Casper, Wyo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting funding to protect sage grouse and sage grouse habitat in 11 Western states.
This will be the second year of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Sage Grouse Initiative. Up to $30 million will go to the states where sage grouse are found, an increase from $18.5 million in 2010.
Sage grouse are a mottled brown, football-sized bird found in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, California, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Oregon, South Dakota, North Dakota and Canada.
LARAMIE, wyo – The results of a series of focus groups in Laramie County show that cost is the biggest problem when it comes to receiving and providing local child care. Parents also say they saw a lack of child care options and noted the challenges of communication between parents and child care providers as significant obstacles. United Way of Laramie County funded the focus groups. Rod Hottle is the organization's program coordinator.