3:33 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Conservation group publishes report on wind impacts

Wyoming – Elsa Partan speaks with Erik Molvar, the head of the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, about the growing number of wind farms in Southeast Wyoming. Elsa Partan speaks with Erik Molvar, the head of the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, about the growing number of wind farms in Southeast Wyoming.

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3:31 am
Mon December 15, 2008

West states ponder Obama's first 100 days

Wyoming – The first 100 days of any administration sets the tone for the rest of the term. Here's what western politicians want from Obama in this critical time. Sara Sciammacco reports.

3:30 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Wyoming delegation pounded for inauguration access

Wyoming – Demand is off the charts for tickets to the next administration's January festivities. Wyoming's senators are getting hit up for requests. Elizabeht Wynne Johnson has more.

3:28 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Victims of brain injury languish in bureaucracy

Wyoming – In part two of our series on traumatic brain injury, Peter O'Dowd reports on the difficult journey patients must take to get benefits from the state.

3:25 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Department of Health responds to growing wait lists

Wyoming – People who have brain injury or developmental disabilities face a growing waiting list for care. Elsa Partan turns to the head of the Wyoming Department of Health, Dr. Brent Sherard, for answers.

3:23 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Legislature grapples with dropping revenues

Wyoming – The national economy is trickling down to Wyoming. Legislators must decide how to deal with limited revenues. Bob Beck reports.

3:20 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Governor previews state-of-the-state message

Wyoming – Bob Beck speaks with Gov. Dave Freudenthal on topics ranging from the economy, to the next president.

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8:55 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Not enough snow for snowmobiles in Yellowstone

Laramie, Wyo. – Yellowstone National Park will open for the winter season on Monday but it doesn't have enough snow for snowmobiles. Park spokesman Al Nash says snow coaches that use skis for steering or metal tracks also can't be used. The Park is allowing wheeled vehicles instead.

"But that's a temporary issue," said Al Nash. "We expect to switch over to snowmobiles as snow conditions permit."

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WPR News
8:52 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Rio Tinto will not lay off workers in Wyoming

Casper, Wyo. – A spokesman for Rio Tinto says the company's layoff plans for the coming year won't include employees in company coal mines in Wyoming, Colorado and Montana.

Rio Tinto Group, one of the world's largest miners, announced this week that it will cut 14,000 jobs worldwide and reduce capital investment as part of new measures to reduce its debt amid waning demand for iron ore and other metals.

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8:46 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Suspicious envelope contained corn starch

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the powder contained in a suspicious envelope addressed to Gov. Dave Freudenthal has proven to be harmless corn starch.

Officers intercepted the letter at the state Capitol on Thursday. Sgt. Stephen Townsend, spokesman for the Highway Patrol, said Friday that a Wyoming Department of Health laboratory determined the powder is corn starch.

Federal officials say that more than 30 such letters have been received at various state capitols around the country this week.

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