WPR News
7:45 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Snowy Range Ski Area might not open this year

Laramie, Wyo. – The Snowy Range Ski Area won't open for the
season unless the owners are able to sell the property to someone who will open it this winter.

First National Bank President Dan Furphy says Rick and Terri Colling are trying to sell the area after operating it as the sole owners for 16 years. First National Bank is assisting in the sale.

Furphy says there are "three valid interested parties" considering purchasing the property, but there might not be a deal
in time for this ski season.

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WPR News
7:43 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Rock Well Petroleum Lays Off 180 Workers

Sheridan, Wyo. – A Canadian-based oil company that
specializes in underground oil drilling is laying off more than half its work force, most of them in Wyoming.

Rock Well Petroleum spokeswoman Phoebe Buckland said the layoffs are the result of the weakening economy and postponement of the company's plans for initial public stock offering on the London Stock Exchange.

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6:57 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Booming energy industry faces economics problems, too

Wyoming – The oil and gas industry is reaping record profits. But it turns out they have troubles of their own in this troubled economy. Peter O'Dowd reports.

6:55 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Uranium poised for rebound

Wyoming – Reporter Addie Goss speaks with Peter O'Dowd about the next steps in developing nuclear fuel in Wyoming.

6:54 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Energy official to step down

Wyoming – Wyoming Infrastructure Authority Executive Director Steve Waddington announced this week that he will resign effective Oct. 31. Elsa Partan visits with him.

6:52 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Wyoming delegates question McCain strategy

Wyoming – Reporter Matt Laslo is in Minnesota where Wyoming Republicans are concerned that John McCain is distancing himself from the Bush Administration.

6:51 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Returning vets have new advocate

Wyoming – Elsa Partan interviews Bob Bragg. He's the new lead veterans advocate for Northern Wyoming.

6:49 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Food banks cope with surge in demand

Wyoming – Around the state, food pantries have been getting more requests for help. They've seen about a 20 percent increase in clients in the last year. The Interfaith Good Samaritan pantry in Laramie it's even worse. Elsa Partan reports.

6:48 am
Fri September 5, 2008

U-W symphony touts worldly theme

Wyoming – In just a few weeks, the University of Wyoming symphony will kick off its season. This year, director Michael Griffith used his trip through Europe as inspiration for the season's program. He joined Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck in the studio.

6:46 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Eco-friendly businesses still reap profits

Wyoming – For a long time, the idea that business and the environment could peacefully merge appeared to fly in the face of capitalism. The University of Wyoming is in its second year of trying to disprove that. Professor Eric Arnould speaks with Peter O'Dowd.