The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center is shifting into offseason mode and isn’t giving daily advisories any more. Jackson Hole News and Guide says the center will continue to track avalanche, weather and snow data. The last on the tracked was the wet slab triggered Ferry Peak avalanche east of Alpine Junction
The Snake River Swinging Bridge is closing today for construction crews to complete repairs they started last fall. Jackson Hole News and Guide says officials don’t know what time the bridge will reopen, but traffic will definitely be able to drive across tomorrow morning. Drivers should use the southern access to Henry’s Road just north of the KOA campground on Highway 89 as a detour today
– Jackson is still bustling as construction crews work to stop the landslide destroying homes and businesses. Jackson Public Works is trying to salvage equipment from the town’s pump house including fans and fixtures. The plan is to completely remove all remains of the pump house and then fill the hole with concrete to add weight to the toe of the slide. Crews have added 6 million pounds of concrete to the toe since April 23.
Grand Teton National Park’s Murie Center board is hiring career environmentalist Paul Hansen as its new executive director. Hansen has been living in Jackson for seven years and has a background in environmental protection, wildlife science and conservation management. Jackson Hole News and Guide says Hansen is taking the reins of his new job May 5.
Unified Incident Command is holding a press conference today at 11 in the Council Chambers of Town Hall on East Pearl Avenue. Co-Commanders Cole Nethercott and Willy Watsabaugh will be talking about operations at the site and Landslide Technologies representative George Machan will be discussing the current landslide situation. Community members can join in a question and answer session after the presentation
Jackson construction workers hung the Snake River pathway bridge’s last girder yesterday, but the pathway won’t be complete for another year. In September, County officials originally said the bridge would be ready this year, but they are trying to build further away from the highway which is causing setbacks. Jackson Hole News and Guide says the pathway will be built in the Highway 22 right-of-way until commissioners can arrange a land swap
The North Highway 89 Pathway is opening for public use today which is eight days before the scheduled May 1 opening date. Teton County Parks & Recreation will be sweeping the pathway this week as time allows. Elk use the same road for migration so The National Elk Refuge figures out when to open the pathway to people by how many elk have already migrated out of the refuge
The Snake River Basin snowpack is 150 percent more than average so spring runoff should be enough to fill Jackson Lake and Palisades Reservoir. Bureau of Reclamation’s Upper Snake River Field Office Manager Mike Beus says the big melt is still a few weeks away. Jackson Hole News & Guide says Jackson Lake and Palisades Reservoir are just over 30 percent full
Jackson construction workers are building a temporary path for a drill rig to get to the slow-moving landslide threatening area homes and businesses. Jackson officials say the rig will drill holes up to 200 feet deep along the upper crest to look for ways to counter the landslide. Local News 8 says the drill samples will give valuable insights into the composition of the formation, the depth of the slide, the water levels and other important information
Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding their annual Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country seminar Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Teton County Library in Jackson. The seminar is free to the public and educates on how to react during an animal attack and how to prevent other conflicts. They are also reviewing the latest information on bear spray
Special Weather Statement issued September 19 at 6:05AM MDT by NWS - September 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM THROUGH 9 AM...FOG AND LOW CLOUDS WILL OCCUR ACROSS MUCH OF JACKSON HOLE. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING VISIBILITY DOWN TO A QUARTER OF A MILE IN A FEW LOCATIONS. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN...AND USE LOW BEAMS WHEN FOG IS ENCOUNTERED.
Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014 You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014 A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]
Lummis Votes Against President’s Plan to Arm and Train Syrians - September 18, 2014 The U.S. House passed two amendments on Wednesday to the continuing resolution to fund government which authorize the President’s plan to arm and train approved Syrian rebel groups to defend against groups like ISIS. Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis voted against the measures, citing the lack of an end goal in the President’s plan. “After waiting […]
Wyoming Secretary of State and U.S. Attorney Join Forces to Ensure Integrity of Election - September 18, 2014 United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts and Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield announced that their offices will again work together to ensure public confidence in the integrity of the election process for 2014. They will provide local points of contact within their agencies for the public to report any election concerns or possible voting […]
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