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Teton School District Asks for $19 Million Bond

July 31, 2014 State of Idaho No Comments

The Teton County School District is asking residents to pass a $19 million bond. The district plans to build new schools in Driggs and Victor to house kindergarten through third-grades. If it passes, the bond would mean $95 in additional taxes on a $100,000 home. The bond will be held Aug. 26

Jackson Man Busted for Drugs

July 31, 2014 Teton County No Comments

A Jackson man is facing two felony charges for having nearly a pound of marijuana in his car. Jackson Hole Daily says a Teton County Sheriff deputy says he stopped Austin Kinley after seeing him cross into oncoming traffic three times while driving on Teton Pass near Glory Bowl. The deputy says Kinley was abnormally nervous so he brought the drug sniffing dog out and found two large vacuum sealed bags along with a vacuum sealer and several smaller bags

Experts Call for Affordable Housing Fund in Jackson

July 31, 2014 Teton County No Comments

A housing official and city consultant are calling for a steady source of funding to solve Jackson’s shortage of affordable housing for its workers. Jackson Hole Daily says some people are camping and living out of their cars because they can’t find anywhere else to live. Teton County Housing Authority Executive Director Christine Walker says having a steady source of income similar to water, sewer or road funds would be the best way to solve the problem

CWD Debate Continues for Wyoming’s Elk Population

July 31, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says a new study is evidence chronic wasting disease or CWD wouldn’t hurt Jackson Hole’s fed elk populations. Other conservationists say the same study proves the disease could be catastrophic for elk herds ruining hunting opportunities for decades. Jackson Hole Daily says the man who authored the paper, retired Game and Fish veterinarian Terry Kreeger says his study adds to the evidence that the threat of CWD has been overstated by some

Construction Worker Killed by Track Hoe

July 30, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Officers have released the name of the construction worker killed after being run over by a track hoe at a construction site. Afton police say 23-year-old Killian Rigby was behind the machine and the operator didn’t see him. The Associated Press says the St. Anthony construction crew was replacing irrigation pipe across U.S. Highway 89 and First Avenue

Coroner Officer Killed in Motorcycle Wreck

July 30, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

The man who died in a motorcycle wreck south of Jackson on Sunday was usually the one investigating crashes instead of being in them. Jackson Hole Daily says 52-year-old California man Joseph Bale was a lieutenant at the Los Angeles County Coroner Office. Teton County Coroner Kiley Campbell says Bale died on impact from blunt force trauma after rear-ending a stopped car on the north end of South Park bridge

Candidate Slams League of Women Voters

Jackson Hole Daily says a Secretary of State candidate bashed of the League of Women Voters because of their leftward slant. Clark Stith said he will not go to a forum of people who lobby for gun control, oppose the Keystone KL pipeline, seek to eliminate coal production and support partial birth abortion. The League’s state president Amy Williamson said Stith’s statements were an oversimplification of the national league’s research findings on those issues

Teton Conservation Board Decides on Special Tax District

July 30, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Teton Conservation District board members are meeting today to decide if they should create a special tax district along Flat Creek to help manage winter flooding. Anyone can come to the board’s hearing at 6 p.m. at the Teton County Library. Jackson Hole Daily says there will be a presentation about the proposed district and the board might even vote if it should move forward.

Fires Rage as Wyoming Dries Out

Several wildfires are burning around Jackson Hole including one in the Gros Ventre Range and another in the National Elk Refuge. The largest in Teton Interagency Fire’s district is the Bang Creek Fire which is 52 acres and was started by lightning. Jackson Hole Daily says even though the West Crossing, Swede and Wolf fires are burning in addition to the Bang Creek fire, this is still a mild year for Wyoming

National Elk Refuge Hosts Two Educational Programs

July 29, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

The National Elk Refuge is hosting two family friendly programs at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center the first week of August. The first program is August 2 and participants will explore wilderness management, complete a Wilderness Explorer Jr. Ranger Booklet and earn a Wilderness Explorer badge. The second program on August 4 is an hour long and features a live bird demonstration

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  • Cowboy Basketball Releases Schedule for 2014-2015 Season - July 31, 2014
    The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team announced the Cowboys’ 2014-15 slate Thursday. The Pokes will contest 11 games against teams that participated in the postseason last year, including 13 matchups versus teams with 20 or more wins and eight games with teams ranked in the nation’s top 30. 2014-2015 University of Wyoming Men’s Basketball […]
  • Video of Candidate Forums Available Online - July 31, 2014
    Video of League of Women Voters forums for 2014 candidates for Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Governor are available online. The forums for Secretary of State and Superintendent were recorded on July 28, and the forum for gubernatorial candidates was recorded on July 29. Both were in the Laramie County Commission hearing room in Cheyenne and were moderated by […]
  • Pleasant Temperatures Expected; Thunderstorms Possible Across The West & Mountains - July 31, 2014
    Temperatures today will be warm and comfortable for many areas.  Expect highs in the mid 70′s to mid 80′s across western to eastern Wyoming, respectively.  Most of the state will be able to see some good sunshine today, especially through early afternoon.  Far western Wyoming and the state’s mountains will have a chance for developing […]
  • Towing with a half-ton - July 31, 2014
    I’ve been hauling horses with either a three-quarter-ton or a one-ton truck for about the past 10 years, and I’ve gotten kind of spoiled by the towing power of those old Ford diesels. Even with a heavy load cruising along behind me, I’d sometimes forget I was pulling a trailer. But when the F-350 started […]

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