WPR News
6:57 am
Mon June 12, 2006

Landowner Works to Bring Endangered Species Back

Laramie, Wy – The Endangered Species Act has a provision to encourage landowners to help threatened or endangered species. It's called Safe Harbors. And the first agreement in the region involves some private property near Laramie. The landowner allowed scientists to put the nearly extinct Wyoming Toads and tadpoles on the property. Tony Hoch from the Conservation District works with both sides. He says the landowner gets to go about normal activity and is covered from punishment, so if a cow accidently steps on a toad the individual isn't responsible.

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WPR News
6:26 am
Mon June 12, 2006

Missing Girl Found Safe but Cold

Laramie, Wy – A six-year-old girl is safe after she went missing for more than six hours in the Big Horn Mountains.
Sheridan County Search and Rescue says the girl's parents reported her missing near the Dead Swede Campground Saturday night.
Wearing flashlight helmets, the searchers combed the mountainous, forested area in the dark. The temperature fell below freezing and authorities were worried about the girl possibly being hurt by moose in the area.

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WPR News
9:55 am
Fri June 9, 2006

Two Wind River Res. Wildfires Spread

7:10 am
Fri June 9, 2006

Gardens and Global Warming

Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne Botanic Gardens head Shane Smith chats with Bob Beck about the impact of global warming.

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7:10 am
Fri June 9, 2006

Fiddle Contest

Wyoming – Wyoming old time fiddlers compete every year in Shoshoni, keeping an old art with deep roots alive. Kristin Espeland takes us to the Shoshoni old time fiddlers' competition, and examines the roots of old-time fiddling with the help of Smithsonian Folkways experts.

Fiddlers' Resources in Wyoming:
Wyoming Old Time Fiddle Association:
http://www.wyomingfiddle.org

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7:09 am
Fri June 9, 2006

Gay Marriage

Wyoming – The Marriage Protection Amendment failed to garner enough votes in the Senate this week; Wyomingites react.

Reporter Elizabeth Davis examines the reaction to a failed attempt in Congress to amend the constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

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7:08 am
Fri June 9, 2006

Substance abuse

Wyoming – An audit of Wyoming's substance abuse program showed problems last year.

Bob Beck learns more from Wyoming's new substance abuse program head, Steve Gilmore, about how he's quietly trying to make improvements.

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7:08 am
Fri June 9, 2006

Property Taxes

Sheridan, WY – Property taxes are on the rise in Sheridan.

Wyomingites don't tend to like taxes, let alone tax increases. But this year many property owners could see a hike in their property taxes. Bob Beck reports.

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