WPR News
7:47 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Wyoming model spreads to other Western states

Laramie, Wyo. – A wind development model that originated in Wyoming is spreading to other states.

For several years, a division of the Department of Agriculture in Southeast Wyoming has been helping form "wind associations." People who own property in windy area pool their land together, then market it to wind developers.

Brad Haight is a lawyer in Denver who works on wind issues. He says Wyoming's model gave more power to the landowners.

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WPR News
7:42 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Survey: teens exaggerate drug use

Laramie, Wyo. – A survey of Wyoming teenagers shows that they believe their peers use drugs and alcohol more than they actually do.

In the Department of Health Survey, the biggest gulf between perception and reality surrounded methamphetamines. 99 percent of students reported that they had not used meth in the last 30 days, but nearly half said they believed students in their school were using the drug.

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WPR News
7:39 am
Fri November 14, 2008

UW wants to keep tuition flat for Wyo. undergrads

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Laramie, Wyo. – A top administrator says the University of Wyoming plans no increase in tuition for undergraduate Wyoming residents.

Vice President for Administration Phil Harris presented an overview of tuition and fees for the 2009-2010 school year at a Laramie meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Friday.

In-state undergraduates taking 30 credit hours per semester now pay $3,621 per academic year.

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WPR News
9:44 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Wyoming HIV cases are skyrocketing

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming has seen a tripling of new H-I-V cases.
Typically the state will see close to eight new cases, but already 24 cases have been confirmed. Laurie Johnson of the Group Early intervention services says it means that they will have difficulty providing services to all the new cases.

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WPR News
9:39 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Clean coal facility could start operating by 2012

WPR News
9:35 am
Thu November 13, 2008

UW to put money into two key projects

Election 2008
12:04 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Change in policy may take awhile

WPR News
11:17 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Donation could inspire others

WPR News
7:44 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Laramie businesses eye lower holiday sales

Laramie, Wyo. – A survey of Laramie businesses found that 15 out of 20 think their holiday profits will be down this year.

Retailers, real estate agents and hotel managers told the Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce that they expected to see a drop in holiday revenue compared to last year. The Chamber's director, Peggy Rounds, says that's understandable.

"I think with the national situation and people watching the Dow, it has everyone scared and they're just not spending money," said Rounds.

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WPR News
7:42 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Study shows elevated lead levels in grizzlies

Jackson, Wyo. – Preliminary results of a study by a University of Montana graduate student suggest that lead bullets may be poisoning grizzly bears in the Yellowstone ecosystem.

Tom Rogers took blood samples from 13 grizzly bears during hunting season.

He found that nearly half had elevated levels of lead, possibly because the bears had eaten lead bullet fragments in big-game carcasses left behind by hunters.

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