WPR News
8:14 am
Fri November 28, 2008

Peabody coal implements hiring freeze

Gillette, Wy – Peabody Energy has announced that it is freezing all hiring and recruiting at its three Wyoming coal mines.
CEO Greg Boyce told employees about the hiring freeze in a
letter Tuesday. He also says Peabody will re-evaluate all capital
projects and that many of those projects will be deferred or
canceled.
Boyce says the St. Louis-basec company continues to have a solid
business strategy and is planning for long-term success. Peabody
officials declined to comment on the letter.

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WPR News
8:13 am
Fri November 28, 2008

Guard families get help

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Cheyenne, Wy – TriWest Healthcare Alliance has given $10,000 to the Wyoming National Guard for its Wyoming Family Assistance Fund.
TriWest is a private company that administers the military's
TriCare health care program. The donation to help Guard members
with family emergencies comes as the Wyoming Guard prepares for its
largest deployment in history. More than 1,200 soldiers and airmen
will be headed to the Middle East next year.
Major General Ed Wright is adjutant general of the Wyoming

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WPR News
8:13 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Senate appropriations chairman says Governor wants too much

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WPR News
8:11 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Wyoming submits wolf comments

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shouldn't try to require the state to rewrite its wolf-management law before the federal agency ends protections for
gray wolves in the state.
The federal wildlife agency is collecting public comments
through Friday on its plan to end federal Endangered Species Act
protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies. It's the federal
government's latest move in a lengthy debate over management of the
animals.
Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal's office this week commented on

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WPR News
7:58 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Ski area owner asks for support

Laramie, Wy – The owner of the Snowy Range Ski Area outside Laramie is asking people to support the business during hard times.
Rick Colling spoke to about 70 people Tuesday during a public
hearing on the future of the Snowy Range Ski Area. The ski area has
had financial difficulty since a fire destroyed the main lodge in
2003.
A bigger lodge was built, but business has been down, and Rick
and Terri Colling report having $4.5 million in debt. The Collings
have been trying for a year to find a buyer for the ski area.

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WY Elections
9:47 am
Tue November 25, 2008

Roscoe wins again

WPR News
8:39 am
Tue November 25, 2008

Tanker truck crash closes I-25 near Glenrock

WPR News
7:48 am
Tue November 25, 2008

Governor unveils supplemental budget

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