WPR News
5:48 am
Tue June 26, 2007

Barrasso, Enzi Block Labor Union Bill

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WPR News
5:34 am
Tue June 26, 2007

Fire Study Draws Doubts in Wyoming

Laramie, WY – Wyoming state foresters have downplayed a new fire study by Oregon State University that's received national attention.

The study suggests the common practice of salvage logging and replanting saplings could actually make future fires burn more severely.

Assistant State Forester Bill Haagenson says Wyoming does harvest timber for sales after a fire, but does not typically replant saplings. And Haagenson says the study doesn't really apply in Wyoming because the forests are completely different.

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WPR News
5:31 am
Tue June 26, 2007

Tourism Dollars Keep Growing

Laramie, WY – More tourists are visiting Wyoming and spending more money in the state. The most recent figures available show that in 2006 tourists spent nearly $2.5 billion in Wyoming. Wyoming travel and tourism director Diane Shobur says she believes an increase in spending on national advertising has helped generate more interest in the state.

Shobur says that for the entire year inquiries into her office are up by nearly 50 percent.

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WPR News
8:59 am
Mon June 25, 2007

Hot Springs Rancher Loses US Supreme Court Case

Laramie, WY – The US Supreme Court ruled against a rancher from Hot Springs today in a case about federal access to his land. Harvey Robbins had accused six Bureau of Land Management employees of trying to coerce him into granting an easement on a road leading to the Shoshone National Forest. The case is important to the government because it could have exposed individual federal workers to personal liability.

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WPR News
1:20 am
Mon June 25, 2007

Official Says Not to Worry Over Bee Disorder

Laramie, WY – Honeybees in eight Wyoming counties are dying off, but the Department of Agriculture's Hank Uhden says most farmers and recreational gardeners have little to worry about.

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WPR News
10:11 am
Sat June 23, 2007

McConnell, Cheney Welcome Barrasso to Senate

Laramie, WY – US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell publicly welcomed Wyoming's new Senator Dr. John Barrasso into the fold. McConnell says Barrasso will benefit from the expertise of the late Craig Thomas' staff and over the next week he'll receive an orientation from several Senate administrative and legislative offices. Barrasso is expected to be sworn in sometime next week. Also The office of the vice president says Dick Cheney called Barrasso to congratulate him and say he looks forward to working with him.

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WPR News
10:24 am
Fri June 22, 2007

Gillette High School to Add Energy Academy

Gillette, WY – Campbell County High School is scheduled
to add an energy academy in the fall of 2008 for students interested in energy related jobs. Some say the idea of such career academies should be expanded to
other fields. The idea behind such academies is to increase academic performance and interest and keep students in school. Under the concept, students enrolled in an academy would be taught the core high school subjects but would take other classes dealing with the specific career they are interested in.

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