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Jackson Town Council Considers Landslide Action

September 30, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Town Council is meeting again today at Town Hall to consider how to react to the Budge Drive landslide and what to do if it gives way. Jackson Hole Daily says officials are itching to make any necessary changes before winter. Assistant Town Manager Roxanne Robinson says the slide is still moving slowly, but there is no sign it will have a catastrophic release

School Board Chooses Interim Member

September 29, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Teton County School District No. 1 is switching up its board of trustees for the November 4 election, but is still choosing an interim member. Board member Carlen Carney resigned September 19 to become a chief operating officer for the district. Jackson Hole Daily says the board has 30 days total to appoint an interim member before Teton County Commissioners choose them

Jackson Water Managers Decrease Flows into Snake

Jackson Lake Dam water managers are decreasing the flow into the Snake River starting today. The dam flows are dropping from just over 1,800 cubic feet per second to 350 cfs by tomorrow. Jackson Hole Daily says Palisades Reservoir is about 44 percent full and Jackson Lake 77 percent

Man Accused of Molesting Boys at Summer Jackson Summer Camp

September 26, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Michigan man is facing extradition to Wyoming after being accused of molesting two boys decades ago at a Jackson Hole youth camp. Local News 8 says 94-year-old William Bricker was arrested Tuesday and arraigned yesterday morning. Two victims say Bricker molested them while they were at Teton Valley Ranch Camp one in 1962 and the other in 1985

Elk Refuge Meets to Discuss Conservation Plan

September 26, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

National Elk Refuge leaders met last night to answer the public’s questions about the refuge’s Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan which is a 306 page document to guide park managers over the next 15 years. Jackson Hole Daily says the new conservation plan covers things like how to deal with migratory birds, threatened and endangered species and visitor use. This new conservation plan complements the 2007 document that outlines elk and bison management

Engineer Warns Jackson Landslide Will Worsen for Winter

September 25, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson’s hillside is still slowly creeping toward homes and businesses and one engineer says winter could speed it up even more. Bob Norton told the Jackson Town Council water won’t be able to penetrate frozen ground causing more runoff making the land slide faster. Jackson Hole News & Guide says town officials can’t make up their mind if they are going to stabilize the slide now, before cold temperatures hit

Elk Refuge Meets Tonight For Conservation Plan

September 25, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

National Elk Refuge leaders are meeting tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Snow King Hotel to answer public questions about their Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan. Jackson Hole Daily says there are four proposals in the plan, but officials are leaning toward promoting natural habitat and balanced public use. National Elk Refuge leaders say the 306 page Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan was released in September and covers everything from wildfire management to ecosystem health and visitor services

Town Council Discuses Landslide Stabilization

September 23, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Town Council held a meeting yesterday to discuss their plans for stabilizing the Budge Drive landslide. Mayor Mark Barron says he organized the meeting to keep Town Council on top of the situation. Jackson Hole Daily says the council chose to pursue a simple project to partly stabilize the slide before winter, but decided not to approve full civil and geotechnical engineering contracts

Cycling Accident Victim’s Family Starts Fundraiser

September 22, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The family of the Jackson woman who died after wrecking her bike into a tractor trailer is raising money to cover her medical expenses and start a scholarship in her honor. Amy Bennett’s family has already raised almost $10,000 to pay for the $50,000 of medical costs for the accident through fundly.com. Jackson Hole Daily says Amy Bennett died at the Utah Hospital trauma center in Salt Lake City September 8

Snow King On Track to Finish Installing Snow Making Machinery

September 19, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson’s Snow King Resort is well on its way to having its snowmaking project finished by Halloween. Officials say the resort just got 21 new snow-making machines that are being installed this week. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the resort is paying for all the updates from a $1.5 million state grant and loa

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    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]

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