1:41 am
Mon June 23, 2008

Pronghorn migration

Wyoming – Wyoming is home to the longest pronghorn migration in the lower 48 states, but development is threatening the area. Addie Goss looks at how some are trying to protect the migration.

WPR News
1:38 am
Mon June 23, 2008

Cubin Calls for More Refineries

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming congresswoman Barbara Cubin has introduced a bill that aims to increase America's refining capacity and find use for vacant industrial land.

The Republican's proposal directs the Secretary of Energy to designate at least five "brownfield" sites appropriate for the construction of new refineries. Brownfields are properties where possible concentrations of hazardous waste or pollution deter reuse of the land.

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WPR News
1:36 am
Mon June 23, 2008

Addition to Grand Teton Opened Saturday

Jackson, WY – More than a hundred people celebrated the opening of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve in Grand Teton National Park during a dedication ceremony Saturday.

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WY Elections
10:04 am
Fri June 20, 2008

Candidate Nick Carter Does Not Favor Universal Health Care

Laramie, Wy –

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WPR News
9:55 am
Fri June 20, 2008

State Representative Wants Support For Reservation

Wind River, Wy –

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WPR News
9:53 am
Fri June 20, 2008

Dead Woman Identified

Casper, Wy – A 34-year-old woman who died Wednesday
evening when a shed rolled over on her at a Casper baseball field
has been identified as a pilot from Sioux Falls, S.D.
Jim Massa told the Argus Leader of Sioux Falls that the woman
was his wife, Jennifer Job-Massa. She was a captain for Skywest
Airlines and was in Casper for a stopover.
Sgt. Richie Randel of the Casper Police Department says the
woman's body was found at about 5:30 p.m. when people showed up for
a game at the Field of Dreams complex.

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WPR News
7:14 am
Fri June 20, 2008

Top teacher expects graduation rates to rise

Laramie, Wyo. – The state superintendent is expecting Wyoming's graduation rate to improve as more programs are implemented to help so called at-risk students.

Superintendent Jim McBride says that the legislature has funded new programs to help these students.

McBride says it will take more than money. He says it is up to individual school districts to design programs to meet their local needs.

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WPR News
6:43 am
Fri June 20, 2008

More Wyo. cattle may have brucellosis

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Cheyenne, Wyo. – Preliminary tests indicate that 13 more
cattle in a western Wyoming herd may be infected with brucellosis.

That's in addition to the two cattle in which state authorities have positively confirmed brucellosis infections.

The herd belongs to a ranch near Daniel in Sublette County.

Assistant State Veterinarian Jim Logan says about 325 cattle from the herd have been subjected to preliminary blood tests and another 250 will be tested next week.

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Election 2008
6:40 am
Fri June 20, 2008

Wyo. governor meets with Obama

Laramie, Wyo. – Gov. Dave Freudenthal says a meeting with Democratic governors and prospective Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama led to discussions about energy and infrastructure.

Freudenthal says the discussion about energy indicated that the issue will continue to evolve with respect to carbon management, the future of the nation's energy supply and questions about transmission.

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Election 2008
2:16 am
Fri June 20, 2008

GOP House Candidate Opposes Protections for the Wyoming Range

Laramie, WY – Republican U.S. House candidate Bill Winney says he disagrees with legislation that would protect the Wyoming Range from drilling. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming is currently sponsoring the Wyoming Range Legacy Act, which would allow oil drilling in rural Wyoming.

"I'm not all that thrilled about looking out my window and seeing a drilling rig. At the same time, I am concerned about how many resources we fence off and say no to development," Winney said.

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