WPR News
6:18 am
Fri September 15, 2006

Reporters discuss drinking and driving

Wyoming – Renny Mackay discusses drinking and driving with News Editors from Sheridan and Cheyenne.

WPR News
6:15 am
Fri September 15, 2006

State officials look into day care needs

Wyoming – The latest census data shows that in nearly two-thirds of wyoming's families both parents work. And in many single parent homes that parent works too. For many the only option is day care. Now state officials are trying to find out whether the state has enough spots for kids who need day care and just how good those child care facilities really are. Kristin Espeland reports.

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WPR News
6:10 am
Fri September 15, 2006

Campbell county hospital numbers increase

Campbell County – Campbell county memorial hospital in particular is trying to cope with record numbers in its emergency room and even in its baby delivery rooms. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland spoke with the interim C-E-O Andy Fitzgerald about how the hospital is dealing with more and different types of patients

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WPR News
6:09 am
Fri September 15, 2006

The BLM is accused of not honoring commitments

Pinedale, WY – An internal document from the Bureau of Land Management's Pinedale office has come out. It goes over past decisions from the BLM and highlights commitments the agency made, but has yet to fulfill.

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WPR News
6:07 am
Fri September 15, 2006

Anniversary of the death of eight U-W Cross Country runners

Laramie, WY – On the same week people in the nation were trying to come to terms with the September 11th attacks, people in Wyoming were trying to deal with another tragedy. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports

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WPR News
6:26 am
Thu September 14, 2006

Searchers Find Body Believed to be Ken Koski

Laramie, Wy – Searchers have found what is believed to be the body of state public defender Ken Koski.
Koski was hiking in the mountains of Western Wyoming when he disappeared. Search teams spent five days looking for him. Climbers are now trying to get to the body on Mount Bonneville in Sublette County to confirm it is Koski.
His family posted an entry from Koski's journal online. The journal was in Koski's tent and the entry says there is no place I would rather be than here unless it was with my family.

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WPR News
10:58 am
Wed September 13, 2006

Quality Child Care Bill Task Force Wants Input

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WPR News
9:05 am
Wed September 13, 2006

Gillette Tries To Get More Workers

Gillette, Wy – For the third time economic development leaders and job recruiters from Wyoming will travel to Michigan to try and get some of the people who have lost jobs in that state to come to Wyoming. Recruiters from Campbell and Natrona County will make this trip. But while they can offer them work, one concern is where some of the workers will live. Campbell County Economic Development Director Ruth Benson says the lack of housing has been a drawback. Benson says that is one reason why Sweetwater County is not joining this particular recruiting effort.

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WPR News
9:04 am
Wed September 13, 2006

Wheatland Resident Charged In Punter Attack

Greeley, Colorado – Northern Colorado's backup punter is
suspended from the team and from school after his arrest on
suspicion of stabbing starting punter Rafael Mendoza.
Sophomore Mitch Cozad of Wheatland, Wyoming, was arrested
yesterday on a charge of second-degree assault. He is free on a
30-thousand-dollar bond.
Evans police Lieutenant Gary Kessler says the motive may have
been competition for the first-string job.
Kessler says Mendoza was attacked from behind and stabbed in his

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WPR News
8:59 am
Wed September 13, 2006

Freudenthal Responds To Hunkins Challenge

Cheyenne, Wy – Republican gubernatorial candidate Ray
Hunkins says he will turn over all his campaign's credit card bills
to the state if Governor Dave Freudenthal's campaign does the same
thing.
Hunkins says that if credit card records are going to be an
issue in the campaign, both sides ought to show exactly how they're
spending their money.
Freudenthal's camp initially said today (Wednesday) that it
would reject Hunkins' challenge. But they changed course later in

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