Bozeman, Mont. – Media mogul Ted Turner has asked Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks if he can house a herd of quarantined bison on a portion of his 113,000-acre Flying D Ranch south of Bozeman.
Turner Enterprises - which manages his business interests, land holdings and investments - submitted an application for the bison Aug. 10, the deadline for proposals to take the roughly four dozen bison now housed at Corwin Springs. Russ Miller with Turner Enterprises declined to provide details of the application.
Laramie, Wyo. – The Annie E. Casey Foundation is funding a documentary film about Wyoming's juvenile justice system. The Wyoming Children's Action Alliance is overseeing the project, with the aim of affecting policy in the state.
Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council unanimously has rejected a citizen request to consider stricter air pollution standards in Sublette County.
Sublette County has had problems with elevated ozone levels during the winter, caused in part by intense natural gas drilling. The problem prompted state officials to issue Wyoming's first ozone alerts in early 2008.
A Pinedale-based citizens group petitioned the council to toughen the ozone pollution standards for the county.
Laramie, WY – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today that six species in Wyoming may need protection under the Endangered Species Act to avoid extinction. They include five plants and one fish - the Northern leatherside chub.
Cheyenne, WY – State lawmakers heard today/Tuesday about a proposal that aims to protect workers on the job. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports that whether the bill will lead to improved worker safety.... depends on your point of view.