WPR News
10:12 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Thomas Likes Kempthorne Plan

Washington D-C – Wyoming U-S Senator Craig Thomas says the
subcommittee on national parks that he chairs will hold a hearing
tomorrow (Tuesday) on proposed new federal policies for managing
the national park system.
A draft of the new policy stresses that when there's a conflict
between preserving and using natural and historical places,
conservation will remain the parks' predominant job. It also says
parks should aim for the highest clean air standard and keep lands
eligible for wilderness designations free from snowmobiles, A-T-Vs

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WPR News
9:46 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Scholarship Program Having Negative Effects

Laramie, WY – Wyoming education officials say that high school students and their families are trying to come up with ways to get the most money possible out of Wyoming's Hathaway Scholarship program.
The program offers scholarships based on grades and A-C-T scores to graduating high school students who attend the University of Wyoming or the state's community colleges. The scholarships range from 800 dollars up to 16-hundred dollars a semester.

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WPR News
9:13 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Yellowstone Black Bear Killed

Laramie, WY – Park workers captured and killed a black bear at Yellowstone National Park over the weekend. This came after the bear raided campsites and charged at some tourists.
The bear took food from picnic tables, tents, and coolers Saturday at the Canyon Campground. Park officials say he broke into one vehicle and walked on the tops of others, trying to get into the cars.

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WPR News
8:06 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Woman Falls to Death at Yellowstone

Laramie, WY – Officials at Yellowstone National Park say a woman died Saturday after she lost her footing and fell 500 feet to her death in a canyon.
The 52-year-old woman was visiting the park with her husband and two children.
Park officials said her husband flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911 after the accident Saturday at an overlook along the Yellowstone River.
The woman is apparently from Michigan.
It was the second fatal accident in Yellowstone this year. In February, a woman was killed in a snowmobile accident.

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WPR News
8:02 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Senator Thomas: No New Drilling in National Forests

Laramie, WY – U-S Senator Craig Thomas says national forest land in Wyoming should be off-limits to drilling for oil and gas as a general rule.
Thomas said national forests have been set aside as areas with special scenic, recreational and historic qualities. Even though the land has been leased, he said there should not be drilling there.

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6:43 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Wildlife Safari in Your Backyard

Wyoming – From the Tetons to Devil's Toer Wyoming is home to world famous icons. But, it's also home to small wildlife refuges, migration corridors and a huge national grassland.

Wyoming Public Radio's Renny Mackay introduces us to someone who says every citizen should get out and get to know the local flora and fauna....

Audubon Wyoming recommends contacting these people for a guided trip into the local wilderness:

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6:41 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Future of Gitmo

Laramie, WY – This week at a press conference, President Bush announced he wants to shut down the detainee prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Reporter, Elizabeth Davis asks students at the Univeristy of Wyomign law library for their take on the future of Gitmo.

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6:40 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Reduce Stress with Play

Laramie, WY – For most of us, spending too much time at work can contribute to stress in our lives. Laramie author Dr. Jeff Lockwood tells us about a ritual he's created to reduce that stress.

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