WPR News
9:17 am
Thu December 11, 2008

Sheridan Inn gets historic easement

WPR News
10:19 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Committee endorses property tax bill

Cheyenne, WY – An interim Wyoming legislative committee has voted to endorse a bill that would cut property taxes for nearly 157,000 homeowners.

The Joint Interim Revenue Committee on Tuesday endorsed a bill that would give property owners who have lived in their homes for at least three years an average exemption of $256 a year on property taxes.

The bill would give homeowners a $4,400 exemption on their home's assessed valuation, regardless of its value.

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WPR News
9:43 am
Wed December 10, 2008

2008 a brutal year for cattle ranchers

Laramie, WY – 2008 will go down as the worst year in the past decade for cattle ranchers. That's according to recent analysis by the Livestock Marketing Information Center in Denver. Director Jim Robb says this fall calves fetched the lowest prices since 2002. Plus, he says, "the cost of hay, the cost of fuel, were major concerns of ranchers this last year."

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WPR News
9:11 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Freudenthal shocked by Illinois Governor

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WPR News
9:09 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Jackson hole mountain resort tram to reopen

WPR News
9:06 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Joint effort develops new homes

WPR News
10:27 am
Tue December 9, 2008

College costs way up in Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY – The University of Wyoming and the state's community colleges are a good deal compared to college costs in most other states, but not compared to costs a decade ago.

That's according to a new report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. The center gave Wyoming and every other state except California a failing grade for college affordability.

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WPR News
9:09 am
Tue December 9, 2008

Conservation groups want to protect whitebark pine

WPR News
9:01 am
Tue December 9, 2008

Bison hunt will be extended

Jackson, Wy – Wildlife managers say they're extending the bison hunting season on the National Elk Refuge by three weeks in an effort to thin the Jackson herd.
Hunters have killed about 140 bison of the 1,200-head herd so
far this season. Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish
Department and the National Elk Refuge say they ultimately want to
bring the herd down to 500 animals.
Officials say the bison population needs to be controlled to
minimize concerns over disease transmission, competition with elk
and habitat damage.

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