WPR News
7:23 am
Fri June 27, 2008

Cheyenne teen charged with computer crime

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say a Cheyenne teenager created a malicious computer code that allowed him to take over thousands of computers across the country to steal credit card information and defraud people.

Court documents filed on Thursday state that 19-year-old Jason Michael Milmont of Cheyenne has agreed to plead guilty to a single felony charge of accessing protected computers to conduct fraud.

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WPR News
8:47 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Fire Management Officials Predict Fires Later This Summer

Cheyenne, Wy – Despite the wet weather, state fire officials say this summer could still be a dangerous fire season. State Forester Bill Crapser says the wet spring weather has encouraged some growing so regional officials says that could lead to fires later this summer when grass and trees dry out. Crapser says most mountain areas should see an average fire season. However, Medicine Bow National forest officials fear that the Bark Beetle outbreak in their part of the state could make fires in the snowy range mountains more severe.

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WPR News
8:45 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Northern Arapaho Tribe Wants Youth Rec Center

Washington D-C – Leaders of Wyoming's Northern Arapaho Tribe are seeking $1.5 million for a new youth recreation center as they
reach out to the state's congressional delegation this week.
The tribal leaders traveled to Washington to plead for more
federal dollars after the recent deaths of three teenage girls on
the Wind River Indian Reservation.
They said Wednesday that the center would give children who
often turn to drugs and alcohol a place to gather.
Federal investigators say they're waiting for autopsy results to

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WPR News
7:59 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Police Chief Lawsuit Tossed Out

Laramie, Wy – Laramie's police chief was unsuccessful in his effort to sue a private citizen for slander and libel.

An Albany County Circuit Court Wednesday dismissed the case against long-time city council critic Tim Hale.

Chief Bob Deutsch told the judge that his reputation was tarnished after Hale accused him of embezzling city money.

Deutsch acknowledged he violated city policy when he paid for a laptop computer with petty cash in 2007. But he says he did nothing criminal.

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WPR News
10:02 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Man Dies In Fall From Rig

Pinedale, Wy – A 24-year-old man died Tuesday after being
struck on the head by a piece of falling pipe on a drilling rig in southwestern Wyoming. The man's identity was not immediately released. James Duran of Shell Exploration and Production says the man
worked for a drilling contractor hired by Shell. He said the accident occurred about 1 a.m. Tuesday on the north end of the Pinedale Anticline natural gas field.
Sublette County sheriff's spokesman Randall Hanson says the man died at a clinic in Pinedale from head injuries.

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WPR News
10:00 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Two Die In Park Crash

Grand Teton National Park – Grand Teton National Park officials say two
tourists from Belgium were killed when their car crashed head-on with a semi-truck hauling a car transport trailer.
The crash happened Monday afternoon on U.S. 26/89/191 just south
of the Albright scenic overlook. Teton County Coroner Bob Campbell
says the man and a woman were in a Ford Focus.
Campbell declared the man and woman dead on the scene.
Park officials say the victims' names have not been released
pending notification of relatives.

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WPR News
9:59 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Arapaho Leaders In D-C

Washington D-C – Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Tribe
traveled to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to meet with government leaders this week regarding the deaths earlier this month of three teenage girls on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Anthony Addison Sr. and Harvey Spoonhunter, leaders of the
Northern Arapaho Business Council, and Ryan Wilson, director of the
Northern Arapaho Council of Elders, plan to speak Wednesday at the
National Press Club in Washington. They also plan to meet with

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WPR News
9:57 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Sublette County Housing Boom Tapering Off

Pinedale, Wy – The housing boom in Sublette County appears to be slowing. County Planning Director Bart Myers says between January and June of 2007, they issued 179 building permits. So far this year, they've only issued 91. Meyers says there is less demand and the other reason is that housing projects in the works for years are finally being built and occupied.

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WPR News
9:54 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Wyoming Construction Numbers Strong

Laramie, Wy – While the rest of the nation is facing a major construction slowdown numbers in Wyoming are strong. The Wyoming Department of employment reports that in May the construction sector created the most jobs in the state and posted the fastest growth rate of over nine percent. Economist David Bullard says Wyoming's numbers are remarkable when you look at the decrease in building permits nationally.
Bullard notes that Wyoming actually saw a very slight increase in unemployment numbers that probably was due to the numbers of recent graduates entering the job market.

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WPR News
9:16 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Arapaho Language Symposium This Week

Arapaho, WY – A prominent linguist is coming to the Arapaho School District this week to teach the grammatical structure of the Arapaho Language. Symposium organizer William C'Hair says linguist Zdenek Salzmann visited once before in the 70s. Now C'Hair says he is going to reintroduce Salzmann to his people, because "the time is ripe and the time is right."

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