JACKSON, wyo – The real estate market in Jackson Hole is showing signs of life. Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates says the number of sales in Jackson Hole was up 45 percent in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the first quarter of 2010. Dollar volume was up 55 percent. The average sale price was down 7 percent. Fifty-five percent of real estate buyers in Jackson Hole in the first quarter paid cash.
Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans says her agency is expecting a cut of about 10 percent in federal job-training funds. But Evans says that reduction is "manageable" and shouldn't lead to any reduction in staff or closing of field offices. The expected cut in funds comes in the wake of the recent congressional deal on the 2011 federal budget. Evans says that demand for job-training services remains high. She said as the state's economy improves,
Casper, WY – An accident involving a truck loaded with honey bees temporarily forced the closure of a highway in central Wyoming. Wyoming Highway 220 southwest of Casper was closed in both directions from midmorning Monday until shortly after 2 p.m. Trooper Marshall Wyatt of the Wyoming Highway Patrol says the accident happened when a westbound pickup truck drifted across the centerline and sideswiped an eastbound semitrailer hauling hundreds of hives of bees. Wyatt says between 150 to 200 hives broke open and spread along
Laramie, WY – Warming weather and above average snow pack this winter are cause for concern in Carbon County, and residents are taking measures to plan for potential flooding.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a report stating that flood potential throughout Carbon County is high this spring. Carbon County Emergency Management Coordinator John Zeiger says that communities in the Upper North Platte River Basin, as well as the Little Snake River Basin, are preparing for possible inundations.
Laramie, WY – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded over 61 million dollars in grants to tribal communities around the country. The Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing Authority on the Wind River Reservation got one of those grants.