Items by Tom Rea

Budget cuts bury paleontologists
The new superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument in Jensen, Utah, plans to cut nine positions in the paleontology department and hand over future scientific work to private contractors, much to the outrage of the scientific community.
Whiskey Peak: Great air, deteriorating ground
Wyoming's Whiskey Peak, popular with hang-gliders, ranchers, wildlife and others, faces difficult decisions on which roads to close and which to improve for access.