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Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press
Teapot Dome oil reserve for sale
DENVER -- Teapot Dome, the Wyoming federal oil reserve that was at the root of a 1920s political scandal, is up for sale, this time to the highest bidder.
The U.S. Department of Energy has hired Denver-based Meagher Energy Advisors to sell the Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3, known as the Teapot Dome.
In 1922 and 1923, Albert Fall, who was President Warren G. Harding's interior secretary, leased Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome, near Casper, in low, no-bid contracts.
Fall was convicted of taking bribes from the oil companies that received the leases, and the leases were returned to the Navy in 1927.
Frontier Days made nearly $1 million
CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne Frontier Days posted a net profit of more than $956,000 in 2013.
The rodeo's annual financial report says it's the fourth year in a row that the "Daddy of 'em All" has posted a profit.
Total revenues were $11.85 million with $10.89 million in expenses. And city, county and state governments reaped nearly a half million dollars in sales tax revenues from the event.
CFD General Chairman Darin Westby says attendance also was up last year, both for the night shows and the rodeo itself.
Nearly 121,00 fans turned out in the evenings and about 83,000 were in the stands during the day.
Westby said the Jason Aldean concert set an all-time attendance record with 25,000 tickets sold.
WWI memorial planned
POWELL -- The Park County commissioners have voted to contribute $10,000 toward a memorial in Cody to honor Wyoming soldiers killed in World War I.
The memorial will be placed in the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Park and will list the names of more than 60 state residents.