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Wilson Woman’s Killer Gets 30 Years in Jail

July 15, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

A Nicaraguan man is being sentenced to the maximum 30 years in jail after robbing, raping and killing a Wilson woman who was serving a mission trip in his country. Nicaragua’s major daily newspaper says 35-year-old Antonio Aburto Reyes had been convicted of rape and robbery before and was caught after selling his latest victim 37-year-old Karen Colclough’s camera

Jackson Approves New Pathway Construction

July 14, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

The town of Jackson approved a new construction project so bikers and walkers can safely cross Broadway. Jackson Hole Community Pathways Director Brian Schilling says construction workers won’t start building the path until next year, but they will be tearing up areas along the road to replace a waterline. Jackson Hole Daily says Town Council is paying Westwood Curtis Construction $2.26 million to build the pathway on the south side of Broadway

Nicaraguan Man Sentenced for Killing Wilson Missionary

July 14, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

A Nicaraguan man who killed a Wilson woman while she was on a mission trip has been sentenced to 39 years in prison. A judge sentenced Fernando Aburto Reyes for robbing, raping and killing 37-year-old Wilson resident Karen Colcough. The Associated Press says the Presbyterian missionary disappeared in April after leaving her church group to take pictures on Montelimar beach

Jackson Town Officials Disagree About Landslide

Could the Jackson landslide have been prevented? Discussion is continuing on when Jackson town officials learned about Budge Drive’s unstable hillside. Teton County Assessor Dawn Johnson tells Jackson Hole Daily she thinks residents told town officials in December. City-county Planning Director Tyler Sinclair and Town Manager Bob McLaurin say they didn’t know about it until right before the slide

Nicaraguan Court Convicts Man Who Killed Presbyterian Missionary

July 11, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

A Nicaraguan court is convicting a man of raping and murdering the Wilson resident and Presbyterian missionary Karen Colclough back in April. Jackson Hole Daily says 35-year-old Fernando Reyes sexually assaulted and strangled Colclough then sold her camera for $27. Reyes’ sentencing is scheduled for today and he could be facing 30 years in prison

Search Ensues for Missing Jackson Man

July 11, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Friends, family and law enforcement are still searching for the 26-year-old Jackson man who disappeared from his job July 3. Jackson Hole Daily says Christian Polly is 5’10,” 270 pounds, has red hair and a beard and was last seen on East Broadway. Christian’s father Kevin Polly says his son has tried to kill himself in the past and was prescribed medication for mental illness, but wasn’t taking it before his disappearance

Jackson Hole Dispatch Center Scrambles for New Dispatchers

July 9, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole Daily says Teton County Sheriff’s Office is scrambling to keep up with 911 calls after losing two of its dispatchers in two months. Lieutenant Alyssa Watkins says there isn’t a single shift where dispatchers can take breaks. Watkins says it’s hard to find people to fill the job because it is high stress and only pays between $32,000 and $37,000 a year

Debate Continues for Short Term Rentals in Jackson

July 9, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Home owners in Jackson are not allowed to rent out their houses short-term because of all the building codes needing to be met, but county commissioners are pushing to change the laws. Building officials say short-term residential rentals have to conform to commercial building codes requiring automated fire sprinklers and other features not required under residential code. Jackson Hole Daily says an attorney from the Wyoming Attorney General’s office has written a non-binding document contradicting county attorneys and planners so the debate is continuing

Search Continues for Missing Jackson Man

July 8, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The search continues for a Jackson man who went missing last Thursday after leaving work without telling anyone. Jackson Hole Daily says it’s been days since anyone has seen 26-year-old Christian Polly. The man’s father Kevin Polly says his son has mental health problems and has tried to kill himself in the past. Anyone with information can call police at 733-2331

News & Guide Wins National Awards

July 8, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole News & Guide won several awards for their pictures, writing and Valley section in the Better Newspaper Contest. Jackson Hole Daily says Judges chose the paper as one of the top three in the country in its circulation class, but isn’t revealing which place until their annual convention this fall. Newspapers around the nation submitted almost 1,900 entries to the editorial contest and over 383 for advertising

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