The case between a Kansas anti-abortion protestor and the town of Jackson continues after both sides agreed on a cash settlement. Jackson Hole News and Guide says Protestor Mark Holick was arrested in 2011 for showing pictures of dead fetuses during the Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction. The lawyer who represented Holick hasn’t released how much the settlement is yet, but says it is six figures
Jackson residents are returning to their homes and owners to their businesses today because the Budge Drive landslide is slowing down so much. The Town of Jackson’s news release says the evacuation order will be lifted this morning at 8 for many who live or work in the Hillside Complex. Local News 8 says the town has already spent $600,000 of its $750,000 budget.
Neighborhood cameras caught a mother grizzly bear and two cubs on tape roaming through John Dodge south of Highway 22 recently. Jackson Hole Daily says unmarked bears probably wondered out of Grand Teton National Park. Seeing grizzly bears on the valley floor south of the Park is very rare.
Governor Matt Mead visited the Jackson landslide last week and says state and federal government might be able to help pay to stop the slide. Governor Mead says he knows at least seven agencies that can help shoulder the costs. Jackson Hole News and guide says the city is spending between $30 and $40,000 each day. Officials say the landslide only moved a tenth of an inch in the last 24 hours
Planning commissioners are trying to convince Teton County to approve an 80-foot cell tower on the hill above Swinging Bridge. The leases are running out on three 35-foot towers so all three short ones would be replaced by the big one. Jackson Hole News and Guide says the new tower is for AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers. If a tower extends into the skyline in Teton County it must be 20 feet or shorter so the new tower needs special approval
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 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
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.
Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014 High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday. Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state. Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas. Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014 Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today. Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty. Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
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