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Snow King On Track to Finish Installing Snow Making Machinery

September 19, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Jackson’s Snow King Resort is well on its way to having its snowmaking project finished by Halloween. Officials say the resort just got 21 new snow-making machines that are being installed this week. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the resort is paying for all the updates from a $1.5 million state grant and loa

Teton County Starts Zero Waste Resolution

September 19, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Teton County is the first community in Wyoming, Idaho or Montana to start a zero waste resolution. Local News 8 says commissioners voted unanimously for the change which means by 2030, 60 percent of the county’s waste will be recycled instead of going to the landfill. Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling Division Chief Heather Overhulser says the community generates almost 40,000 tons of waste every year

Jackson Lodges and Chamber Say More People Are Visiting

September 19, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Jackson Hole lodges say more people visited the area in August this year compared to last year. The firm DestiMetrics says Jackson lodges were 88 percent full this August which is almost three percent higher than last year. The Chamber of Commerce tells Jackson Hole Daily the number of people calling for information is up by just over two percent in the same month last year

Yellowstone Continues Cutthroat Trout Restoration in Elk Creek

September 19, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

Yellowstone National Park is working to refill their rivers and creeks with cutthroat trout. A non-native species called Brook Trout force all the cutthroat out of the area so biologists are dispersing a chemical called rotenone into the water to kill the Brook species. The fish toxin isn’t supposed to cause any negative effects, but biologists are asking people to stay out of the water until September 30. #

Jackson Family Seeks Compensation for Landslide Damaged Home

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

A family that lost their home in Jackson’s recent landslide is filing to win $4.17 million from the town and Teton County. The family is claiming Jackson left a 2011 water leak unchecked, allowed businesses to build at the bottom of the slope and several other negligent actions acting as a catalyst for the slide. Jackson Mayor Mark Barron tells Jackson Hole News & Guide he hasn’t see the document, but the move is considered procedural and not a lawsuit so he hopes the town and the family can talk about the issue

Teton Horse Track Considers Betting Machines

September 18, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Evanston horse track Wyoming Downs representatives are pitching an idea to Teton County Commissioners to bring slot machines to the track designed for betting on horses. Evanston reps say the machines will bring benefits to horse breeders, people wanting to bet and also the county. Jackson Hole News& Guide says county commissioners are waiting to make a final decision until October 21 when they will meet with the public

Teton County School District at 2,700 Students

September 18, 2014 Teton County Schools No Comments

Teton County School District is continuing to see their student body grow. Superintendent Pam Shea says the district has grown to over 2,700 students and has increased enrollment by about 100 students each year since 2012. Jackson Hole News & Guide says one of the growing schools Colter Elementary can only hold 498 students, but has 535 students enrolled

Teton Park Closes Moose-Wilson Road for Grizzly

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

A young male grizzly bear is still keeping tourists and locals from driving on a section of Moose-Wilson road. Jackson Hole News & Guide says Bear No. 760 has still been on the hunt for chokecherries and hawthorn berries and Grand Teton National Park has closed about three miles of the road running from the Death Canyon turnoff to the Sawmill Ponds Overlook. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says closing the roads is a precaution to keep people safe

Wyoming State Bar Looks for Volunteers

September 18, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

Wyoming’s State Bar is looking for volunteers from the general public who aren’t lawyers to serve on three of the state’s regulatory boards. Jackson Hole Daily says board members will serve three-year terms overseeing the regulations governing Wyoming lawyers. Members of the public can volunteer for the Board of Continuing Legal Education, the Board of Professional Responsibility and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee

Wildlife Lovers File Petition Against Bison Killers

September 18, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

Wildlife lovers are filing a legal petition to keep hunters, researchers and slaughter houses from capturing and killing hundreds of bison leaving Yellowstone National Park for winter migration. Friends of Animals and the Buffalo Field Campaign filed their petition with the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service which manages the land next to the park. Yellowstone officials say they might allow 900 bison to be killed this winter

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  • Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014
    A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
  • Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014
    Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state.  Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
  • Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014
    You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
  • Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014
    A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]

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