WPR News
11:07 am
Tue March 22, 2005

BLM Sells Mustangs to Indian Tribes

Bismark, ND – The Bureau of Land Management says for the first time it's selling wild horses to American Indian tribes. The BLM has sold 141 horses to South Dakota's Rosebud Sioux tribe and 120 horses to the Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota. More sales to tribes are planned in the next several weeks, bringing the total to more than 500 horses. The sales come amidst some controversy over an amendment to a congressional appropriations bill last year. That allowed for older wild horses sold at auction to be sent to slaughter.

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WPR News
8:12 pm
Mon March 21, 2005

Wolf Lawsuit Dismissed

Laramie, Wy – A U.S. District Judge has dismissed the lawsuit by the state of Wyoming against the federal government over wolf management. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected Wyoming's plan for controlling wolves and the state in turn filed suit. Attorney General Pat Crank says the federal government failed to follow the Endangered Species Act. But, this weekend the judge dismissed the lawsuit.

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11:16 am
Mon March 21, 2005

Monday, March 21st, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with UW President Phillip Dubois about his time at the University.

Topic: Barry Corbett Film Festival; Guest: Christian Beckwith

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WPR News
10:22 am
Mon March 21, 2005

Thomas Will Not Run For Governor

Laramie, Wy – U-S Senator Craig Thomas admitted for the first time last week that he is considering another run for re-election to the Senate. During an interview in Washington, Thomas suggested that he might seek another term. During a visit to Cheyenne over the weekend, Wyoming's Senior Senator admitted that he is giving it serious consideration, but has not completely made up his mind. But Thomas did put to rest any rumors that he would run for Governor, saying that he can do more for the state in Washington.

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WPR News
10:16 am
Mon March 21, 2005

Plans To Replace President Underway

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Laramie, Wy – Plans to begin the search for a new
University of Wyoming president have already begun.
After eight years as president of U-W, Philip Dubois
is leaving June tenth to take a job as Chancellor of the University
of North Carolina at Charlotte.
U-W Board of Trustees President Judy Richards says the board
will have to sit down and figure out what it wants in a president.
Trustee Thomas Spicer says the university's solid financial
situation should make it easier to find a quality replacement.

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WPR News
10:13 am
Mon March 21, 2005

Work On Business School Begins

Jackson, Wy – A team of experts has been given the
go-ahead to spend 200-thousand dollars to start planning for a
proposed business school in Teton County.
The steering committee will have up to 945-thousand dollars to
spend this year developing academic content, establishing tuition
and finding a site or sites for the school.
The committee is in turn under the direction of a joint
legislative-executive oversight committee. It can't spend any money
without the oversight committee's approval.

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WPR News
9:06 pm
Fri March 18, 2005

WalMart Distribution Center Comes To Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wy – WalMart Corperation will invest over 60 million dollars in Laramie County to build a new distribution warehouse on the edge of Cheyenne. It should create 600 new jobs.
"This is the culmination of a process that started just over three years ago and has involved some courageous decisions by the LEADS Board of Directors and superb cooperation among State, County and City governments and their staffs. They have been wonderful to work with," said Randy Bruns, Cheyenne LEADS CEO.

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WPR News
1:39 pm
Fri March 18, 2005

Dubois Leaves To Take Job At The University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Laramie, Wy – University of Wyoming President Phil Dubois has taken the job as the next Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In an e-mail to faculty and staff, Dubois said that he leaves U-W with regret, but also with an enormous sense of satisfaction that it is the right time to go. He says he accomplished his goals and thinks the University is stronger and more dynamic then at any previous time in its history. Dubois will leave Laramie in June.

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11:11 am
Fri March 18, 2005

Friday, March 18th, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck reports on the resignation of UW President Phillip Dubois.

Topic: Weekly Wyoming Reporter's Roundtable.

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WPR News
10:46 am
Fri March 18, 2005

HIV/AIDS Program Receives Funding

Cheyenne, WY – The state's HIV-AIDS Program is again accepting new patients. The program that helps with care and drug costs was running short on money last fall and stopped accepting new patients. But the legislature granted a funding increase of over $600,000 during the recent session. The state share of the HIV-AIDS Program was previously just $125,000.

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