8:16 am
Fri September 22, 2006

A Transportation Plan for Grand Teton National Park

Wyoming – The National Park Service wants to help even more visitors make use of the park. So this week, the Service issued a long-awaited transportation plan for Grand Teton including 42 miles of pathways.

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8:13 am
Fri September 22, 2006

Judge Says No New Roads in Forests

Wyoming – A federal district court in California handed environmental groups a victory this week when it said no roads may be built in roadless forest areas. But that may not be the last word on the controversy.

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8:01 am
Fri September 22, 2006

Allegations of Incompetence at the Department of the Interior

Wyoming – The Inspector General at the Department of Interior told members of congress that the agency tolerates widespread ethical failures and incompetence.

7:48 am
Fri September 22, 2006

Photojournalists Reveal Their Secrets

Wyoming – Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay introduces us to some of the Wyoming photojournalists who snap those enduring pictures that grab our attention.

7:45 am
Fri September 22, 2006

Wyoming Family Services Gets a Boost

Wyoming – Wyoming got some good news this week about how it protects children under the care of the state. For years, Wyoming's department of family services drew criticism for its inability to guarantee that children who are placed in foster homes by the state were safe.

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7:42 am
Fri September 22, 2006

Data Center Could Diversify Wyoming's Economy

Cheyenne, WY – The National Center for Atmospheric Research is considering Cheyenne as the site for its new data center. The state says these data centers could be a way to diversify the economy.

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7:40 am
Fri September 22, 2006

What To Do With Those Frost-Bitten Vegetables

Cheyenne, WY – Now that we've had our first frost, the director of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Shane Smith, tells us that there are some things you might do with those annuals and vegetables that turn brown.

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6:08 am
Fri September 22, 2006

Roadless Debate Headed for Wyoming

Laramie, Wy – A federal district court in California handed environmental groups a victory this week. It tossed out a Bush administration plan that could have paved the way for more roads in the National Forests. That means for now a Clinton administration-era rule holds. It directed the Forest Service to preserve millions of acres of roadless areas. But Colorado University law professor Mark Squillace says the issue is likely to come before Judge Clarence Brimmer's federal district court here in Wyoming once again.

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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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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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