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Prescribed Burn

October 9, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A prescribed burn on Monday near the National Elk Refuge has ties to early farming practices in Jackson Hole. Teton Interagency Fire managers say they burned 317 acres Monday as part of a project to bring back native vegetation. Early settlers to Jackson Hole obtained and farmed the land under the Homestead Act. Approximately 4,000 acres of former hayfields, abandoned since the 1970s, are targeted for restoration to return the fallow pasture lands back to native vegetation. Seventeen more prescribed fires are planned.

2014 Tourist Season

October 7, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The 2014 tourist season was a good one in Jackson. Rick Howe of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide the summer visitors came earlier and more consistently this year. Howe says he also feels confident about the winter travel season this year for Jackson Hole

Supplemental Feeding May Alter Elk Migration

October 6, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A new study has found that the migration of elk herds in Jackson Hole has been altered by supplemental feeding. The elk don’t migrate as far and spend less time on their summer range, according to the Jackson Hole News & Guide. The study was published in the academic journal Ecological Applications. The study found one solution may be closing the 23 feedgrounds is northwestern Wyoming sooner every year

Juvenile Corrections Worker Faces Three Sexual Assault Charges for Relationship with Teen

October 2, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A former Red Top Meadows juvenile correction facility employee is getting hit with three second-degree sexual assault charges after supposedly having a three-month affair with one of the teens she was in charge of. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the 28-year-old woman had several sexual incidents with a 17-year-old male between May and July this year. Even though the boy told deputies the relationship was consensual the woman is facing two to twenty years in jail and a $10,000 fine if she’s found guilty

Jackson Widens Budge Drive Before Winter Hits

October 2, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson is starting their widening project on Budge Drive to make two lanes before winter hits. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the town is protecting businesses and residents by planning several changes, but isn’t making any moves to stabilize the landslide yet. Town Manager Bob McLaurin says they just don’t have enough time to work on the landslide so they have to focus only on the projects that can be completed before the weather gets too cold

Roads Closed Two More Weeks

October 1, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Roads are closed on South Cache Street between West Kelley and East Snow King Avenues for at least two more weeks. A town engineer tells Jackson Hole News& Guide the weather has been delaying the work and they are keeping the street closed until the project is finished. The city’s goal is to reopen the street during the week

Jackson Town Council Considers Landslide Action

September 30, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Town Council is meeting again today at Town Hall to consider how to react to the Budge Drive landslide and what to do if it gives way. Jackson Hole Daily says officials are itching to make any necessary changes before winter. Assistant Town Manager Roxanne Robinson says the slide is still moving slowly, but there is no sign it will have a catastrophic release

School Board Chooses Interim Member

September 29, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Teton County School District No. 1 is switching up its board of trustees for the November 4 election, but is still choosing an interim member. Board member Carlen Carney resigned September 19 to become a chief operating officer for the district. Jackson Hole Daily says the board has 30 days total to appoint an interim member before Teton County Commissioners choose them

Jackson Water Managers Decrease Flows into Snake

Jackson Lake Dam water managers are decreasing the flow into the Snake River starting today. The dam flows are dropping from just over 1,800 cubic feet per second to 350 cfs by tomorrow. Jackson Hole Daily says Palisades Reservoir is about 44 percent full and Jackson Lake 77 percent

Man Accused of Molesting Boys at Summer Jackson Summer Camp

September 26, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Michigan man is facing extradition to Wyoming after being accused of molesting two boys decades ago at a Jackson Hole youth camp. Local News 8 says 94-year-old William Bricker was arrested Tuesday and arraigned yesterday morning. Two victims say Bricker molested them while they were at Teton Valley Ranch Camp one in 1962 and the other in 1985

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  • 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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