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 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
The Jackson Town Council is working to get rid of unwanted phone books on the doorstep. Councilors voted unanimously, Tuesday, to draft a new law to cut down on phone books delivered without people’s consent. Jackson Hole Daily says the details are still in the works, but the delivery companies might have to come back and pick up the unused books
The Jackson Hole Broncs won the Wyoming 3A boys state soccer championship this weekend at William T. McIntosh Stadium. Jackson Hole Daily says the Broncs beat Lander Valley High School 3-1 and finished their season 19-0 for their second state title in three years. Jackson Hole High is only losing three key players this offseason and will return as an experienced team in 2015
Jackson Hole Daily says search and rescue teams finally found a pack rafting Utah man lost for a week in the Gros Ventre River area. Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says first responders in a helicopter spotted Scott England on Slide Lake. Gros Ventre Wilderness Boundary Rescue Coordinator Jessica King says he was totally fine
Snow King Ski Area and Mountain Resort are making a $3.5 million upgrade to their snowmaking machinery allowing snow from base to summit for the first time in 75 years. Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club, Wyoming Travel & Tourism Board, Wyoming Business council and the towns of Jackson and Teton County are starting the project June 1. The mountain is opening earlier in the year so Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club are offering early season training camps at Snow King to compete with Vail, Winter Park and the Front Range Ski Club in Colorado.
A Jackson man is pleading no contest after being accused of lacing cookies with the active ingredient in marijuana, THC and giving them to a woman causing her to pass out and have seizures. Jackson Hole Daily says 54-year-old James Vail entered the plea deal with prosecutors sentencing him to probation and some jail time in Teton County Jail. Vail signed the deal May 5, but 9th District Judge Timothy day didn’t accept it until last week because of his busy schedule
Hundreds of locals and out-of-towners filled Jackson’s Town Square this Memorial Day weekend for the 33rd annual Old West Parade. Cowboys, Indians and horse drawn covered wagons filled the streets. Local News 8 says there were also sled dogs pulling a pickup truck
Jackson Hole Airport is finally back in action after a broken weather monitor caused several cancelled flights over the past month. Airport Operations Director Craig Logan says the automated weather observation system is managed by the Federal Aviation Administration and went down April 16. Jackson Hole Daily says the FAA tried to fix the problem twice before bringing in a specialist from Oklahoma City to get the system up and running again
Jackson’s hillside is still sliding slowly and Walgreen’s parking lot is catching the brunt of it. Geologists say the ground is moving a quarter of an inch each day in the Budge Drive area. Local News 8 says the town of Jackson is still working on building massive walls, ground anchors and a toe key system at the bottom of the slide
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 […]
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 […]
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