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Judge Chooses Jackson Over Jay in Development Suit

August 15, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A district court judge ruled in favor of the town of Jackson that developer Jay Varley didn’t have the right to build apartments, a restaurant and retail space even though the town approved a master plan for the project. The property is across the street from the Center for the Arts and the council shot down the project because it would cause parking problems and trouble for the neighbors. Jackson Hole Daily says Varley filed a previous lawsuit in 2007 asking for millions in damages

Lynyrd Skynyrd Rocks Out in Jackson

August 15, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Centennial Commission, Jackson Hole Live and Snake River Brewing is bringing southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd to town Sunday August 31 at 5 p.m. Jackson Hole Daily says the concert is free and is part of the band’s 40th anniversary tour. Jackson Hole Live co-founder Shannon McCormick says they waited as long as they could to announce the band that would be playing because they wanted the crowd to be local and to manage its size

Jackson Hole Airport On Its Way to Record Breaking Year

August 13, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole Airport is well on its way to set a record for the highest number of passengers flying in one year. Airport officials are saying more than 48,000 passengers flew to and from the airport in July alone. Jackson Hole Daily says the old record was in 2008 with 305,000 passengers. This year 189,000 people have already flown

Jackson Firefighters Hold Fire Safety Workshop

August 13, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole firefighters hosted a community fire safety workshop last night at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center. University of Idaho professor Penny Morgan and Fire Marshall Kathy Clay spoke in addition to the educational display booths. Jackson Hole Daily says wildfires last threatened Jackson in 2012 when the over 3,000 acre Horsethief Canyon Fire came close to Snow King Mountain

Jackson Town Council Says No to Car Camping

August 12, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson’s Town Council still isn’t letting people camp in their cars overnight within city limits because they say people will abuse the laws. The council rejected the idea earlier this week. Some councilors who originally supported the idea of letting people sleep in their cars are now saying police should be allowed to use their best judgment whether to allow it or not

Semi Driver Tips Truck filled with Compost

August 8, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A semi-truck driver wrecked his rig filled with compost south of Jackson Tuesday. 52-year-old Ashton man Tracy Marshall says he swerved to avoid hitting a deer, but was cited for driving under the influence. Jackson Hole Daily says Marshall was taken to St. John’s Medical Center, treated for injuries and released Wednesday morning

Free Community Fire Prevention Workshop

August 7, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The coordinating partners of Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition are holding a free community workshop about fire and home safety August 12 at 6 p.m. at the Old Wilson School House. University of Idaho Professor Penny Morgan and Teton County Fire Marshall Kathy Clay are discussing forest fuels reduction, fire prevention, fire code and challenges for homeowners when it comes to wildfires. There will also be a fire safety kid’s corner for children starting at 6 p.m. until the workshop is finished

Wyoming Supreme Court Suspends Jackson Attorney

August 5, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Wyoming Supreme Court is suspending a Jackson attorney’s license for three years for disobeying court orders. Jackson Hole Daily says Andrea Richard didn’t follow procedural rules losing her client’s cases and large sums of money. The court cited seven of Richard’s cases and ordered her to pay $40,000.

Jackson Hole Airport Hires New Director

August 4, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole Airport is getting a new leader. Ray Bishop is retiring as director and former Aspen, Colorado airport director Jim Elwood signed a contract to take over in early September. The Associated Press says around 300,000 commercial air travelers pass through Jackson Hole Airport each year

Snow King Closes Temporarily for Construction

August 4, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson’s Ranger District is temporarily closing public trails across the Snow King Area and Mountain Resort. Jackson Hole Daily says construction workers are continuing to make improvements in the ski areas. The construction team is currently working on the steepest, most dangerous parts of the project. The area will stay closed until it’s safe to let people back in

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