More than 300 Wyoming Special Olympic athletes, coaches and chaperones from throughout Wyoming will once again converge on Jackson Hole early next month for the 2014 winter games. The Winter Games provide one of the five main state competition events held during the year for Special Olympians. Opening ceremonies will … Continue Reading
The most recent avalanche victim who died Tuesday while skiing out-of-bounds near Vail , Colorado had ties to Jackson Hole. 24 year-old Tony Siebert, grandson of Vail Founder Peter Siebert, was a former Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club coach. Siebert had been … Continue Reading
The Town of Jackson is considering the annexation of property across from Shervin’s Independent Oil and extending south to South Park Loop Road later this month. During its December 2nd meeting, the Jackson Town Council found that an annexation request of approximately 5 ½ acres adjacent to Highway 89 south of the Highway 22 intersection along with … Continue Reading
With the twelve days of Christmas behind us now, more and more Jackson Hole residents are un-trimming their homes and looking to dispose of their Christmas trees. Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling has two sites established for the dropping off of … Continue Reading
An early-morning fire in a cabin at Togwotee Mountain Lodge Tuesday heavily damaged the cabin, but the occupants were able to escape uninjured with their belongings. Jackson Hole Fire chief Willy Watsabaugh says units responded from Moran, Jackson and Grand Teton National Park at about 4:00 am, and together the 24 firefighters were … Continue Reading
For the seventh year running, the Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Film makers can submit their videos online at by April 4th and qualify for … Continue Reading
The deadline for the next payment to the state of Wyoming for parcels within Grand Teton National Park that are being sold to the federal government passed over the weekend without the third of four payments being made. While that could spell a broken contract allowing the state to move forward with a sale of the land to someone else, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says the state is looking for … Continue Reading
Weather across the nation continues to impact flights in and out of Jackson Hole as it has since the beginning of January. As in the previous several days, Director of Operations Craig Logan says several flights Monday, especially those connecting to the east coast, were … Continue Reading
The National Weather Service this morning warned parents sending their children back to school for the first day after the holidays to bundle them up for their wait at the bus stop. Temperatures in Northwestern Wyoming hovered in the areas of -10 to -30 in some locations. The service’s weather statement added that wind chill values intensified the effects of those bitter temperatures. Sub-zero temperatures are also forecast for tomorrow morning in the region.
There are only a handful of streams in North America that exhibit the behavior of freezing from the bottom up and flooding, and one of those streams flows directly through the Town of Jackson. Mayor Mark Barron says as that flooding continues this year, solutions are being sought. He says there are maybe five or six waterways in North America that have the winter “frazil ice” flooding problem, so … Continue Reading
Warmer Today; Thunderstorms Possible in West & Over Mountains, But Infrequent - August 1, 2014 Temperatures will warm up through Friday and the weekend ahead. The chance for thunderstorms today will be low overall, but far western and the state’s mountains (and higher terrain) areas are in the low chance. Higher pressure and less moisture will be available for Saturday and Sunday, offering more sunshine. Temperatures will rise further into […]
Archery season’s almost here - August 1, 2014 It’s only two weeks until the hunting season starts again. Actually, a few bear areas are open for archery now. One of these days, I’ll get serious about bear hunting, but right now, I’m much more focused on antelope, elk, and deer. And antelope opens for archery on the fifteenth of this month. Then two […]
Cowboy Basketball Releases Schedule for 2014-2015 Season - July 31, 2014 The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team announced the Cowboys’ 2014-15 slate Thursday. The Pokes will contest 11 games against teams that participated in the postseason last year, including 13 matchups versus teams with 20 or more wins and eight games with teams ranked in the nation’s top 30. 2014-2015 University of Wyoming Men’s Basketball […]
Video of Candidate Forums Available Online - July 31, 2014 Video of League of Women Voters forums for 2014 candidates for Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Governor are available online. The forums for Secretary of State and Superintendent were recorded on July 28, and the forum for gubernatorial candidates was recorded on July 29. Both were in the Laramie County Commission hearing room in Cheyenne and were moderated by […]
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