WPR News
9:46 pm
Wed November 9, 2005

Skiers Will Be Required To Be Safe

Jackson, Wy – Reckless skiers and snowboarders beware.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is seeking to make its slopes safer in
the wake of five accidental deaths over the past two winters at the
resort.
Under the formal system of penalties, unsafe skiers or
snowboarders could lose their pass for up to two weeks for a first
violation, while two violations in a three-year span will result in
an automatic one-year loss of lift privileges. The repercussions
for reckless skiing are particularly harsh for repeat offenders,

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WPR News
8:25 pm
Wed November 9, 2005

Study on Cheyenne Rec Center Done

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Laramie, Wy – The Parks and Recreation Department in Cheyenne is proposing a 33 million dollar recreation center. Amenities at the center include five gyms, pools, a running track, and arts and crafts facilities. The Director of Recreation, Tom Bogan, says they will present this proposal to the city council Wednesday night. He says it is important because Cheyenne is the last sizeable city in Wyoming to have a rec center.

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10:57 am
Wed November 9, 2005

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Bob Meyer, Director of St. Josephs Home in Torrington about a price cut on youth homes and residential facilities across the state.

Topic: Kristin Espeland speaks with Linda Acker, Director of the Southwest Counseling Center about a 10 million dollar methamphetamine Rehab Facility.

Topic: Renny Mackay speaks with Charlie Hardy about Hugo Chavez from Venezuela.

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WPR News
8:36 pm
Tue November 8, 2005

Tax On Smokes May Rise

Laramie, Wy – The tax on cigarettes in Wyoming is well below the national average. But, that could change during the next legislative session.
Nationwide the average cigarette tax is 92 cents a pack. Right now smokers in this state pay 60 cents. The legislature's health committee is mulling over a 40 cent increase. Representative John Hastert a member of the committee says the hope is to stop kids from starting to smoke. And cigarettes are a gateway drug, meaning people that use them often move on to more serious and hazardous drugs.

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10:56 am
Tue November 8, 2005

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Wyoming – Topic: Kristin Espeland remembers the Holocaust.
Topic: Kristin Espeland speaks with Jeanne Abrams with the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society.
Topic: Life in Iraq.

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WPR News
9:50 pm
Mon November 7, 2005

State Waits On Feds To Act On Grizzlies

Gillette, Wy – The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission was set to discuss removing the grizzly bear from the endangered species list today (Monday) at its meeting in Gillette. But the federal government still hasn't released the proposal to delist the grizzly. John Emmerich is the Assistant Wildlife Division Chief for Wyoming the Game and Fish Department. He says they are anxiously awaiting action from Washington.

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WPR News
9:45 pm
Mon November 7, 2005

Voters Go To The Polls In Sweetwater And Johnson Counties

Laramie, Wy –

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WPR News
9:41 pm
Mon November 7, 2005

Snowmobile Controls May Be Working

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Washington D-C – A new study suggests that pollution limits on snowmobiles may have helped. The study, commissioned by the Park service,focused on the west entrance of Yellowstone National park. It shows employees in Yellowstone were exposed to lower levels of air and noise pollution, after new limits took effect on the number and type of snowmobiles allowed in the park.
But researchers say further study is needed, before they can make a direct connection between the declines in noise and pollution and the new snowmobile rules.

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WPR News
3:24 pm
Mon November 7, 2005

ATV Supporters React to Forest Rule

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WPR News
12:49 pm
Mon November 7, 2005

10th Circuit Blocks Roadless Opinion

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