WPR News
7:44 am
Fri May 30, 2008

Police: woman found in burning house had been dead for days

Jackson, Wyo. – Teton County authorities say the caretaker of a Jackson-area ranch fatally shot his wife and then waited about 10 days before fatally shooting himself and setting their house on fire.

Firefighters found the bodies of 61 year-old Bruce Anderson and 57-year-old Susan Anderson while putting out the fire that engulfed a ranch guest house on Wednesday morning.

Teton County Sheriff's Capt. Jim Whalen says autopsy results show that Susan Anderson was killed with a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun on or about May 18.

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WPR News
7:15 am
Fri May 30, 2008

UW professor aides Olympic sprinter

Laramie, Wyo. – A professor at the University of Wyoming helped double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius win the right to go to the Olympic trials.

Biomechanics professor Matt Bundle was on the team that provided evidence to a review board. That board overturned a ban on the South African athlete.

"This is an important case, a precedence-setting case," he says.

Track officials were worried that Pistorius had an advantage against non amputee runners because of the j-shaped prosthetic devices he used.

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WPR News
9:21 am
Thu May 29, 2008

Both Sides Debate Wolves Before Judge

Missoula, Mt – The fate of gray wolves in the Northern
Rockies is now in the hands of a federal judge in Montana, after advocacy groups argued in court that the animal's recovery is threatened by their recent removal from the endangered list.
Wyoming, Montana and Idaho plan public hunts for the region's
1,500 wolves this fall.
Attorneys for a dozen environmental and animals rights groups on
Thursday urged U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy to block the
states' plans. They asked for an injunction to restore endangered

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WPR News
9:20 am
Thu May 29, 2008

Teton County Investigates Possible Murder Suicide

Wilson, Wy – The Teton County Sheriff's Office is
investigating the possibility that a husband and wife whose bodies
were found inside a burning house were killed by "suspicious
trauma" before the fire.
Capt. Jim Whalen says firefighters found the two bodies while
they were putting out the Wednesday morning fire, which consumed a
guest house at a ranch about two miles north of Wilson.
The Sheriff's Office is investigating the fire as a possible
arson case because gas cans and the odor of gas were found inside

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WPR News
9:16 am
Thu May 29, 2008

Resorts shut down

Sheridan, Wy – The U.S. Forest Service has shut down two
resorts in the Big Horn Mountains, alleging health and safety
Bighorn National Forest special use program manager Gayle Laurent says Deer Haven Resort and Meadowlark Lake
Resort will both be closed until the problems are fixed at the facilities.
The resorts' permits were suspended last week. The resorts are owned by Wyoming Mountain Resorts, which does
business under the name Bighorn Mountain Resorts.

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WPR News
9:10 am
Thu May 29, 2008

Game and Fish Reacts To BLM


Cheyenne, Wy – The State Game and Fish department says a lot more data crunching has to happen before a final energy drilling policy is made for the Powder River Basin. Yesterday the Bureau of Land Management said it would put off approving more than one gas well per 500 acres in certain areas because of dwindling sage grouse. John Emmerich is the Deputy Director of External Affairs at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. He says this is just a starting point balanced approach to both sage grouse and energy in that area.

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WPR News
9:07 am
Thu May 29, 2008

Ski Resorts Go Smoke Free

Jackson, Wy – The next time you ski in Teton County it will be smoke free. Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King have all agreed to go smoke free throughout their resorts. Teton County Tobacco Prevention Manager Julia Heemstra says it is important to note that all three resorts volunteered to be smoke free. Heemstra says no other resorts in the country have passed such comprehensive smoke free policies. Bridger-Teton Forest officials also hope that the policy will cut down on the numbers of forest fires that are caused by improper cigarette disposal.

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Election 2008
11:41 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Republican Leaders want to revamp the party image

Wyoming – Republican Leaders want to revamp the party image, but Wyoming Congresswoman Barbara Cubin says that is foolish. Matt Laslo reports

11:38 am
Wed May 28, 2008

The National Weather service hopes that Laramie's tornado proves that they can occur in Wyoming

Wyoming – The National Weather service hopes that Laramie's tornado proves that they can occur in Wyoming. Bob Beck speaks with Andy Church of the National Weather Service about how to stay safe in a tornado.

11:36 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Moving calving season to May

Wyoming – Wyoming Ranchers are considering bucking a 75 year old tradition and moving calving season to May. The reason is better weather conditions as Elsa Partan reports.