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Search for Missing Man

August 21, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office and Grand Teton National Park are searching for a man missing since Sunday. 21-year-old Aleksandr Sagiev, of Russia, was last seen Sunday afternoon near Dornan’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Moose. Sagiev has black hair and brown eyes, and is about 5’7” tall and weighs 155 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Teton Interagency Dispatch at 307.739.3301

Recount Results

August 21, 2014 Teton County No Comments

The recount is done and it doesn’t change the outcome of Tuesday’s Primary in the Teton County Commissioner race.  Candidate Mark Obringer lost his bid for a seat on the council by one vote. That means Reynolds Pomeroy, Paul Vogelheim and Paul Perry will be on the ticket in November. No other local races required a recount

Jackson Chickens Out on Chickens

August 21, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

The Jackson Town Council voted against a proposal to allow residents within city limits to keep chickens in their yards. Local News 8 says it was a 3-2 decision after councilors spoke about how hard it would be to draft a law to regulate the chickens. Jackson resident Sam Petri brought up the issue and says he’s going to bring it up again after November’s general election

Primary Results Are In

August 20, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

The votes are in from Tuesday’s Wyoming Primary. Gov. Matt Mead easily won his bid and will face Democrat Pete Gosar in November. Sen. Mike Enzi was also a clear winner in his race and will face Democrat Charlie Hardy. In local races, Sara Flitner and Mark Nowlin were the top vote getters and will face off for Mayor of Jackson in the general election.  One upset was Chairman of the Teton County Board of Commissioners Hank Phibbs, who only received 17 percent of the vote and will not move on to the November election. Voter turnout in Teton County was estimated to be about 30 percent

Yellowstone Releases Name of Girl Who Died From Falling in Park

The name of the young girl who died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone has been released. 8-year-old Zahra Allahyari, of Poway, California, was with family members on the trail to the Brink of the Lower Falls when she stepped off the trail, lost her footing and fell 550 feet into the canyon. Hers is the third accidental death in Yellowstone National Park this year

Bureau of Reclamation Drops Snake’s Water Levels

August 20, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

The Bureau of Reclamation reduced the water in the Snake River by 15 percent at Jackson Lake Dam this weekend. Jackson Hole Daily says the Bureau dropped the levels from 2,400 cubic feet per second to 2,000 over the weekend. Upper Snake Water Operations Manager Mike Boyce says the decision to drop water levels is probably because of recent rain. Jackson Lake was 87 percent full and Palisades Reservoir 55 percent this Monday

Jackson Looks for Home for Historic Cabin

August 20, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Jackson’s town manager is asking Town Council to find a place to put a historic cabin and to pay the moving expenses.  Teton County Historic Preservation Board member John Eastman says Town Manager Bob McLaurin is approaching town councilors soon about the idea. Jackson Hole Daily says the cabin has to be moved or demolished by Friday. Eastman says they have raised $10,000 in public and private money to help pay the moving bill

Grand Teton Opens Baxter’s Pinnacle and Descent Gully

Grand Teton National Park is now allowing traffic through Baxter’s Pinnacle and Descent Gully near the mouth of Cascade Canyon. The park closed the area May 6 to protect some peregrine falcons and their nest. The adult falcons successfully reared four chicks which is the most ever from a single nest in the Grand Teton Park

Jackson Boaters Skip Invasive Species Inspections

August 19, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Many Jackson Hole area boaters are disregarding Wyoming’s invasive species inspections. A state Game and Fish Department report says three of the five checkpoints where boaters are least likely to get their boats inspected are in Jackson and boats without motors are the biggest problem. The Associated Press says invasive species decals are required for most watercraft.

Young Girl Dies After Fall in Yellowstone

A young girl died after stepping off a Yellowstone National Park trail and falling 550 feet while hiking with her family. Park Service says the girl and her family were hiking the park’s Grand Canyon. Search teams found her body yesterday and the accident is still being investigated

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  • Special Weather Statement issued August 22 at 7:18AM MDT by NWS - August 22, 2014 at 1:18 PM
    EXPECT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING. SOME STORMS WILL PRODUCE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING IN ADDITION TO GUSTY WINDS UP TO 30 MPH. BE ALERT FOR PONDING OF WATER AT TIMES AND THE POSSIBILITY OF SOME SMALLER ROCK AND MUD SLIDES...ESPECIALLY IN STEE [...]

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  • Honey-dos should be outlawed during hunting season - August 22, 2014
    Let me preface this by saying I love my wife with all my heart. But it’s hunting season, and she keeps adding projects to my honey-do list. There should be some sort of marital rule that when hunting season starts, the only things that can be tagged onto to-do lists are drastic emergencies. We got […]
  • Isolated To Scattered Thunderstorms Possible Today - August 21, 2014
    A fast-moving weather system will push through the state of Wyoming today.  The best chance for thunderstorm activity today will be in western and northern parts of the state, where we will see widespread showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain and flash flooding possible.  Central and eastern Wyoming will see mainly isolated thunderstorm activity later […]
  • I can’t wait for rabbit season - August 21, 2014
    There are a lot of hunting seasons just around the corner. The archery antelope and black bear seasons are already under way, and the rifle seasons open for antelope and deer in about a week. Waterfowl season’s quickly approaching, too, and upland birds will be fair game before we know it. But this year, the […]
  • Mainly Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Today - August 20, 2014
    A passing weather system will combine with monsoonal moisture to trigger shower and thunderstorm activity throughout the state today.  Shower and thunderstorm activity will be likely across the western, northern and southern mountain areas (and higher terrain), while mainly isolated thunderstorms will be possible throughout eastern Wyoming.  However, any storms that do develop have the […]

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