WPR News
12:25 pm
Mon April 5, 2004

New West Entrance Coming to Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park, WY – The National Park Service has concluded a new entrance station at Yellowstone's west gate will not significantly affect the environment or cultural sites. The agency says the $2.4 Million structure will be more pleasant for employees and visitors, protect workers from vehicle exhaust, and provide wider lanes to enhance safety and traffic flow. 40% of Yellowstone's visitors enter the park through the west entrance, which was built around 1969. Construction could begin later this year.

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Wyoming Features
11:25 am
Mon April 5, 2004

Upper Green River Valley Energy Development

Green River – Energy companies predict the Upper Green River Valley in southwestern Wyoming will soon become the next major natural gas producing region in the country. The rapid pace of development has alarmed some locals. Wyoming Public Radio's Elizabeth Davis reports that pressure from the federal government is building in Sublette County.

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WPR News
10:32 am
Mon April 5, 2004

Preparing for Another West Nile Season

Laramie, WY – The state made an extra $1.7 Million available to fight West Nile Virus this year. Last year, Wyoming had one of the highest per capita rates of West Nile infection with 9 human deaths caused. For this season, local governments can apply for matching grants that can be used to control mosquito populations. State West Nile Coordinator Terry Creekmore says mosquitoes thrive in wet conditions, so it will help if the spring is cool and dry.

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WPR News
10:19 am
Mon April 5, 2004

One Vehicle Roll Overs Fatal

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Laramie, Wy – Drivers in Wyoming continue to die in one vehicle roll overs. Sergeant Troy Mclees says drivers that leave the roadway try to over correct and get back on the road when they don't need to. He says most highways are designed to allow someone to drive off the side. The good news is more Wyomingites are wearing their seatbelts. He credits people for recognizing that safety belts can save lives, but also says enhanced enforcement is helping too.

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WPR News
9:42 am
Mon April 5, 2004

Colorado Residents Can Return to Homes After Fire

Laramie, Wy – Residents of 23 homes west of Fort Collins have
been told they can return to their homes Monday night.
They'd been evacuated earlier by a wildfire that so far has
covered 91-hundred-and-55 acres.
Cooler, wetter weather over the weekend and on Monday allowed
firefighters to dig lines around 50 percent of the blaze -- and the
residents of the last of about 120 homes that were evacuated by the
blaze that began last week learned they could return at eight
tonight.

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Wyoming Features
4:30 pm
Fri April 2, 2004

E-Mails Over Wolf Management Cause a Stir

Wyoming – A conservation group has asked for an investigation into a series of intimidating e-mails a member of their group received. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports that the e-mails came after the member wrote to the legislature's Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife, and Cultural Resources Committee

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WPR News
12:22 pm
Fri April 2, 2004

Wolf E-Mails Cause Stir

Cheyenne, WY – A conservation group from Wyoming announced this week they want a formal investigation into why one of their member's e-mail address ended up in the hands of anti wolf activists. Earlier this month a member of the Predator Conservation Alliance wrote to the legislature's wildlife committee urging it to adopt a better wolf management plan. One member of the committee, Senator Bruce Burns passed the e-mail address on to an anti wolf activist named Robert Fanning. That man then wrote several intimidating e-mails to the member talking about rape and guns.

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10:13 am
Fri April 2, 2004

Friday, April 2, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: A conservation group has asked for an investigation into a series of intimidating e-mails

Topic: Wyoming Reporters Roundtable

Topic: Elizabeth Davis reports on the Upper Green River Valley situation of oil and gas drilling

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WPR News
9:12 am
Fri April 2, 2004

N. Colorado Fire Comes Early

Ft. Collins, CO – A wildfire in northern Colorado has destroyed a house and a garage, burning 5,600 acres. The fire threatens at least 23 other homes and has forced scores of families to flee. It defied expectations Thursday night by jumping from treetop to treetop. Officials say fires usually lay down at night as winds calm, but that hasn't happened with this fire in Poudre Canyon, northwest of Fort Collins. Gray smoke billowing thousands of feet into the sky grounded air tankers Thursday afternoon. The fire was 15 percent contained last night.

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1:14 pm
Thu April 1, 2004

Thursday, April 1, 2004 -

Wyoming –

Topic: Although the flu season is over, several county health departments are getting prepared for next year; Guest: Brent Sherard State Health Officer

Topic: The University of Wyoming and Community Colleges around the state are involved in a jump-start program for Juniors; Guest: Sarah Axelson and Dave Bruan

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