State Senator Hopeful About Land Swap

Kaycee, WY – A state Senator from Kaycee is optimistic Chevron/Texaco will accept Wyoming's latest offer to acquire land around the Fort Phil Kearney historic site. John Schiffer believes the offer is equitable for the oil company. He says the state has a great opportunity to protect the area's viewshed. Schiffer says the land in question resembles what the area looked like in the 1860's. Fort Phil Kearney/Bozeman Trail Association founding member Mary Ellen McWilliams is concerned about encroaching subdivision development and whether the area's National Historic Landmark status is jeopardized. Chevron/Texaco has until June 1st to accept or reject the state's latest offer.