The Bureau of Land Management is asking for nearly $3 million to spend on research into birth control for wild horses.
Population growth has made it difficult to manage wild horses, and currently the agency removes horses from public lands in order to maintain an adequate population.
A study by the National Research Council last year concluded that the current practice is flawed, and that the BLM should use birth control instead. But BLM spokesman Tom Gorey says the agency isn’t happy with the drug that’s available.
President Obama wants to add 55 million dollars to the National Park Service budget, including ten million dollars to get parks ready for their centennial celebration in 2016. John Garder with the National Parks Conservation Association says the money is needed to address billions of dollars in maintenance.
A video of bison running down a road in Yellowstone sparked viral internet rumors this week that the park's super volcano is about to explode. The rumors gained so much traction that Yellowstone officials felt the need to respond. Spokesman Al Nash says all is well, and that the animals were simply migrating.
A change in University of Wyoming course requirements is causing controversy among faculty and students.
The change affects the general education curriculum of the entire university. Students seeking a bachelor’s degree have to take the courses required under this program.
The new requirements are scheduled to take effect in the Fall of 2015. It eliminates diversity, global awareness, and foreign language requirements from the required undergraduate curriculum. It also reduces science and math requirements.
The state held its first-ever public meeting about the issue of orphaned and idle gas wells Wednesday in Gillette.
The coal bed methane boom left more than a thousand potentially hazardous, abandoned wells on state and private lands in Wyoming, and landowners turned out in droves to learn about the Governor’s plan for plugging them.
Come see the Black Hills of North Eastern Wyoming. History doesn’t have a state line; the historical aspects of the west can be seen in the Crook County Museum & Art Gallery in picturesque Sundance, Wyoming right off of interstate 90.
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