Articles written by Angus M. Thuermer Jr.

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  • Yellowstone seeks to stiffen invasive species rules, ban some boats

    Angus M. Thuermer Jr., via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 21, 2024

    To protect the headwaters of three major Western rivers from invasive, troublesome mussels, Yellowstone National Park wants to require larger boats to undergo a 30-day “dry time” before launching. New rules up for comment also would ban any boat that’s once been contaminated by invasive Dreissena zebra or quagga mussels, regardless of decontamination cleaning. The proposal builds on existing rules, including inspection of all watercraft, designed to protect Yellowstone and downstream water...

  • Corner-crossing appeal: Judge wrongly relied on old case

    Angus M. Thuermer Jr.|Nov 16, 2023

    Awealthy ranch owner wants a federal appeals court to overturn a Wyoming judge’s ruling that corner crossing is legal, arguing it relied on a 1914 court decision that is “not binding, persuasive or even good law.” Elk Mountain Ranch owner Fred Eshelman made that argument to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in papers filed Monday by his attorneys. The appeal counters Wyoming Chief U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl’s ruling from earlier this year that federal law prevents Eshelma...

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