Wyoming State Parks Making Do In Face Of Cutbacks

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming's state parks chief Domenic Bravo says his agency will continue to provide the best customer service possible despite state budget cuts, but there have been reductions in staff and some daily services.

Bravo says mowing grass and spraying weeds have to take a back seat to basic operations. He says some of Wyoming's state parks and historic sites might no look as manicured as they usually do.

The statewide hiring freeze means many parks and historic sites aren't fully staffed. Boysen State Park near Riverton currently has only three permanent employees. And Bravo says the reservation system for camp sites is growing
in popularity, resulting in a "few bugs and issues" that need to be addressed.

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