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YNP Superintendent honored with Conservation Award

(Washington, D.C.) – The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) honored the work of Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk with its Stephen T. Mather conservation award.  Of his many achievements since taking over as Yellowstone Superintendent in 2011 and throughout his nearly four decades of work with the National Park Service, Superintendent Wenk recently secured a long-desired, positive solution to winter use management in our nation’s first national park..

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Attorney General says federal government will recognize same-sex marriages from Wyoming

(Washington, D.C.) – In the latest development following the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month to decline to hear any pending cases regarding same-sex marriage, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in six new states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

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Federal court orders LeClair Irrigation, Hubenka to restore river, tribal lands

(Ethete, Wyo.)—U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on Wednesday ruled that LeClair Irrigation District in Fremont County and its former manager John Hubenka violated federal law and cut off Indian access to tribal lands by rerouting the Wind River. The ruling identified a pattern of unlawful river diversions by LeClair and its employees and members extending back decades. The suit focused on a series of gravel dikes Hubenka constructed near the LeClair headgate near Kinnear, Wyo., in 1999 or 2000.