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Laramie County recalculating fair consolidation
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Laramie County Fair officials say the savings from consolidating from two locations to one could reach $100,000 a year, twice as much as earlier estimates.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Saturday (http://tinyurl.com/nmeqgkh ) officials say the cost comes from the labor, fuel and equipment required to stage parts of the fair at the fairgrounds east of Cheyenne and parts at Frontier Park in the city.
Grounds manager Larry Milbourn says he plans to tabulate a precise cost figure at the end of this year's event, which starts this weekend.
Officials say it would cost about $7 million to consolidate the fair at the fairgrounds, including construction of an arena.
Frontier Park is also the site of Cheyenne Frontier Days. Fair officials can't start preparing that venue until Frontier Days ends.
BUFFALO FIRE BAN
BLM imposes fire restrictions across NE Wyoming
BUFFALO, Wyo. (AP) - Dry weather has prompted the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to impose fire restrictions on BLM lands across northeastern Wyoming.
Fire restrictions already were in place in Weston County. On Friday, the BLM added Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Niobrara and Sheridan counties to the list.
Under the restrictions, fires may be built only within grills, stoves or designated fire pits at developed recreation sites. The restrictions also limit impose strict rules for smoking, welding and using chain saws on BLM lands.
ILLEGAL YELLOWSTONE TRAILS
Yellowstone crews work to remove illegal trails
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park officials are working on removing trails that were illegally constructed in the park's southwestern corner.
Park officials say authorized trails in the area remain open and unaffected.
So-called "social trails" often result when people wander off established trails in heavily used areas near overlooks, along rivers and in places leading to climbing routes.
Park officials tell the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/1pMUGtr ) somebody deliberately built the trails they're now trying to eliminate in the Bechler River area.