WPR News
8:15 am
Mon March 10, 2008

F.E. Warren AFB Will Close its Library

Laramie, WY – Officials at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne say budget cuts have forced the base to close its library.

Colonel Mike Morgan says the base lost more than $800,000 in service programs as part of military-wide budget revisions. Morgan says the library closure represents almost half of the directed cuts.

He says that if the base didn't close the library, it would have had to cut other programs.

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WPR News
8:13 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Elderly Man's Body Found in Sheridan County

Laramie, WY – Sheridan County officials say searchers have recovered the body of an 84-year-old man six days after he went missing from a local hospital.

Henry Jackson was last seen on Tuesday when he was dropped off at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, where he was supposed to pick up his car and go home.

Family members say Jackson had Alzheimer's.

Searchers with a dog team found Jackson's body Sunday afternoon about one-and-a-half miles from where his car was discovered last week.

He says hypothermia is being investigated as the probable cause of death.

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WPR News
8:11 am
Mon March 10, 2008

BLM Will Conduct Prescribed Burns in Carbon County

Laramie, WY – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct up to eight prescribed burns around Carbon County this spring.

The agency advises the public that smoke may be visible at times.

The BLM says the burns will be carried out only when weather, wind and other conditions are right to keep them under control. Most of the burns are intended to remove sagebrush and other growth that has become so old that it's unproductive. Ash from the burned vegetation fertilizes the ground and encourages the growth of nutritious, young shrubs.

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WPR News
7:28 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Bear-Proof Containers Required at Grand Teton Nat. Park

Laramie, WY – Backcountry campers at Grand Teton National Park will be required to use bear-proof food containers as part of an effort to reduce interaction between humans and bears.

Starting Saturday, Park visitors camping at elevations below 10 thousand feet must use approved, portable bear-proof canisters to store food.

The rule does not apply to certain designated backcountry campsites where food storage facilities are provided.

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5:00 am
Mon March 10, 2008

How Some Students of Color Experience Laramie

Wyoming – Census numbers say that less than 1 percent of all Wyomingites are black. The University of Wyoming says than one percent of all its students are black. Which means that less than 1 out of every 100 people you see on the street each day are black. Addie Goss reports on how those statistics shape the lives of black students in Laramie.

WPR News
1:39 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Obama Wins Wyoming

Laramie, WY – Barack Obama has captured the Wyoming
Democratic caucuses, seizing a bit of momentum in the close, hard-fought race with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The Illinois senator has now won 13 caucuses to Clinton's three.

Obama won 61 percent, or 5,378 votes, to Clinton's 38 percent, or 3,312 votes, with all 23 Wyoming counties reporting. One percent was uncommitted.

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WPR News
10:49 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Legislators End Session in High Spirits

Cheyenne, WY – The legislature ended like it began, with an address from Governor Dave Freudenthal.

The governor praised lawmakers for their work to advance the state and for their passage of bills from the capture and storage of carbon dioxide to bills concerning the protection of sensitive species.

Freudenthal told lawmakers that it appears the state will have more money next year and they should have an eye to the future.

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WPR News
10:44 am
Fri March 7, 2008

UW Settles With Students

Laramie, WY – A settlement agreement has been reached in the litigation between four students and the University of Wyoming regarding an incident last fall involving allegations of hazing.

A UW representative says under the terms of the agreement, the university agreed that student disciplinary procedures were not fully followed and has agreed to pay for attorneys' fees incurred by the students related to those proceedings in the amount of $30,000.

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WPR News
10:44 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Former President Clinton visited Wyoming

Laramie, WY – Onlookers warmly welcomed President Bill Clinton to Wyoming yesterday. The former president campaigned for Senator Hillary Clinton who is vying for 12 Wyoming delegates at stake in tomorrow's caucuses.

The president outlined his wife's plan to introduce 10 new clean-coal technology projects in the U-S and told a packed arena at the University of Wyoming that her healthcare and education plans were the best option for Americans. Supporters said the visit showed Wyoming's national importance in the race for president.

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WPR News
10:43 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Hathaway Changes Passed

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Legislature passed a bill Friday that would allow students who lost the Hathaway Scholarship to re-qualify for it.

A joint House and Senate conference committee agreed to delete an amendment that would have made it possible for students to move among scholarships in the Hathaway program.

Representative Sue Wallis was on the committee and supported the amendment. She says keeping the amendment in wasn't worth halting the bill and she hoped to bring the amendment back again next session.

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