WPR News
9:00 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Laramie's Sarah Konrad to Compete in 2 Olympic Sports

laramie, wy – Laramie resident Sarah Konrad has made both the US women's Olympic cross country team AND the biathalon team which combines cross country skiing and marksmanship. She is the first woman to qualify for two sports in the winter Olympics. Konrad's first race is Monday but tomorrow (SATURDAY) she'll have her first chance to see the race track.
We'll hear more from Olympian Sarah Konrad who joins us via cell phone from Italy this afternoon at 3 on Open Spaces.

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6:54 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Wyoming – Saratoga Author and Open Spaces Essayist Lori Van Pelt talks about Earhart's connection to Wyoming.

6:53 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Sarah Konrad

Sarah Konrad

Laramie, WY – Olympian from Laramie who will compete in the Biathlon and Cross-country Skiing.

6:53 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Reporter's Roundtable

Wyoming – Look-ahead at the Legislative Budget Session.

6:51 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Energy Efficiency

Wyoming – Low income Wyoming residents seeking financial help for high heating prices.

6:50 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Impact Money

Wyoming – The debate over whether to compensate communities affected by energy development.

6:50 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Legislative Preview

Wyoming State Capitol

Wyoming – Sarah Gorin from the Equality State Policy Center.

WPR News
6:29 am
Fri February 10, 2006

National Group Opposes Streamlined Sales Tax Effort

Laramie, Wy – The National Taxpayers Union is opposing Wyoming's effort to streamline its sales tax. Wyoming is one of several states working to simplify its tax code. A major reason to do this is to collect Internet taxes. Estimates are that Wyoming loses tens of millions of dollars a year because it can't collect sales tax from internet purchases.

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WPR News
6:25 am
Fri February 10, 2006

UW Students to Help State with Investments

Laramie, Wy – Eight University of Wyoming students have received the go-ahead to invest up to a million dollars of the state's money.
Although the students first floated the idea to the State Loan and Investment Board last year, it wasn't until last week that final details were hammered out and permission was granted.
The students are finance majors studying under professor Walt Werner.

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WPR News
6:20 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Fire Truck Plant to Close

Lararmie, Wy – Sixty-seven people will lose their jobs when a Casper closes. The American LaFrance fire truck and emergency vehicle plant is set to shut down in July.
This news wasn't a complete surprise to employees -- the company laid off 20 employees last month.
The plant began as Becker Fire Equipment Company in the mid-1980s. American LaFrance bought half of the company in 1999.

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