12:04 am
Fri August 18, 2006

Wyoming Industries Seek Workers

Wyoming – Wyoming's workforce services chief Kathy Emmons says recent data shows that mining and other extraction industries are desperate for workers.

WPR News
9:55 am
Thu August 17, 2006

Virus Found In Wyoming Horse

Casper, Wy – Wyoming has recorded the first case in the country of Vesicular Stomatitis. It causes blister like lesions to form throughout the mouth and in the nostrils hooves and teats. Animals will generally not eat or drink and it can cause lameness. The National vet lab in Iowa confirmed that a ten year old Wyoming horse from Natrona County has V-S. Some 29 other horses and 25 cattle were listed as normal by investigators. The horse has been isolated and the affected premises have been quarantined. Animals going to the state fair must be tested.

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WPR News
9:53 am
Thu August 17, 2006

Progress Made On Casper Mountain Fire

Casper, Wy – Crews made progress today (Thursday)
toward controlling the wildfire that has forced the evacuation of
hundreds of homes this week south of Casper.
Bill Crapser is Wyoming state forester. He says officials are
guardedly optimistic about their progress on the fire.
But, he says, the wind is hard to predict, so they're NOT ready
to celebrate yet.
Crapser says there now are more than four-hundred firefighters
on the scene. And forecasters are calling for cooler conditions

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WPR News
9:52 am
Thu August 17, 2006

Dubois Fire Continues

Dubois, Wy – While many of the state's firefighting
resources are concentrated on Casper Mountain, officials are still
watching a fire west of Dubois and hoping that it doesn't threaten
developments.
Fremont County Fire Warden Craig Haslam says the blaze has
burned about eight-thousand acres -- or about 12-and-a-half square
miles -- in a far corner of Fremont County.
So far, NO evacuations have been ordered, and NO developments
are threatened.
But there also is NO estimate of containment.

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WPR News
10:35 am
Wed August 16, 2006

Other Fires Also Burn

Dubois, Wy – While a wildfire burning on Casper Mountain is getting the most attention, there are other fires burning in
Wyoming.
The Purdy Fire has burned nearly eight-thousand acres about 21
miles west of Dubois.
Ellen Jungck is fire information officer on the Purdy Fire. She says the Purdy Fire is about nine miles west of two
subdivisions that together have about 200 buildings. She says residents have been alerted that they should be prepared to
evacuate if necessary.
There are 164 firefighters assigned to the Purdy Fire, together

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WPR News
10:33 am
Wed August 16, 2006

Casper Fire Still Burns

Casper, Wy – Shifting winds today (Wednesday) continued to drive the Jackson
Canyon fire through heavy timber on Casper Mountain, south of
Casper. But firefighters have prevented the loss of homes there so
far.
The fire is burning about five miles south of Casper. It spread
from a reported eight-thousand acres this morning (Wednesday) up to
96-hundred acres by noon. That's about 15 square miles and hundreds
of residents have been evacuated from their homes.
A top-level federal fire management team took over control of

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WPR News
9:07 am
Tue August 15, 2006

Casper Fire Rages On

Laramie, WY – A wildfire is threatening several hundred homes near Casper Mountain at this hour. One hundred firefighters are battling the fire tonight and another hundred will likely join them by tomorrow morning. An official says the fire jumped containment lines today, pushing fire crews back to protect threatened homes in the Casper Mountain subdivision. Bill Crapser is the Wyoming state forester. He says the six-thousand-acre-fire is not the biggest he's seen this season, but it's a bad one.

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WPR News
8:52 am
Tue August 15, 2006

Smoking Ban Takes Effect Today (Tuesday) in Cheyenne

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