Milward Simpson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en StoryCorps: Pete Simpson Discusses His Parents And Growing Up Near Heart Mountain http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-pete-simpson-discusses-his-parents-and-growing-near-heart-mountain <p>This summer, StoryCorps set up a booth in Cheyenne to record Wyomingites interviewing one another and sharing their stories.</p><p>Today, we hear from two members of one of Wyoming’s most famous families.&nbsp; Milward Simpson, the grandson of former Governor and U.S. Senator Milward Simpson, interviews his father Pete Simpson, a noted historian, educator, Republican nominee for Governor, and former legislator.&nbsp; They begin their conversation talking about Pete’s parents.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:55:17 +0000 Bob Beck 53722 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps: Pete Simpson Discusses His Parents And Growing Up Near Heart Mountain State parks seeking more funding for operations and maintenance http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-parks-seeking-more-funding-operations-and-maintenance <p>State parks are seeking legislative approval&nbsp;to use fees for general operations and maintenance. Parks generate about two million dollars per year, but right now that money can only be used for capital construction and interpretation.</p><p>Director of State Parks and Cultural Resources, Milward Simpson, says funding for his agency is like a three-legged stool that’s getting wobbly.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:13:48 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48778 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State parks seeking more funding for operations and maintenance State parks could feel the pinch of budget cuts http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-parks-could-feel-pinch-budget-cuts <div _fallwcm="1" class="bdyItmPrt" id="divBdy"><div><div><p>If Governor Matt Mead&rsquo;s eight percent budget cuts go through, Wyoming&rsquo;s state parks would have to make significant cuts in services and staffing. Milward Simpson is the Director of the Department of Parks, Historic Sites and Trails, and he says every state park would be affected.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 23:18:35 +0000 Madison Williams 27880 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State parks could feel the pinch of budget cuts