September 24th, 2010 - Open Spaces

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A listing of today's stories

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Mead
Matt Mead, fourth generation rancher and grandson of former governor and U.S. Senator Cliff Hansen, speaks with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck about some of the social issues that are close to his heart.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Leslie Petersen
Democratic Party Chair and former UW rodeo team member, Leslie Petersen, discusses her views and campaign with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

Wind Energy Sales Tax Spurs Debate
Ever since wind farms started popping up in Wyoming the question was how the state would tax the industry. This week, politicians on a special sub-committee looking at the issue decided that the industry also needs to pay sales taxes. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.

Pavillion Water Problems
For years now, people living amid the natural gas fields east of town have complained about foul smelling and discolored water. They've also claimed to experience unexplained health problems, from respiratory difficulties to neurological issues. Late last month, federal officials said that residents shouldn't drink or cook with water from 41 area wells. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has this story about what's next for Pavillion.

An Interview With E.O. Wilson
This week, doctor E.O. Wilson visited the University of Wyoming to discuss his book The Creation: An Appeal To Save Live On Earth. Once named one of the top 25 most influential people in America by Time magazine, Dr. Wilson spoke with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

24 Hours In Bear Country - Part II
It's been a record year for officials at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Bear Management Program. Last week officials had participated in over 40 management captures of bears. Since then, the number has gone up. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone brings us the second half of last weeks story, and he continues his 24 hour day on the job with head Bear Management Officer, Mark Bruscino.

61 Years Of Barrel Racing
This weekend about 200 women and their horses will compete to crown the top barrel racer in the state, but one racer stands out above the rest. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny Mackay speaks with Vianna Guerney who's been racing barrels for 61 years.