Remains of mother and daughter found
PARK CITY, Utah Bones in the Uintah Mountains east of Park City have been identified as those of a mother and daughter from Georgia who apparently lost their way while hiking when a storm blew in last September.The two women, aged 39 and 58, were carrying emergency blankets, but it apparently wasn’t enough as the temperatures dropped form the 50s to the low 30s and then eight inches of snow fell. Temperatures never rose above 36 degrees for almost four days.”They had gear, but not the kind of gear they needed for that storm,” said Jim Snyder, a search and rescue leader. Nothing on the scene suggests foul play was involved, authorities said. The area is at about 10,000 feet in elevation.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. The three year-old Latino Resource Center is playing a growing role in the relationship between the estimated 2,500 Latin American immigrants and the broader community in Jackson Hole.An attorney who is affiliated with the organization represents the Latinos based on a sliding scale. The resource center also attempts to bridge the cultural and language gap in other ways. “If they don’t understand the laws, that puts them at a disadvantage,” Police Chief Peggy Parker told the Jackson Hole News & Guide. An estimated 14 percent of Jackson Hole’s residents last year were Latino, and only 10 percent of those Latinos were proficient in English.An offshoot of the translation program is a culturalization class that will begin soon. Called “How to Live in America,” the class will teach civil conduct. “Too often the Latinos are so busy with their work and everything else, they don’t look beyond their own families,” said Stuart Palmer, an outreach coordinator. “We want to empower them to look beyond just themselves, to start thinking communitywide.”The center also offers forums on such things as banking, driving, auto insurance, domestic violence and health. Special help is also offered at tax time – many Latinos have not realized they were overpaying in taxes.