Wyoming news briefs for April 8

Posted 4/8/22

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Wyoming news briefs for April 8


Selvig to lead Constitution Party's U.S. House bid

SHERIDAN — Riverton resident Marissa Selvig received the Constitution Party of Wyoming’s nomination for the state’s sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives April 2 at the party’s state convention in Evanston.

“I am beyond excited that it is finally official,” Selvig said of receiving the nod. “I am even more excited for the voters of Wyoming to have a real, constitutional choice in this race.”

Selvig and the Constitution Party of Wyoming said they offer the state’s voters an opportunity to support a return to the Constitutional principles that built the nation.

“It is long past time our elected officials uphold their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution with integrity and honesty,” Selvig said. “That is exactly what I intend to do should I be elected in November.”

Constitution Party of Wyoming Chairman Jeff Haggit echoed Selvig’s enthusiasm.

“Marissa is passionate about her faith and the belief that adhering to her oath of office is of utmost importance,” Haggit said. “She will make a great congresswoman.”

The race for Wyoming’s U.S. House seat has already seen much contention and national attention. Several Republican hopefuls have created a crowded field trying to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney. 


90 new beds part of Jackson ski resort plans to keep employees

JACKSON — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort plans in about two weeks to start building three four-story buildings to house its workers.

“We’re not looking to make money or even break even on these units,” said Ty Hoath, the resort’s vice president of human resources.

The 30 new units of employee housing, totaling 31,000 square feet, are Phase 2 of the 2014 Powderhorn units in west Jackson, which are about 20 minutes from the resort. The project will double what was included in the first phase of the Powderhorn complex — 92 beds — with 90 more.

Construction is expected to take 16 to 18 months and be completed for the 2023-24 winter season. There will be a mix of one, two and four-bedroom “apartment-style” units.

The top three floors will have the four-bedroom units with lock-off bedrooms, two bathrooms, communal kitchens and kitchen areas. One and two-bedroom units will be on the ground floors.

This year, Hoath said, the resort is putting employees up in 390 beds, in either temporary master leases or resort-owned housing.

Workforce deed restrictions were voluntarily placed on all units in the new development, according to the Jackson/Teton County Housing Department and Town Planning Department.

With no “affordable” restrictions from the Housing Department, Hoath said, the resort independently determines how much employees can afford to pay to make units affordable.

Hoath said each employee pays under the affordability standard from the federal government, or 30 percent of gross income.


Truck driver ticketed after hitting two vehicles in two days in same parking lot

GILLETTE — A 46-year-old man was ticketed after hitting two vehicles in the same parking lot in two days with his 2019 Kenworth.

On Tuesday, a white 2007 Peterbilt was parked at Hank’s Bar. When the driver returned Wednesday afternoon, the truck’s grille guard had been hit. Video from Hank’s Bar showed a white semi driving west in the parking lot, then turning south, said Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds.

It’s believed that is when the Peterbilt was hit, Reynolds said. Damage was estimated at $7,000.

At about 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, a 38-year-old man reported that his 2001 Chevy Cavalier, which was parked on the edge of the parking lot, was hit on the passenger side door, receiving more than $1,000 in damage, Reynolds said.

At about 9 p.m., the 38-year-old man called the Sheriff’s Office, saying that he believed the suspect vehicle had returned to the parking lot.

The suspect truck, a 2019 Kenworth, matched the truck that was seen in security video footage. There was apparent damage to the trailer on the driver’s side, Reynolds said.

The Kenworth’s driver, the 46-year-old man, admitted that he’d driven in the parking lot the previous night, and that he thought he was too close to other trucks. He did not believe he had hit any other vehicles, Reynolds said, but he couldn’t account for the $1,000 in damage to his truck.

The man was ticketed for failure to report a crash.