Election 2008
3:04 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Historian Phil Roberts on this unusual election

Wyoming – This election season is unusual because all three congressional seats are on the ballot. Historian Phil Roberts tells us about the last time this happened.

Election 2008
2:59 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Candidate for U.S. Senate, John Barrasso

Wyoming – Bob Beck interviews U.S. Senate candidate Republican John Barrasso. Barrasso explains his priorities for the state.

Election 2008
2:57 am
Mon October 27, 2008

The Candidates on Nuclear Power

Wyoming – The Environment Report's Julie Grant looks at how the presidential candidates view nuclear power.

Election 2008
2:56 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Presidential candidates on healthcare

Wyoming – Barack Obama and John McCain have very different health plans. But what would the plans mean for Wyoming? Todd Zwillich takes a look.

WPR News
9:14 am
Sat October 25, 2008

Yellowstone wolf numbers likely down

Billings, Mont. – Yellowstone National Park's lead wolf biologist says the number of wolves in the park has probably decreased since a survey was conducted last winter.

Yellowstone's 11 packs comprised 171 wolves according last winter's survey. But biologist Doug Smith is predicting the number will be down when a survey is conducted again this winter.

He says three of the wolf packs have no pups and several others have few in what could be another outbreak of distemper.

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WPR News
7:58 am
Fri October 24, 2008

Oil and gas companies working to keep pollution down

Cheyenne, Wyo. – State regulators say oil and gas companies are working hard to avoid violating federal air pollution standards in southwest Wyoming this coming winter.

Last winter, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality issued its first ever ozone alerts because of pollution in the Pinedale area. Officials say emissions from two nearby natural gas fields combined with unique meteorological conditions to create ozone.

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WPR News
7:56 am
Fri October 24, 2008

Wolves could be delisted elsewhere, stay on in Wyo.

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a wolf management plan that could end federal protections for the animals in Montana and Idaho while leaving them in place in Wyoming.

The federal agency's push comes after a federal judge in Montana earlier this month signed an order reinstating federal protections for the wolves in all three states.

The judge criticized Wyoming's wolf management plan, which calls for classifying the animals as predators that could be shot on sight in most of the state.

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WPR News
7:45 am
Thu October 23, 2008

Fearing Obama administration, gun owners rush to buy

Laramie, Wyo. – Some gun enthusiasts say they're afraid a Barack Obama Administration will ban so-called assault weapons, so they're buying a lot more of them now in the run-up to the election.

Command Surplus in Florida is a distributor to gun shops around the country, including shops in Wyoming. Daniel Posner is a partner in the firm. He says sales of assault-style weapons have increased by about 30 percent in the last three months.

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WPR News
7:26 am
Thu October 23, 2008

Early voting surges in Wyoming

Laramie, Wyo. – More than 27-thousand people in Wyoming have already voted for president.

Less than two weeks before Election Day, officials say the state will likely surpass the number of absentee ballots cast in previous elections. State Election Director Peggy Nighswonger says more than 42-thousand absentee ballots were requested, and about 11 percent have already been counted.

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WPR News
7:16 am
Thu October 23, 2008

Man gets 70 years to life for infant death

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A judge has sentenced a Cheyenne man to 70 years to life in prison for the death of an infant girl.

Twenty-four-year-old Alan Sandoval pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in July. Thirteen-month-old Ariana Martin was the daughter of Elisha Martin, who was Sandoval's girlfriend.

Sandoval had admitted throwing the baby on a bathroom floor in the couple's apartment
April 17.

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