WPR News
11:08 am
Mon October 18, 2004

Pinedale Land Use Plan Delayed

Pinedale, WY – There's been a delay in revising the Bureau of Land Management's Pinedale Resource Management Plan. A draft of the RMP was scheduled to be out for public review this summer, but BLM Planning and Environmental Coordinator Kellie Roadifer says it won't be ready until the spring. Roadifer says they recognize the importance of this document and the issues that are at stake, but she doesn't think there was any way to avoid the delay. She says the attention being paid to the process was not a factor in the delay.

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11:04 am
Mon October 18, 2004

Monday, October 18, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Libertarian Candidate for Congress Louis Stock.

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WPR News
11:03 am
Mon October 18, 2004

Douglas Area Touts Itself for Clean-Burning Power Plant

Douglas, WY – A new study says that Converse County is ideally suited for a zero-emissions power plant proposed by the Bush Administration. The report says the county has sufficient land and water, community support, and a large enough workforce for the FutureGen plant. Unlike traditional coal-fired plants, this facility would remove and sequester carbon dioxide. That gas could then be used for enhanced oil and gas production. The study that touts Converse County for the FutureGen project was funded by the city of Douglas and the Converse Area New Development Organization.

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WPR News
12:31 pm
Sat October 16, 2004

Group Say Amendments Could Be Trojan Horse

Laramie, Wy – A group opposed to a pair of proposed constitutional amendments concerning medical malpractice, is accusing the other side of having ulterior motives. Shauna Roberts of Citizens for Real Insurance Reform says those who favor the amendments, want them so that liability will be limited in all areas. Roberts says she respects truckers, but thinks they must pay for mistakes and be accountable.

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WPR News
10:44 am
Sat October 16, 2004

Sheridan Man Claims Innocence

Laramie, Wy – A Sheridan man accused of shooting a
teenage girl and stealing her car has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
Twenty-two-year-old Stephen Hyatt entered the plea in court Thursday. District Judge John Brackley scheduled a trial for March 28th.
Hyatt allegedly forced 18-year-old Kaleigh Ford, of Sheridan, into the passenger side of her car at an intersection July first. After she fled the vehicle, he allegedly shot her three times.
He was caught the following night in Ten Sleep.

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WPR News
6:49 pm
Fri October 15, 2004

Big Horn Basin Beet Harvest Going Well

Laramie, Wy – The sugar beet harvest in the Big Horn Basin of northern Wyoming continues to look good both in terms of yield and sugar content.
Sugar content is said to be excellent this time of year, which
means more sugar produced and more money for producers.
And that is good news to the local economy.
The beet business employs 64-hundred people in Wyoming a year, many of them in the Big Horn Basin.

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WPR News
4:52 pm
Fri October 15, 2004

National Park Snowmobile Ban Rejected

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Laramie, Wy – A federal judge based out of Cheyenne has struck down the Clinton-era ban on snowmobiling in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Judge Clarence Brimmer says the Clinton ban did not take into account the views of people in Wyoming and violated several federal laws.

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11:48 am
Fri October 15, 2004

Secretary Of State Wants Fines

Casper, Wy – Secretary of State Joe Meyer thinks state
law should punish primary candidates who file financial reports
late, but not by removing them from the general election ballot.
Meyer met with the Legislature's Corporations, Elections and
Political Subdivisions Committee in Casper yesterday (Thursday).
He told the lawmakers that access to the ballot is guaranteed
under the Wyoming Constitution. He says that's why he recommended
that five successful legislative canddiates who filed financial

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11:46 am
Fri October 15, 2004

U-W Gets Donation

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Laramie, Wy – The School of Environment and Natural
Resources at the University of Wyoming will be renamed after two
German philanthropists who have donated three (M) million dollars
to the school.
U-W President Philip Dubois says the school will be renamed the
Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources in
honor of the Haub family.
Erivan Haub is chief executive officer of the Tenglemann Group,
a family-owned business with locations in 15 countries.
The couple have a summer home in the Pinedale area.

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11:43 am
Fri October 15, 2004

School District Official Fired

Torrington, Wy – The Goshen County school board has fired
the district's business manager after he was found guilty for a scam in which copy machines were paid for but never delivered.
A jury in Cheyenne found Robert Childs guilty last Wednesday of
three counts of wire fraud and one of mail fraud.
Prosecutors say Childs struck a deal five years ago with
co-defendant Joseph Cherry, Junior, who owned a photocopier
business in Cheyenne. Under the deal, Cherry secured financing for
17 copiers that weren't delivered.

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