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Sage Grouse Future

June 10, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The future of the sage grouse will be part of the discussion this week at the Western Governors’ Association meeting in Colorado Springs. The sage-grouse is found in 11 Western states and the he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide by next year whether to list the bird as an Endangered Species. That listing could affect farmers, ranchers and oil and gas developers. But  Land Tawney, executive director of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, said the nation should look to Wyoming as a guide.

Budge Drive Landslide Costs Up to $30 Million

June 5, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The city of Jackson is being presented with permanent fixes for the Budge Drive landslide costing from $8 million to $30 million. Jackson Hole Daily says the best strategies when it comes to price and safety involve digging out the slippery clay across the entire 450 foot wide slide’s base and building a large permanent wall to hold it in place. Town Manager Bob McLaurin says they have already spent about $700,000 to fix the problem

Jackson High Students Sleep More and Get Higher Grades

June 5, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole High School students are getting more sleep and higher GPAs because their school starts later in the day. Jackson Hole Daily says the school has been starting at 8:55 a.m. instead of 7:35 a.m. for almost two years. A study by the University of Minnesota says there are also fewer students showing up late, car wrecks and students falling asleep in class

Jackson Reclassifies Forest Service Property to Residential

June 5, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson is reclassifying 10 acres of U.S. Forest Service property to residential to address their pressing housing needs. Jackson Hole Daily says town and county leaders voted to change the property on North Cache Street and are writing new land use regulations that could take up to five years before residents can start building. The Forest Service has been planning to sell the property for a long time to remodel their old headquarters

Wind Whips Roof Off Jackson Hotel

June 4, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Powerful winds ripped a new metal roof off of a Jackson Hole Hotel. Jackson Hole Daily says the roof of the 49er Inn and Suites flew off, landed in the parking lot and blocked part of Pearl Avenue. No one was injured, but hotel co-owner Steve Meadows says the roofing contractor hadn’t nailed down the west corner of the eaves before the project, in the $4 million remodel and expansion, was destroyed.

Sexual Assault Suspect Appears in Court

June 3, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A 29-year-old man appeared in the 9th Circuit Court on a sexual assault charge after missing his first appearance. Judge James Radda set the man’s bail at $10,000. Jackson Hole Daily says he was booked at Teton County Jail and later released. He’s scheduled for another court appearance for a preliminary hearing June 18

Undersheriff Bob Gilliam Retires Today

June 2, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam is retiring from law enforcement today. Jackson Hole Daily says the 55-year-old Jackson Hole Law Enforcement veteran is moving to Boise, Idaho this month. Gilliam has served at the Teton County Sheriff’s Office as the undersheriff for the past year and a half, lieutenant at the Jackson Police Department before that and in other duties in the area for the past several decades

Dr. Poore Steps Down from Hospital Board

May 30, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Dr. George Poore is resigning from St. John’s Medical Center’s board of trustees six months short of his four-year term. Poore hasn’t said anything publicly why he is stepping down early. Jackson Hole Daily says Teton County Hospital District Board is taking applications until June 6 to fill the empty seat

Warm Weather is Causes Potential Flooding

May 30, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Some creeks and rivers in Jackson are so close to bursting that Teton County Emergency is triggering an action stage which means potential flooding in the near future. Jackson Hole Daily says Pacific Creek and Snake River at Flagg Ranch north of Jackson are above record levels for this time of year. Teton County Emergency Manager Rich Ochs says they’re not predicting anything major at this point

Jackson Locals Weigh in on Snake River Management Plan

May 29, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole locals are upset at businesses and tourists overusing the Snake River. Jackson Hole Daily says Confluence Research and Consulting released a draft of their Snake River Management Plan and the public went wild writing over 100 comments mostly asking for some kind of regulation on commercial groups. Consultants are presenting commissioners with a report on all the comments in June and the data compiled will help prepare the final plan by 2015

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    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 […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]

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