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Snow Accumulation Still Below Normal Here

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While the snowfall just prior to Christmas was a God-send for the area’s ski resorts, it still has not topped the region’s 30-year average.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, precipitation in the Snake River Basin is now … Continue Reading

Pronghorn Staying In Jackson Hole

December 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
pronghorn

A significant portion Jackson Hole’s pronghorn antelope could end up spending the winter here, facing conditions that are tough even in average years. 53 pronghorn were counted by biologists on the in the vicinity of Miller Butte on the National Elk Refuge last week. Biologist Eric Cole says … Continue Reading

Elk Refuge Marks ESA Anniversary

Visitor Center

The National Elk Refuge is marking the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act with activities at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center in Jackson Saturday.  Spokesperson Lori Iverson says naturalists will be on hand to … Continue Reading

Cell Tower Now Goes To Planning Process

December 26, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
TOJ Logo

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 High In Teton County

December 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
unemployment

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

Offices Closed for Christmas

December 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Christmas

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.

Construction Begins On Last Pier of Bridge

December 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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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

Jackson Hole To Recycle Christmas Trees

December 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off

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

JH Airport Prepares for Santa’s Arrival (feature)

December 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
santa flight

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

Elk Harvest On Refuge Modest

December 23, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
elk hunt

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

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    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
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