11:05 am
Mon February 25, 2008

EPA's Larry Svoboda on the Pinedale Anticline

Wyoming – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency criticized the Bureau of Land Management's plan for drilling on the Pinedale Anticline. The EPA gave the plan its worst possible rating, which is rare. Elsa Partan interviews Larry Svoboda of the EPA.

11:03 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Wyoming Health Care Reform Difficult, Slow

Wyoming – The state legislature is reviewing the latest in a long list of health care reform schemes from the last few years. In most cases, the proposals either go nowhere, or don't quite fix problems facing people in the state. Bob Beck reports.

11:01 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Week Two at the Wyoming Legislature

Wyoming – Among the issues that have come up at the capitol are dog-fighting and self-defense. For a roundup of news from the capitol, Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss spoke to Bob Geha of CBS News Channel Five, and our own Bob Beck.

10:58 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Idaho Schools Fall Behind

Wyoming – National rankings place Idaho near the bottom in both college attendance and graduation. Guy Hand reports on efforts to improve.

10:57 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Howard Woody on Wyoming's Telephone History

Wyoming – Howard Woody describes Union Telephone from its very beginnings. When his father founded the company in 1914, the technology was about as rugged as the West itself.

10:55 am
Mon February 25, 2008

A Woman Climbs Windmills, Gets Ahead

Wyoming – The latest research from the Department of Employment shows women aren't gaining any ground in Wyoming's wage gap battle. But here is the story of one woman who is literally climbing her way to equal wages. Peter O'Dowd reports.

10:54 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Women's Suffrage in Wyoming

Wyoming – With all the talk of gender and politics in the news recently, we bring you University of Wyoming History Professor Phil Roberts and the story of the battle for women's suffrage in Wyoming.

WPR News
10:48 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Obama campaign explains caucus process to young Dems

Laramie, WY – Wyoming Democrats are trying to demystify next month's presidential caucuses to potential voters.

The spokesman for the state's Barack Obama campaign, Matt Chandler, visited the University of Wyoming last week and told young democrats that they shouldn't be intimidated by the process.

Some U-W students said the nomination process confused them, but after the meeting said they intended to caucus on March 8.

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WPR News
9:51 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Snow pack strong, but drought far from over

Laramie, WYo – Wyoming's mountains are covered in more snow right now than they have been in recent years. Snow pack in January and February nearly met averages over the last three decades.

But state climatologist Stephen Gray says that doesn't mean the state is emerging from drought. He says most of Wyoming's mountains get the majority of their snow in April and May.

"What's happened in past months is not a very good indicator of what's going to happen during the springtime," Gray says.
"It's really a different ballgame."

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WPR News
8:53 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Snow pack approaching normal levels

Cody, WY – Wyoming's mountain ranges now have more snow on them than they've had in the past several years of drought.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says snowpack averages across Wyoming were 95 percent of the 30-year average during January and early February.

The mountains around the Wind River drainage picked up a good deal of extra snow. Snowpack in those mountain ranges increased from 80 percent of average in early January to 96 percent of average by mid-February.

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