Billings, Mont. – Federal and state officials are drafting new strategies to deal with bison coming out of Yellowstone National Park, but still don't have an alternative to periodic slaughters of the iconic Western animal.
That's the message in a new report to Congress, prepared after the Government Accountability Office chided federal and state agencies over their bison programs.
In 2008, more than 1,400 of the animals were captured and shipped to slaughter to protect area livestock producers from the animal disease brucellosis.
Wyoming – This week we learned that the U.S. Forest Service is diverting funds away from certain national forests... and toward forests hit hardest by the bark beetle epidemic. That led to the closure of campgrounds in the Shoshone National Forest, whose budget has been reduced by about 2 million dollars.
Wyoming – In the debate over how to improve the nation's health care system, one idea that comes up frequently is increasing competition among health insurance companies. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports on the level of competition in this state and whether more options for consumers would really improve health care.