Mead Will Allow Yellowstone Plowing

 
by Taylor Viydo, tviydo@k2tv.com 
 
Governor Mead will allow the state to plow roads into Yellowstone to help the park open on time. However, communities near the park will have to foot the bill. 
 
Due to across-the-board federal budget cuts, also known as the sequester, the Park Service last week announced it would delay plowing some roads into the park in order to save money. The park would have opened two weeks later than usual, affecting an estimated 135,000 visitors. 
 
Governor Mead worked together with the towns of Cody and Jackson along with the park superintendent to come up with the plan. 
 
While Mead says having the state cover the federal government's budget shortfalls is not appropriate, he realizes the economic impact Yellowstone has on Wyoming's economy.