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Jackson Works to Allow People to Sleep in Their Cars

The town of Jackson is trying to end the ban on sleeping in cars. Jackson Hole Daily says town council decided to change its rules allowing people to spend one night in their vehicles within city limits. Councilor Jim Stanford suggested repealing the ban because the housing market is tight and there are few rentals available. Ordinances have to pass three readings to become part of the municipal code and the council could vote on the law at their first meeting in August

Jackson Hole Ski Passes Go On Sale

July 25, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is starting to sell discounted ski passes August 1. Adult Grand Passes cost $1,325 through the end of August and seniors can get theirs for $915. Jackson Hole Daily says early season discounts are the same as the usual 25 percent, but overall skiing prices have risen

Habitat for Humanity Hosts El Salvador Trip

July 25, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area’s Global Village program held the second of two information meetings last night about their trip to El Salvador in November. Jackson Hole Daily says the nonprofit is taking 12 volunteers on a 10 day excursion to help build a home for a family in need. Volunteers can pay $1,300 for the trip November 14 through 23 which includes five building days and one rest day

Wyoming School Districts Join to Get Money Back from State

Seven Wyoming school districts say the state underfunded k-12 schools $151 million dollars in the past few years and they want their money back. The Associated Press says Teton County School District Number One, Sweetwater County Number Two and Campbell County Number One are a few of the districts signed onto a coalition to get the money back. State Representative and Chairman of the Joint Appropriations Committee Steve Harshman says some districts received too much money in past years

San Francisco Man Found Dead in Park

Grand Teton National Park rangers found a hiker’s body at the entrance of Cascade Canyon Tuesday. Local News 8 says 74 people formed search teams and found 36-year-old San Francisco man Will Cornyn lying dead below a steep cliff near Inspiration Point. Cornyn left the southeast shore of Jenny Lake Sunday on his way to Lake Solitude in the North Fork of Cascade Canyon and never came back

Town Council Agrees to Consider New Dog Park

July 24, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Jackson Town Council is agreeing to consider proposals for setting aside a dog park in town. Jackson Hole Daily says town officials voted unanimously to have staff make a list of public parks that could accommodate an area just for dogs. Several spots were suggested, but the son of the Wayne May Park’s creators says his parents did not want a dog park on their property

Town Council Supports Snow King Ropes Course

July 24, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Jackson Town Council is lending support for a ropes course planned to be built on Snow King Mountain, but some neighbors are upset. The six station “aerial adventure course” is supposed to be built on public land on the Town Hill which means it’s under Bridger-Teton National Forest jurisdiction and not the town of Jackson. Jackson Hole Daily says the Forest Service has already accepted the master plan, but each individual part needs to be approved

WYDOT Drops Spring Gulch Speed Bump Proposal

July 24, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Wyoming Department of Transportation engineers dropped one of their proposed ideas to ease traffic at Spring Gulch Road and Highway 22. Jackson Hole Daily says the idea was to put a speed table across the most dangerous point of the intersection slowing down drivers and allowing pedestrians to cross safely. Teton County Engineer Sean O’Malley says they don’t have a final plan for the intersection and whatever they choose will have to go through a public hearing process

Teton County Trustees Maintain Meeting Time

July 23, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Teton County School trustees are gathering today at noon to pay bills and approve a new staff during their monthly meeting. The board considered moving the monthly meeting time to 4:30 p.m. to make it easier for the public and district staff to come, but decided to keep it at noon. Jackson Hole Daily says the board voted 6 to 1 to keep the meeting at the same time

St. John’s Considers Budget with Operating Loss

July 23, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

St. John’s Medical Center’s Board of Trustees is deciding whether to approve a new budget with an operating loss of $1.48 million. The new budget allows for fewer overnight patients, more outpatients and expects a $2.97 million rise in operating expenses. Jackson Hole Daily says the final 2013-14 fiscal year numbers aren’t in yet, but St. Johns is on track to finish with a major operating gain

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  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
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    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
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    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]

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