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Dave Burke

Guest opinion: Park County needs to lower its landfill rates

As a recently retired Park County commissioner, I would like to clarify the recent landfill fiasco, and the decision by Powell to haul its garbage to the Cowley landfill in Big Horn County.

January 29, 2013 2:55 pmLoading…

Counties agree to move forward with Shoshone Forest planning talks

CODY, Wyo. — Working against a tight deadline and a dwindling budget, the supervisor of the Shoshone National Forest asked cooperating partners Tuesday to help advance efforts to draft a new forest plan sooner rather than later.

January 31, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…

Backcountry horsemen at odds with ORV use in Shoshone National Forest

CODY, Wyo. — A group of backcountry horsemen voiced concern this week with a push by the Northwest Wyoming Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance to expand motorized access in the Shoshone National Forest.

January 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Consultant to draft county's comments to Forest Service

CODY, Wyo. — Park County commissioners agreed Tuesday to retain the services of Ecosystems Research Group and have the consultant draft the county's response to the Shoshone National Forest's new draft management plan.

January 11, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

Park County to support group's push for motorized access in Shoshone Forest

CODY, Wyo. — Park County commissioners voted Tuesday to support the goals of an off-road-vehicle group looking to increase motorized access in portions of the Shoshone National Forest.

January 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Park County prepares for federal budget cuts

CODY, Wyo. — Maintaining access to public lands, upgrading the county fairgrounds and adjusting to possible reductions in the federal budget top the list for Park County commissioners as they enter a new year.

January 03, 2012 11:41 amLoading…

Counties still looking for agreement with Shoshone Forest officials

CODY, Wyo. — Park County commissioners opted Tuesday to wait for other cooperating agencies involved in the Shoshone National Forest planning process before signing a new agreement with the agency.

December 20, 2011 6:00 pmLoading…

Consultant costs too much, commissioner says

CODY, Wyo. -- Park County commissioners found themselves embroiled in yet another debate Tuesday surrounding their consultant, Ecosystems Research Group, and how much more it might cost to retain the firm's services during federal land planning efforts.

December 06, 2011 4:50 pmLoading…

Shoshone forest supervisor looks to end dispute with county

CODY, Wyo. — Shoshone National Forest Supervisor Joe Alexander addressed Park County Commissioners on Tuesday, looking to end a longstanding squabble over a county consultant and the role they play during the forest’s planning process.

November 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Split Park County Commission remains at odds with Forest Service

CODY, Wyo. -- It's become a sour debate that won't go away, and at Tuesday's meeting of Park County commissioners it surfaced once again, delaying what they'd planned to discuss in the first place.

November 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Untamed West: EcoFlights rooted in conservation ethic

Untamed West: EcoFlights rooted in conservation ethic

CODY, Wyo. -- Raindrops pelt the window of the Cessna somewhere over Chief Joseph Pass, and a rainbow appears at the distant end of Sunlight Basin.

October 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Park County receives $5.4M to close 3 aging landfills

CODY, Wyo. — Park County will receive a $5.4 million grant from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to help close three aging landfills and protect local groundwater from contamination.

October 10, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…

Oil and gas find allies in Bighorn Basin management plan

CODY, Wyo. — A proposed management plan for the Bighorn Basin took an unexpected turn Tuesday when a consulting group working for several Wyoming counties said it was shifting its support to a planning alternative most favorable to the oil and gas industry.

September 07, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
New wilderness not welcome in Wyoming, commissioners say

New wilderness not welcome in Wyoming, commissioners say

CODY, Wyo. — Saying they have the backing of most area residents, Park County commissioners voted 4-1 this week to not recommend to the Bureau of Land Management any special or unique landscapes for wilderness protection.

August 03, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…

Park County challenges Shoshone Forest on planning process

CODY, Wyo. — Park County commissioners are pushing for a stronger agreement with the Shoshone National Forest in hopes of gaining more control over the forest’s new management plan.

August 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Park County at odds with Forest Service over 1972 committee law

CODY, Wyo. — Shoshone National Forest officials believe that two consultants appointed by Park County and the Cody Conservation District don’t meet the requirements of a federal law on advising the agency on its new management plan.

July 21, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Animal shelter's request for funding denied by county

CODY, Wyo. — Park County commissioners voted Tuesday to deny an additional $8,000 in funding for the county animal shelter, leaving the facility to cover the added costs of providing animal care.

July 19, 2011 5:15 pmLoading…

County lines up with oilman on BLM land plan

CODY, Wyo. — Park County commissioners sent a personal reply to the former president of Husky Oil on Tuesday, sharing their concern over a federal inventory of public lands within the Bighorn Basin.

July 06, 2011 1:30 pmLoading…

Basin counties at odds with land management plan

POWELL, Wyo. — Commissioners from four Wyoming counties continued their efforts to dismantle a federal land management plan this week, arguing that public lands should be open to unrestricted oil and gas development.

June 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Park County to charge fee for Internet access to public documents

CODY, Wyo. — A group of real estate agents and brokers and others on Tuesday protested a fee proposed by Park County to access public records online.

April 19, 2011 4:00 pmLoading…

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