WPR News
9:40 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Arapaho want Yellowbear out of boundary suit

Cheyenne, WY – The Northern Arapaho Tribe says it will oppose an attempt by a tribal member serving time on a murder conviction to intervene in the tribe's federal lawsuit over a
long-standing boundary dispute.

The tribe sued the state and Fremont County last month, arguing that they had been improperly taxing tribal members living in Riverton and other areas nearby.

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WPR News
9:32 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Moose Near Bedford Had CWD

Jackson, WY – A moose in Star Valley has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in what state wildlife officials say is the first time the disease has been found west of the Continental Divide in northwestern Wyoming.

Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced last week that the three-year-old female moose was found last February near Bedford.

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WPR News
9:29 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Text Messaging while Driving Kills Two

Laramie, WY – A Cheyenne legislator is renewing his effort to outlaw certain kinds of cell phone use while driving. Representative Floyd Esquibel says he was saddened by the deaths of two Wyoming teenagers in the last two months. Both were driving while text-messaging. "What message was being transmitted?" Esquibel says. "What was so important about the message that it couldn't wait?"

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WPR News
8:28 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Wyoming has to decide next wolf move

WPR News
8:22 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Crook County gets much needed health care grant.

Sundance, Wy – A Crook County health care provider says that an 80-thousand dollar grant from the state will help to recruit a much-needed family practice physician. The money is part of a state funded effort to bring new doctors to areas where there are major shortages. The C-E-O of the Crook County Medical service is Doris Brown. She says several health clinics in Crook County were temporarily closed last summer because they did not have enough doctors to stay open. But Brown says the new state grant will help pay for recruiting services, advertising, and moving expenses.

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WPR News
8:16 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Teton County health insurance lags

In Focus Today
3:36 am
Mon October 20, 2008

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WY Elections
12:54 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Libertarian Candidate Wants to Prosecute Execs

Laramie, WY – The Libertarian candidate running for Wyoming's seat in the US House of Representatives says going after corporate executives is the best way to restore confidence in the nation's economy.

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WPR News
6:40 am
Fri October 17, 2008

2 bodies found in cabin near Laramie

Laramie, Wyo. – The bodies of two Casper residents have been found in a cabin east of Laramie.

The Albany County Sheriff's Office says it received a call shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday of a young female left alone and an unresponsive adult female in a cabin.

When deputies arrived, they found two adults dead inside the cabin. Officers identified them as Venetta Smith, 25, and Robert Reed Laybourn, 21.

Also in the cabin were an 8-month-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. The children were unharmed.

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WPR News
6:38 am
Fri October 17, 2008

Consultant says Wyo. shouldn't miss train

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A consultant for the state says Wyoming should not miss this train.

Consultant David Simpson says if Colorado goes ahead with a proposed high-speed passenger rail system, Wyoming would be almost foolish not to link into the system.

Colorado is considering investing more than $10 billion in commuter rail on the Front Range and into the mountains on the Interstate 70 corridor. Promoters of the project envision a high-speed rail system from Casper to south of Albuquerque.

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