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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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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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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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8:22 am
Mon May 12, 2008

Republicans jockey for position in House race

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The race for the Republican nomination for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House already is shaping up to be an unusual one compared to the past few elections.

Buffalo rancher Mark Gordon is already running television ads. Also, Gordon has raised an unusually large amount of money for so early in the race - more than $400,000, including nearly $300,000 from himself.

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8:15 am
Mon May 12, 2008

Rivers could swell after heavy snowfall

Laramie, Wyo. – For the first time in several years, the mountains in Wyoming are still packed with snow in May.

That increases the chance for spring flooding along several rivers and streams. National Weather Service Hydrologist Jim Fahey says a combination of warm weather and rainfall would cause the snow to melt all at once.

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8:13 am
Mon May 12, 2008

State denies Cheyenne charter school

Laramie, Wyo. – An advocate for charter schools says she's disappointed--but not surprised-- that the Cheyenne Classical Academy charter school received another no-vote today.

The state board of education denied the appeal to keep the school's application alive, saying that most of the reasons for the previous decision by the Laramie County School District were based on solid evidence.

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9:45 am
Fri May 9, 2008

President Signs Platte River Agreement

Laramie, Wy – President Bush has signed legislation that supplies the federal share of money for the Platte River recovery program.

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9:43 am
Fri May 9, 2008

Enrollment Could Rise At UW

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Laramie, Wy – The University of Wyoming is projecting that 17-hundred freshmen will enroll in the fall, an increase of about three and a half percent over last year. Vice President for Student Affairs, Sara Axelson, says UW continues to see more students from Colorado.
Axelson says the UW trustees have kept tuition increases for out of state students at a minimum, while states like Colorado have increased their tuition significantly.

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9:41 am
Fri May 9, 2008

Wolf Hearing Will Go Forward

Billings, Montana – A federal judge in Montana has rejected a
request by the government to delay a lawsuit seeking to place the
gray wolf back on the endangered species list, saying he's "unwilling to risk more deaths."
At least 39 of the Northern Rockies' 1,500 gray wolves have been
killed since they lost federal protection in March. That action
placed wolves under the authority of state wildlife agencies in
Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.
All three states have relaxed rules for killings wolves that

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9:40 am
Fri May 9, 2008

Barrasso Mum On Ozone Levels In Pinedale

Washington, DC – U-S Senator John Barrasso has not yet taken a position on whether energy development in the Pinedale anticline should slow down. Some believe that since high levels of ozone have been reported in Pinedale, that natural gas drilling should slow down, until things improve. Senator Barrasso says he has not yet formed an opinion, but says he is attending meetings and is studying the issue closely.

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