WPR News
6:25 am
Fri April 7, 2006

Storm Hammers SE Wyoming Friday Morning

Laramie, Wy – Wind-driven snow closed Interstate 80, schools and government offices in southeast Wyoming Friday.
While only a few inches of snow fell in Cheyenne, the heavy, wet snow hit around dawn and was accompanied by winds gusting over 40 miles an hour, forcing schools to call off classes. City, county and state offices also were closed in the morning.
I-80 shut down early today but reopened by midmorning when the
snow and wind let up.

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6:20 am
Fri April 7, 2006

Senator Enzi Leaving for Overseas Trip

Laramie, Wy – Congress is about to start a two week recess and Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is spending the time doing a world tour. He's headed to India, Europe and the Middle East to learn about foreign education systems.
Enzi is the Republican chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He is making the trip with fellow committee members and the Secretary of Education.

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9:36 am
Wed April 5, 2006

Jackson Skier Dies

Jackson, Wy – Extreme skier and Jackson Hole mountaineer
and guide Doug Coombs has died in the French Alps.
Officials say the 48-year-old Coombs slipped and fell over a
cliff while trying to aid a friend who had plunged over the same
precipice on Monday.
The accident occurred near a resort in southeast France.
Coombs was a two-time winner of the World Extreme Skiing
Championships in Alaska and served as ski ambassador for Jackson
Hole Mountain Resort in the early 1990s.
He is survived by his wife and three-year-old son.

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9:34 am
Wed April 5, 2006

Freudenthal Worried About Montana Water Regs

Cheyenne, Wy – The governor of Wyoming has asked the
Environmental Protection Agency to reject water quality rules
proposed by the state of Montana.
Governor Dave Freudenthal says the Montana rules would severely limit natural gas production in Wyoming. He
wants the E-P-A to appoint a mediator to resolve the issue between
the two states.
But Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer says his state intends to
stick by its rules. And he says that he's disappointed Freudenthal
took the issue to federal regulators.

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9:31 am
Wed April 5, 2006

New Arts Director Chosen

Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Arts Council has a new manager. Longtime employee Rita Basom
replaces Milward Simpson who left to lead the division of cultural resources. Basom led a successful fundraising effort for the Arts council in 2003 and says she hopes to get Artists and Art Associations more involved in what the Council does.

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8:48 am
Tue April 4, 2006

Personal Income Growing Fast in WY, But Unevenly

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9:23 am
Mon April 3, 2006

Hunkins Thinks People Impacts Outrank Wildlife Impacts

Laramie, Wy – A candidate for Governor says the focus in areas impacted by energy development should be on people. During an interview on Wyoming Public Radio Republican Ray Hunkins said he did not know what additional environmental protections would be needed in the Jonah Gas Field in Western Wyoming. But he knows where the focus should be and that is people. Hunkins is concerned that too much of the focus has been on impacts to Wildlife.

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9:16 am
Mon April 3, 2006

Freudenthal Announces For Reelection

Thermopolis, Wyoming – Governor Freudenthal says the reception
has been remarkable at three campaign stops across the state where
he announced he would seek a second term as governor today
Speaking first in his hometown of Thermopolis, Freudenthal said
he's confident that Wyoming has moved in the right direction since
he took office.
Later in the day, Freudenthal also spoke to crowds in Casper and
Freudenthal, a Democrat, says he's been successful in his first

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6:53 am
Fri March 31, 2006

Laramie Prostitution

Laramie, WY – To wrap up Women's History Month, Kristin Espeland speaks with historian Carol Lee Bowers about the colorful, complex history of prostitution in Laramie.

6:52 am
Fri March 31, 2006

Reporters' Roundtable

Wyoming – Wyoming journalists discuss their take on the turbulent search for a new president of the University of Wyoming with Aaron Alpern.