Up near the Continental Divide, cowboys call Zach Turnbull when they find dead stock. It’s his job, through all the guts and gore, to determine if an animal was killed by wildlife and is thus eligible for damage compensation from the state.
In the Owl Creek drainage near Thermopolis, where a rancher and the Game and Fish Department have clashed over wildlife, officials hope an early hunt will protect a wild herd from disease-bearing livestock.
Agreement with the EPA would resolve claims the fertilizer company violated waste and community-protection laws. Simplot would change operations, monitor groundwater and devise a $126-million closure plan.
Critics, who asked the senator not to introduce the measure, say the draft bill was forged without balanced input, including from Native Americans. But some like it.
The question regarding tribal boundaries that was at the center of a recent U.S. Supreme Court case in Oklahoma has already been answered for the Wind River Reservation, lawyers say.