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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WPR News
6:23 am
Fri October 17, 2008

Game department urges good shots

Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming Game and Fish department is urging hunters to be close enough to game animals so that they can be killed with a clean shot.

Education Specialist Dennie Hammer says hunters also must follow-up their shots.

Hammer says hunters have an ethical obligation to make sure that the animal was not hit.

He says a clean shot at the vital area of an animal assures good meat and leads to less stress for the animal.

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WPR News
6:20 am
Fri October 17, 2008

Report predicts energy revenue will remain strong

Laramie, Wyo. – The latest statewide revenue report is out and it shows that Wyoming will see another large budget increase.

In all, the state is looking at one-point-five billion dollars more than it had at the start of the new two-year budget cycle. The increase comes from energy development in the state.

Despite this, Governor Dave Freudenthal says the national economy shows that Wyoming needs to be cautious with its budget.

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WPR News
9:03 am
Thu October 16, 2008

Trucking Association Opposes Tolls

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WPR News
8:46 am
Thu October 16, 2008

State senator snared in lawsuit

Laramie, Wyo. – Republican State Senator Kit Jennings of Casper is tangled in a half-million dollar lawsuit.

A complaint was filed in Natrona County District Court claiming that Jennings' company failed to pay for services worth more than 500-thousand dollars.

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WPR News
8:21 am
Thu October 16, 2008

Albany County subdivision plan draws anger

Laramie, Wyo. – A plan for a new subdivision in Albany County has neighbors divided.

The plan would cut up part of the Centennial Valley, just outside of Laramie, into 26 lots. Each lot would be two to five acres large.

Winifred Smith is the owner of the land. She says she's spent 21 years there, first trying to raise goats, and then horses.

"You cannot eke out an agricultural existence on these 155 acres," Smith said.

Several of Smith's neighbors are opposing her plan. Barb Johnson is one of them.

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WPR News
7:57 am
Thu October 16, 2008

Chronic wasting disease may not damage herd

Laramie, Wyo. – Game officials are more confident that a deadly disease might not have long-term impacts on elk herds.

Since 2002, researchers have been studying a group of 40 elk infected with chronic wasting disease. The department's Eric Keszler says CWD is always fatal. But the study found that infected animals can live for five years or more before they die. And that gives them plenty of time to breed and keep herd populations strong.

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WPR News
9:54 am
Wed October 15, 2008

Toll road plan moves forward

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