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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

Swinging Bridge To Close For Repairs

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Those living on the Old Henry’s Road will have to access the area from just north of Horse Creek during the first full week of January due to the scheduled closure of the “Swinging Bridge” near Evans Trailer Court south of Jackson while repairs to the bridge are being made.  That repair consists of replacing a cracked bridge stringer, discovered during … Continue Reading

Free Energy-Saving Kits Offered By LVE

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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A Christmas gift from the power cooperative?  Not really, but it comes just in time for the holiday season.  Lower Valley Energy is offering an Energy Efficiency Kit to help its member/consumers use less electricity both for lighting and heating water.  The free kit includes … Continue Reading

Bear Hunter Sentenced For Killing Grizzly

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A Freedom Wyoming man must pay $2500 and will not be able to hunt or fish in Wyoming for a year as a result of his accidental shooting of grizzly bear north of Grand Teton National Park a year ago.  Joe Conger went before Circuit Judge Jim Radda here in Jackson Monday to be … Continue Reading

Postal Dealines Are Here

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Got your Christmas cards and packages out yet?  The deadline for mailing first class items in time for them to arrive by Christmas is tomorrow – however, if you procrastinate you can still get them there by priority mail service by Saturday or even Monday if you want to spend the money for priority express service.  However, as you head to the post office, be aware that the lines are long and more likely than not, the tempers of fellow patrons may be short.

Jackson Cell Phone Ban Wins Final Passage

December 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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It is officially a town ordinance now.  Jackson Town Council this week voted to prohibit the use of cell phones and various wireless communication devices while operating a motorized vehicle.  The measure then took effect immediately, but Jackson Police Chief Todd Smith says it won’t see full enforcement immediately.  He says the council has decided that such enforcement will not take place until after … Continue Reading

Snow King Snowmaking System Stricken

December 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Frozen water pipes are a problem for homeowners during the kind of hard freeze Jackson Hole has just experienced – but it can be even worse for a ski area when those pipes supply snow-making equipment.  Yet, that’s just what has happened at Snow King Ski Area.  Mountain Manager Adam Shanklin says a new system had been installed on the Elk side of the mountain, but the old system … Continue Reading

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