WPR News
8:38 am
Wed June 6, 2007

Elk And Bison Management Plan Unveiled

Jackson, Wy – Federal agencies want to use public
hunting to kill more elk and bison to reduce the herds that winter
on the National Elk Refuge near Jackson in northwest Wyoming.
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service
announced today (Wednesday) that they intend to reduce the number
of elk that spend the winter on the elk refuge near Jackson from as
many as 75-hundred currently to about five-thousand.
The agencies want the number of bison that winter on the refuge

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WPR News
10:29 am
Tue June 5, 2007

Drought Threatens Sugar Beet Harvest

Worland, WY – The drought has forced farmers to cut back
on the amount of planted sugar beet acreage in the areas surrounding Worland. Wyoming Sugar Company chief executive Cal Jones says the drought reduced the number of acres that were able to be planted because there is not enough supply of summer irrigation water available. That means fewer beets will be harvested this fall. Jones say the number of employees at Wyoming Sugar's plant will not be affected but there will be less work for them.

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9:42 am
Tue June 5, 2007

Freudenthal Praises Thomas

Laramie, Wy – Gov. Dave Freudenthal said Senator Thomas was the kind of politician who worked hard to represent the values and beliefs of his constituents.
"Senator Thomas understood and practiced the art of representative democracy. He traveled Wyoming nearly every weekend, spoke with the citizens of the state and would often ask them what did they think about an issue?"
Freudenthal praised the senator's defense of public lands and his advocacy for the state's national parks. The Governor ordered flags to be lowered to half staff.

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9:39 am
Tue June 5, 2007

Cheney Remembers Thomas

Washington D-C – Vice President Dick Cheney says that Senator Craig Thomas was a strong willed person who avoided partisan battles and will be missed by Wyoming. Cheney was surprised to learn that Thomas had taken a turn for the worse this weekend, since he last saw Thomas within the last couple of weeks and that he looked great. Cheney remembers when Thomas won a special election to replace him as Wyoming's Congressman, when Cheney became Secretary of Defense. He says he was specially qualified for the post, since he knew Wyoming so well.

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9:38 am
Tue June 5, 2007

Government Looks At Listing Wolverines

Cheyenne, Wy – The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a
court-ordered review of whether the wolverine should be classified
as endangered.
The regional Fish and Wildlife office in Denver said today that
it would look at whether the wolverine should be federally
protected under the Endangered Species Act.
Conservation groups have petitioned the federal government
several times to protect the wolverine. The Fish and Wildlife
Service has rejected the petitions, saying it didn't have enough

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5:53 am
Tue June 5, 2007

Domest Violence and Guns

Wyoming – Wyoming is in the middle of a federal debate over whether someone who commits domestic violence can still own a gun.

5:51 am
Tue June 5, 2007

Peter Aengst of the Wilderness Society

Yellowstone, WY – Peter Aengst of the Wilderness Society gives an update on energy development in Western Wyoming.

5:48 am
Tue June 5, 2007

Federal immigration bill

Wyoming – Wyoming's Restaurant Industry has a lot of interest in the outcome of the federal immigration bill.

5:46 am
Tue June 5, 2007

Health snapshot

Wyoming – A study by the University of Wyoming is looking at what Baby Boomers in Casper will need in the future.

5:43 am
Tue June 5, 2007

Reporters Roundtable

Wyoming – Reporters from the Jackson Hole News and Guide and the Wyoming Business Report discuss immigration impacts in Wyoming.