. He says the museum needs to update exhibits to respond to the changing demographics of visitors.

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