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Wyoming snowmobile fee increases garner user, legislative support

A movement is afoot to increase Wyoming’s snowmobile permit fees to keep up with the rising costs of maintaining some 2500 miles of groomed trails.

The staff that administers the recreation trails has identified a budget shortfall resulting from increased costs of equipment, fuel and other factors, said Chris Floyd, deputy director of Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources.

“In short…our revenues have been quite steady for a long time,” Floyd told the Legislature’s Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee on Wednesday. “But of course, over that time, our expenses...

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