WPR News
10:11 am
Tue August 14, 2007

Fire Threatens Homes Near Sheridan

Sheridan, Wy – A wildfire southwest of Sheridan has burned three cabins and a shed and is threatening about 100 homes. State forester Bill Crapser says the fire has burned about 42-hundred acres and they had to evacuate about 100 homes.
"I think the evacuations have gone very smoothly. A lot of the structures in the area are seasonal cabins, so I think a lot of the folks weren't there. There are some full-time residents in the area, but from all the reports I've heard, all the evacuations went very smoothly."

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8:14 am
Tue August 14, 2007

Infrastructure Woes: WY Engineer Says Dams Are Safe

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8:11 am
Tue August 14, 2007

Governor: No Bison Hunt without Justice's Consent

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8:08 am
Tue August 14, 2007

Yellowstone Fire Still Zero Percent Contained

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3:56 am
Tue August 14, 2007

Health Director Says Be Careful Of Smoke

Laramie, Wy – Officials say the rise in forest fires in the state and region causing another problem air filled with smoke. Smoke filled air is being reported in many areas of the state and health and weather forecasters are urging people to pay attention. Department of Health Director Brent Sherrard says those who work outside or who exercise should be especially cautious. Sherrard says it is more dangerous the closer you are to a fire. He says those with asthma and other ailments should try and stay inside with windows closed.

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9:55 am
Mon August 13, 2007

Fire Closes East Entrance

Cody, Wy – The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park remains closed this morning. A
wind-driven wildfire forced officials to close it Sunday.
Linda Miller is park spokeswoman. She says this morning (Monday)
that the Columbine Fire is still burning close to the East Entrance
road.
Park Spokesman Al Nash said yesterday (Sunday) that about 25
miles of the road between the East Entrance and near Fishing Bridge
inside the park on the north side of Yellowstone Lake were closed
to traffic.

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8:37 am
Mon August 13, 2007

Black-Footed Ferrets Thriving in Shirley Basin

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8:35 am
Mon August 13, 2007

Fires Close East Entrance to Yellowstone

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7:33 am
Mon August 13, 2007

176 Beds Still Empty at Rawlins Prison

Rawlins, WY – The doors are unlocked and the cell blocks empty. A new building at the state penitentiary in Rawlins is ready to house up to 176 inmates. But a staffing shortage has left the space empty since spring.

For now, the department of corrections uses the new building as a training facility until it can hire the staff it needs to watch over the inmates.

For lack of a better word, it's taxpayer dollars being wasted every day that it's empty, says spokesman Monte Thayer.

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3:56 am
Mon August 13, 2007

Insiders Question Safety of Rawlins Prison

Rawlins, WY – A correctional officer resigns in part because he feared for his life. Peter O'Dowd reports.

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