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New Route Most Pilots Use at Jackson Airport

It sounds like a win-win for Jackson Hole pilots and residents. The Associated Press says 80 percent of planes landing at the Jackson Hole airport are using a new route. The new path keeps planes further away from the Tetons, Jackson Lake and the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. Pilots like it because it shaves 14 miles and a few minutes off of their trips and park officials like it because they don’t hear as many low flying planes close to the park

Governor Mead Tours Landslide

April 28, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Governor Matt Mead is touring the East Gros Ventre Butte landslide in Jackson today. Jackson Hole News and Guide says he is meeting with town and county officials for an open discussion at 2 p.m. at Town Hall. Town Council has approved $750,000 to stop the slide and are also asking for financial help from the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board and maybe even the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security

Avalanche Center Stopped Advisories Sunday

April 28, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole Comments Off

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

Swinging Bridge Closes Today

April 28, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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

Crews Remove Pump House and Add Concrete to Stop Jackson Landslide

April 25, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

– 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.

Murie Center Hires New Director

April 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Comments Off

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.

Landslide Press Conference and Q & A Session Today

April 24, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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

Bridge Spans Snake, but Stays Unfinished for Another Year

April 24, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

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

Highway 89 Pathway Opens for Public Use

April 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

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 Big Melt Still Weeks Away

April 23, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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

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