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Jonah Field (Peter Aengst/ Wyoming News Service)
Jonah Field (Peter Aengst/ Wyoming News Service)
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Report: BLM’s Oil and Gas Leasing Process Improving

A report released Tuesday analyzes how the Bureau of Land Management's policies toward oil and gas leasing on public lands have changed since 2008, noting specific improvements related to the experiences in the Jonah and Pinedale gas fields.

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BLM: Petroleum Industry Not Exerting Improper Influence [AUDIO]

A Bureau of Land Management official says a petroleum industry group that is paying for temporary agency staff is not exerting improper influence. Doug Randall has more on that story. Farmers and ranchers have an online resource for safety and health-related information. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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State Superintendent Cindy Hill
State Superintendent Cindy Hill
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Superintendent Hill Asks US Department of Education for Waiver [AUDIO]

Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is requesting a waiver of certain requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. A federal judge in Nevada has temporarily banned the Bureau of Land Management from using helicopters to gather mustangs in a roundup that's already underway northeast of Reno. Doug Randall has the details. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Courtesy of U.S. Government/Wikipedia)
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BLM Holding Meetings on Oil Shale Development [AUDIO]

Maintain the status quo or follow a new plan. those appear to be the choices for the Bureau of Land Management on the issue of oil shale development in the west. Kathleen Ryan with Colorado News Service reports. For the second consecutive year, Fortune Magazine has named Union Pacific the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies. Doug Randall reports.Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Mario Tama/Getty)
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BLM Lease Auction Raises $22 Million [AUDIO]

The Bureau of Land Management generated more than $22 million for leasing rights and rental fees on parcels offered at the agency's quarterly federal oil and gas lease auction Tuesday in Cheyenne. Amy Richards reports. Wyoming tourism numbers for 2011 reached near record levels  according to Diane Shober,  Wyoming Office of Tourism Director. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Wyoming Gas Prices Buck National Trend (AUDIO)

The Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement and the Bureau of Land Management will hold a series of meeting around the country getting input on the proposed consolidation of the OSM within the BLM. Amy Richards has details. As gas prices nationally increase prices in Wyoming are going down, according to Patrick Dehaan with gas buddy dot com. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Sheriff Glick
Sheriff Glick
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Sheriff’s Department Will Run Juvenile Facility [AUDIO]

The Bureau of Land Management recently issued guidance on processing land use proposals and permit applications possible carbon sequestration projects on BLM lands. Doug Randall reports.
Laramie County Commissioners voted 3-o this week to have the Laramie County Sheriffs Department run the county's new Youth Detention Facility, rather than contract with a private company. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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BLM Releases Scoping Document on Gateway West Project [AUDIO]

The Bureau of Land Management released the scoping report for the Energy Gateway South Transmission Line Project. The report is a compilation of all comments received during the public comment period and from 12 open houses held in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Doug Randall reports. Farmers are being surveyed this week for data that will be released by U.S. Department of Agriculture next month. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Wind Tower Manufacturer Delays Construction [AUDIO]

An environmental group accuses the Bureau of  Land Management of neglecting science in favor of politics when it conducted a series of ecological studies covering millions of acres in the west.  A wind tower manufacturer that was supposed to employ about 150 people in Laramie County and be operational by early next year has been delayed. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(courtesy of Keith Allison via Flickr)
(courtesy of Keith Allison via Flickr)
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Laramie County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, In Good Condition [AUDIO]

A Laramie County Sheriff's Department deputy is listed in good condition at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, after being shot while responding to a call at the Fairfield Inn on Stillwater Avenue in Cheyenne, early this morning. The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations for the Wyoming Resource Advisory Council. Doug Randall has the details. Click past the jump to listen to

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