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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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WPR News
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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3:53 am
Mon August 13, 2007

Little Chugwater Has Big Dreams

Chugwater, WY – A town in Eastern Wyoming looks to grow in order to survive. Elsa Heidorn reports.

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3:50 am
Mon August 13, 2007

Wyoming's Congressional Delegation Fired Up Over the Energy Bill

Wash., D.C. – Congress faces a showdown in August on conflicting energy policies. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.

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3:39 am
Mon August 13, 2007

Petroleum Industry Looks Sideways at Energy Policy

Laramie, WY – Host Bob Beck talks about the energy debate with a representative of the American Petroleum Institute.

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3:37 am
Mon August 13, 2007

Dancers Take to the Sky

Laramie, WY – This month, University of Wyoming dancers will perform on the rocks of Vedauwoo. Kristin Espeland reports.

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3:37 am
Mon August 13, 2007

Profile: A Trap Shoot Champion

Laramie, WY – As Host Bob Beck reports, Laramie resident Tanie Heitz is celebrating her fifth year as a champion markswoman.

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3:29 am
Mon August 13, 2007

Reporters Roundtable: News Roundup

Laramie, WY – Elsa Heidorn asks about bridge safety, school performance, and Teton county's exploding property value with reporters from around the state.

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