Davis dies, will provides for ranch use by UW, CSU

By: AP
By: AP

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - The will of a wealthy Denver philanthropist who has died contains an incentive for the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University to use a ranch for agricultural education rather than sell the property.

Amy Davis died Wednesday. She was 86.

Davis' personal representative, Tyson Dines, said Thursday that Davis' will sets aside a considerable amount to support continued teaching at the Y Cross Ranch. He wouldn't specify the amount.

University officials weren't immediately available to comment.

Davis donated her family's southeast Wyoming ranch to the UW Foundation and CSU Research Foundation in 1997. Davis later expressed concern the universities weren't using the Y Cross for much hands-on teaching.

Plans by the foundations to sell prompted Davis to sue in 2012. She lost before the Wyoming Supreme Court in March.

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