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Winter Storm Brings Accidents To Jackson

February 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Police Friday responded an accident involving an elementary school aged pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. The child was transported to the hospital, but thankfully does not appear to be seriously injured. Lieutenant Cole Nethercott adds that there were six other incidences of vehicle collisions, slide offs and motorist assists just during the early hours of this weekend’s storm.  He says with the winter snow storm moving through the area, motorists need to take extra precautions when driving. Most importantly, he says, they need to slow down.

Tough Losses for the Jackson Broncs

February 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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Jackson Hole Broncs basketball had two games this weekend, the boys losing both by relatively narrow margins.  Friday, the Cody Broncs slipped by Jackson Hole 49 to 46 and Saturday the Powell Panthers got by the Broncs 62 to 60.  The girls saw more decisive defeats losing to Cody 45 to 28 on Friday and then to Powell 67 to 35 on Saturday.   The Broncs next take on Pinedale here this Friday and travel to Lander Saturday.

Lost Skiers Spend A Night Out In Snowstorm

Granite Canyon Winter

Grand Teton National Park Rangers were called to assist two men and a woman who mistakenly skied out of bounds from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Friday and ended up in the Park’s Granite Canyon… Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says the three – identified as 59 year-old Tom Barry of Jackson, Wyoming, 49 year-old Zoe Tong and 52 year-old Dave Catero from San Francisco, California – were not … Continue Reading

Winter Storm Closes Highway 26/89/191

GRTE Winter

Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs has announced that US Highwy 26/89/191 through the park has been closed from the Moose to Moran due to blowing and drifting snow.  Skaggs said Sunday morning that crews were working to open the road, but it was blowing shut again behind them.  By 9:00 am, however, the road was reopened.  Still, travelers are advised to check for road conditions in the area at the WYDOT website before setting out.  Meanwhile, the Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center advises avalanche danger throughout the region is high at the upper and middle elevations, and considerable at the lower elevations.  Extreme caution is advised.

GTNP Land Agreement Extended To 2016

February 7, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Board of Land Commissioners yesterday agreed to an amendment to the agreement for the conveyance of lands in Grand Teton National Park to the Interior Department in the light of delays in consummating thee 2010 deal.  That amendment would allow the conveyance to go through in exchange for … Continue Reading

Steel Structure Goes Up On Pathways Bridge

February 7, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Construction crews have begun hanging the steel for the new Snake River Pathway Bridge parallel Wyoming Highway 22.  That steel work is beginning on the eastern two spans of the four-span bridge. The first twelve of the twenty-one steel girders that make up the bridge’s structural section were delivered to … Continue Reading

Frigid Temps Endanger Pets

February 7, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Hole has experienced significantly sub-zero temperatures over the past several days.  While it’s been unpleasant for area residents, it is much more of a concern for our domestic animals.  Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs says it is advisable to give special consideration to pets.   He says people have to realize that outdoor animals might not … Continue Reading

Mushers Weather Sub Zero Temps

February 7, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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Sub zero temperatures being endured by the dog sled teams participating in this year’s International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race have not proven much of a hindrance to the teams.  That’s according to Race Director Dan Carter who says the racing teams are not only prepared for it, but used to the cold. He explains that … Continue Reading

Public Comment ON Moose-Wilson Project Ending

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Today is the end of the line for public scoping comments to be submitted on the Moose-Wilson Corridor Comprehensive Management Plan.  Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles points out the members of the public can submit those comments either online or by mail if posted no later than midnight tonight.  She explains that this is the discovery phase of the project where the issues and alternatives that should be considered are … Continue Reading

Local Reservoirs Predicted Not To Fill

Jackson Lake Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation has announced that starting yesterday, it has reduced flows from Palisades Reservoir from 1200 cubic feet per second to 900 cfs.  Outflows will be restored to 1200 cfs Saturday.  Reclamation’s decision to decrease flows is based on the February forecast which predicts spring runoff in the Upper Snake River basin will be 92 percent of average, which is a slight decrease from … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]