Moorcroft, Wy – Police in Moorcroft are looking for a man who robbed the Pinnacle Bank yesterday (Tuesday) morning. The Moorcroft Police Department says that a man entered the bank at about 8:30 a.m. with a handgun and demanded money. Bank employees put money in a plastic bag for him. The man then led employees to a basement bathroom and left. The employees were later summoned from the basement by an off-duty bank employee who noticed the empty building and contacted police.
Jackson, Wy – Recent rains combined with cooler temperatures have allowed federal land managers to lift partial fire restrictions in Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest starting tomorrow (Wednesday). Rains have lowered the fire danger on the forest to moderate. The fire danger on the forest had been rated either high or extreme since late June. Mary Cernicek is spokeswoman for the Bridger-Teton National Forest. She says that rain gauges around the forest have recorded
Boise, Idaho – State and tribal wildlife biologists in Idaho are heading into the busy season in their study of the effects of West Nile virus on the sage grouse. That's because early August is about the time that fatalities attributable to West Nile begin to appear in sage grouse populations across Idaho and the west. Daniel Gossett is a biologist hired by the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes at Duck Valley Indian Reservation to study the virus on sage grouse for the next two years. Gossett says West Nile can be
Jackson, Wy – Teton County commissioners this week will consider a proposed design for a new tram building at the Jackson Hole Mountain resort. The resort closed the old tram before last ski season. It has contracted to build a $25-million replacement lift. It plans to get the new lift completed in time for the 2008-2009 winter season. Both the Teton County planning staff and planning commissioners have recommended approval of the proposed terminal building. Plans call for an 82-foot tall clock tower on the
Jackson, Wy – The cost of homes continues to rise in Teton County and for the first time the county has an assessed valuation of a billion dollars. Teton County Assessor Cathy Toolson disputes some reports that say the average home sales are over a million dollars but she says they are selling for over 800 thousand. That continues to have an impact on local property taxes which go up 9 percent every year. Toolson says those increases pushed Teton County's assessed valuation to over a billion dollars.
Wyoming – A Wyoming Native is on trial for stabbing a fellow football player at Northern Colorado. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck talks with KUNC's Katie Goetz, who has been following the case closely.
Wyoming – The Wyoming Department of Health has sent questionnaires to private doctors throughout the state asking them to screen veterans for mental health problems. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland talked with Medicaid medical director James Bush about what veterans returning from war are facing.