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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WPR News
9:20 am
Mon June 23, 2008

Mourners Honor Saratoga Soldier

Saratoga, Wy – Mourners gathered in Saratoga on Monday to
honor Staff Sgt. Tyler E. Pickett, a former Saratoga resident who was killed in action in Iraq earlier this month.
The 28-year-old was remembered as a dedicated soldier who made a
big impression on the southern Wyoming town during his years there,
the Rawlins Daily Times reported in a story for its Tuesday
editions.
Pickett was assigned to the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division
at Fort Drum, N.Y. He was buried at a formal military service in
New York earlier this month.

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WPR News
9:18 am
Mon June 23, 2008

Forest Service Worries About Historic Areas

Dubois, Wy – A study shows the U-S Forest service lacks the resources to protect more than 300-thousand places of historic or cultural significance on public land.

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WPR News
9:16 am
Mon June 23, 2008

BLM Needs More Places To Story Wild Horses

Laramie, Wy –
Because of an overabundance of wild horses, the Bureau of Land Management is looking for a couple of long term pasture facilities. B-L-M Spokesman Tom Gorey says they need to clear the range from a growing number of horses and burros. Currently long term holding facilities are overcrowded, so Gorey says they are looking for people who might be willing to help.
Gorey says that people interested can learn more about the program through the B-L-M website.

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