Cheyenne, Wy – The Senate travel committee has approved a bill that allows the state to take over operation of the Wyoming Territorial Park in Laramie. The financially strapped facility wants the state to take over operation of the historic site. Senator Mike Massie says without the state running the facility it may have to be mothballed. State Parks and Cultural Resources Director Phil Nobel says they will be able to provide the financial support and upkeep that the park has lacked.
Park board President Julie Yates says the move has tremendous support in the Laramie community. The bill heads to the Senate floor.