Riverton, Wy – Former State Superintendent Trent Blankenship blames financial woes, problems with his staff and poor political advice for problems he had when he resigned his post in 2005. Blankenship was elected superintendent of public instruction in 2002 but resigned with 16 months left in his term. He left after an audit revealed improprieties in the agency's spending. Blankenship's term was also marred by disputes with Gov. Dave Freudenthal. Blankenship is now running for the same office in next month's
Jackson, WY – Managing growth is again at the center of the race for mayor in Jackson. Incumbent Mark Barron and challenger Franz Camenzind expressed their views on that and other issues Thursday evening during a candidates' forum in Jackson. Rebecca Huntington reports from Jackson.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. – Authorities plan to analyze the harness and rope used by a climber who died after falling about 2,000 feet from a cliff during a thunderstorm in Grand Teton National Park.
Searchers found the body of 21-year-old Brandon Oldenkamp, of Sanborn, Iowa on Thursday. His body has been taken to the Teton County coroner.
Oldenkamp was a student at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, where he would have been a senior this fall.