Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is trying to get a new ski lift approved. Jackson Hole Daily says the project still needs state and federal approval and won’t be ready to ride until the 2015-2016 ski season. The state Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comments through July 8
Jackson formally unveiled several electric vehicle charging stations yesterday making it the first gateway community to Yellowstone National Park. Three of the four charging stations have already been installed on Town Square, Millward Street’s parking garage and Deloney Street parking area. Local News 8 says the fourth is going in at the Home Ranch parking lot
Local News 8 says the owner of a Jackson Hole guided ski touring service is asking Wyoming’s senators to stand up for his small business by putting pressure on the National Park Service. Eco Tours Adventures owner Taylor Philips says he sent a proposal for a concession business opportunity in Grand Teton National Park in 2013 and should have received the contract because his proposal was the best. NPS sent Philips $50,000 and awarded the contract to another business and Philips is now trying to get Senators Enzi and Barrasso to force NPS to give him the contracts
A lightning bolt sparked two wildfires Sunday including one in the Teton Range and another in Hoback Canyon. Jackson Hole Daily says both fires grew to only an acre in size and haven’t threatened any private property yet. Teton Interagency District’s fire danger rating is moderate and there are no campfire restrictions in place
Jackson town and county leaders appointed the general manager of Grand Teton Lodging Company Alex Klein to the Travel and Tourism Board. Klein and a few other candidates applied for the four open seats and three went to incumbents. Jackson Hole Daily says county commissioners and town councilors also reappointed three Energy Conservation Works board members
It’s not falling rocks endangering drivers on Teton Pass, it’s drivers endangering road workers trying to prevent falling rocks. Jackson Hole Daily says Wyoming Department of Transportation workers started repairing metal rock-fall netting on Highway 22 over the pass yesterday. WYDOT workers are knocking rock loose from the cliffs above the road, repairing the metal mesh and clearing out the ditches from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. every day. Drivers can expect 20 minute delays for most of the day until July 23.
The town of Jackson is asking the state for $4.75 million in grant money to stabilize the landslide that has damaged many homes and businesses in its wake. Town Manager Bob McLaurin says it will cost about $5.5 million to stabilize the hill. Local News 8 says Jackson town council unanimously approved the decision to ask for the money and begin work on building a wall at the base of the slide
Wyoming drivers should be on the lookout for animals crossing roadways because a black bear, pronghorn and deer have all been killed on National Park roads in the past five days. Jackson Hole Daily says the bear was hit on the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway, the deer got ran over somewhere in the park and the pronghorn was found near the Jackson Hole Airport Junction. The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation says an average of 114 mule deer, 35 elk and 15 moose are killed by motorists in Teton County every year
The discussion continues on how much of Jackson’s money should be budgeted for law enforcement. Jackson Hole Daily says Town Council approved the 2014-2015 budget that includes a 10 percent increase in the town’s general operating fund over last year giving the police department an extra $300,000. Councilor Jim Stanford says the town needs a discussion because police funding has grown by 86 percent while social service funding has stayed flat since 2005. Town Manager Bob McLaurin says Stanford’s comparisons don’t explain the entire picture, but a town conversation is a good idea
Jackson Town Council is deciding to hold off on their law to keep unwanted phone books off of people’s doorsteps. Jackson Hole Daily says several publishers are promising to pick up unused phone books and stop their doorstep delivery for those who opt out. Vice President of Public Affairs for Local Search Association Wesley Young says they are waiting to see if publishers will follow through on their promises before making any major law changes
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014 High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state. Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014 If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
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