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6:22 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Yellowstone Visitors Down, Grand Teton Up

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6:19 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Historic Trails Center Honors Black Cowboys

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11:04 am
Thu February 12, 2009

Helium bill passes House

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming House of Representatives has passed a bill to increase state taxation of helium.

Wyoming last year imposed a severance tax on helium production.

The House voted 47-12 on Wednesday to approve House Bill 287. The bill would expand state taxation law to include ad valorem taxes, or taxes on the ownership of helium that is produced by energy companies on federal land.

Rep. Frank Philp, R-Shoshoni, sponsored the bill. He says it will produce about $2 million a year for Sublette County and Wyoming's schools.

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WPR News
10:32 am
Thu February 12, 2009

NY Congresswoman proposes WY wilderness bill

Washington, DC – A New York congresswoman has again introduced a wide-reaching wilderness protection bill that would ban logging, oil exploration and other development on 23 million acres across Wyoming and four other states.

The bill would create five million acres of new wilderness in Wyoming, along with additional wilderness in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

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WPR News
6:51 am
Thu February 12, 2009

Car Dealers Had Down Year

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6:30 am
Thu February 12, 2009

State Capitol Evacuated

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9:52 am
Wed February 11, 2009

Fines for refineries in Cheyenne, Newcastle

Cheyenne, WY – Two companies have agreed to improve air pollution controls at two refineries in Wyoming and one in Kansas.

Federal officials say the settlements announced yesterday will bring refineries in Cheyenne and Newcastle in Wyoming and in El Dorado in Kansas into compliance with the Clean Air Act.

Houston-based Frontier Oil Corp. will install about 127 million dollars worth of pollution control improvements at its refineries in Cheyenne and El Dorado. It also will pay a civil penalty of just over 1 million dollars.

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