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CWD Debate Continues for Wyoming’s Elk Population

July 31, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says a new study is evidence chronic wasting disease or CWD wouldn’t hurt Jackson Hole’s fed elk populations. Other conservationists say the same study proves the disease could be catastrophic for elk herds ruining hunting opportunities for decades. Jackson Hole Daily says the man who authored the paper, retired Game and Fish veterinarian Terry Kreeger says his study adds to the evidence that the threat of CWD has been overstated by some

Coroner Officer Killed in Motorcycle Wreck

July 30, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The man who died in a motorcycle wreck south of Jackson on Sunday was usually the one investigating crashes instead of being in them. Jackson Hole Daily says 52-year-old California man Joseph Bale was a lieutenant at the Los Angeles County Coroner Office. Teton County Coroner Kiley Campbell says Bale died on impact from blunt force trauma after rear-ending a stopped car on the north end of South Park bridge

Teton Conservation Board Decides on Special Tax District

July 30, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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.

National Elk Refuge Hosts Two Educational Programs

July 29, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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

Presentation Addresses Jackson’s Housing Shortage

July 29, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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

Motorcycle Rider Dies in Crash South of Jackson

July 29, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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 Officials Call Police on Trespassers

July 28, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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 Ski Passes Go On Sale

July 25, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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

Town Council Agrees to Consider New Dog Park

July 24, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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

Town Council Supports Snow King Ropes Course

July 24, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

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

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