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Possibly the longest running lawsuit in Wyoming history came to an end last Friday in Worland. Judge Robert Skar signed a final decree that brought closure to a controversial water rights case. The case examined some 20,000 possible water rights claims in and around the Wind River Indian Reservation over the course of 37 years. Water law professor Jason Robison was at the historic signing.

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I Love WPR Green River Proclamation

Sep 10, 2014
City of Green River and Wyoming Public Media

Tonight, Wyoming Public Radio and Wyoming PBS will host a panel forum at UW exploring the Common Core State Standards for education. WPR Education Reporter Aaron Schrank will moderate the event, and he joined Morning Edition host Caroline Ballard to talk Common Core and what to expect from the forum.

Wyoming's First Lady Carol Mead

Sep 9, 2014
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Virginia Parker, Director Of The Saratoga Museum

Sep 8, 2014
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Wyoming Brothers Al And Pete Simpson

Sep 8, 2014
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Andy Blair

I have listened to Public Radio all my life in a number of different states. The variety and quality of programing on WPR is well above average. The shows are engaging. The news is world class high quality reportage. 

Carol Eckhardt - Chugwater WY

Sep 8, 2014
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Well, that's where I get mail; I live quite a ways out in the country. I don't use television (it strikes me as a lot like dumpster-diving; a few really good tidbits in the midst of a lot of trash) so I really depend on WPR as a window on the world.

The news reporting is very important to me as are the insightful and thought provoking talk shows and the variety of music. I'm also VERY pleased with the new program lineup! Some of the "new" programs are those I enjoyed on public radio while living in Oregon. Thanks for your good work!

I Love WPR Mountain View Proclamation

Sep 8, 2014
Town of Mountain View and Wyoming Public Media

I Love WPR Newcastle Proclamation

Sep 8, 2014
City of Newcastle and Wyoming Public Media

Dan Green - Lander WY

Sep 8, 2014

City Of Rawlins Proclamation

Sep 8, 2014
City of Rawlins
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If you live right next to a drilling rig, or your kids go to school beside a fracking site, or your county is suddenly littered with well pads  -- are there health risks? That’s a question that’s been asked from Pennsylvania to North Dakota, from Colorado to Texas as more and more people find themselves and their towns in the midst of an unprecedented energy boom.

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The Democratic Candidate for Governor is Pete Gosar. Gosar is a Pinedale native who is the former chairman of the state democratic party and he currently serves on the state board of education.

He is a state pilot, a former school teacher, and in college he was a star defensive player for the Wyoming Cowboys. Gosar has been critical of Governor Mead’s leadership when it comes to issues like Medicaid expansion and has accused Mead of playing politics with his decisions. He joins us to discuss some issues.

Leigh Paterson

Wyoming has some of the most powerful wind in the country. So, earlier this month, a massive wind farm got the green light from the state. If the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project gets federal approval, it will become the largest in the country. But who’s buying all that wind power? Right now there is no way to get it out of Wyoming, to the other states that really need it. For Inside Energy, Leigh Paterson reports on why transmission gridlocks are keeping Wyoming wind at bay.

Maggi Murdock, Former Dean Of UW's Outreach School

Sep 4, 2014
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Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi

Sep 4, 2014
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I Love WPR Laramie Proclamation

Sep 4, 2014
City of Laramie and Wyoming Public Media

I Love WPR Shoshoni Proclamation

Sep 4, 2014
City of Shoshoni and Wyoming Public Media
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Wyoming’s largest coal company is selling its stake in a Montana mine for less than its original asking price. In a deal announced Thursday, Cloud Peak will give up its 50 percent ownership of the Decker coal mine in exchange for Ambre Energy taking on $67 million in reclamation and lease bonding. The deal also promises Cloud Peak capacity at Ambre Energy’s proposed Millennium Bulk coal export terminal in Washington state.

Jackson’s 2-percent lodging tax is up for a vote in November, and a new breakdown by Jackson Hole News&Guide shows 40-percent of lodging tax revenues go back to the county. Unlike Jackson’s 60-40 split, most towns only see about 10-percent of revenues from their lodging taxes – the rest going back into tourism.

The tax had been up for a vote ever since 1994, but had been continually struck down over fears it would hinder tourism. The measure finally passed in 2010 after promises of higher returns for the local economy. 

I Love WPR Lander Proclamation

Sep 3, 2014
City of Lander and Wyoming Public Media
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The Bureau of Land Management has announced it will be lighting controlled burns in Southwest Wyoming. The target area includes more than 7,000 acres around Iron Mountain, Middle Canyon, and Montgomery pasture. Spokesperson Shelley Gregory says the controlled burn should actually make the area less prone to wild fires.

“A lot of areas are in need of burns because natural fires have not come through there in a while to maintain the balance. And so the BLM is just going in to restore that balance.”

What Wyoming places and experiences are on your bucket list?

Aug 29, 2014

What Wyoming places and experiences are on your bucket list?

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It's all happened to us one time or another. Mispronouncing words. Now...how about trying to correctly say a city, county, or landmark in the Equality state?

We asked listeners to help make a list of commonly mispronounced Wyoming places. Below are the results! If you have a favorite word you think should be listed, tell us in the comments below and use the hashtag #wyowords on Twitter.

Gros Ventre (Grow-vont) Gros Ventre River, Mountains, and Wilderness. Visitors to Wyoming often pronounce the name as (Gross-vent-ree).

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There’s a huge, mostly invisible web of pipelines crisscrossing the country that make it possible for our stoves to light and our cars to turn on. Those pipelines run from oil and gas producing regions to refineries and processing plants, crossing miles of private property along the way. The people whose land they cross don’t often benefit, but a new strategy may help.

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The current oil and gas boom, fueled by a technique called hydraulic fracturing, has opened massive shale gas and oil formations in states like Texas, Colorado, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania.

But unlike past booms, this time drilling is bumping right up against communities. With oil and gas development now at their doorsteps, people are worried about the health impacts.

But the industry has taken off so quickly that scientific research about those impacts - which is timely, costly, and complex - is playing catch up.

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