Wyoming State Parks http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Senate Debates State Park Fee Distribution http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/senate-debates-state-park-fee-distribution <p>The Wyoming Senate has given initial support to a bill that would allow State Parks to use entrance fees on things besides major building projects.&nbsp; But not everyone loves the idea.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br />Senate Majority Floor Leader Phil Nicholas of Laramie said it&nbsp;was difficult to raise park fees to pay for important capital construction and major maintenance&nbsp; projects&nbsp;and argued that it would be wrong to use the money for another purpose.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:54:27 +0000 Bob Beck 53901 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Senate Debates State Park Fee Distribution State parks seeking more funding for operations and maintenance http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/state-parks-seeking-more-funding-operations-and-maintenance <p>State parks are seeking legislative approval&nbsp;to use fees for general operations and maintenance. Parks generate about two million dollars per year, but right now that money can only be used for capital construction and interpretation.</p><p>Director of State Parks and Cultural Resources, Milward Simpson, says funding for his agency is like a three-legged stool that’s getting wobbly.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:13:48 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48778 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net State parks seeking more funding for operations and maintenance Wyoming State Parks & Historic Sites Prepare for Budget Cuts http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-state-parks-historic-sites-prepare-budget-cuts <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Like a lot of state agencies, Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites will likely need to find a way to make up revenues lost from proposed budget cuts.&nbsp; Administrator Dominic Bravo says they are leery about raising fees, but are looking at some other options.</span></font></span></div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt; Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:12:48 +0000 Bob Beck 30538 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming State Parks & Historic Sites Prepare for Budget Cuts Wyoming State Parks Celebrate 75 Years http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-state-parks-celebrate-75-years <p>This is the 75<sup>th</sup> year of State Parks in Wyoming.&nbsp;&nbsp; Dominic Bravo oversees State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails.&nbsp;&nbsp; He tells Bob Beck that state parks have an interesting history.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 22:18:49 +0000 Bob Beck 30092 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming State Parks Celebrate 75 Years