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Avalanche Victims Criticized For Poor Choices

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A 32 year-old Teton Valley man is being described as very lucky to be alive by avalanche experts here. Scott Dixon was skiing with three companions when the four apparently triggered the slide on the west face of Jackson Peak and Dixon suffered a leg injury in the slide. Responding to a 911 call, members of Teton County Search and Rescue were … Continue Reading

Rec Center Roof Damaged

November 12, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Teton County/Jackson Parks & Recreation staff has closed the recreation center gym due to a leak in the roof above the gym.  The gym was closed last Thursday and will remain closed until further notice.  It has been determined that … Continue Reading

October Park Stats Confirm Signficant Visitation Drops

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The National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office has released the visitor count from October for Grand Teton National Park; and as expected, the federal shut-down for the first half of the month severely impacted the visitation to Jackson Hole’s chief attraction.  According to the report, … Continue Reading

Teton Valley Man Hurt in Weekend Avalanche

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A 32 year-old Teton Valley man suffered a leg injury when he was caught in an avalanche while skiing in the area of Jackson Peak Sunday.  Scott Dixon was skiing with three companions when the four apparently triggered the slide on the west face of Jackson Peak.  Responding to a 911 call, … Continue Reading

Where There’s Smoke…

November 11, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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It was a flirtation with disaster – that’s how Fire Marshal Kathy Clay describes an incident at an apartment complex on Gregory Lane in Jackson Friday.  Clay says fire units responded to a call of a smoke alarm going off and found the apartment filled with smoke when they arrived and the residents not home. She says the residents were … Continue Reading

Town of Jackson to Stream Meatings

November 11, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The Town of Jackson will begin making its Town Council meetings available to the public on a new website that will stream those meetings live.  According Mayor Mark Barron, the new service will also provide indexed video archiving after the meetings have concluded, allowing for easy retrieval and review.  Barron says the new service is … Continue Reading

Speech Team Begins Season With Win

November 11, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team started its regular season with a first place 3A finish at the Tiger Classic Invitational, held at Rock Springs High School over the weekend. 12 schools competed at the meet. The Jackson squad comes into this season with … Continue Reading

Report May Open Door To Grizzly Delisting

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A report presented to the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee yesterday may contain the information needed to at last have the bear removed from the list of threatened species.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the synthesis report, … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Falling

November 8, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton Valley Comments Off
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While gasoline prices in Jackson Hole have fallen by a few pennies here and there, the national average for the price of a gallon of regular gasoline is now $3.22 per gallon – a nickel below what it was last week at this time and 12¢ lower than one month ago.  AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report place’s Wyoming’s average … Continue Reading

181 Acres Protected As Conservation Easement

November 8, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Jackson Hole Land Trust has announced 181 acres on East Gros Ventre Butte have been permanently protected as the first phase of an initiative to conserve more than 400 acres of land there. The 181 acre easement is located on … Continue Reading

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  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]

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