Cody, Wy – A study group hoping to keep the Sylvan pass open thinks they are making headway in negotiating with Yellowstone National Park. Park officials wanted to close the east entrance to Yellowstone when there was a threat of avalanches. But Park County Commissioner Tim French believes they are willing to budge from that position. French adds that to reach an agreement local officials will also have to budge. "As long as they will do avalanche control and we can have access 80-percent of the time, we can compromise on this."
French believes that the Park Service better understands economic and other concerns that Park County has. Another meeting has been set for late April.