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Grand Teton National Park's plan for limiting traffic on the Moose-Wilson Road has some factions in Jackson Hole in an uproar. Gov. Matt Mead has called park officials to a meeting today after they "disappointed" him with the proposed action. (National Park Service)

Gov protests plan to limit Teton Park traffic

Gov. Matt Mead has summoned Grand Teton National Park officials to a 45-minute meeting today after they disappointed him by proposing to limit traffic on the park’s rural Moose-Wilson Road.

Grand Teton Superintendent David Vela on Oct. 29 proposed controlling

Wyoming ranked 49th out of 50 states for open government and transparency in a comprehensive policy report compiled by the Center for Public Integrity. (Center for Public Integrity)

Wyoming flunks open government test

Wyoming’s government could be more transparent and work harder to ensure existing ethics laws are properly enforced.

That was the conclusion of the State Integrity Report, a nationwide analysis released this month that tracks open government policies in each U.S.