The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has issued an Avalanche WARNING for the Teton and Gros Ventre ranges through noon Monday. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist and large avalanches have been observed. Large to very large natural and human-triggered avalanches are likely. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Visit http://jhavalanche.org for the latest information.
Wyoming Department of Transportation has issued a statement that they will need to close Highway 22 – Teton Pass – at 9:00 pm tonight (January 11) for avalanche control. Closures could occur earlier if conditions worsen. Large avalanches could keep the highway closed overnight. All efforts will be made to keep the roadway open and safe. Visit http://wyoroad.info for the latest information.
Crews completed repair work on a stringer supporting the Swinging Bridge ahead of schedule, enabling that bridge to be opened yesterday. The repair consisted of replacing one of the wooden beams that supports the bridge deck. The stringer deficiency was identified … Continue Reading
Would you rather have snow or a show? Tonight, that might be a hard question to answer, but this area of northwest Wyoming will be giving up what might be an impressive display of the Aurora Borealis due to the current winter storm. Forecasters at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center are expecting strong … Continue Reading
Olga Pastukhova, Bank of the West Branch Manager has been presented Jackson Hole’s “Golden Spur” award after her efforts rescued a visiting Alabama couple after their credit card was compromised. The couple, identified only as Johnny and Martha, were concluding their third visit to Jackson Hole from Alabama when they were alerted that … Continue Reading
St. John’s Medical Center has established a new support group for cancer patients and survivors. Facilitated by social worker Sharon Walls and cancer survivor Carol Poole, the support group is open to all cancer survivors, cancer patients, caregivers, and family members. The cancer support group provides … Continue Reading
Two men living in Jackson have been convicted of illegal re-entry to the United States after previously being deported. They were fined and briefly jailed, and now face deportation once again. 22 year-old Jose Alonso Bedolla-Vasquez and 27 year-old Mariano Flores-Sosa were arrested early this week in Jackson and will be returned to Mexico after being released from jail in ten days.
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
If you’re going to hunt rabbits, this is your year - October 2, 2014 The rabbit populations in the state are going crazy. I have a degree in zoology, so I feel I’m qualified to estimate the number of cottontails hopping around Wyoming. My best estimate is zillions. OK, so maybe my methods for determining the rabbit numbers aren’t exactly scientific. But there are a lot of ‘em. There […]
Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014 A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today. Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming. Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening. […]
Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014 If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014 U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
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