6:52 am
Fri December 1, 2006

HIV Testing

Wyoming – There's a new push nationwide and in state to screen more people for the deadly virus.

6:39 am
Fri December 1, 2006

Melting Glaciers

Wyoming – A look at how the west's climate is changing and what that will mean.

6:37 am
Fri December 1, 2006

100 Years of Shooting

Wyoming – The 30 '06 is still around and popular a century after its invention.

6:32 am
Fri December 1, 2006

Platte River Agreement

Platte County – States and the federal government are getting on board with protecting the Platte River Basin.

WPR News
9:55 am
Thu November 30, 2006

Albany County Full Up on Flu Vaccine

Laramie, WY – Albany County has received its full shipment of influenza vaccine and will continue to operate flu clinics as scheduled.
Delays in vaccine shipments had prompted the rescheduling of clinics in Casper and Cheyenne.
But last week's arrival of 34-hundred doses of vaccine in Laramie means that clinics there will continue as planned.

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WPR News
9:53 am
Thu November 30, 2006

Sheridan Could Host Hydrochloric Acid Transfer Point

Sheridan,WY – Plans are in the works to unload hydrochloric acid from trains into trucks at a site just outside Sheridan.
The site would unload five to ten rail cars a week. Each car would carry 20-thousand gallons of hydrochloric acid at 36 percent concentration.
The company proposing the unloading facility, EMIT, says no one would be in any danger.
But Mayor Dave Kinskey says he's against it.
Hydrochloric acid can produce chlorine gas when it encounters certain metals, such as zinc, iron or copper.

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WPR News
9:51 am
Thu November 30, 2006

Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions Up Around Lander

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WPR News
7:41 am
Thu November 30, 2006

Bird Hazard Is A Concern

Laramie, Wy – A new hazard has cropped up for birds crossing oil and gas fields. Wildlife officials and advocates have been discovering dead birds inside pipes called heater treaters. Wildlife officials suspect warmth inside the heater treaters is attracting the birds. Wyoming Audubon head Brian Routledge says the birds can fly in with no problem. Finding enough space to spread wings to get out is another matter.

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WPR News
7:39 am
Thu November 30, 2006

Local Government Praises Governor's Request

Cheyenne, Wy – A proposed budget by the Governor would give cities and towns across the state another 150 million dollars. But some wonder about the number especially since local government saw a large budget increase during the last budget session. But Wyoming Association of Municipalities Director George Parks says they still have a lot of needs. He says they have a backlog of nearly a billion dollars that need funding.
Parks adds that putting more of the state surplus towards local government is appropriate. He thanks the Governor for his budget request.

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WPR News
7:37 am
Thu November 30, 2006

Park County Man Will Be Evaluated

Powell, Wy – A Park County man accused of burning his
home down has been ordered to be committed to the Wyoming State
Hospital for another evaluation.
Forty-six-year-old Troy Brown previously pleaded guilty to arson
for the fire on December 8, 2005. But a psychiatric evaluation in
July concluded that Brown was unfit to stand trial and was a
serious risk to himself and others.
But Brown could yet stand trial if his mental condition improves
in the next three months.

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