1:09 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Park issues keep Teton superintendent busy

Wyoming – Bob Beck interviews Mary Gibson Scott about her latest challenges in Grand Teton National Park.

1:07 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Reporters sound off on Cowboys offense

Wyoming – Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd speaks with two sports journalists who predict a rocky season for the University of Wyoming football team.

1:05 am
Tue September 2, 2008

British author tells of adventure in Iraq

Wyoming – Rory Stewart is the author the New York Times bestseller titled The Places In Between. It describes his walk across Afghanistan in 2002. Stewart's second book, The Prince of the Marshes, talks about his experience as the deputy governor of two provinces in southern Iraq. Stewart joins host Elsa Partan.

1:02 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Western Democrats tout unique values

Wyoming – For decades, Democratic presidential candidates have treated the West as a political wilderness all that has changed. Eric Niiler reports from Denver.

1:00 am
Tue September 2, 2008

U-W students follow election closely

Wyoming – Intern Lara Barbier follows a few politically minded students who want young people to think about the issues of the day.

12:57 am
Tue September 2, 2008

ENR director stands firm on environmental issues

Wyoming – The new director of the University of Wyoming's Environment and Natural Resources says she won't shy away from controversial topics. Elsa Partan has more.

12:55 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Grand Teton paths lead to controversy

Wyoming – Some love the idea of the 41-mile pathway for bikers through the park. Others say it puts animals and bikers in danger. Bob Beck reports.

12:51 am
Tue September 2, 2008

Renovation project to cut back on massive backlog in park system

Wyoming – The National Park Service faces a 2-billion dollar maintenance backlog for historic buildings. Officials hope the White Grass Dude Ranch nestled at the foot of Wyoming's Teton Range, will provide the answer. In its heyday, the ranch was one of the region's most popular getaways. Now the Park is working to rehab its old cabins and turn the ranch into a regional training center for park employees who will become craftsmen in historic building styles. Peter O'Dowd reports.

WPR News
11:03 am
Mon September 1, 2008

First Gas Well Propsed in Shoshone in over a Decade

Cody, WY – An energy company is proposing to drill what would be the first new natural gas well on the Shoshone National Forest in more than a decade.

Some local residents and an environmental group are opposing the application from Windsor Energy to drill a new gas well in Clark.

Windsor's proposed site for the new well is near the company's existing Crosby well, which blew out two years ago and contaminated groundwater.

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WPR News
10:56 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Gunbarrel Fire Might Burn into October

Cody, WY – The cost of fighting the Gunbarrel Fire, burning west of Cody since late July, is now pushing $10 million.

The Great Basin National Incident Management team is directing firefighting efforts. The team reported this weekend that the fire has now burned nearly 62,000 acres - more than 95 square miles.

There are about 475 people fighting the fire, concentrating on keeping it from burning any structures. Officials say the fire is not expected to be fully contained until sometime in October, when
snowfall comes.

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