Cody, WY – A report recommends that the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody promote itself as one museum. The center consists of five museums now. The report by University of Wyoming professor Pete Simpson found that there are conflicts in how the five museums operate now. For example, the individual museums at times failed to cooperate in fundraising and when and how exhibits, classes and education events are conducted.In addition, the report found no institution-wide education
Laramie, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead is asking the U.S. Forest Service to involve state agencies as it considers what to do about a proposal to drill for natural gas in an area of the Wyoming Range known for its pristine wildlife habitat.
Laramie, WY – The Gillette Mayor is joining city officials from across the country in expressing concern about proposed federal budget cuts that could harm local governments.
Tom Murphy is at the National League of Cities meeting. He says the biggest concern surrounds the elimination of funding for the federal Community Development Block Grant program. "Gillette is a community that depends on those as well for things such as youth emergency services and funding for several non-profit services in our community," he said.
Jackson, WY – Forest Service officials say about 40,000 people have sent comments regarding a gas drilling project in western Wyoming that has upset residents. Bridger-Teton National Forest Service spokeswoman Mary Cernicek says officials will respond to all who submitted comments about the project and will determine what to do next based on what issues people raise. There is no timeline for the next action. Friday was the deadline to submit opinions about the drilling proposal outside Bondurant in the Wyoming Range. Plains Exploration and Production
Laramie, Wyo. – In the coming months, some recently passed legislation will change the way schools operate in Wyoming. Lawmakers have approved measures that will require school districts, teachers and even students to meet new education requirements. Senator Tony Ross says the state spends billions on education, but most test scores show that students are not achieving at an equally impressive level.