WPR News
10:10 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Numbers Show Eastern Wyoming Census Declines

Wheatland, Wy – New figures from the U-S Census Bureau out today (Thursday) show communities in southwest Wyoming are booming. But the same cannot be said to the east where there is no oil and gas development.

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WPR News
10:08 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Gillette Officer Pleads

Gillette, Wy – A former Gillette police officer pleaded
guilty on Thursday to a felony drug charge.
Twenty-three-year-old Thomas Brent Clark pleaded guilty to one
count of conspiracy to deliver marijuana. Prosecutors agreed to
dismiss another felony charge of delivery of marijuana and agreed
to recommend that he not serve any prison time.
Clark was hired by the Gillette Police Department in January and
worked there until the middle of March.
Prosecutors charge that Clark in February took about a pound of

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WPR News
10:07 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Bill Would Fund Clean Coal Technologies

Washington D-C – As one of the nation's top coal-producers, Wyoming is spending millions of dollars on the development of clean coal technologies. Now the US Congress is considering a bill that would tax consumers to fund such research.

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WPR News
9:39 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Jumping Mouse Decision Expected Today

Denver, WY – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce Wednesday whether the Preble's meadow jumping mouse will continue to be listed as an endangered species.

The announcement could affect tens of thousand acres designated as a critical habitat to allow the mouse to recover. The mouse is found in both Wyoming and Colorado.

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WPR News
9:30 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Hungry Bear in Grand Teton Put Down

WPR News
9:05 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Bishop Riken To Leave Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wy – Pope Benedict XVI has chosen the bishop of
Cheyenne to head the Green Bay diocese in the United States.
The Vatican said Wednesday that 55-year-old Monsignor David L.
Ricken has been appointed to the Wisconsin post.
Ricken is from Kansas and has studied Church law at Rome's
prestigious Pontifical Gregorian University.

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WPR News
9:02 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Wyoming Water Official Wants Funding

Washington D-C – Wyoming's chief water administrator says clean coal poses a risk to the nation's ground water supply.
Wyoming state government is spending millions of dollars on finding ways to capture and store carbon emissions from burning coal. The most talked about approach is to inject the emissions underground. On a Capitol Hill briefing, Kevin Frederick of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality says that would make ground water more vulnerable to contamination.

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WPR News
8:56 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Frontier Days Goes Green

Cheyenne, –
Cheyenne Frontier Days is going green. The Rodeo is teaming with Laramie's Trihydro Corporation to develop a major recycling program at Frontier Park during this year's rodeo. Concessions Chairman Darin Westby says that Frontier Days has been working on recycling for a number of years .including collecting and recycling cardboard to collecting manure and placing it in a local composting facility. Westby says this year their focus is recycling plastic.

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8:54 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Governor Credits Research For Preble's Ruling

Laramie, Wy – Governor Dave Freudenthal says the investment the state has made in developing scientific data is the likely the reason the Prebles Meadow Jumping mouse is being de-listed in Wyoming. Freudenthal says he believes the research, which included D-N-A testing benefited Wyoming. He says they are using the same approach on Sage Grouse and other animals that might be listed as endangered. Freudenthal credits the legislature for their funding of the data collection program.

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2:19 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Preble's mouse removed from list

Laramie, WY – Four conservation groups say they will sue to reinstate protections for the Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse in Wyoming.

The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service decided to remove it from the threatened species list after determining that the animal is doing well in Wyoming.

Some state business leaders and politicians had been pushing for the de-listing, saying that it was holding back development.

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