WPR News
7:53 am
Tue August 7, 2007

New WCDA Director Named

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7:47 am
Tue August 7, 2007

Wyoming Prepared for Mine Disaster

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1:54 am
Tue August 7, 2007

Fire Restrictions Lifted In The B-T Forest

Jackson, Wy – Recent rains combined with cooler temperatures have allowed federal land managers to lift partial fire restrictions in Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest starting tomorrow (Wednesday).
Rains have lowered the fire danger on the forest to moderate.
The fire danger on the forest had been rated either high or extreme
since late June.
Mary Cernicek is spokeswoman for the Bridger-Teton National
Forest. She says that rain gauges around the forest have recorded

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WPR News
1:23 am
Tue August 7, 2007

Sage Grouse Studies Continue

Boise, Idaho – State and tribal wildlife biologists in
Idaho are heading into the busy season in their study of the
effects of West Nile virus on the sage grouse.
That's because early August is about the time that fatalities
attributable to West Nile begin to appear in sage grouse
populations across Idaho and the west.
Daniel Gossett is a biologist hired by the Shoshone-Paiute
Tribes at Duck Valley Indian Reservation to study the virus on sage
grouse for the next two years. Gossett says West Nile can be

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WPR News
11:23 am
Mon August 6, 2007

New Tram Proposal


Jackson, Wy – Teton County commissioners this week will
consider a proposed design for a new tram building at the Jackson Hole Mountain resort. The resort closed the old tram before last ski season.
It has contracted to build a $25-million replacement lift. It
plans to get the new lift completed in time for the 2008-2009
winter season.
Both the Teton County planning staff and planning
commissioners have recommended approval of the proposed terminal
building. Plans call for an 82-foot tall clock tower on the

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11:16 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Teton County Property Taxes Grow and Grow

Jackson, Wy – The cost of homes continues to rise in Teton County and for the first time the county has an assessed valuation of a billion dollars. Teton County Assessor Cathy Toolson disputes some reports that say the average home sales are over a million dollars but she says they are selling for over 800 thousand. That continues to have an impact on local property taxes which go up 9 percent every year. Toolson says those increases pushed Teton County's assessed valuation to over a billion dollars.

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10:52 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Trial for Football Player Stabbing

Wyoming – A Wyoming Native is on trial for stabbing a fellow football player at Northern Colorado. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck talks with KUNC's Katie Goetz, who has been following the case closely.

10:50 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Ethanol Boom Makes Corn Attractive for Wyoming Farmers

Wyoming – The demand for ethanol nationwide has made some farmers switch to corn. But it's also caused a jump in products that go into growing corn, from seed to fertilizer. Peter O'Dowd reports.

10:46 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Doctors Screen for Veterans' Mental Health

Wyoming – The Wyoming Department of Health has sent questionnaires to private doctors throughout the state asking them to screen veterans for mental health problems. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland talked with Medicaid medical director James Bush about what veterans returning from war are facing.

10:44 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Teton County's Assessed Valuation

Wyoming – Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that Teton County's Assessed Valuation has reached a billion dollars and talks with the Teton County assessor.