WPR News
6:32 pm
Fri August 5, 2005

Sweetwater County Tries to Keep Deputies

Laramie, Wy – The Sweetwater County Commission is giving the Sheriff's department more money in hopes of keeping deputies from quitting.
Sheriff Dave Gray says he's lost 14 deputies in less than three years. Some are going to the natural gas fields, but others are using their training to take higher-paying jobs with the Rock Springs and Green River police departments.
A recent survey found that a starting police officer in Rock Springs makes about six-thousand-dollars more each year than a starting deputy in the county.

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5:47 pm
Fri August 5, 2005

Foreign Soldiers' Accused of Rape Wait for First Hearing

Laramie, Wy – Two British soldiers who face rape
charges in Wyoming had preliminary hearing rescheduled.
The pair was arrested last week and charged with first-degree sexual assault. Their first hearing was supposed to happen today.
The two men were part of a unit training at the Wyoming Army National Guard's Camp Guernsey.
The alleged victim told police that she met the men off-base, and invited them back to her house, where they raped her.
If convicted, the men could face between five and 50 years in prison.

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11:55 am
Fri August 5, 2005

Friday, August 5th, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Weekly Wyoming Reporter's Roundtable.

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11:12 am
Fri August 5, 2005

DC Company Looking at Cheyenne, Thermopolis, and Gillette

Washington, DC – A political marketing company will make visits to three Wyoming towns later this month to further consider opening a call center. CAPTEL is based in Washington, DC and works on political fundraising, survey research, and direct mail campaigns. CAPTEL Vice President Amy Biederman says the company has narrowed its sights on Cheyenne, Gillette, and Thermopolis. Biederman says Wyoming appeals to CAPTEL because of its people and business-friendly climate.

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9:06 pm
Thu August 4, 2005

Hathaway Plan Continues To Be Formed

Casper, Wy –
The changes to the Hathaway Scholarship program are coming fast and furious as a committee hashes out details of the plan. In the second day of meeting this month, the committee decided to bump up the scholarship amounts to between 1000 and 2000 dollars a semester. Previously the pay out per student was going to be between 750 and 1250 dollars. As for when the state will start giving out this money it looks like next fall is too soon. Since getting appropriate funding could be a challenge.

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8:59 pm
Thu August 4, 2005

Drilling Should Be Slowed

Pinedale, Wy – Saying that operators need to use the best management practices that they can, several environmental groups have written the Bureau of Land Management asking that drilling in the Jonah gas Field in western Wyoming be slowed. The groups want the B-L-M to slow the pace, so that effects on wildlife, air quality and people can be more easily managed. Linda Baker of the Upper Green Valley Coalition worries that too much production could cause problems.However, Baker thinks many of the companies in Jonah have recognized that responsibility and are doing a better job.

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8:56 pm
Thu August 4, 2005

Communities Need To Help Families

Laramie, Wy – The Children and Families Initiative is planning on asking lawmakers to get communities in on fixing problems in their own communities. The group is drafting a report on the status of families and children in the state and will suggest specific legislation in October. Department of Family Services Director Roger McDaniel says one recommendation will be to set up a way that communities can address their own problems, because communities know what they need more then the state does. He says for that to work, communities will also need flexibility.

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11:53 am
Thu August 4, 2005

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Dr. John Barrassco about health issues

Topic: Renny Mackay speaks with Jon
Schwedler with the Predator Conservation Alliance about a national effort to restore the grassland ecosystem.

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11:52 am
Thu August 4, 2005

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Dr. John Barrassco about health issues

Topic: Renny Mackay speaks with Jon
Schwedler with the Predator Conservation Alliance about a national effort to restore the grassland ecosystem.

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11:52 am
Thu August 4, 2005

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Dr. John Barrassco about health issues

Topic: Renny Mackay speaks with Jon
Schwedler with the Predator Conservation Alliance about a national effort to restore the grassland ecosystem.

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