The American Red Cross of Wyoming has announced it has closed the Bridger-Teton branch of the Red Cross and will seek to address the needs of all of Northwest Wyoming from its Cowboy Branch office in Worland, 246 miles away. The Bridger Teton Chapter had served this area continuously since 1917. Red Cross of Wyoming Executive Director Spencer Pollock says the team of 15 volunteers in Jackson will be coordinated from the Worland office and emergency needs will be addressed from there. He says both the Bridger Teton office and the Cowboy Branch office had been staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until noon, and the state sought to combine the duties into one full-time employee to administer Red Cross needs for all of northern and western Wyoming out of the Worland office. He says those wishing to comment on the change may contact Red Cross Wyoming at 307-347-2040.