A couple of random, yet almost semi-related items:
- OK, it’s not as bad as last summer, but smoke has returned to our skies in Cody. And since there are now a number of tourists here, if they are not following the local news, they might think that Cody has a bad case of pollution like you would see in the Denver of Phoenix metro areas. For the record, the brownish haze that you might see while you’re in Cody is from as many as three or four fires in the region. Check out InciWeb.org for the latest info on fires in the area, including the Citadel Fire, southwest of Cody.
- The Reason Foundation has released their 50 state traffic and Highway analysis for 2005. Here’s the scoop on The Cowboy State:
2005 Overall Rank: 7
2004 Overall Rank: 9
Mileage under state control | 7404
Total disbursements per mile | $57558.48 (Rank: 11)
Rural interstate miles in poor condition | 1.33% (Rank: 31)
Rural primary road miles in poor condition| 0.05% (Rank: 13)
Urban interstate miles in poor condition | 12.22% (Rank: 41)
Urban interstate miles congested | 0% (Rank: 1)
Rural primary roads with narrow lanes | 1.86% (Rank: 14)
Fatality rate per 100 million miles | 1.877 (Rank: 39)
Deficient bridges | 12.37% (Rank: 3)
The one thing I can’t figure out is where are these “urban highways” in Wyoming???