3:08 pm
Wed January 26, 2005

Competing Ideas on Wildlife Trust from Two Ranchers

Cheyenne – The idea of creating a trust fund for wildlife and natural resources received the support of a legislative committee yesterday. At the committee's meeting a wide variety of groups and individuals came out to give their opinions. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports on two ranchers that came to the capitol with different ideas on the plan

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10:15 am
Wed January 26, 2005

Wednesday, January 26, 2005 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Legislative report from Bob Beck.

Topic: A Wyoming Conversation; Guest: Katherine Jensen and Audie Blevins, University of Wyoming Sociologists

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9:27 pm
Tue January 25, 2005

House Approves Torrington as Prison Site

Cheyenne, WY – Torrington's prison bid won final State House approval Tuesday. Despite arguments by representatives from the communities that were passed over for the new medium security prison, the house voted to support the corrections department and place the facility in Torrington. The bill passed 43-16. And as it heads to the Senate, Torrington Mayor Mike Varney hopes the overwhelming house support will play a role. Rawlins Representative George Bagby tried a last ditch attempt to kill the bill.

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9:26 pm
Tue January 25, 2005

Wildlife Trust Moves Out of Committee

Cheyenne, WY – A wide variety of people voiced support Tuesday for the idea of creating a trust fund for wildlife and natural resources. During a meeting of a senate committee the public had a chance to speak on the idea of putting money towards protecting and enhancing wildlife habitat. Several leaders of agriculture and mineral development groups testified they are neutral on the plan. But, individual ranchers spoke in favor, as did conservation groups and representatives of three oil and gas companies.

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9:23 pm
Tue January 25, 2005

Speculation, But No Decision on Re-opening Saratoga Sawmill

Saratoga, WY – The former Louisiana Pacific sawmill in Saratoga remains closed, roughly two years after the last logs were processed there. Montrose, Colorado-based Intermountain Resources owns the mill now and there's been speculation that they intend to re-open it. The company and the governor's office successfully fought against a railroad abandonment effort for the rail line that served the mill. Mike Glode is the chairman of the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board, the lead agency on local economic development issues.

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11:22 am
Tue January 25, 2005

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Legislative report from Bob Beck.

Topic: Speculation, But No Decision on Re-opening Saratoga Sawmill; Guest: Mike Glode, Chairman of the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board

Topic: 2005 Snow Scuplting Competition

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11:01 am
Tue January 25, 2005

Legislation Would Require More Training for Young Drivers

Cheyenne – Wyoming is one of just two states that have never passed a Graduated Drivers License bill, but supporters are hopeful that this year the measure will finally pass. The concept is to train young drivers for two years before they get a drivers license. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that on Monday, the bill hit the Senate floor

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10:06 pm
Mon January 24, 2005

Casper Officials Continue to Tout Northwest Flights

Casper, WY – Casper air travel appears to have gotten a lift from the new flights to Minneapolis-Saint Paul. Northwest Airlines began flying to Casper in October. And thanks to the new service, 2004 was Natrona County International Airport's busiest year since 1992 with 70,312 people boarding planes. Casper Area Economic Development Alliance President Chris Manegold says Northwest has added some much-needed competition to the market.

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7:42 pm
Mon January 24, 2005

Graduated Driver's License Bill Elicits Debate

Cheyenne, Wy – A bill that would put restrictions on young drivers has made it through a first screening in the State Senate. That's despite concerns over whether the measure could have some unintended consequences.

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7:39 pm
Mon January 24, 2005

Senate Gives Final Approval to Plan for Protecting Landowners

Cheyenne, Wy – The Senate gave final approval to a bill that is intended to even the playing field between land owners and mineral rights holders. Senate file 60 gives a number of negotiating options to surface landowners and provides compensation if their lands are damaged during mineral development. Senator John Hines argued that the bill was not needed. But Laurie Goodman who represents a number of landowners who wanted the bill says the legislation could bring about some important changes, including ensuring that they receive fair value for any lost land value.

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