Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead’s office says the governor doesn’t feel it’s the right time to talk election politics. The comments come after State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill said she will run for governor in 2014 because the state needs someone to stand up for voters and against what she considers legislative overreach. A recently passed law stripped Hill of most of her power as superintendent.
Jackson (AP)— National Elk Refuge officials have decided to start providing supplemental feed to the thousands of elk and bison on the refuge. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports biologists assessing natural forage this week found it had depleted to “negligible levels” on the south end of the refuge. Officials decided to distribute alfalfa starting yesterday.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Colorado water officials have decided against more funding for a task force studying proposals for Colorado to use water from Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The Daily Sentinel reports the Colorado Water Conservation Board decided the duties could be handled by another existing panel.
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Cody is hoping a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad will have the side-effect of boosting the city’s tourism. In the ad set to air Sunday, a group of cowboys is racing showgirls and scavengers for some soda. The cowboys’ hometown isn’t mentioned in the ad itself, but the fictional online biography says they hail from Cody.