Wyoming News Briefs
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A network of bike and pedestrian paths now allows people to travel from Jackson to Jenny Lake in northwest Wyoming without ever using a road. Among those participating in a ride marking the opening of the entire pathway were the parents of a 13-year-old girl hit and killed by a car on the road near Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park in 1999. Her father, David Axelrad, tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that if the pathway had existed in 1999 his daughter would be alive today.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A replica of the historic Menor’s Ferry is back in operation at Grand Teton National Park. The ferry is located just north of the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center. It sank in the Snake River last year when park staff put the ferry into the river.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A resource guide is available for Wyoming landowners with information ranging from soil and forest issues to septic systems and growing local food. The Wyoming Rural Living Resources is available for free at University of Wyoming Extension, conservation district, weed and pest and Wyoming State Forestry Division offices. The 76-page guide is produced by UW Extension personnel and resource group representatives in Wyoming.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne voters are being asked to approve $4.8 million to help build a new terminal at Cheyenne Regional Airport. The project is one of 11 that would be financed by a sales tax on the ballot tomorrow. Airport Manager Dave Haring told the Cheyenne Tribune Eagle the terminal would cost a total of $17.5 million. He says the federal Aviation Administration, the Wyoming Department of Transportation, loans and bonds would cover the rest.