Teton Conservation District board members are meeting today to decide if they should create a special tax district along Flat Creek to help manage winter flooding. Anyone can come to the board’s hearing at 6 p.m. at the Teton County Library. Jackson Hole Daily says there will be a presentation about the proposed district and the board might even vote if it should move forward.
The National Elk Refuge is hosting two family friendly programs at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center the first week of August. The first program is August 2 and participants will explore wilderness management, complete a Wilderness Explorer Jr. Ranger Booklet and earn a Wilderness Explorer badge. The second program on August 4 is an hour long and features a live bird demonstration
Government candidates, business owners and members of the public gathered at Jackson’s county commission chambers yesterday to talk about the city’s housing shortage. Speakers addressed ways to come up with more summer rentals and other ways to house workers. Jackson Hole Daily says the presentation was put together by the Housing Authority, the Housing Trust and Jackson mayoral candidate Geneva Chong
A California motorcycle rider died yesterday after rear-ending a car south of Jackson. Four other people were injured in the wreck stopping Highway 89 traffic for an hour and a half. Witnesses say there were four motorcycles riding together when two cars stopped on the highway trying to turn into the South Park Feedgrounds. Jackson Hole Daily says all four riders were from a Southern California cycle club of current and former police officers
Snow King Ski officials in Jackson say they are going to start calling police on hikers and bikers who ignore resort closures. Jackson Hole Daily says parts of Snow King have been fenced off since June for construction workers who have been installing snowmaking equipment. Snow King marketing consultant Tim Flanagan says officials will call the sheriff’s department on trespassers inside fenced off areas
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is starting to sell discounted ski passes August 1. Adult Grand Passes cost $1,325 through the end of August and seniors can get theirs for $915. Jackson Hole Daily says early season discounts are the same as the usual 25 percent, but overall skiing prices have risen
Jackson Town Council is agreeing to consider proposals for setting aside a dog park in town. Jackson Hole Daily says town officials voted unanimously to have staff make a list of public parks that could accommodate an area just for dogs. Several spots were suggested, but the son of the Wayne May Park’s creators says his parents did not want a dog park on their property
Jackson Town Council is lending support for a ropes course planned to be built on Snow King Mountain, but some neighbors are upset. The six station “aerial adventure course” is supposed to be built on public land on the Town Hill which means it’s under Bridger-Teton National Forest jurisdiction and not the town of Jackson. Jackson Hole Daily says the Forest Service has already accepted the master plan, but each individual part needs to be approved
St. John’s Medical Center’s Board of Trustees is deciding whether to approve a new budget with an operating loss of $1.48 million. The new budget allows for fewer overnight patients, more outpatients and expects a $2.97 million rise in operating expenses. Jackson Hole Daily says the final 2013-14 fiscal year numbers aren’t in yet, but St. Johns is on track to finish with a major operating gain
The Western Watersheds Project is suing over the elk feeding grounds near Jackson. The environmental group says the decision made in 2008 by the U.S. Forest Service to allow five feeding grounds is illegal. The suit alleges that the decision violates a U.S. Forest Service plan, the Wyoming Wilderness Act and the National Environmental Policy Act
Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014 A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014 Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state. Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014 You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014 A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]
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