WPR News
12:03 pm
Thu December 30, 2004

Two Wyoming People Die In Crash

Laramie, Wy – U-S Highway 287 has reopened in both directions
near the Colorado-Wyoming state line. A portion of the highway was
closed last night (Wednesday) after a two-vehicle crash left two
people dead on the Colorado side.
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Scott Boskovich says a pickup
slammed into a flatbed trailer that had jackknifed into their lane.
Both vehicles were from Wyoming and were traveling at least ten
miles-per-hour below the speed limit because of the wintry
conditions.

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WPR News
11:14 am
Thu December 30, 2004

Wolf Payments Higher

Jackson, Wy – The conservation group Defenders of
Wildlife paid just over 28-thousand dollars to Wyoming ranchers who
lost livestock to wolves this year.
That is nearly three times the amount it paid out in 2003.
Defenders of Wildlife paid nearly eleven-thousand dollars to
Wyoming ranchers in 2003, 21-thousand dollars in 2002, and
14-thousand dollars in 2001.
However, Jim Magagna of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association
called the conservation group's program only marginally helpful

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WPR News
11:11 am
Thu December 30, 2004

Historian Hopeful About Fire Outcome

Cheyenne, Wy – Cheyenne officials are hoping they can at least save the outside part of some historic structures that were destroyed by a downtown fire. Architects are looking at the facades and Cheyenne Historian Bill Dubois remains hopeful because they are a big part of the city's past.
Dubois says several famous Wyoming figures had their offices where the fire burned. The blaze started in a bakery and burned for 14 hours before if was finally brought under control.

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10:50 am
Thu December 30, 2004

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Aaron Alpern speaks with Goshen County Economic Development Corporation Director Brad Sutherland about the state's new medium-security prison.

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Director, Shane Smith about an upcoming holiday event and holiday season gardening.

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WPR News
8:27 am
Thu December 30, 2004

State Still At Risk For The Flu

Cheyenne, Wy – Although the flu has been limited in the state this year, the Wyoming Health Officer says residents could still be at risk. Dr. Brent Sherard says Wyoming has probably been lucky with its low flu numbers, but he wonders if that is about to change. Sherard says since it's the holidays, many people have been in close quarters and that could have an impact.

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WPR News
8:49 pm
Wed December 29, 2004

Teton County Commissioner Will Quit Day Job

Jackson, Wy – .A Teton County sheriff's office worker is
retiring following an opinion from the state attorney general's
office that he cannot also serve as a county commissioner
Commissioner-elect Leland Christensen says he'll step down from
his position as a jailer, even though he's four months shy of being
eligible for full retirement benefits.
Christensen's last day at the jail is Sunday, and his four-year
term as county commissioner begins Monday.
He says he likely will look for another law enforcement position

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5:58 pm
Wed December 29, 2004

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Some historic structures in Cheyenney werre destroyed by a downtown fire; Guest: Cheyenne Historian Bill Dubois.

Topic: Bob Becks speaks with Dr. Brent Sherard, State Healther Officer about a number of health issues.

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5:51 pm
Wed December 29, 2004

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Some historic structures in Cheyenney were destroyed by a downtown fire; Guest: Cheyenne Historian Bill Dubois.

Topic: Bob Becks speaks with Dr. Brent Sherard, State Healther Officer about a number of health issues.

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WPR News
2:30 pm
Wed December 29, 2004

Winter Storm Hitting The State

Jackson Hole, Wy – A potent winter storm is bearing down on Wyoming.
A variety of winter weather warnings, watches and advisories
have been posted as a strong and moist Pacific storm begins to make
its way into the state.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning
for the Wind River Mountains along with the Salt River and Wyoming
ranges, where 12 to 16 inches of snow is expected by tomorrow
(Thursday). The heaviest amounts will fall on the southwest and
west-facing slopes.

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2:28 pm
Wed December 29, 2004

Officials Will Tour Cheyenne Fire

Cheyenne, Wy – A structural engineer will tour the
downtown Cheyenne buildings gutted by a fire.
Officials said that every building in the block on West
Lincolnway was damaged by the fire, which began Monday night in a
bake shop and spread to nearby businesses.
The fire burned for more than 14 hours before it was brought
under control yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.
Cheyenne historians say the blaze may have devastated a very
important part of the city's past.

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