WPR News
8:46 am
Fri June 6, 2008

Former Fire Chief Gets Extra Time

Cheyenne, Wy – A federal judge has sentenced former
Campbell County Fire Chief Gary Scott to serve 24 years, five months in prison on 10 felony convictions of taking children under the age of 18 across state lines to sexually molest them.
Some of the victims were molested while they were members of a
fire cadet program for children that Scott created. Scott served as
Campbell County fire chief from 1991 until his arrest last August.
U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer on Friday ruled that the

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WPR News
8:45 am
Fri June 6, 2008

Information On Reservation Deaths Held

Riverton, Wy – Autopsies have been completed on three
teenage girls found dead this week on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The Larimer County coroner's office in Loveland, Colo., says the
autopsies were done yesterday (Thursday).
However, the FBI and other authorities were not releasing any
information about what the autopsies may have found.
Northern Arapaho Tribe spokesman Jonathon Barela says he was
told no information will be released until Monday.
The three girls, ages 13, 14 and 15, were found dead Wednesday

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WPR News
8:44 am
Fri June 6, 2008

UW Official Leaves

Laramie, Wy – An administrator at the University of
Wyoming will move to Montana and work for the state commissioner of higher education.
Sylvia Moore has accepted the position of deputy commissioner of
academic and student affairs. Montana Commissioner of Higher
Education Sheila Stearns says Moore will begin work in September.
Moore is the University of Wyoming's director of an interstate
program of medical education. She holds bachelor's, master's and
doctoral degrees from Wyoming.

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WPR News
8:43 am
Fri June 6, 2008

Expert Says Drilling Is Slowing On Its Own

Laramie, Wy – A new report shows that many of the approved oil and gas leases for the west are sitting idle. This is at the same time federal reports have taken some Wyoming communities to task for slowing up development. They say local water protections are slowing up important oil and gas development. The Wilderness Society's David Alberswerth says some 44 million acres could be drilled right now.

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WPR News
8:48 am
Thu June 5, 2008

Teton County, Idaho Facing Impacts

Jackson, Wy –

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WPR News
8:45 am
Thu June 5, 2008

DFS Has Little Recourse

Casper, Wy – A Department of Family Services investigation learned that an inmate may have been sexually assaulted at the Juvenile Detention Center in Casper... but when a child reported the incident to those in charge of the facility the allegation was not reported to the state. It's one of several problems concerning the operation of the facility uncovered by D-F-S. The Department says there are few actions they can take against the company that operated the facility, called Cheyenne based Frontier Correctional services.

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WPR News
8:42 am
Thu June 5, 2008

Landowners Worry About Uranium Development

Hulett, Wy – A practice called in- situ leaching where companies search for Uranium has several landowners in northeastern Wyoming concerned. The practice involves drilling into the ground and a leaching solution is sent into the holes. Landowners fear that will contaminate their water supply. Company officials say they are testing to make sure that won't happen. Hulett resident Pam Viviano and others have formed the group Ranchers and Neighbors Protecting our water. One thing they would like is regular monitoring of their water by an independent source but that is not available.

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WPR News
8:56 am
Wed June 4, 2008

Reservation Deaths Investigated

Riverton, Wy – The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs
police are investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found at a housing complex on the Wind River Indian
Reservation.
The Northern Arapaho Tribe public relations department says the
people died Wednesday morning in a residence at the Beaver Creek
Housing Development, a few miles south of the central Wyoming town
of Riverton.
Jonathan Barela, assistant director of public relations for the
tribe, says no information has been released on the cause of death,

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WPR News
8:55 am
Wed June 4, 2008

Investigation Notes Problems

Cheyenne, Wy – An investigation by the Wyoming Department
of Family Services has concluded that juveniles weren't adequately
supervised when a boy allegedly was sexually assaulted at a Casper
juvenile jail a few months ago.
The department also found that staff and administrators at the
Regional Juvenile Detention Center didn't report the alleged
assault to the state as required.
The Associated Press obtained the report outlining the
department's conclusions after filing an open records request with
the department.

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WPR News
8:54 am
Wed June 4, 2008

Mule Deer Deaths Have Wildlife Officials Worried

Cokeville, Wy – A Game and Fish Department Wildlife Biologist says he is alarmed by the large number of Mule Deer deaths in the Wyoming range this winter and the early spring. Gary Fralick says most occurred in Central Uinta County and near Cokeville. Fralick says the die off was enough that it will be difficult for the population to bounce back quickly. He adds that forage losses will not help the animals rebound.

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