4:25 am
Sat August 18, 2007

Transmission Lines a Boon for Wyoming

Laramie, WY – Host Kristin Espeland talks with the head of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority about the benefits of its ambitious project.

4:22 am
Sat August 18, 2007

Reporters' Roundtable: University Takes Chance on Budget

Laramie, WY – Peter O'Dowd speaks with the publisher of the Wyoming Business Report and the opinion editor of the Casper Star Tribune about UW's ambitious funding plan.

4:19 am
Sat August 18, 2007

A Plan to Find New Healthcare Providers

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Primary Care Association's Pat Monahan tells us why he thinks he can find more docotrs and dentists.

4:16 am
Sat August 18, 2007

Remembering a Wyoming Outdoorsman

Laramie, WY – A longtime friend of climber Pete Absolon remembers the outdoorsman who died doing what he loved.

WPR News
11:09 am
Thu August 16, 2007

Wyoming Leads Nation In Home Sales


Washington D-C – Wyoming is bucking the national trend on
existing home sales.
A survey by the National Association of Realtors finds sales of
previously-owned homes in Wyoming increased by nearly eleven
percent during the second quarter.
The next state with the highest sales was Iowa at 4.1 percent.
Nationally, homes sales fell in 41 states during the April
through June quarter. Only six states had increases in home sales.
One state was unchanged and two states had incomplete data.

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WPR News
10:48 am
Thu August 16, 2007

DEQ Backs Away From Weights

Rock Springs, Wy – The state Department of Environmental
Quality has decided not to resume a project using 25-ton weights to
collapse old mine shafts in an area of downtown Rock Springs.
State Environmental Quality Director John Corra says the project
was causing too much damage to surrounding homes.
He says there was a mistake made when the age, type and
condition of the nearby houses were not properly taken into account
before the dynamic compaction project began.
The project was undertaken to make the land suitable for

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WPR News
8:21 am
Thu August 16, 2007

Buffalo Bill Lodge Braces for Fire

Laramie, WY – A 17-thousand-acre wildfire that closed the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park is now threatening a historic lodge at the Pahaska Teepee Resort just outside park boundaries.

The western icon Buffalo Bill Cody built the lodge in 1904 to attract visitors from Yellowstone. Now flames are encroaching on the building, which is covered in heavy foil to protect it against the fire. Resort owner Angela Coe says the situation looks grim.

It's a piece of history that if it burns, it can't be replaced, Coe said.

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WPR News
7:20 am
Wed August 15, 2007

East Entrance to Yellowstone Still Closed

Laramie, WY – The east entrance of Yellowstone National Park remains closed because of the 12,000 acre fire burning nearby in the park.

Fire management team spokeswoman Terina Mullen says the smoke is causing poor visibility on park roads.

"Winds did pick up this afternoon and therefore we have some increased fire activity and we have a decent-sized column coming off the fire right now. But the operations folks just came in and they did say that we are still within the boundaries of the park, so that's great news," she said.

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WPR News
12:11 am
Wed August 15, 2007

Climber Killed By Thrown Rock

Lander, Wy – A rock that killed the Rocky Mountain
regional director of the National Outdoor Leadership School as he
was climbing near Lander, Wyoming, last weekend had been thrown
deliberately over the cliff.
That's according to Ed Newell, the chief prosecutor in Fremont
County, Wyoming.
Newell says he is going to speak with relatives and friends of
the victim, 47-year-old Pete Absolon, before deciding whether to
file charges.
Newell declined to identify the rock thrower. But he says that

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WPR News
12:09 am
Wed August 15, 2007

Fires Continue In Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park – The east entrance to
Yellowstone National Park has been temporarily closed again,
because of the Columbine Fire.
The fire advanced toward a section of the East Entrance Road,
prompting the closure at 7 last night (Tuesday).
Park officials will re-evaluate the closure this morning. They
say they intend to reopen the road to traffic as soon as access can
be safely resumed.
The Columbine Fire was started by lightening and was estimated
yesterday (Tuesday) at 10,000 acres or about 16 square miles.

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