12:27 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Time for Wild Horse Adoptions

Wyoming – The annual wild horse adoption at the honor farm kicks off next week. Bob Beck interviews Joe Crofts and Warden Ken Keller, who explain the event.

12:25 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Writing to Extra-Terrestrials

Wyoming – A class at the University of Wyoming has spent the whole semester writing to extra terrestrials. How do we introduce ourselves? This class tried to figure it out. Elsa Partan reports.

12:17 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Preserving Wyoming History

Wyoming – A statewide preservation conference is taking place in Cheyenne next week. Bob Beck interviews Evan Medley from the Wyoming Main street program. He says that several structures in the state are at risk.

12:15 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Substandard Housing Problems in Laramie

Wyoming – A lack of affordable rental housing is a problem across Wyoming. But in Laramie, the large number of student renters makes the problem worse. As a result, some landlords are able to rent apartments that are unpleasant or even unsafe. Addie Goss reports.

12:13 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Charter School Uses Online Learning to Make Big Strides

Wyoming – Parents and school officials from the Wind River Reservation are combating an alarmingly high drop-out rate with an unusual school. Bob Beck Reports.

12:11 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Community College Student is Overcoming The Odds

Wyoming – At Central Wyoming College in Riverton, a young Arapaho man is trying to beat long odds to become the first person in his family to receive a college degree. Those who have already made that journey say he will encounter naysayers, even at home. Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd has the story.

WPR News
10:38 am
Mon May 12, 2008

Forest Service Proposes Expanding Sheep Grazing

Kemmerer, WY – U.S. Forest Service administrators are proposing continued sheep grazing in two large grazing areas in southwest Wyoming.

Kemmerer District Ranger Tracy Hollingshead is considering authorizing continued permitted livestock grazing on the 35,000-acre Smiths Fork grazing area and the 7,100-acre Lower Salt Creek area.

All of the allotments are located on the southwestern end of the Salt Range in an area about 18 miles south of Afton and 25 miles north of Cokeville.

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WPR News
10:32 am
Mon May 12, 2008

WY Uranium Mining Applications Up

Cheyenne, WY – The state agency that oversees mining is shifting workers around, in anticipation that Wyoming could see up to 50 new uranium mines.

Wyoming has just one producing uranium mine now. But demand for uranium has increased prices in recent years, prompting renewed interest in uranium mining across the West.

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WPR News
10:28 am
Mon May 12, 2008

First Preserve Wyoming Conference Next Week in Cheyenne

Laramie, WY – Some state officials are hoping to re-engage people on the benefits of restoring and preserving historic buildings in the state. These are buildings over 50 years of age with a historic significance. Many of these buildings are heading for the wrecking ball.

Evan Medley of the Wyoming Main Street program says losing these buildings would be bad for the state. That is why they are trying to find ways to restore these buildings.

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WPR News
10:25 am
Mon May 12, 2008

UW Students Develop Temporary Road for Drilling Sites

Laramie, WY – A temporary road developed by a group of students at the University of Wyoming is attracting attention from energy companies.

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