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JH Airport Prepares for Santa’s Arrival (feature)

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

Bitter Weather Slows Bridge Construction

December 23, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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It probably comes as no surprise that the brutal weather earlier this month took its toll on construction projects involving outdoor work.  Such was the case on the new bridge across the Snake River at Hoback Junction.  Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say as a result, … Continue Reading

Jackson Police Seek Help Collaring Burglar

December 23, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Police are looking for information that will help them locate the person or persons responsible for a burglary one week ago Sunday at Lila Lou’s on Pearl Street.  According to a police statement, the shop was broken into during the early morning hours December 15th and … Continue Reading

Illeagal In Jackson Sent Home

December 23, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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An illegal resident in Jackson was sentenced in Federal District Court one week ago, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. 25 year-old Erick Romero-Badillo of Mexico received time served plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody.  Romero-Badillo  had been arrested in Jackson. The case was investigated by the US Department of Homeland Security and prosecuted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Season’s First Rescue Staged on Teton Pass

December 20, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County Search and Rescue was called to Teton Pass shortly before 2:00 pm Wednesday after a Jackson woman suffered a shoulder injury while snowboarding the pass.  23 year-old Viorica Cazacu was brought down on a toboggan since she was … Continue Reading

Elk Numbers Increasing on Refuge

December 20, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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One of the occurrences Jackson Hole residents have come to expect each year at this time is the arrival of large numbers of elk on the refuge – particularly as the early winter storms move through.  Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says that is the case now and even more are on forest land adjacent the refuge ready to move in.  She says as of Wednesday, … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Getting 5 New Trucks

December 20, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Hole Fire/EMS is seeing some equipment upgrades with two fire engines already delivered and three more anticipated in the months ahead.  Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh says the two that have been received are … Continue Reading

Wolf Hunt Quotas Not Being Reached

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The trophy season for wolves ends in just under two weeks, and at this time, quotas have not been filled in four areas in and around Jackson Hole.  Wyoming Game and Fish Biologist Ken Mills says it is hard to tell just why there has been so little activity since the beginning of November, but he admits only about half of the available licenses … Continue Reading

Rec Center Gym Reopens

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Problems at the Jackson/Teton County Recreation Center have at last been temporarily resolved and the gymnasium there has been reopened.  The gym had been closed after the structure that holds the solar array on the Rec Center gym roof failed, causing the structure to come to rest directly on the roof.  Steel rods from that structure punctured the roof membrane, creating … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • Pleasant Temperatures Expected; Thunderstorms Possible Across The West & Mountains - July 31, 2014
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