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Free Legal Advice

October 22, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Need some free legal advice? Teton County residents can meet with a lawyer for free from 3 to 5 pm today as part of Pro Bono Week and the Teton County Access to Justice Center’s open house. Lawyers will offer 15 minutes of their time to discuss civil matters. Criminal cases will not be heard as they are handled by the public defender’s office. Executive Director Lauren Browne tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide meetings will be held on a first-come, first-serve basis.

NTSB Report on 2012 Crash

October 21, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Engine failure has been ruled out in a helicopter crash that killed a search and rescue volunteer two years ago. The National Transportation Safety Board released its report on the 2012 crash that killed Ray Shriver. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports investigators found no obvious mechanical failures or deficiencies. Investigators continue to work on a final report

No Negative Effects from Lodging Tax

Jackson officials say they don’t think the county’s lodging tax is having a negative effect on traffic or lack of housing. In a voter’s forum last week, officials from the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board and Jackson Town Manager Bob McLaurin were asked about drawbacks to the lodging tax. But the Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the officials said they couldn’t name one. Overnight stays in Teton County are charged a 2 percent tax, 60 percent of which goes toward marketing Jackson Hole to visitors. But a housing study released last week found that more tourism will worsen the housing shortage in and around Jackson

Old Bill’s Party

October 20, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Tonight is the night for the Old Bill’s 2014 Awards party. Area nonprofits will receive grants from the Old Bill’s Fun Run tonight at 5 pm at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Since it began, more than 43,000 people have run, walked or wheeled in Old Bill’s, raising more than $100 million for local nonprofits.

Broncs Beat Panthers

October 20, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

The Jackson Hole Broncs are keeping the dream alive. On Friday, the football team traveled to Powell High School to play a tough 6-2 team. But Jackson proved they still have what it takes, beating the Panthers 14-6. Jackson Hole will play Star Valley this Friday

Possible Housing for Valley Workers

October 10, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Jackson officials are being asked to consider a proposal to add parcels to an existing subdivision that the developer says would mean more housing for valley workers. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Scott Shepherd is asking for permission to add parcels on Cache Creek Drive to the subdivision so he can split them into six housing units, five of which would be sold to valley workers only. But the subdivision’s homeowner’s association has asked the Town Council to deny the request saying it is skeptical of the plan.  Teton County Commissioner Melissa Turley lives nearby and has also spoken out against the plan

Mediation and Condemnation with Budge Family

October 10, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Jackson council members say they continue to work on reaching a settlement with the Budge family but will move forward on condemning their home wrecked by the landslide if needed. At last night’s Town Council meeting, officials stressed that they will work on mediation and condemnation at the same time. The Jackson Hole News & Guide says they family has filed a $4 million claim against the town. Jackson officials say they need control of the home to move forward on stabilization plans for the hillside

Woman Groped While Sleeping

October 10, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

A woman in southeast Jackson tells police she was groped in her sleep by an unknown man. Police tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide they don’t know if the incident is related to similar ones that happened last summer. They are asking residents to lock windows and doors and anyone with information is asked to call Jackson police at 733-2331.

Prescribed Burn

October 9, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

A prescribed burn on Monday near the National Elk Refuge has ties to early farming practices in Jackson Hole. Teton Interagency Fire managers say they burned 317 acres Monday as part of a project to bring back native vegetation. Early settlers to Jackson Hole obtained and farmed the land under the Homestead Act. Approximately 4,000 acres of former hayfields, abandoned since the 1970s, are targeted for restoration to return the fallow pasture lands back to native vegetation. Seventeen more prescribed fires are planned.

2014 Tourist Season

October 7, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The 2014 tourist season was a good one in Jackson. Rick Howe of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide the summer visitors came earlier and more consistently this year. Howe says he also feels confident about the winter travel season this year for Jackson Hole

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