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Drivers Beware, Several Large Animals Killed on Roads

June 20, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Wyoming drivers should be on the lookout for animals crossing roadways because a black bear, pronghorn and deer have all been killed on National Park roads in the past five days. Jackson Hole Daily says the bear was hit on the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway, the deer got ran over somewhere in the park and the pronghorn was found near the Jackson Hole Airport Junction. The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation says an average of 114 mule deer, 35 elk and 15 moose are killed by motorists in Teton County every year

Law Enforcement Money Discussion Continues for Jackson

June 20, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The discussion continues on how much of Jackson’s money should be budgeted for law enforcement. Jackson Hole Daily says Town Council approved the 2014-2015 budget that includes a 10 percent increase in the town’s general operating fund over last year giving the police department an extra $300,000. Councilor Jim Stanford says the town needs a discussion because police funding has grown by 86 percent while social service funding has stayed flat since 2005. Town Manager Bob McLaurin says Stanford’s comparisons don’t explain the entire picture, but a town conversation is a good idea

Jackson Council Cancels Phone Book Law for Now

June 19, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Town Council is deciding to hold off on their law to keep unwanted phone books off of people’s doorsteps. Jackson Hole Daily says several publishers are promising to pick up unused phone books and stop their doorstep delivery for those who opt out. Vice President of Public Affairs for Local Search Association Wesley Young says they are waiting to see if publishers will follow through on their promises before making any major law changes

Construction Worker Gets Fired For Assaulting a Priest

June 19, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

It sounds like the opening line to a bad joke…a construction worker and a priest got into a fight recently in downtown Jackson. Episcopal priest Reverend Ken Asel asked a Jackson Hotel construction worker to move his car out of the church parking lot and the construction worker put Asel in a headlock and threatened to kill him. Jackson Hole Daily says the construction worker was fired from his job and the Teton County Prosecutor’s Office along with Jackson police are still investigating the case.

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

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  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
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    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
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