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June Snow Shocks Some

June 19, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Snow in June? Local News 8 says some parts of western Wyoming and eastern Idaho saw the white stuff yesterday throwing tourists off guard. Grand Targhee Resort visitor and California native Jane Smith says that snow in June is a bit odd. One local Meagan Stangar says they’ve just grown to expect the unexpected

Jackson Man Dies in Horse Accident

June 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Jackson man has died after being thrown from his horse. 52-year-old Bob Knori was riding Saturday when his horse returned home without him. Searchers found Knori near his home with critical injuries. He was flown to Eastern Idaho regional Medical Center where he died. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office tells The Jackson Hole News& Guide it appears Knori suffered a severe head injury. He is survived by a wife and two children

Teton Science Schools Reach $15 Million Goal

June 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Teton Science Schools reached their goal of growing their endowment by $15 million with major contributions from committed supporters. Jackson Hole Daily says the Walton Family Foundation started the endowment campaign in 2012 donating $5 million and challenging Teton Science Schools to raise another $5 million. The Walton Family threw in another $5 million bringing the total endowment $18.8 million

International Organization Talks Benefits of Bats Tonight

June 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Bat Conservation International is addressing issues affecting bats locally and globally in an informational seminar. Jackson Hole Daily says Wilson resident and biologist Annie Band and executive director of BCI Andrew Walker are talking about how bats benefit the ecosystem as well as the threats today’s bats are facing. “Unsung Heroes: The Amazing Super Powers of Bats” goes from 6 to 8 tonight at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

New Waterkeeper Watches Snake River

June 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Environmental lawyer and Waterkeeper Alliance member Buck Ryan has been chosen as the head of the Snake River chapter for the nationwide nonprofit organization. Jackson Hole Daily says Ryan is working to keep the water clean in the Snake from Teton Wilderness to the Columbia River. Ryan has worked as an attorney for the past three years at a private practice specializing in water and land use law

Free Charging Station

June 17, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

If you have an electric car, you can now charge it in Jackson. Town officials have put in a free charging station south of the Square. They are working on three more charging stations in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Airport is Wyoming’s Economic Powerhouse

June 16, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Wyoming Department of Transportation aeronautics division study finds Jackson Hole Airport infuses $775 million into the local economy. Jackson Hole Airport brings in more money than all of Wyoming’s 35 other airports combined according to the 2013 Wyoming Airports Economic Impact Study. Jackson Hole Daily says Teton County’s airport also creates the largest number of jobs with over 7,700 compared to under 2,300 from all the other airports combined

St. John’s Plans to Choose New Trustee This Month

June 16, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

St. John’s Medical Center is looking for a replacement for departing trustee George Poore, but even after two hours of candidate interviews they still didn’t make a decision. Five valley residents applied, but board chairman Michael Tennican says they were all such strong candidates that they board just needed more time to make a decision. Jackson Hole Daily says hospital leaders are voting for the new trustee at their monthly board meeting June 26

Jackson’s Pools Close Early This Summer

June 16, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Teton County and Jackson Parks and Recreation are cutting back pool hours because they don’t have enough lifeguards. Normally pools are open from 1 to 8 p.m. for family swim in the summer, but they are closing three hours earlier weekdays until August 29. Jackson Hole Daily says it’s so hard to find lifeguards because seasonal workers can’t find anywhere to live in the area. Parks and rec is offering a lifeguard certification course for anyone interested with a pretest June 1 at 6 p.m. and three classes from noon to 8 p.m. June 21, 26 and 2

Budge Drive Grant

June 13, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson officials say they’ll ask the state for a grant to help pay for the costs incurred from the Budge Drive landslide. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports the town is seeking a $250,000 grant and may also seek mineral royalties which could be worth as much $8 million. An engineer had said it could cost between $8 million to $30 million to stabilize the hillside

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  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]

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