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Economists Watch Jackson

August 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off

Economists are keeping an eye on Jackson today where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will give a speech on the outlook of the US economy. Her speech is a much-anticipated part of the economic conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve and held every August in Jackson

Genzer Qualifies to Run For Town Council in General Election

August 22, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson resident Jim Genzer qualified to have his name on the general election ballot to run for Town Council. Jackson Hole Daily says Genzer is competing with three other candidates for two open seats. Teton County Clerk Sherry Daigle says a candidate only needs three votes to qualify as a write-in and Genzer got 14

Jackson Restaurant Hurt by Worker Shortage

August 22, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole’s lack of employees is starting to hurt business in the area including Sweetwater Restaurant. Jackson Hole Daily says they’ve been understaffed all summer and had to close for a day to give employees a break. Normally the company employs 27 or 28 people, but this summer they’ve had only 20. Sweetwater Owner Trey Davis says closing his business for a day costs him between $6,000 and $7,000

Search for Missing Man

August 21, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office and Grand Teton National Park are searching for a man missing since Sunday. 21-year-old Aleksandr Sagiev, of Russia, was last seen Sunday afternoon near Dornan’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Moose. Sagiev has black hair and brown eyes, and is about 5’7” tall and weighs 155 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Teton Interagency Dispatch at 307.739.3301

Jackson Chickens Out on Chickens

August 21, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Jackson Town Council voted against a proposal to allow residents within city limits to keep chickens in their yards. Local News 8 says it was a 3-2 decision after councilors spoke about how hard it would be to draft a law to regulate the chickens. Jackson resident Sam Petri brought up the issue and says he’s going to bring it up again after November’s general election

Primary Results Are In

August 20, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The votes are in from Tuesday’s Wyoming Primary. Gov. Matt Mead easily won his bid and will face Democrat Pete Gosar in November. Sen. Mike Enzi was also a clear winner in his race and will face Democrat Charlie Hardy. In local races, Sara Flitner and Mark Nowlin were the top vote getters and will face off for Mayor of Jackson in the general election.  One upset was Chairman of the Teton County Board of Commissioners Hank Phibbs, who only received 17 percent of the vote and will not move on to the November election. Voter turnout in Teton County was estimated to be about 30 percent

Jackson Boaters Skip Invasive Species Inspections

August 19, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Many Jackson Hole area boaters are disregarding Wyoming’s invasive species inspections. A state Game and Fish Department report says three of the five checkpoints where boaters are least likely to get their boats inspected are in Jackson and boats without motors are the biggest problem. The Associated Press says invasive species decals are required for most watercraft.

Wyoming Gives $1 Million to Jackson for Landslide

August 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The state of Wyoming is giving the town a Jackson $1 million to cover some of its landslide damage. The town asked the State Lands and Investment Board for a $6.35 million emergency grant to help pay for the $7.5 million they expect to use stabilizing the hillside. The Associated Press says the state board voted to only give Jackson a small part of what they asked for because only the exposed water and sewer lines servicing the neighborhood on the butte above the slide are considered emergencies and need immediate funding

Judge Chooses Jackson Over Jay in Development Suit

August 15, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A district court judge ruled in favor of the town of Jackson that developer Jay Varley didn’t have the right to build apartments, a restaurant and retail space even though the town approved a master plan for the project. The property is across the street from the Center for the Arts and the council shot down the project because it would cause parking problems and trouble for the neighbors. Jackson Hole Daily says Varley filed a previous lawsuit in 2007 asking for millions in damages

Lynyrd Skynyrd Rocks Out in Jackson

August 15, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Centennial Commission, Jackson Hole Live and Snake River Brewing is bringing southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd to town Sunday August 31 at 5 p.m. Jackson Hole Daily says the concert is free and is part of the band’s 40th anniversary tour. Jackson Hole Live co-founder Shannon McCormick says they waited as long as they could to announce the band that would be playing because they wanted the crowd to be local and to manage its size

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  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

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