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Cycling Accident Victim’s Family Starts Fundraiser

September 22, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

The family of the Jackson woman who died after wrecking her bike into a tractor trailer is raising money to cover her medical expenses and start a scholarship in her honor. Amy Bennett’s family has already raised almost $10,000 to pay for the $50,000 of medical costs for the accident through fundly.com. Jackson Hole Daily says Amy Bennett died at the Utah Hospital trauma center in Salt Lake City September 8

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

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

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 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

Jackson Restaurants See Big Sales After Being Featured on Food Network

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Several Jackson restaurants are seeing a major jump in business because they’ve been featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives over the past few months. Local News 8 says the TV show’s host Guy Fieri showed up with his production team to film segments at six restaurants. Café Genevieve manager Sarah Rowe says one of her business’s dishes was featured on the show just a few days ago and they’ve been selling ten times more than they’re used to

A Jackson Lotto Winner Gets First Check

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

A Jackson lottery winner got their first check for $2,500 in Wyoming’s MegaMillions drawing. Jackson Hole Daily says Lotto CEO Jon Clontz and Teton County Sheriff Jim Whalen presented the check at Smith’s Food and Drug, the same place the winner bought the ticket. The first $6 million dollars the lottery makes is going back to cities, towns and counties in Wyoming then the extra money is going to state schools

Jackson Considers Definition of Hybrid for Parking Special Parking Spots

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Motorists have been abusing Jackson’s reserved alternative energy parking spots by parking trucks and other vehicles that aren’t hybrids. Jackson’s Town Council is discussing an official definition for what type of cars can and can’t park in the six spaces reserved for hybrid cars. Jackson Hole Daily says the Home Ranch Parking Lot spaces are just down the street from Town Square

Jackson Contributes Money to Build Snake River Bridge

September 15, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Jackson’s elected leaders are agreeing to donate up to $140,000 to build a bridge over a path running through a Snake River park. Jackson Hole Daily says the leaders made the commitment, but haven’t decided where the money will come from yet. The organization that owns the property, Rendezvous Lands Conservancy, is giving the county permission to use the pathway connecting to the new Snake River bridge

Show Goes On at Jackson Hole Playhouse After Cast Member’s Death

September 15, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Jackson Hole Playhouse is still showing “Paint Your Wagon” daily even though their cast member Amy Bennett died last week after she collided with a tractor trailer while riding her bike. Jackson Hole Daily says Bennett was playing as Elizabeth in the show based on the 1969 Clint Eastwood film. Cast member and Marketing Director Joel Duke says all the Playhouse’s shows are continuing as scheduled

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  • Torrington Man’s Body Recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir - September 22, 2014
    The body of James “Jesse” Nelson was recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir on Saturday by Goshen County Search and Rescue personnel. Wyoming State Parks reports that the 53-year-old Torrington man jumped into the reservoir on September 15 to save an occupant that jumped from his boat into the reservoir for an unknown reason. That person […]
  • New Miss Wyoming USA Crowned - September 22, 2014
    The 2015 Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Wyoming Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday, September 21, at the Casper Events Center in Casper. A large crowd filled the center on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Caroline Scott of Cheyenne as Miss Wyoming USA 2015, and Payton Sanders of Casper as Miss Wyoming TEEN USA 2015.  Both […]
  • Simple steps can help you get your goat - September 22, 2014
    In Wyoming, antelope hunting is often an afterthought. We tend to focus on elk, and deer are a close second. Not many of us do a whole lot of planning for our antelope hunts. Maybe that’s partly because compared to deer and especially elk, antelope hunting can be pretty easy. As long as you’re not […]
  • 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 […]

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