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US 89 Reopened

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US 26/89 between Alpine Junction and the Hoback Junction is now open to motorists.
Just after 7:00 am Sunday, crews from the Wyoming Department of Transportation opened both lanes of the highway where it had been closed following a landslide just east of the Blue Trails Slide area. Traffic is … Continue Reading

Opening of Hwy 89 Set For Sunday

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Contractors and the Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel are making progress on the US 26-89 in Snake River Canyon, but will not be able to get the highway open Saturday night.  John Eddins, WYDOT District Engineer in District 3, said they are committed … Continue Reading

One Day Delay For Opening Hwy 89

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Wyoming Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Bob Hammond has announced that the reopening of US 26/89 through the Snake River Canyon will not occur tonight. Hammond says while nothing major went wrong Friday, the project simply took more time than anticipated. Hammond says all of the  crews working on the Double Draw Landslide are … Continue Reading

START Bus Resumes Regular Schedule

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START Bus will resume its regular schedule on the Star Valley route on Tuesday if one lane is opened in the Snake River Canyon as expected. START has been running an earlier bus in the mornings to accommodate commuters needing to get to work by 8:00 am while … Continue Reading

Road Damage May Prove A Blessing

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Removal of debris from the landslide across US Highway 26/89 in the Snake River Canyon has revealed that the slide has cut a trench about 30-feet wide and seven feet deep across the highway.  However, District Engineer John Eddins say WYDOT will be able to take advantage of the trench to install a drainage pipe under the highway to help … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Radio On Facebook

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Interested people can now “become a friend” of Jackson Hole Radio Facebook in order to quickly follow local news, weather, calendar and more from anywhere in the world.  Jackson Hole Radio recently expanded its use of social media to reach out, collaborate, and interact with the public.  Facebook instantly posts … Continue Reading

MEAD: One Lane Of US 89 May Open Soon

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead Monday toured the massive landslide in the Snake River Canyon that has kept US Highway 26/89 closed for more than a week.  Mead says while he has seen photos of the slide, he was awed by its magnitude when he saw it in person.  Mead says he and highway officials went almost to the top of the slide and hiked to the other side.  Says Mead, “it strikes you how massive it is.”  Mead says he was also … Continue Reading

Full Speed on Clearing the Landslide

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Wyoming Department of Transportation engineers have given the go-ahead for 24-hour, 7 day a week operations to remove the debris coming down from the active Double-Draw landslide which closed off the Snake River Canyon.  Movement of the landslide had stabilized to the point Sunday that WYDOT officials authorized their contractor to remove slide debris from U.S. Highway 26/89.  WYDOT officials … Continue Reading

Positive Developments at the Landslide

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There have been positive developments at the landslide in the Snake River Canyon over the weekend.  WYDOT officials say the side berms of the moving slide continue to be stable, allowing for excavation of the mud from Highway 26-89 to continue on both sides of the slide. District 3 District Engineer John Eddins says … Continue Reading

Antler Auction Tops $100K

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130 bidders from 31 states gathered on the town square Saturday morning for the 44th annual Jackson District Boy Scout Antler Auction, bidding this year on 13-thousand-104 pounds of antlers.  By the end of the morning, the auction had raised $111,305 with bids ranging from $7.00 per pound to $54.00 a pound.  The largest amount paid … Continue Reading

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