"Wyoming Towns Eye Private Funds To Plow Yellowstone Roads"
"With government snow plows idled by federal budget cuts known as the 'sequester,' small Wyoming towns on the fringe of Yellowstone are organizing a private fund-raising drive for this year's spring road-clearing operation inside the national park."
"The bootstrap effort by small business owners in the local tourism industry is to include an online appeal for donations, allowing Yellowstone National Park fans around the world to chip in to help ensure the park opens on time.
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead on Tuesday announced his backing for a plan that would allow for private money to pay for state Transportation Department plows and workers to remove snow along the east entrance road from Cody and the south entrance road from Jackson."
Ruffin Prevost reports for Reuters March 15, 2013.