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Bridger-Teton National Forest Projects Up for Public Comment

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is planning several recreation projects this summer and is inviting the community to make comments and learn more. There are five specific projects including: restoring campgrounds, repairing Snake River boat ramps and prohibiting shooting in a part of the park. People can call the Jackson Ranger District to comment and get more info at 307-739-5400

Jackson Hole Has a New Community Planner

April 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has a new Community Planning Director who is in charge of planning the community’s economics, growth and conservation. Mary Gibson is an Oregon State University graduate and has more than three decades of experience working as a strategic planner for the Port of Portland and as a Flood Risk Map Program Coordinator for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. She also worked as an independent consultant as the principle of Sisters Planning Consulting and MWG, LLC.

Wilson Boat Ramp bathrooms Open April 15

April 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Ski season in Jackson is over and it’s time to go boating. The bathrooms at Wilson Bridge river access are reopening for the season April 15. The Snake River Fund says they are opening two public bathrooms as well as trash and recycling cans.

 

Man Dies After Fall at Jackson’s Ski Resort

April 1, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

- A man died after falling at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort yesterday morning. 31-year-old Peiter Swanson fell while skiing in an area called the Parachutes just north of Cirque and suffered significant trauma. Jackson Hole Ski Patrol performed life support, but even with their best efforts Swanson passed away.

Refuge Supplemental Feeding Ends for the Year

April 1, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The National Elk Refuge is ending their supplemental feeding for elk and bison for the year because of warm temperatures and quickly melting snow. The Refuge made the decision after meeting with the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. This season’s feeding season was 57 days which is two weeks shorter than the ten year average.

Pole Pedal Paddle Winners Announced

March 31, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Competition was fierce at Jackson Hole’s 39th annual Pole, Pedal, Paddle this weekend. Rendezvous River Sports’ Adam Wirth was the fastest man finishing at just over two hours and 26 minutes. Kate Ceronsky won the women’s division crossing the finish line just under two hours and 56 minutes. Rendezvous River Sports also had the fastest team completing the race at just over two hours and 15 minutes

Ten-day Refuge System celebration draws to a close

March 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole Comments Off

The National Elk Refuge celebrated the National Wildlife Refuge System’s 111th birthday for ten days starting March 14. Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center had it’s first exhibit greeting visitors and showing them how much the system has grown. 391 refuges from the western U.S. and 264 east of the Mississippi were represented

Yellowstone Opens West Side Roads for Spring Bicycle Season

March 27, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park is opening its west side roads for the spring bicycle season this morning at eight. (Thursday, March 27, 8 a.m.). Bikers will be able to ride 49 miles of park roads from West Yellowstone, Montana to Mammoth Hot Springs. Old Faithful and Canyon won’t be open for bikes until the first interior park roads open to motorized vehicles Friday, April 18

Rock-falls Still Snarl Jackson Traffic

March 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Falling Rock

(JACKSON, Wyo)  Drivers who travel the northern end of South Park Loop Road have repeatedly been confounded in their travels as rock-falls along that stretch of road have caused the road to be closed on numerous occasions.  So far, the Jackson public works department has placed a snow barrier between the road and the hillside, and more recently … Continue Reading

Teton Dems Hold 2014 Convention

March 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Democrats

(JACKSON, Wyo)  The 2014 election season gets under way in earnest this weekend with the 2014 Teton County Democratic Convention.  Participants will establish a county platform, discuss new healthcare options and elect delegates to the state convention.  Potential candidates planning on running in November will also make their intentions known. The convention takes place tomorrow afternoon at the Teton County Commissioners’ chambers.

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