Home » Grand Teton National Park »Greater Yellowstone »State of Wyoming »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

State Calls Interior Department Into Question

Gov Mead

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told those attending a town hall meeting in Jackson Saturday morning that the state is drafting a letter to the Department of Interior voicing concern over the curtailment of services to the traveling public at the national parks in the state. Mead says the letter being drafted cites some of the consequences of the curtailment of services and calling for a better way of handling the cuts.  Mead says while he believes the federal cuts are necessary, but the way the government is going about sequestration seems to create the most conflict rather than doing it the way the state did it last year with efforts to make the impact of the cuts the least painful possible. Last week, the new Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell assumed her responsibilities with the departure of Secretary Ken Salazar.  Mead said he had an excellent working relationship with Salazar who had come to the post from neighboring Colorado.  That doesn’t mean the state didn’t have serious disagreements with Salazar on some issues but Mead says, “We could meet as we did many times…on wolves and other issues and hashed out where we agreed and disagreed.”  He says Wyoming will reach out to the new Secretary and try to form that same relationship.  Mead points out that while the state and the Interior Secretary may not always agree, it is very important that Wyoming has a close working relationship with Interior because, in his words, “it means so much to our state in so many ways.”

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]
  • Hot and Mostly Sunny - July 21, 2014
    Temperatures will stay hot for today with only a small chance of a few gusty thunderstorms in the east.  Temperatures for eastern Wyoming will be a few degrees cooler but still very warm on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tuesday looks to be generally dry as well.

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin