LX Bar Ranch State Acquisition, 'National Day of the Cowboy'

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As budget discussion begin this week, issues specific to northeast Wyoming have of course been moving forward in Cheyenne as well. One of those being Senate File 36 pertaining to the state parks acquisition of the LX Bar Ranch.

Sheridan Representative Rosie Berger explains.

The Joint Travel Recreation Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee sponsored the bill that carries a $280,000 subsidy to fund the stabilization and preservation of the ranch located in Campbell County. The subsidy is good from the time the bill is enacted into law until June 30, 2014.

While legislators get all the credit for the work in Cheyenne, several high school students from Sheridan and Johnson Counties are hard at work pushing for change.

First sponsored by the late Sen. Craig Thomas in 06, 07 and 08, the “National Day of the Cowboy”" would be July 28 of this year. Though this resolution, HR0008, would only pertain to Wyoming the bill states that the historical and even current significance of Cowboys warrants recognition in Wyoming and across the country. Each year area-legislators fund high school interns to attend and participate in the process.

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