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CDC Praises Wyoming Child Restraint Laws

February 20, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Kudos from the National Center for Disease Control for the state of Wyoming.  Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz at the C-D-C points to efforts in Wyoming as an example of a good program to stem the tide of traffic deaths among young children.  Wyoming is one of only two states with a child safety-seat law that requires … Continue Reading

Forest Roads Nearly Impassable

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This may not have been the time to venture out for winter travel on forest roads.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the unseasonably warm weather has left roads soggy, slushy and at times impassable.  She says even the trail groomers have been getting mired down.  Cernicek says, “We had people sliding off the highway, we had snowmobiles that actually got … Continue Reading

Jackson Has Two New Lawyers

February 19, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Jackson Hole has two new Lawyers.  The Wyoming State Bar Association recommended Regan Charlton and Laura Gibbs Ethington of Jackson for admission to practice law in Wyoming.  An admission ceremony before the Wyoming Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming will be held this fall for all new admittees. The purpose of the ceremony is to administer the oath of attorney and to admit them to practice before the courts of the state of Wyoming.

Jackson Hole Visitor Missing

February 19, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Minshall

An Oklahoma man has disappeared after a trip last December to Jackson Hole.  The family of “Koby Minshall launched a nationwide search for the 52 year-old man after his cell phone stopped receiving calls.  The family says they have no work information or permanent address for him and have become concerned about his welfare.  Minshall was last seen driving a 2000 white Ford F-250 pick-up truck with Oklahoma plates.  The family asks that anyone with information about Minshall’s where-abouts call 501-837-1437.

Avalanche Claims Snowmobiler’s Life (Update)

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A snowmobiler from Osage, Iowa died in an avalanche Tuesday near Togwotee Mountain Lodge at about 3:00 pm while three companions escaped injury.  Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 26 year-old Tyler Tourtlett had gotten his snow machine stuck about 1½ miles east of the lodge and a companion was circling around to assist him when the avalanche to released. Gilliam says the companion was able to … Continue Reading

Ride2Fly Program Extended

February 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Ride2 Fly

It started as a pilot project in November, but has proved so successful, the Ride2Fly service in Jackson will become a regular feature.  The town and the airport have discovered that Jackson Hole travelers have been taking advantage of Ride2Fly, as a way to avoid the need for airport parking, and at the same time, … Continue Reading

Residents Seek To Mitigate Lost Cutter Race Revenues

February 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Shriners Hospital

With revenues lost due to the cancellation of Sunday’s Cutter Races in Jackson Hole, some in the community have inquired how they may help make up some of the money that was being raised for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.  Race Chairman Rod Everett says he surprised and moved by the inquiries. He says donations may be made to … Continue Reading

Emergency Response Concerns Expressed

February 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson/Teton County Fire Marshal Kathy Clay has become concerned about the condition of secondary roads leading to area homes should an emergency response be needed at one of those homes.  Clay says the roads have become marginally passable in some areas.  Consequently she says … Continue Reading

Snowpack Becoming More Normal

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Recent precipitation has pushed snow accumulations in the area’s river basins above average once again, with water content higher still.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snow that has accumulated in the Snake River and Wind River Basins is now at … Continue Reading

Large Weekend Avalanches Here But No Casualties

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Multiple avalanches and several close calls dominated the back country around Jackson Hole this weekend.  The Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center says rain and warm temperatures at the lower elevations created unstable conditions. They also quickly pointed out that … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]

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