WPR News
8:58 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Thomas Works On River Bill

Washington D-C – Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas has introduced
legislation that would protect more than 440 miles of the Snake
River and several of its tributaries under the federal Wild and
Scenic Rivers Act.
Thomas is a Republican and Wyoming's senior senator. He says
designating the rivers will protect them while making sure that
access, multiple use and private property rights are not
restricted.
Thomas says the public wouldn't see any change to management of
the rivers because they're already managed as eligible rivers. He

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WPR News
8:57 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Fritz Cubin Remains Ill

Casper, Wy – Congresswoman Barbara Cubin's husband
remains in serious condition at a Casper hospital, the
congresswoman's office says.
Doctor Frederick "Fritz" Cubin is at Wyoming Medical Center,
where he's being treated for aggressive pneumonia. Congresswoman
Cubin has been in Wyoming most of the time since April 19th, when
she returned from Washington to be with her ailing husband.
Cubin returned to Washington briefly to vote to uphold President
Bush's veto of an Iraq war funding bill that included timelines for

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WPR News
11:02 am
Thu May 3, 2007

UW President Gets 4 Year Contract

Laramie, Wy – After getting only lukewarm support and a one year contract last year, University of Wyoming Trustees have awarded U-W President Tom Buchanan a four year deal worth 300 thousand dollars a year. Trustee President Dick Davis says Buchanan has proved he is a good leader and fundraiser noting that U-W broke all previous fundraising records last year. Buchanan doubts that the long term deal will change much in the way he manages U-W but he is pleased with the support and is glad to put the issue of a long term contract behind him.

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WPR News
11:00 am
Thu May 3, 2007

Conservationists Skeptical

Pinedale, Wy – Conservationists are skeptical of a 36 (m)
million offer by three energy producers to improve wildlife habitat
and preserve wildlife migration routes in the Pinedale Anticline of
western Wyoming.
While the offer is generous, Linda Baker of the Upper Green
River Valley Coalition questions whether it will succeed.
Questar, Ultra Resources, and Shell Exploration and Production
are seeking year-round drilling on parts of the anticline.
Currently gas development is restricted by seasonal closures to

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10:58 am
Thu May 3, 2007

Climbers Anchors Gave Way

Jackson, Wy – Two experienced climbers
found dead on Grand Teton earlier this week had tumbled about
15-hundred feet down a steep snowy slope after one of their anchors
gave way.
Park officials don't know why the anchor gave way and may never
know.
The anchor could have popped loose or a rock could have fallen
from above and knocked the anchor loose.
The two climbers were identified as 38-year-old Alan Rooney and
28-year-old Jonathan Morrow both of nearby Kelly. They were
experienced climbers.

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WPR News
10:33 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Frontier Airlines Eyes Wyoming Destinations

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8:48 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Platte County Attorney Investigation Continues

Wheatland, Wy – The Platte County Commission voted
unanimously today (Tuesday) to hire an outside attorney to look
into the situation with the current county attorney.
Yesterday (Monday), all four employees in the county attorney's
office submitted their resignations. Deputy County Attorney Tillie
Routh has left the office and three legal assistants have given two
weeks notice.
County Attorney Mary Eikenberry would NOT comment on the staff
resignations.
Eikenberry was elected last year and took office in January. The

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8:46 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Companies Offer Money To Help Wildlife Habitat

Pinedale, Wy – Three energy producers are offering to
contribute 36 (m) million dollars to improve wildlife habitat and
preserve wildlife migration routes in the Pinedale Anticline in
western Wyoming.
The companies offered the money as the U-S Bureau of Land
Management crafts a plan based on their proposal to allow
year-round drilling on parts of the anticline. Currently gas
development is restricted by seasonal closures to protect wildlife
that spend the winter in the area and sage grouse that nest in the
spring.

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