WPR News
11:23 am
Mon August 6, 2007

New Tram Proposal


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

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WPR News
11:16 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Teton County Property Taxes Grow and Grow

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.

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10:52 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Trial for Football Player Stabbing

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.

10:50 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Ethanol Boom Makes Corn Attractive for Wyoming Farmers

Wyoming – The demand for ethanol nationwide has made some farmers switch to corn. But it's also caused a jump in products that go into growing corn, from seed to fertilizer. Peter O'Dowd reports.

10:46 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Doctors Screen for Veterans' Mental Health

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.

10:44 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Teton County's Assessed Valuation

Wyoming – Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that Teton County's Assessed Valuation has reached a billion dollars and talks with the Teton County assessor.

10:42 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Yellowstone Volcanoes Are Mysteries Bubbling Below

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.

10:39 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Furry Pikas in Trouble

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.

10:37 am
Mon August 6, 2007

A Legend of Wyoming Saddles and Ropes Dies

Wyoming – Don King, the man who started the legendary King's Saddlery and King's Ropes, has died. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland talks with his son, Bruce King.

10:35 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Arapaho Horse Trainer Helps Teens in Trouble

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.