Jackson, WY – A bicyclist who was hit by a delivery truck in Grand Teton National Park last month has been flown to a Utah hospital following complications from the accident. Fifty-four-year-old Alfons Moreno broke several bones in the accident May 11.The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports Moreno had surgery on his arm, but he was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital after doctors later discovered an infection in Moreno's hip. The newspaper reports doctors have operated twice to clean out the
Cheyenne, WY – Gov. Matt Mead has activated another Wyoming National Guard team to help with sandbagging and other flood mitigation efforts near the Little Snake River, which is above flood stage. The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security said Sunday that members of the C/5-159 Aviation unit of Cheyenne were deployed to Baggs, where there has been minor flooding in low-lying areas. Wyoming got heavy snow this winter. Now river levels are rising as the mountain snow melts and reservoir managers release water to make room.
Laramie, Wyo. – Many Rocky Mountain Power customers say they fear that a proposed $80 million rate hike will be especially hard on people living on fixed incomes. They are also concerned about a range of service issues. That's the gist of written comments and statements received at a public hearing this week.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A Democrat-to-Republican change in the Wyoming governor's office is having little if any policy effect on sage grouse, the state's most significant species considered for federal protection.
Gov. Matt Mead signed an executive order Thursday continuing Wyoming's strategy of designated "core areas" of sage grouse habitat. The order makes only a few minor changes to the sage grouse policy implemented by Gov. Dave Freudenthal.
Laramie, Wyo. – Three Army Corps of Engineers teams arrived in Wyoming communities Thursday, to assist with preparations for potential flooding. Two will be based in Fremont County, and the third is evaluating potential flooding problems arising along the North Platte system.