WPR News
5:22 am
Fri September 22, 2006

Freudenthal: Park Service Not Doing Enough About Escaped Elk

Laramie, Wy – Governor Dave Freudenthal says the National Park Service isn't doing its part to protect Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks from elk that escaped from an Idaho game farm.
Freudenthal said this week the Park Service, quote "does not appear committed to searching out the elk and removing them."
Al Nash is a spokesman for Yellowstone National Park. He says
rangers patrolling the backcountry haven't spotted any of the
escaped elk yet, and haven't asked for additional help.

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WPR News
5:15 am
Fri September 22, 2006

Gillette Store Raided Again

Laramie, Wy – A Gillette store owner got a double dose of bad news yesterday this week.
First, a judge ruled that more than 300 items seized from his store last year are drug paraphernalia and subject to forfeiture.
Then, immediately after the trial, police raided the store again, seizing more than 25-hundred new items of alleged drug paraphernalia.
Jeffery Doles owns the Hip Hop Hippie. He says it caters to tobacco users. He'd been open less than two weeks when police raided the store. When Doles reopened, police raided him again.

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WPR News
8:27 am
Thu September 21, 2006

School Bus Seatbelt Debate Revisited

Cheyenne, Wy – A recent school bus accident in Cheyenne sent two children to the hospital. Nationwide serious school bus accidents are rare and that statistic holds true in Wyoming as well. Wyoming department of education transportation manager Leeds Pickering says that school buses have been the safest way for kids to travel to school here.

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WPR News
8:25 am
Thu September 21, 2006

Hunkins Pitches Economic Plan

Cheyenne, Wy – Democratic Governor Dave Freudenthal says the state is already doing what Republican
gubernatorial candidate Ray Hunkins proposed as part of his
economic plan for the state.
Hunkins today (Thursday) says out-of-state companies doing
business with Wyoming should be asked to establish at least an
office in the state. He says the Freudenthal administration hasn't
done enough to diversify Wyoming's economy.
Hunkins also says he'll work harder to recruit new businesses to
the state.

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WPR News
8:22 am
Thu September 21, 2006

Thomas To Support NPS Nominee

Washington D-C – Senator Craig Thomas plans to support President Bush's nominee to head up the National Park Service. Mary Bomar has worked in the northeast region of the Park service since 2005. Thomas admits he's a little concerned that Bomar has little knowledge of places like Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. But he is confident she will be able to get up to speed.

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WPR News
10:59 am
Wed September 20, 2006

Enzi (R-WY) Seeks Banks' Help in Combatting Child Porn

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is exploring
ways the financial industry can help protect children from the child pornography trade.
In a Senate banking committee hearing Tuesday Enzi looked for solutions to stop the disgusting practice.
The hearing analyzed solutions ranging from creating a uniform system for reporting suspected child pornography, developing an effective system for identifying illegal sites, and adapting current money laundering systems to report unusual circumstances.

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WPR News
9:25 am
Wed September 20, 2006

Wyoming Will React To Roadless Ruling

Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming will seek to resurrect a lawsuit
in which a federal judge struck down the Clinton-era ban on logging
and other development in roadless areas.
Governor Freudenthal said today (Wednesday) the state will file
a motion over the next week to revive its lawsuit.
The move was prompted when a federal judge in San Francisco
reinstated the Clinton administration ban on road construction in
nearly a third of national forests, including three (M) million
acres in Wyoming. The decision overturned a Bush administration

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WPR News
9:23 am
Wed September 20, 2006

Federal Officials Listen to Complaints

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WPR News
9:23 am
Wed September 20, 2006

Man Sentenced For DC I Fire

Powell, Wy – The man prosecutors say masterminded the
burning of a state Division of Criminal Investigation office has
been convicted of aiding and abetting arson.
The case goes back to August 27th, 2005, when a fire was set at
the D-C-I office in Powell.
Kevin Callen Senior was arrested about four months later.
Prosecutors said he had encouraged two local teenagers to set the
fire in order to destroy evidence in a drug case against him.
One of the teens, Levi Sherley, testified against Callen at

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WPR News
9:23 am
Wed September 20, 2006

Man Sentenced For DC I Fire

Powell, Wy – The man prosecutors say masterminded the
burning of a state Division of Criminal Investigation office has
been convicted of aiding and abetting arson.
The case goes back to August 27th, 2005, when a fire was set at
the D-C-I office in Powell.
Kevin Callen Senior was arrested about four months later.
Prosecutors said he had encouraged two local teenagers to set the
fire in order to destroy evidence in a drug case against him.
One of the teens, Levi Sherley, testified against Callen at

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