WPR News
8:50 pm
Mon November 22, 2004

Federal Budget Benefits Wyoming

Laramie, Wy – A spending bill approved by Congress
contains millions of dollars for projects in Wyoming.
The measure provides two-point-six million dollars to build a new courthouse at Yellowstone, and nearly ten million to restore the Old Faithful Inn, which marked its 100th anniversary
this year.
Yellowstone also will get a million dollars for snowcoaches, which transport tourists in the winter.
The Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center in Casper will receive three million to help fund its research, and the Wyoming Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Center in Sheridan stands to collect a million dollars.
Wyoming also stands to get four-point-75 million dollars to make safety improvements on U-S 287. That is highway eight University of Wyoming athletes died on when their vehicle collided head-on with a pickup truck in 2001.
Another 750-thousand will go toward construction of a business incubator center at U-W.
And Laramie, Rock Springs and Worland would continue to receive
subsidies for air service.