WPR News
8:34 am
Thu December 18, 2008

Game and Fish extends comment period

WPR News
8:32 am
Thu December 18, 2008

Wyoming investments improve

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Cheyenne, Wy – State officials say the value of Wyoming's investments stabilized in November after falling by roughly $1 billion in the previous two months.
Figures released on Thursday by the Wyoming State Treasurer's
Office say that the market value of the state's investment
portfolio was $9.8 billion at the end of November. That's up just
slightly from its value at the end of October. Those figures don't
include the value of separate funds in the state employee
retirement system.

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WPR News
9:43 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Commissioners vote to protect Adobe Town

Green River, WY – Sweetwater County Commissioners have voted to approve a resolution that asks to expand protections for the Adobe Town area in southwestern Wyoming.

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WPR News
6:48 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Group concerned about Park County energy leases

Laramie, Wyo. – A group in Cody is concerned about plans for increased oil and gas development in Park County. They're meeting on Thursday evening to discuss how to make sure it's done right.

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WPR News
10:31 am
Tue December 16, 2008

Wyoming Outdoor Council happy with Salazar

WPR News
10:27 am
Tue December 16, 2008

Wyoming Education Association President is pleased with new Ed Secretary

Cheyenne, Wy – The New Secretary of Education will be Chicago Public Schools C-E-O Arne Duncan. Duncan is known as a strong supporter of public education and even gets high marks from Chicago teacher groups. Wyoming Education Association President Kathryn Valido is most excited about the fact that Duncan is a reformer. "He really wants to push for some innovation in education...and he says he wants to do it with the teachers not to the teachers." Valido says support for teachers will be a welcome change.

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WPR News
10:52 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Southwest funds cloud seeding in WY

Laramie, WY – Three southwestern states that draw water from the Colorado River are helping fund a cloud seeding project in Wyoming. Water districts in California, Nevada and Arizona sent 92-thousand dollars to Wyoming this year to help seed clouds over the Wind River Range.

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WPR News
10:48 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Education funding could stall

Cheyenne, WY – One concern of legislators is that money for education might be declining. Schools are generally paid for from money acquired through coal lease sales. Oil and Gas revenues also flow into the school foundation program, which pays for education. But all that revenue is expected to decline a lot in the near future. Senator Phil Nicholas, who co-chairs the legislature's appropriations committee says this could take general fund money away from other state needs.

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WPR News
10:46 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Freudenthal: Sunny side to the downturn

Laramie, WY – Governor Dave Freudenthal says the state of Wyoming should not be timid in the face of an economic downturn. In fact the Governor says the state has a chance to take advantage of the economy, because in some areas, like construction, prices are declining.

Freudenthal says that is why he proposed several building projects in his budget, despite the fact that the state could see less money in coming months.

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