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Jackson Hole May Get An Observatory

January 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Jackson Hole could someday be home to a public observatory and planetarium if the vision of a recent PhD recipient from the University of Wyoming is realized.  Dr. Samuel Singer who constructed two telescopes and established a small astronomical observatory at Hampshire College as part of his bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy, went on to be recognized by NASA for … Continue Reading

Russian Citizen Arrested In Jackson

January 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A Russian citizen arrested last August in Jackson has been sentenced and deported immediately to Russia after spending the last five months in federal prison for conspiracy to illegally export military-grade scopes to Russia.  32 year-old Roman Georgiyevich Kvinikadze was arrested by Homeland Security agents after earlier attempting to purchase the scopes from an undercover agent in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition to his time in prison and subsequent deportation, he was fined $7500.

Jackson Speechies Still On Top

January 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team won again last weekend with a first place finish at the Evanston Invitational, held at Evanston High School Friday and Saturday, with ten schools in attendance.  Jackson captured the 3A crown with 96 sweepstakes points compared to second place Worland’s 26 points and third place Star Valley’s 24 points.  Jackson also topped … Continue Reading

Traffic Rerouted Over New Bridge

January 25, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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It wasn’t quite the opening they were counting on, but Friday evening, the Wyoming Department of Transportation rerouted traffic on US Highway 26/89 across the newly-built Snake River Canyon Bridge at Hoback Junction – or at least two lanes of it anyway.  District Engineer Bob Hammond explains that some work still remains on … Continue Reading

Two More Animal Deaths Investigated In GTNP

January 24, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Park rangers began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the presence of  two wildlife carcasses—one coyote and one red fox— lying  alongside the road near Gros Ventre Junction and just east of Highway 26/89/191 in Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says several passersby spotted the two animal carcasses and reported them to … Continue Reading

Snowpack Down But Water Content Normal

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Snowpack averages, which had been hovering near normal in the river basins of Northwest Wyoming has been steadily declining as snowstorms have been few and far between in the past weeks.  Currently, the Natural Resources Conservation Service reports the actual snow level … Continue Reading

Grand Targhee Among Worlds 10 Most Scenic

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USA Today has listed what it considers the ten most scenic ski resorts in the world.  Among them is Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming.  The USA Today article touts, “…this lesser-known resort boasts the best views of the Grand Tetons.  From the top of Targhees Lone Peak, you can see four states and two national parks.”   The article goes on … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Promises Keen Competition

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The 19th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race begins from the Jackson town square one week from today with 17 competitors registered to participate.  That’s down from 21 racers last year, but Race Director Dan Carter says the competition will be very keen. Carter points in particular to … Continue Reading

Man Charged With Human Trafficking

January 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A Pocatello, Idaho man is facing charges of human trafficking after being arrested in Jackson earlier this month.  Charges allege that 31-year-old Jonathan Massoletti of Pocatello, Idaho forced an 18 year-old woman to work for him as a prostitute and have sex with clients in three states. The victim reportedly told investigators … Continue Reading

Wort Hotel Bestowed More Honors

January 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson’s Wort Hotel has been the recipient in the past few months of some of the industry’s highest accolades.  General Manager Jim Waldrop today is in Las Vegas, Nevada where he is accepting an award for the hotel’s selection as a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel.  He says earning such an award is “truly an honor.” Forbes Travel Guide was … Continue Reading

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  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

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