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“Cowboys” herding Prairie bison

Herds of American Bison can be traced back to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park for hundreds of years. In early February, a roundup process began to thin the herd. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jillian Baach reports on the impact the removal will have on the bison. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/BisonHerdingAssignment.mp3]

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Gainesville has a voice in Washington, D.C.

Florida’s legislative delegation is hearing about of a number of Gainesville projects today. Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa says she is making the case for many issues to wrap up a two-day stay on Capitol Hill, but her main focus is on improving infrastructure. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/MastrodicasaB.mp3] Other projects include improving RTS …

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Boardwalk fire still smoldering

Although the Boardwalk fire in Paynes Prairie is under control, WUFT-FM’s Lisa Greenberg says fire officials will be present until the fire is completely out. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/PAYNESPRAIRIEWRAP.mp3]

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Deadly crashes close I-75 for hours

At least nine people died in early morning crashes caused by smoke and fog on I-75 near Paynes Prairie.  Other crash victims were rushed to Shands Hospital: six to the trauma center and 12 more to the emergency room.  As you can see in morning helicopter video (courtesy Orlando NBC …

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Stargazing offered Saturday at Hickory Ranch by Friends of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

The Friends of Paynes Prairie and the Alachua Astronomy Club club are having their annual stargazing event tomorrow evening. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Diaz talked with Payne’s Praire Park Services Specialist Andi Christman about how Payne’s Praire is providing some natural family fun from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPStarGaze.mp3] To attend DO NOT enter …

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