Archive - Jul 5, 2009 - News

JACKSON'S FOURTH OF JULY BUDGET CUT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Budget cuts meant there were fewer law enforcement officers patrolling the Fourth of July festivities in Jackson. Sgt. Alan John of the Jackson Police Department said officers would be out in force. But he says that budget cuts mean there will be fewer officers than usual at Music in the Hole event.

RAWLINS RVS

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - Rawlins officials are considering allowing people living in recreational vehicles to permanently stay in mobile home parks.The Rawlins City Council will vote on the proposed ordinance Tuesday. The city normally does not allow RVs from setting up residence in mobile home parks.

TETON COUNTY HISPANICS POPULATION

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) - U.S. Census Bureau figures show the Hispanic population in Teton County has more than doubled in the last eight years. The figures show the Hispanic population in the county was estimated to be 2,540 as of July 1, 2008. There was an estimated 1,185 Hispanics in the county in 2000. The figures were released Wednesday. The increase includes Jackson residents.

FUEL FROM WOOD

UPTON, Wyo. (AP) - In the tiny town of Upton, KL Energy Corp's test plant is among those at the forefront of a concerted research effort to turn trees, waste wood and other plants into automobile fuel.

GILLETTE POLICE RADIO SYSTEM

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - The Gillette City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to fund a new police radio system. City officials say Gillette's share of the $1.6-million radio system would be $925,000. The remaining $675,000 would come from federal grants. The police department wants to replace its existing portable radios with a new 800-megahertz system.

CODY CONSIDERS BAN ON FEEDING DEER

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A proposal by the Cody City Council to ban feeding deer in the city is drawing a heated response from residents on both sides of the issue. Mayor Nancy Tia Brown says the city thought the proposed ban would be innocuous. But she says the city has received a lot of responses on the proposal.