WPR News
9:28 am
Mon April 21, 2008

Cloud Seeding Not Causing SE Wyoming Snow

Rawlins, Wy – Blame Mother Nature and not an experimental cloud-seeding effort for the heavy snow that fell on the Snowy
Range and Sierra Madre Mountains this winter.
Bruce Boe of Weather Modification Incorporated thinks the
experimental cloud-seeding effort that got into full swing this
past winter may have added a small amount of snow to the
above-average snowpack in the mountains.
Weather Modification of North Dakota is carrying out a carefully
controlled five-year study of cloud seeding using the Snowies,

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WPR News
9:26 am
Mon April 21, 2008

Wyoming Farmers Worried About Farm Bill

Cody, Wy –
Congress continues to try and reach an agreement on the farm bill. At stake are a number of programs to help farmers, as well as a variety of food subsidy programs. The Bush administration has targeted the program for cuts. In Wyoming, farmers say they are watching negotiations closely. One such observer is Cody Sugar Beet Farmer Glen Reed, who says early versions of the Farm Bill contained three critical elements for the sugar industry.

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WPR News
9:25 am
Mon April 21, 2008

Feeding Elk Becoming Too Expensive

Jackson, Wy – The National Elk Refuge has ended one of its longest winter-feeding seasons in three decades. This winter, officials scattered eight-and-a-half million pounds of alfalfa pellets on the refuge. Refuge Manager Steve Kallin says the effort to feed elk and bison cost more than 8-thousand dollars a day. He says it will take 170 semi-truck loads to replenish the supply for next year.

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6:30 am
Mon April 21, 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.

6:28 am
Mon April 21, 2008

Rural doctor still practices the old-fashioned way

Wyoming – Peter O'Dowd brings us this story about Dr. William Close. He's an 83-year-old physician who spent decades in war-torn Congo as the personal doctor to the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko. Now, he spends his days around Big Piney making house calls.

6:26 am
Mon April 21, 2008

Riverton grapples with drinking problems

Wyoming – The governor's substance abuse task force met recently in Riverton. As Bob Beck reports some citizens believe the situation is getting out of hand.

6:23 am
Mon April 21, 2008

Reporter's Roundtable: Booze issues spread statewide

Wyoming – Riverton isn't the only community struggling with alcohol abuse. Peter O'Dowd spoke with reporters from Casper and Jackson who are covering the issue.

6:21 am
Mon April 21, 2008

Body image in the cross hairs of health conference

Wyoming – Host Bob Beck speaks with Susan Linn, the author of a new book that argues marketing can warp body image in children.

6:19 am
Mon April 21, 2008

Wyoming delegation wants action on health care

Wyoming – With spending out of control, few believe the nation's health care system is sustainable. Todd Zwillich reports from Washington on the efforts of Wyoming's Congressional delegation to make a change.

1:50 am
Mon April 21, 2008

Administrator discusses future of kid's health insurance

Wyoming – Elsa Partan speaks with the state administrator for SCHIP, Patti Guzman. She outlines the impacts of a recent a rule change that will go into effect this August.