Casper, Wy – A deal to lease Martin's Cove to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is more than two months behind schedule.
The land southwest of Casper is considered sacred by Mormons.
It was supposed to be in their hands by the end of March under requirements spelled out in a law signed by President Bush last year.
However, poor weather this spring has held up required
environmental studies by the Bureau of Land Management.
B-L-M officials say the deal won't be complete now until late
this summer or early fall.