While I was away I was sorry to hear that, despite a considerable public outcry, the Wyoming Geological Museum has indeed closed its doors for the last time. Like so many people I find myself extremely disappointed by this conclusion, all to save 80,000 dollars as well, not a huge amount in the greater scheme of things.
You can read a little more here at ReBecca's blog. I guess I'm not that surprised but we must be ready for further battles to come. At least we are all a little wiser now and maybe go into the next scenario better prepared. Thanks to all of you who helped.