Victory for foundations in Wyoming ranchland case

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Cheyenne, WY (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled against a Denver woman who sued to block the sale of a ranch she donated to foundations at the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University.

Wyoming's high court ruled Tuesday that Amy Davis lacks standing to contest plans by the UW Foundation and CSU Research Foundation to sell the Y Cross Ranch.

Davis donated her family's 50,000-acre ranch in southeast Wyoming in 1997.

The gift terms allowed the foundations to sell the ranch after 14 years. The foundations began preparing to sell in 2011 but suspended those plans after Davis sued in 2012.

Davis' attorney, Steve Miller, says the foundations still ought to reconsider. UW spokesman Chad Baldwin says no decision will be made before the next UW Foundation board meeting in June.

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