WPR News
8:18 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

Wind Testing Facility Fails

Laramie, Wy – Cheyenne was set to be home to the nation's first commercial wind turbine testing facility, but the plan never got off the ground. The company Underwriters Laboratories received a grant to run the project, but returned the money after several problems arose. Including getting enough money, a lack of equipment and information and the company decided to go in a different direction.

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Wyoming Features
12:43 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

New Role for US Military in Natural Disasters

New Role for US Military in Natural Disasters

Laramie, WY – The floodwaters are receding, and by now the helicopter crews dispatched from FE Warren Air Force Base to help with Hurricane Rita relief should be back in Cheyenne. But their presence on the gulf coast could have lasting consequences on domestic disaster relief. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland has also returned from the gulf coast and reports on the military's perspective on this new role.

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12:34 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Senator Craig Thomas about the endangered species act and the delisting of the grizzly bear.

Topic: Kristin Espeland reports on possible consequences of FE Warren Air Forces Base presence on the gulf coast with domestic disaster relief.

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Stephen Barnhart and Dr. Michael Griffith about the UW Symphony Orchestra season.

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WPR News
8:39 pm
Sat October 1, 2005

Cowboys Beat UNLV

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming had an almost flawless first half, jumping to a 28-7 lead on its way to an easy 42-17 win over Nevada Las Vegas on Saturday. Head Coach Joe Glenn noted that Quarterback Corey Bramlet played his best game of the season and that the Cowboy defense was outstanding. Bramlet threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns and Jovon Bouknight caught two touchdown passes. The Wyoming defense also scored its first touchdown of the season on a Derick Martin interception return. The Cowboys have won four straight and host a good Texas Christian University squad this weekend.

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WPR News
12:08 pm
Sat October 1, 2005

UW Looks At Adding Domestic Partners To Benefits

Laramie, Wy – University of Wyoming officials are raising the issue of providing Health insurance benefits to Domestic partners of U-W employees. Universities in 21 other states currently offer benefits to domestic partners and Vice President of Academic Affairs Myron Allen says most fortune 500 companies also offer such benefits. Since these are companies U-W competes with for employees, he says U-W officials thought it was time to start opening discussions on the topic. But the topic is viewed as somewhat touchy since domestic partners include those of the same sex.

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WPR News
8:55 pm
Fri September 30, 2005

U.W. Trustees Discuss Energy Institute

Laramie, Wy – University of Wyoming trustees are
considering two proposals to reposition the university amid soaring energy prices and growing demand for natural gas, coal, oil and sources of renewable energy.
One idea is a School of Energy Resources, which would have a dozen new professors and would oversee energy research at U-W. U-W trustees reviewed that plan Friday and they plan to vote
tomorrow on whether to send the proposal to the Legislature.
A separate proposal would revive U-W's undergraduate program in

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WPR News
8:52 pm
Fri September 30, 2005

Chief Washakie Statue Unveiled

Laramie, Wy – A statue of Chief Washakie, the famed and revered leader of the Eastern Shoshone tribe now sits on the University of Wyoming campus. A dedication ceremony for the statue took place Friday and started with the entrance of Eagle Spirit Dancers from the Wind River Reservation. The statue depicts Chief Washakie riding a horse into battle against the leader of the Crow tribe. A battle Washakie won.
His great, great, grandson, George Abeyta, spoke saying the monument will remind people of Washakie's wisdom, courage, and nobility.

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Wyoming Features
3:56 pm
Fri September 30, 2005

NTSB Wants More Training for Private Pilots

NTSB Wants More Training for Private Pilots

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12:30 pm
Fri September 30, 2005

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Vice President of Academic Affairs Myron Allen about the University of Wyoming being a player in energy development with the proposal of an energy institute.

Topic: Weekly Reporter's Roundtable

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WPR News
11:20 am
Fri September 30, 2005

Moose Found with CWD

Denver, CO – For the first time, chronic wasting disease has been found in moose. Colorado wildlife officials say a bull moose killed by an archer this month tested positive for the brain-wasting disease that had been found only in deer and elk until now. Colorado made CWD testing in moose mandatory in Colorado in 2003. Nearly 300 moose have been tested since then without a positive result. The Colorado Division of Wildlife says C-W-D is likely to be a rare occurrence in moose because of their social habits.

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