Cheyenne, Wy – Chrysler's plan to close a quarter of its U.S. dealerships includes five dealerships in Wyoming. The automaker filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York saying it wants to eliminate 789 dealerships by June 9. It says many of the dealers' sales are too low. The list in Chrysler's court filing includes Covello Motor Company in Torrington, Kotby Motors in Laramie, Riverton Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Teton Motors in Jackson and Great Western Autoplex in Rock Springs. Dealers were told Thursday morning via United Parcel Service
Yellowstone National Park – Two seasonal Yellowstone National Park concessionaire employees have been fired after they were caught urinating into the iconic Old Faithful geyser. The two were among six employees caught May 4 leaving the trail and walking on the geyser after someone outside the park saw them on a live webcast. The geyser was not erupting at the time. Jim McCaleb of Xanterra (zan-TAIR'-uh) Parks and Resorts says all six were recently hired to work at the Old Faithful Inn for the busy summer tourist season.
Cheyenne, WY – Some legislators say state agencies have enough money that they should have no trouble continuing to provide essential services in the face of pending 10 percent funding cuts.
Gov. Dave Freudenthal has ordered all state agencies to submit plans for the funding cuts for the fiscal year that starts in July. He says low gas prices are likely to force cuts of as much as $325 million in fiscal year 2010.