WPR News
9:00 am
Mon June 16, 2008

Sheriff Offices Deal With Gas Prices

Laramie, Wy – High gas prices are driving up costs for local government. That is especially true in large counties that don't have mineral wealth. One such place is Albany County. Sheriff Jim Pond says high gas prices are a concern but they are able to maintain service. But he admits they are making plans for the future.
Pond says gas prices have been a topic of discussion as county commissioners are putting final touches on their budget.

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5:49 am
Mon June 16, 2008

Firefighters from 21 counties get enhanced training to fight forest fires

Wyoming – Firefighters from 21 counties get enhanced training to fight forest fires. Bob Beck reports.

5:48 am
Mon June 16, 2008

In Idaho those in high risk areas are learning how to make their homes fire resistant

Idaho – Guy Hand reports that in Idaho those in high risk areas are learning how to make their homes fire resistant.

5:25 am
Mon June 16, 2008

Officials are putting together a new comprehensive plan

Wyoming – In Teton County, officials are putting together a new comprehensive plan. It has generated some debate. Addie Goss discusses the plan with local planners.

5:22 am
Mon June 16, 2008

Newspapers in the state are changing gears away from the Presidential primaries to focus on Wyoming's primary election

Wyoming – Peter O'Dowd reports that newspapers in the state are changing gears away from the Presidential primaries to focus on Wyoming's primary election.

5:20 am
Mon June 16, 2008

Problems with off road vehicles

Wyoming – Bob Beck talks with Marcia Rose Ritchie of the Douglas Ranger District about problems off road vehicles are causing in the Thunder Basin National Grassland.

5:16 am
Mon June 16, 2008

National AARP spelling bee

Wyoming – Saturday is the National AARP spelling bee in Cheyenne

2:54 am
Mon June 16, 2008

State loses track of child-custody case

Wyoming – Elsa Partan reports on the case of a boy who spent his childhood lost in the child welfare system.

WPR News
7:25 am
Fri June 13, 2008

Lawyer: Cop's slander lawsuit won't fly

Laramie, WYo. – A University of Wyoming professor says a libel and slander lawsuit filed by Laramie's chief of police will face an uphill battle.

Chief Bob Deutsch filed a lawsuit against private citizen Tim Hale. The suit accuses Hale of making false accusations of criminal wrongdoing.

Hale has strongly opposed City Hall for years. He recently accused Deutsch of misusing city funds.

Deutsch says he has the same rights in court as a private citizen. U-W professor John Burman disagrees.

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WPR News
7:15 am
Fri June 13, 2008

Senior groups dissapointed in senators

Laramie, Wyo – Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi voted in favor of one Medicare bill.
But it was not the bill that A-A-R-P wanted the senators to support.

Wyoming's A-A-R-P director Rita Inoway says she is disappointed that Enzi and Barrasso voted against a 20-billion-dollar version proposed by Democrats.

She says it would have improved Medicare's prevention, mental health and low-income programs.

Inoway says she fears the issue has become partisan.

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