WPR News
10:24 am
Mon June 11, 2007

Heavy Rains No Help for Drought

Gillette, WY – Despite last week's heavy rains that
caused flooding of creeks, streams and basements in parts of Wyoming, the drought still persists. State climatologist Steve Gray says while the short-term situation has turned around the long-term effects of the drought remain. He noted below-average snow pack, aquifers and reservoirs have not disappeared. Gray says it'll take steady rain and snow through next spring for the long-term effects of the eight-year drought to begin to work themselves out.

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WPR News
8:39 am
Mon June 11, 2007

Gas Prices Could Be Debated

Cheyenne, Wy – Representatives from energy giant ConocoPhillips are coming to Cheyenne this week. With gas prices on the rise, Bill Tanner says the energy industry has some explaining to do. The ConocoPhillips spokesman says the company's 35-city tour of the US is designed to help repair some of the ill-will consumers feel for oil and gas companies. The town hall meeting this Wednesday at the Plains Hotel in Cheyenne is the 16th stop on the company's tour.

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WPR News
8:34 am
Mon June 11, 2007

3 With Wyoming Ties Die In Iraq

Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming has lost three service members in
Two Army soldiers from Wyoming and an airman stationed at F-E
Warren Air Force Base at Cheyenne died in Iraq over the weekend.
Twenty-year-old Private Scott A- Miller, was from Casper, and
32-year-old Staff Sergeant Brian M- Long, was from Burns. Both were
part of Stryker units out of Fort Lewis, Washington.
The Defense Department says Miller died Saturday in Baqubah,
Iraq, of wounds from enemy small arms fire. Long died in Baghdad

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WPR News
6:42 am
Mon June 11, 2007

Jackson Brucellosis Plan Finalized

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WPR News
3:12 am
Mon June 11, 2007

GOP Taking Applications For Thomas Seat

Casper, Wy – The Wyoming Republican Party is taking
applications from people interested in being nominated to succeed
Senator Craig Thomas. The senator died last week.
Party Chairman Fred Parady held a press conference in Casper and says applications will be accepted until Thursday at 5pm. The party will hold a candidates forum on Sunday. The state
Republican Central Committee will meet next Tuesday to select three
Governor Dave Freudenthal will choose from the three nominees a
person to fill the senate seat.

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12:14 am
Mon June 11, 2007

Death of Senator Craig Thomas

Wyoming – Chad Pergram speaks with Vice President Dick Cheney about the Death of Senator Craig Thomas.

12:11 am
Mon June 11, 2007


Wyoming – Kristin Espeland reports on the Leukemia that the Senator battled until his death.

12:10 am
Mon June 11, 2007

Reporters Roundtable

Wyoming – Kristin Espeland discusses the life of Craig Thomas with Capitol Hill Reporter Chad Pergram and WPR's Bob Beck.

12:07 am
Mon June 11, 2007

Housing shortage

Wyoming – Wyoming is facing a serious housing shortage. In part one of a two part series, Bob Beck reports that the problem is greater then many believe.

12:04 am
Mon June 11, 2007

Wyoming's improvement in national test scores

Wyoming – State Superintendent Jim McBride discusses Wyoming's improvement in national test scores.