WPR News
7:16 am
Fri July 11, 2008

Citations for open containers one year after law passes

Laramie, Wyo. – It's been one year since law enforcement agencies in Wyoming have been able to bust drivers for having an open container of alcohol in their vehicles.

From July 2007 through March 2008, the Wyoming Highway Patrol has issued about 340 citations for open containers.

Sgt. Stephen Townsend says most of those tickets were issued after motorists were stopped for something else.

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WPR News
7:13 am
Fri July 11, 2008

Company plans wind turbines south of Rawlins

Rawlins, Wyo. – An energy company has applied to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for a permit to allow construction of 1,000 wind turbines south of Rawlins.

Bruce Collins is a spokesman with the Rawlins office of the BLM. He says the Power Company of Wyoming has applied for a right of way permit for two wind farms. He says the notice of the proposal hasn't been issued to the public yet.

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WPR News
10:13 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Forest Service Will Treat Beetles

Laramie, Wy – The U.S. Forest Service will temporarily
close about 13 campgrounds and picnic areas in the Laramie and Centennial region to spray trees to protect them from bark beetles.
The Laramie Ranger District says the areas will be closed at
varying times starting Monday and continuing through Friday.
Recreation manager Roger Anderson says people will be moved out
of areas when spraying takes place and the sites will be closed for
24 hours to let the spray dry.
The Forest Service hopes to protect the trees from beetles that

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WPR News
10:12 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Uranium Company Agrees To Large Fine

Douglas, Wy – The company that operates the only uranium in-situ leach mining operation in the state has agreed to pay one point four million dollars because of alleged groundwater violations. The State's Department of Environmental quality accused Power Resources Incorporated of a long list of violations including delaying the restoration of groundwater near its mine in Converse County. The company agreed to pay the state 900-thousand dollars in penalties and another 500-thousand for environmental projects related to uranium mining.

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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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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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