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Elk Refuge Meets Tonight For Conservation Plan

September 25, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

National Elk Refuge leaders are meeting tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Snow King Hotel to answer public questions about their Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan. Jackson Hole Daily says there are four proposals in the plan, but officials are leaning toward promoting natural habitat and balanced public use. National Elk Refuge leaders say the 306 page Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan was released in September and covers everything from wildfire management to ecosystem health and visitor services

Town Council Discuses Landslide Stabilization

September 23, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Town Council held a meeting yesterday to discuss their plans for stabilizing the Budge Drive landslide. Mayor Mark Barron says he organized the meeting to keep Town Council on top of the situation. Jackson Hole Daily says the council chose to pursue a simple project to partly stabilize the slide before winter, but decided not to approve full civil and geotechnical engineering contracts

Cycling Accident Victim’s Family Starts Fundraiser

September 22, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The family of the Jackson woman who died after wrecking her bike into a tractor trailer is raising money to cover her medical expenses and start a scholarship in her honor. Amy Bennett’s family has already raised almost $10,000 to pay for the $50,000 of medical costs for the accident through fundly.com. Jackson Hole Daily says Amy Bennett died at the Utah Hospital trauma center in Salt Lake City September 8

Snow King On Track to Finish Installing Snow Making Machinery

September 19, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson’s Snow King Resort is well on its way to having its snowmaking project finished by Halloween. Officials say the resort just got 21 new snow-making machines that are being installed this week. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the resort is paying for all the updates from a $1.5 million state grant and loa

Jackson Lodges and Chamber Say More People Are Visiting

September 19, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole lodges say more people visited the area in August this year compared to last year. The firm DestiMetrics says Jackson lodges were 88 percent full this August which is almost three percent higher than last year. The Chamber of Commerce tells Jackson Hole Daily the number of people calling for information is up by just over two percent in the same month last year

Jackson Family Seeks Compensation for Landslide Damaged Home

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A family that lost their home in Jackson’s recent landslide is filing to win $4.17 million from the town and Teton County. The family is claiming Jackson left a 2011 water leak unchecked, allowed businesses to build at the bottom of the slope and several other negligent actions acting as a catalyst for the slide. Jackson Mayor Mark Barron tells Jackson Hole News & Guide he hasn’t see the document, but the move is considered procedural and not a lawsuit so he hopes the town and the family can talk about the issue

Teton Park Closes Moose-Wilson Road for Grizzly

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A young male grizzly bear is still keeping tourists and locals from driving on a section of Moose-Wilson road. Jackson Hole News & Guide says Bear No. 760 has still been on the hunt for chokecherries and hawthorn berries and Grand Teton National Park has closed about three miles of the road running from the Death Canyon turnoff to the Sawmill Ponds Overlook. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says closing the roads is a precaution to keep people safe

Jackson Restaurants See Big Sales After Being Featured on Food Network

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Several Jackson restaurants are seeing a major jump in business because they’ve been featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives over the past few months. Local News 8 says the TV show’s host Guy Fieri showed up with his production team to film segments at six restaurants. Café Genevieve manager Sarah Rowe says one of her business’s dishes was featured on the show just a few days ago and they’ve been selling ten times more than they’re used to

A Jackson Lotto Winner Gets First Check

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Jackson lottery winner got their first check for $2,500 in Wyoming’s MegaMillions drawing. Jackson Hole Daily says Lotto CEO Jon Clontz and Teton County Sheriff Jim Whalen presented the check at Smith’s Food and Drug, the same place the winner bought the ticket. The first $6 million dollars the lottery makes is going back to cities, towns and counties in Wyoming then the extra money is going to state schools

Jackson Considers Definition of Hybrid for Parking Special Parking Spots

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Motorists have been abusing Jackson’s reserved alternative energy parking spots by parking trucks and other vehicles that aren’t hybrids. Jackson’s Town Council is discussing an official definition for what type of cars can and can’t park in the six spaces reserved for hybrid cars. Jackson Hole Daily says the Home Ranch Parking Lot spaces are just down the street from Town Square

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    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
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