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4:17 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Grand Teton land deal funding uncertain

The federal government might not be able to buy a tract of land within Grand Teton National Park, as it had planned to do.
 
An Interior Department spokesman says the agency may not be able to allocate funding to buy the land from Wyoming.
 
Wyoming has owned the roughly two square miles of land since statehood. The parcels are surrounded by park land but aren't formally part of Grand Teton.
 
Two years ago, Wyoming's governor threatened to sell the land at auction. The threat prodded Interior officials to agree to buy the land for $107 million.