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.
Yellowstone, WY – Scientists have been monitoring Yellowstone National Park's massive volcano system, but they're held back by ancient technology. And some say there could be hazards we aren't tracking sufficiently. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland reports.
Wyoming – Scientists are looking at examples of rapidly changing ecosystems as the Rocky Mountains get gradually warmer. Tiny, furry Pikas may be one casualty of that change. Aspen Public Radio's Kirk Siegler has more.
Wyoming – An Arapaho horse trainer on the Wind River Indian Reservation has a special gift for communicating with horses. As it turns out, Stanford Addison has a way with troubled teens, too. Wyoming Public Radio's Elsa Heidorn reports.