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Nicaraguan Court Convicts Man Who Killed Presbyterian Missionary

July 11, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Nicaraguan court is convicting a man of raping and murdering the Wilson resident and Presbyterian missionary Karen Colclough back in April. Jackson Hole Daily says 35-year-old Fernando Reyes sexually assaulted and strangled Colclough then sold her camera for $27. Reyes’ sentencing is scheduled for today and he could be facing 30 years in prison

Search Ensues for Missing Jackson Man

July 11, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Friends, family and law enforcement are still searching for the 26-year-old Jackson man who disappeared from his job July 3. Jackson Hole Daily says Christian Polly is 5’10,” 270 pounds, has red hair and a beard and was last seen on East Broadway. Christian’s father Kevin Polly says his son has tried to kill himself in the past and was prescribed medication for mental illness, but wasn’t taking it before his disappearance

Jackson Hole Dispatch Center Scrambles for New Dispatchers

July 9, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole Daily says Teton County Sheriff’s Office is scrambling to keep up with 911 calls after losing two of its dispatchers in two months. Lieutenant Alyssa Watkins says there isn’t a single shift where dispatchers can take breaks. Watkins says it’s hard to find people to fill the job because it is high stress and only pays between $32,000 and $37,000 a year

Debate Continues for Short Term Rentals in Jackson

July 9, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Home owners in Jackson are not allowed to rent out their houses short-term because of all the building codes needing to be met, but county commissioners are pushing to change the laws. Building officials say short-term residential rentals have to conform to commercial building codes requiring automated fire sprinklers and other features not required under residential code. Jackson Hole Daily says an attorney from the Wyoming Attorney General’s office has written a non-binding document contradicting county attorneys and planners so the debate is continuing

Search Continues for Missing Jackson Man

July 8, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The search continues for a Jackson man who went missing last Thursday after leaving work without telling anyone. Jackson Hole Daily says it’s been days since anyone has seen 26-year-old Christian Polly. The man’s father Kevin Polly says his son has mental health problems and has tried to kill himself in the past. Anyone with information can call police at 733-2331

News & Guide Wins National Awards

July 8, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole News & Guide won several awards for their pictures, writing and Valley section in the Better Newspaper Contest. Jackson Hole Daily says Judges chose the paper as one of the top three in the country in its circulation class, but isn’t revealing which place until their annual convention this fall. Newspapers around the nation submitted almost 1,900 entries to the editorial contest and over 383 for advertising

Jackson Council Considers Landslide Options

July 8, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson City Council is considering all options when it comes to addressing the Budge Drive landslide from causing more damage. Jackson Hole Daily says the council is deciding how many millions of dollars it is willing to spend on the project. The town could abandon Budge Drive altogether and build another road to get to the neighborhood or save the road by stabilizing the slide

Jackson Hole Fourth of July Parade Draws Thousands

July 7, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

It was sunny and hot for Jackson’s annual Fourth of July Parade. Jackson Hole Daily says the route went from Teton County Fairgrounds east to Glenwood Avenue, north to Broadway and east past Town Square. Thousands came to enjoy the free candy and entertainment and three floats were chosen as winners

Snow King Trails Closed to Public

July 7, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Parts of the Snow King Mountain trail system are closed to make way for some snowmaking equipment. Jackson Hole Daily says the area that crosses from Rafferty lift to the Cougar lift is closed. Snow King representatives are urging hikers to obey the closure signs so they don’t slow down construction

Brother and Sister Make History Climbing the Tetons

July 3, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Comments Off

Two children made history last week after climbing to the top of Wyoming’s second tallest peak. 6-year-old Beo Charett and his 9-year-old sister Georgie were some of the youngest people to ever ski the Grand Teton. Jackson Hole Daily says the siblings trained for the more than 13,000 foot ascent by climbing Mount Glory, City of Rocks, Sinks Canyon and Blacktail Butte

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