Afton, Wy – An avalanche expert says the slide that killed three men in Lincoln County on Saturday was a thirty- to fifty-year event. Bob Comey is an Avalanche forecaster for Bridger-Teton National Forest. "There were a lot of trees in the debris, of various size. There were a lot of small trees, some medium size, and some larger trees and when you get up into these elevations, trees take a long time to grow." The three men who died were experienced snowmobilers who knew the area well.
Cheyene, Wy – The Wyoming Supreme Court today (Tuesday) heard arguments on the first of three pending appeals from a Campbell County man convicted in tangled series of crimes that left two young people dead in 2005. Kent Alan Proffit Senior is appealing his conviction on murder and conspiracy charges in the death of 19-yer-old Jeremy Forquer. Proffit is serving a sentence of life without parole in the killing.
Billings, MT – Five congressmen from the House Natural Resources Committee want to delay a plan to remove gray wolves in the Northern Rockies from the federal endangered species list.
In a letter to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, the congressmen wrote that states ``hostile to wolf conservation'' could reduce today's 1,500 wolves to ``as few as 300'' if the predators lose protected status.