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Snake River Meeting Emotions

May 12, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Snake River water levels continue to rise and Bureau of Reclamation officials are preparing for their yearly visit to Jackson this summer to talk about stream flows and projected water levels at Jackson Lake. Jackson Hole Daily says the bureau is hosting a meeting May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Antler Inn to educate interested people from the community. Jackson Lake was 41 percent full and Palisades 27 as of last week

Jackson High and Middle Schools Crack Down on E-Cigarettes

May 9, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole High and Middle Schools are cracking down on e-cigarettes and pocket hookahs by confiscating them from students. Jackson Hole Daily says school officials are treating the smoke free devices just as they would regular cigarettes, drugs or alcohol. Jackson Hole Middle School Principal Bo Miller says e-cigarettes can still cause cancer and are not okay for kids

Rescue Helicopter Couldn’t Save Snowboarder Who Died Because of Bad Weather

May 8, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

– Wild weather kept a helicopter from rescuing the snowboarder who died in Grand Teton National Park this week. Jackson Hole Daily says the chopper couldn’t land because of snow, wind and low visibility. 24-year-old Joseph Lohr died on Teewinot Mountain after hours of effort from his friends and park rangers trying to save him. Lohr was skiing down the 12,000-foot mountain when he fell 1,500 feet

Doctor Appeals Concealed Gun Permit Rejection

May 8, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Jackson doctor is filing court papers saying he should be allowed to have a concealed carry permit even though the Teton County Sheriff says otherwise. Jackson Hole Daily says Dr. Brent Blue filed a request last month for a judicial review because the Division of Criminal Investigation wouldn’t let him renew his permit. DCI rejected his renewal because Blue was arrested in 1999 for shooting a .32-caliber handgun at his ex-wife’s car to keep her from driving away

State Cites Surgery Center for Old Equipment

May 8, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Teton Outpatient Services just got slammed with a citation because their surgical suction system is so old the health inspector says it puts patients into immediate jeopardy. Jackson Hole Daily says the water-based vacuum system is used to clear blood from organs during surgery so the doctors can see what they’re doing. Inspectors also discovered the center hasn’t had a medical director since the former director stepped down in 2013. The Wyoming Department of Health got an email Tuesday confirming all the problems have been fixed

West Broadway Construction Set Back a Week

May 7, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is delaying the three lane road closing on West Broadway an extra week to give the Jackson Town Council more time to decide if they want to install medians. Jackson Hole Daily says local business owners and plow-truck drivers are holding a council meeting May 12 to make decisions. The goal is to build new medians, reseal parts of the street and finish left over work from the 5-way intersection project started in 2013

The 5-way Traffic Nightmare Continues in Jackson

May 6, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson road crews are temporarily closing three lanes on West Broadway today to finish the 5-way intersection project that caused so much traffic congestion around town for most of summer 2013. Jackson Hole Daily says the lanes should only be closed for two weeks, left turns won’t be allowed and a traffic light will be shut down. Crews will be working between the Flat Creek Bridge and Jackson Street

Butte Residents Can Finally Drive Home

May 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Many Budge Drive residents have been displaced from their homes because of the Jackson landslide, but police and public works have reopened a road so now they can drive instead of hike back to their homes. Director of Public Works Larry Pardee tells Jackson Hole Daily that drivers should not stop on the roads and should move quickly. Police Chief Cole Nethercott says officers are only allowing drivers who live on Budge drive to make their way across the road

Friends of Pathways Loses Its Director

May 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

The two-decade-old Jackson valley nonprofit Friends of Pathways is losing their executive director. Jackson Hole Daily says Mike Welch is resigning, but is staying connected with the organization. Development Director Katherine Dowson is going to be the interim executive director until Pathways finds a new one

Many Jackson Residents Return Home

May 5, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Most Jackson landslide evacuees are heading back to their homes. Incident command spokeswoman Roxanne Robinson told Local News 8 workers opened a road letting residents return home Saturday. Robinson says all except seven homes and apartments are reopened

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