Wyoming Features
5:55 am
Tue March 3, 2009

Credit report

Wyoming – Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss talks to Stig Hallingbye, regional president for American National Bank of Wyoming. He says most Wyoming banks are still strong, but borrowing is getting harder.

5:47 am
Tue March 3, 2009

Ranching in the good times and the bad

Wyoming – Agriculture makes up a small percentage of the overall economy in Wyoming, but some communities still depend on ranching and farming. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay went out to see how ranchers are faring, and he found there's plenty we can learn from the agriculture community.

WPR News
11:27 am
Mon March 2, 2009

Dollars cut from school enrichment bill

Cheyenne, WY – A bill that increases funding for school enrichment passed the Wyoming House. Several lawmakers objected to adding more education dollars at a time when the state might be facing a financial downturn. That's why Worland Democrat Debbie Hammons amended the bill to reduce some of the funding. She still believes it sends a positive message to school districts.

Hammons says it means that school districts will have to focus their money towards where it is truly needed.

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WPR News
11:26 am
Mon March 2, 2009

Snowmobilers caught in Teton Wilderness

Jackson, WY – National Forest Service law enforcement agents arrested eight people for snowmobiling in the Teton Wilderness area recently.

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WPR News
6:55 am
Mon March 2, 2009

Workers Compensation Reform Passes

Cheyenne, WY – On a 60 to nothing vote, the state Senate has passed a massive workers compensation reform bill. The bill increases death benefits for families with some specific help to send children left behind to college. Wyoming AFL-CIO Director Kim Floyd says took many years to get such a bill passed and calls it a big day for workers in the state.

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People
1:48 pm
Fri February 27, 2009

CJ the DJ on Morning Music

Award-winning author and Wyoming native CJ Box visited Wyoming Public Radio as guest host on Morning Music February 20th.

Award-winning author and Wyoming native CJ Box visited Wyoming Public Radio as guest host on Morning Music February 20th. Hear his selections and conversation with Grady Kirkpatrick. (songs are edited due to internet copyright restrictions.) View Playlist

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WPR News
9:35 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Delegation criticizes budget's treatment of AML funds

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming's congressional delegation is condemning part of President Obama's budget proposal that could cut future payments to the state from the Abandoned Mine Land fund.

The program uses taxes on coal production to clean up abandoned mine sites and for other projects. Wyoming is receiving $100.7 million during the 2009 fiscal year as part of the program.

Wyoming's delegation says Obama's budget proposal released Thursday would terminate payments to coal-producing states that have completed mine clean-up.

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