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Teton Park Closes Moose-Wilson Road for Grizzly

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A young male grizzly bear is still keeping tourists and locals from driving on a section of Moose-Wilson road. Jackson Hole News & Guide says Bear No. 760 has still been on the hunt for chokecherries and hawthorn berries and Grand Teton National Park has closed about three miles of the road running from the Death Canyon turnoff to the Sawmill Ponds Overlook. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says closing the roads is a precaution to keep people safe

Jackson Restaurants See Big Sales After Being Featured on Food Network

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Several Jackson restaurants are seeing a major jump in business because they’ve been featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives over the past few months. Local News 8 says the TV show’s host Guy Fieri showed up with his production team to film segments at six restaurants. Café Genevieve manager Sarah Rowe says one of her business’s dishes was featured on the show just a few days ago and they’ve been selling ten times more than they’re used to

A Jackson Lotto Winner Gets First Check

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Jackson lottery winner got their first check for $2,500 in Wyoming’s MegaMillions drawing. Jackson Hole Daily says Lotto CEO Jon Clontz and Teton County Sheriff Jim Whalen presented the check at Smith’s Food and Drug, the same place the winner bought the ticket. The first $6 million dollars the lottery makes is going back to cities, towns and counties in Wyoming then the extra money is going to state schools

Jackson Considers Definition of Hybrid for Parking Special Parking Spots

September 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Motorists have been abusing Jackson’s reserved alternative energy parking spots by parking trucks and other vehicles that aren’t hybrids. Jackson’s Town Council is discussing an official definition for what type of cars can and can’t park in the six spaces reserved for hybrid cars. Jackson Hole Daily says the Home Ranch Parking Lot spaces are just down the street from Town Square

Jackson Contributes Money to Build Snake River Bridge

September 15, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson’s elected leaders are agreeing to donate up to $140,000 to build a bridge over a path running through a Snake River park. Jackson Hole Daily says the leaders made the commitment, but haven’t decided where the money will come from yet. The organization that owns the property, Rendezvous Lands Conservancy, is giving the county permission to use the pathway connecting to the new Snake River bridge

Show Goes On at Jackson Hole Playhouse After Cast Member’s Death

September 15, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole Playhouse is still showing “Paint Your Wagon” daily even though their cast member Amy Bennett died last week after she collided with a tractor trailer while riding her bike. Jackson Hole Daily says Bennett was playing as Elizabeth in the show based on the 1969 Clint Eastwood film. Cast member and Marketing Director Joel Duke says all the Playhouse’s shows are continuing as scheduled

Jackson’s Broadway Path Hits Roadblocks

September 5, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The path being built on the north side of Broadway in Jackson is still going to be finished in the fall even with some extra expenses and delays. Jackson Town Council is agreeing to pay the company doing the work, Owen Construction, $42,000 increasing the final project price to $2.27 million. Jackson Hole Daily says the company needs the cash to build a taller retaining wall on Broadway

Council Considers Max Greenhouse Price

September 3, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson’s town council is considering a maximum price of $3.1 million on a construction contract for a three story greenhouse. Shaw Construction has already been chosen for the project designed to grow vegetables year round and provide new jobs for people with disabilities. Jackson Hole Daily says the greenhouse will be able to grow 44,000 pounds of tomatoes, 20,000 pounds of lettuce and 4,400 pound of herbs

Jackson Hole Bison Hunters Get Slow Start

September 2, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole hunters have been struggling to kill enough bison this year. Game managers say the five month hunt stared August 15 and hunters have only killed 11 bison so far. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the annual event happens in the National Elk Refuge and Bridger-Teton National Forest

Police Officers and a Doctor Revive a Dead Man Shocked by a Power Line

September 2, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Jackson doctor and two police officers revived a dead man after he was shocked trying to untangle shoes hanging from a high-voltage power line. Volunteer firefighter Dr. Jim Little Jr. says the 46-year-old man wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse. Jackson Hole Daily says the three rescuers performed CPR and used a portable defibrillator to save the man’s life

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  • Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today.  This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today.  Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph.  Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
  • Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014
    Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
  • Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014
    Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds.  Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state.  Daytime highs will be in […]
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