Cheyenne, Wy – Governor Freudenthal says he doesn't think
that providing state funding to replace a tram at Jackson Hole
Mountain Resort is a high priority.
Resort officials announced this year that they planned to shut
down the famous tram at the end of next summer. They cited
maintenance costs and safety concerns.
They have said that they hoped to replace the tram at an
estimated cost of 25 (M) million dollars. They're planning to ask
state lawmakers for assistance during this winter's legislative
But Freudenthal said during his news conference today
(Wednesday) that funding for children and water projects, and
fighting substance abuse, are all higher priorities for Wyoming.
He also said a state loan wouldn't necessarily be more palatable
to him than a grant.