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5:58 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Coal-to-oil raises long-term environmental questions despite plans to capture CO2

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As we’ve just heard, existing coal-to-liquids plants emit a lot of greenhouse gases. But the proposed Medicine Bow plant is being touted as exceptionally green. Still, environmentalists have concerns about the plant’s effect on air quality and water reserves. And even if this plant is comparatively eco-friendly, future facilities may not have any incentive to follow suit.

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5:56 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Energy Journalist weighs in on DKRW

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The Editor and Chief of the on-line publication WyoFile has been busying covering the D-K-R-W project since it was first proposed.  Dustin Bleizeffer has also written about other clean coal projects and he says this one actually might come to fruition.

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5:47 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Medicine Bow readies for a boom

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5:42 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Medicine Bow residents warily optimistic about proposed DKRW plant

Sara Hossaini

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Most residents we spoke with seem to be excited about the opportunities DKRW could bring. Wyoming Public Radio's Sara Hossaini heard from some of them.

TONI GEORGE: My name is Toni George, owner of JB stop and shop in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. I’m very much for it.   

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Open Spaces
5:27 pm
Sat January 28, 2012

Wyoming plans to use carrot, not stick, to reduce workplace deaths

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Wyoming has one of the highest rates of workplace fatalities in the nation. Recently, the state epidemiologist issued a report looking at why that’s the case and making recommendations about what should be done. Workers’ rights advocates are pushing for tougher penalties for companies that violate safety regulations. But for now, it seems the state plans to take a softer approach. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.

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Open Spaces
5:25 pm
Sat January 28, 2012

The Coal Industry discusses the reasons for its positive safety record

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While the Oil and Gas industry has had a number of workplace fatalities, that has not been the case in Wyoming’s Coal Industry. Tim McCreary is Safety Manager for the Thunder Basin Coal Company.  He tells Bob Beck workplace safety is a focus.

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4:27 pm
Sat January 28, 2012

UW Forensics lab investigates human history from found remains

UW forensics researchers believe this to be the skeleton of a man named Cy Williams, who was shot outside Fort Laramie in the late 1800s.
Tristan Ahtone

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It’s been said that dead men tell no tales, but in the forensic anthropology lab at the University of Wyoming, researchers are proving otherwise. Over the winter, Wyoming Public Radio’s Tristan Ahtone paid a visit to the lab, and he brings us this report on what happens when you find a body in the state, and the process on how scientists identify those remains.

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Open Spaces
8:17 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Green River teaches manners to prevent bullying

Students made anti-bullying posters to hang on the walls at Lincoln Middle School.
Willow Belden
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8:12 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

BULLYING: Powell

Students at Powell Middle School are encouraged to fill out one of these hot pink forms if they see or are victimized by bullying.
Rebecca Martinez
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5:16 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Sticks and Stones: Cheyenne schools reeling from tragedy

McCormick Junio High

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Last spring, Laramie County school district number one, which serves all of Cheyenne, started working on its bullying plan.  It will train everyone from teachers to students. Recently, the district was reminded how important these efforts are as Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports.

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5:02 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Wind River Tribes might head back to court over mineral mismanagement

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In the class action lawsuit Cobell vs. Salazar, plaintiff Elouise Cobell accused the Federal Government of mismanaging nearly 150-billion dollars in royalties owed to Indian landowners due to the loss and destruction of records. The government agreed to a $3.4 billion dollar settlement – and government data estimates there are up to 8,000 possible beneficiaries here in Wyoming.

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12:08 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

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