The Jackson Town Council last week gave preliminary approval for the construction of a new cell tower at the Teton County fairgrounds. That tower supposedly will be disguised as a lamp post. The issue had been … Continue Reading
November unemployment statistics for Wyoming have been posted now and not surprisingly, Teton County posted the highest jobless rate for the state. According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, 8.3% of the county’s workforce was idled during … Continue Reading
Tomorrow is Christmas Day and it is doubtful that anyone would expect government agencies, banks and a variety of other businesses to be open. However, officials from the Community Recycling Center and the Teton County Trash Transfer Station point out that those facilities will be closed all day tomorrow and half of today. Meanwhile, town, county and federal offices will be closed as well.
Work on the Snake River Pathway Bridge is continuing into January with progress continuing on schedule for a 2014 completion. Cannon Builders Inc. completed construction of the concrete shaft of Pier #3 on the eastern end of the bridge this week, and has started work on the final in-river pier on the west side of the channel. Pier #2 had previously been completed. Jackson/Teton County Pathways Coordinator Brian Schilling explains … Continue Reading
Christmas is here, and for some their tree will be down before the week is over. Mike Dukart of Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling says tree composting will again be available beginning Thursday and continue through the end of January. Duckart says … Continue Reading
It may be Wyoming’s busiest airport, but that won’t interfere with Santa’s special flight into Jackson Hole tonight Airport manager Ray Bishop says all the proper flight plans have been filed and clearance has been granted for his annual trip to the valley. Bishop says, “We’ve got the priority for Santa Claus to come in and … Continue Reading
The elk hunt is over on the National Elk Refuge north of Jackson and this year’s harvest amounted to 147 elk that were taken. Still, says Refuge Biologist Eric Cole, this is a minimum estimate because the submission of reports on the permits that had been issued is not mandatory and additional reports may still be turned in. Cole says snow accumulations at higher elevations and … Continue Reading
It probably comes as no surprise that the brutal weather earlier this month took its toll on construction projects involving outdoor work. Such was the case on the new bridge across the Snake River at Hoback Junction. Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say as a result, … Continue Reading
Jackson Police are looking for information that will help them locate the person or persons responsible for a burglary one week ago Sunday at Lila Lou’s on Pearl Street. According to a police statement, the shop was broken into during the early morning hours December 15th and … Continue Reading
An illegal resident in Jackson was sentenced in Federal District Court one week ago, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. 25 year-old Erick Romero-Badillo of Mexico received time served plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. Romero-Badillo had been arrested in Jackson. The case was investigated by the US Department of Homeland Security and prosecuted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.