Billings, Montana – Three grizzly bear cubs whose mother killed one person and mauled two others in a late night attack at a Montana campground were malnourished and still in their winter coats. The cubs have arrived at their new home at ZooMontana in Billings. Zoo executive director Jackie Worstell says Sunday the two female cubs and one male cub showed signs of stress that may help explain their mother's unusually aggressive behavior. Forty-eight-year-old Kevin Kammer of Grand Rapids, Mich., was
Cheyenne, Wy – A more than 2-year-old backlog of federal oil and gas leases throughout the West is breaking loose in Wyoming.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Friday that it would issue 145 oil and gas drilling leases in Wyoming. The Wyoming BLM auctioned off the leases in June 2008. The BLM will continue to defer another 43 leases from the sale, mainly due to concerns about protecting sage grouse.
Laramie, Wy – Sarah Palin has endorsed Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Rita Meyer in the Republican primary. In a Facebook posting Thursday, the former vice presidential candidate said "Meyer is ready to put her years of valuable public service to good use." Meyer was elected Wyoming state auditor in 1996. She is seeking to replace Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal and faces four other candidates in the Aug. 17 primary. In her endorsement, Palin said Meyer has a "unique blend of steel magnolia and mama grizzly."