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Park County Reconsiders Public Land Parcel Seized From Fugitive

About 20 years ago, Wyoming acquired a ranch north of Cody that had briefly been the home of a wanted drug smuggler. Now, there’s debate in Park County about what to do with the property. The Park County Sheriff and another local complained to the County Commissioners that the Beartooth Ranch near the Clark Fork of the Yellowstone River is an eyesore, full of decrepit buildings and weeds. So, the commissioners decided to write a letter to Governor Matt Mead requesting the right to sell the...

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Cheyenne, WY – The director of the state game and fish department has decided to leave his position after six months. But, Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports this raises the issue of whether or not the state should look outside its borders for top officials.

Wyoming – The next time you are out hiking in the mountains, you may want to look closer at the rocks under you. You could be passing by some precious or semi-precious stones. Wyoming Public Radio's Jim Morgan did a little "Rock Hounding" recently and came away with a new perspective on this hobby....

Laramie, WY – Wyoming women earn 33 cents per dollar less then men in the state. Compare that with the rest of the country where when make 23 cents less then men and you have some angry females in the equality state. Two U-W professors have studied the problem and Wyomng Public Radio's Renny MacKay says they have come up with some possible solutions...

Jackson, WY – When you think of art in Jackson, images of wildlife or the Tetons come to mind. But a local artist has unveiled an exhibit that takes a completely different look at the landscape of the community.

Yellowstone National Park, WY – In 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt vacationed in Yellowstone National Park. On that trip he dedicated the stone arch that stands at the Park's north entrance. Yellowstone celebrated the 100th anniversary of that event with the Great Grandson of the President. Theodore Roosevelt the fourth had some harsh words for the Bush Adminstration's handling of national parks.

Wyoming – When people in the state talk about economic development they often bring up fiber optics. By the end of this year almost all communities in the state will have fiber optics reaching them. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny Mackay reports on whtat "fiber" is and what it means for the state.

Yellwostone, WY – The East Gate to Yellowstone remains closed, due to what is the largest wildfire of the 2003 fire season in Wyoming. The East Fire has burned 15,000 acres on both sides of the park road between the East Entrance and Fishing Bridge. Favorable weather helped firefighters perform a burnout to protect Fishing Bridge Village Sunday, so no structures are threatened. But officials are expecting the East Gate to stay closed until, at best, the latter part of this week. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron

Cheyenne. WY – The State and Federal Government have reached an agreement that will reduce the numbers of wild horses roaming Wyoming land. Wild Horse Numbers currently sit at 7000. State officials had contended that wild horse populations were out of control and were not being managed by the B-L-M as required by law.

Freemont County, WY – Responding to public opposition, the US Forest Service is making a new proposal for expanding food storage orders in the Shoshone and Bridger Teton National Forests. The new rules to reduce human-bear encounters were laid out Tuesday before a meeting of the Fremont County Commission. That commission has already passed two resolutions opposing expansion of the food storage order, and didn't seem pleased with these changes. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports.

Cheyenne, WY – The future of the federal roadless rule has been called into question, following conflict of interest allegations against a federal judge in Cheyenne. Last month, Judge Clarence Brimmer struck down the rule that would have blocked logging and energy development on 58 Million acres of federal forest land. Now an ethics complaint has been filed by two judicial watchdog groups saying Brimmer should have stepped down from the case due to his extensive financial holdings in oil and gas companies. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports on where Brimmer's ruling now stands.


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