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WYDOT Starts Work on Highway 22 and Causes Delays

June 24, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

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.

Jackson Asks for $4.75 Million from State for Landslide

June 23, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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

Drivers Beware, Several Large Animals Killed on Roads

June 20, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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

Law Enforcement Money Discussion Continues for Jackson

June 20, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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 Council Cancels Phone Book Law for Now

June 19, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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

Construction Worker Gets Fired For Assaulting a Priest

June 19, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

It sounds like the opening line to a bad joke…a construction worker and a priest got into a fight recently in downtown Jackson. Episcopal priest Reverend Ken Asel asked a Jackson Hotel construction worker to move his car out of the church parking lot and the construction worker put Asel in a headlock and threatened to kill him. Jackson Hole Daily says the construction worker was fired from his job and the Teton County Prosecutor’s Office along with Jackson police are still investigating the case.

June Snow Shocks Some

June 19, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Snow in June? Local News 8 says some parts of western Wyoming and eastern Idaho saw the white stuff yesterday throwing tourists off guard. Grand Targhee Resort visitor and California native Jane Smith says that snow in June is a bit odd. One local Meagan Stangar says they’ve just grown to expect the unexpected

Jackson Man Dies in Horse Accident

June 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Jackson man has died after being thrown from his horse. 52-year-old Bob Knori was riding Saturday when his horse returned home without him. Searchers found Knori near his home with critical injuries. He was flown to Eastern Idaho regional Medical Center where he died. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office tells The Jackson Hole News& Guide it appears Knori suffered a severe head injury. He is survived by a wife and two children

Teton Science Schools Reach $15 Million Goal

June 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Teton Science Schools reached their goal of growing their endowment by $15 million with major contributions from committed supporters. Jackson Hole Daily says the Walton Family Foundation started the endowment campaign in 2012 donating $5 million and challenging Teton Science Schools to raise another $5 million. The Walton Family threw in another $5 million bringing the total endowment $18.8 million

International Organization Talks Benefits of Bats Tonight

June 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Bat Conservation International is addressing issues affecting bats locally and globally in an informational seminar. Jackson Hole Daily says Wilson resident and biologist Annie Band and executive director of BCI Andrew Walker are talking about how bats benefit the ecosystem as well as the threats today’s bats are facing. “Unsung Heroes: The Amazing Super Powers of Bats” goes from 6 to 8 tonight at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

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    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
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    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
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