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Middle School Kids Have Early Morning Phys Ed Option

July 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Schools Comments Off

Jackson Hole Middle School sixth graders in the dual immersion program now have the option to take an early morning physical education class to free up their schedule to take the same elective classes as their peers later in the day. Superintendent Pam Shea says Teton County School District Number 1 is offering the opportunity to students so they won’t miss out on taking electives scheduled during the day. Jackson Hole Daily says 380 kindergarteners through sixth graders will be part of the district’s dual immersion program in the fall

Moose-Wilson Road Closes for Dust Treatment Tuesday and Thursday

July 21, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A section of Moose-Wilson Road is closing two days to be treated for dust starting Tuesday morning at 4 until Thursday morning at 8. Park visitors and residents should use a different road Tuesday and Wednesday because they won’t be able to go all the way through Granite Canyon Entrance Station to Teton Park Road in Moose. This will be the second dust treatment this summer with more planned for early September

Jackson Looks for New Council Members

July 21, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Jackson’s Town Council is accepting applications for the two open seats on the Board of Examiners. The seven member panel helps with the Contractor Licensing Program and is looking for two people with skills in mechanical, plumbing, electrical and other construction trades. Jackson Hole Daily says the application deadline is July 25

Airport Glycol Pad Works Great

July 21, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole Airport officials asked their board of directors to approve a $166,000 grant to renovate its new deicing fluid recovery pad, but after the board approved the grant there was a misunderstanding. Engineer Kevin Ensor told the board the $6 million concrete capture pad that’s not even two years old hasn’t been performing very well, but airport Director of Operations Craig Logan says the pad is working so great they are giving back a lot of the grant money. Jackson Hole Daily says the glycol in the deicer is sold and recycled

Crescent Fire Suppressed

July 17, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Fire managers have suppressed the Crescent Fire near Fall Creek Road on the Jackson Ranger District. A large fire back in 2001 reduced fuels buildup making this year’s blaze much more manageable. This is the third such fire this year, and was caused by lightning earlier in the week

Swinging Bridge Shooting Shut Down

July 17, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Jackson Ranger District is shutting down firearm shooting at Swinging Bridge in order to improve visitor safety and mitigate resource damage, problems that have been exacerbated in recent years due to increased shooting. Hunting during state regulated seasons will be exempt from the closure, and signs reminding visitors will be going up soon

Muddy Waters

July 16, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Hoback may look cloudier than normal and you can blame a recent mudslide. Officials from the Bridger-Teton National Forest tell the Associated Press a mudslide in a remote area near the headwaters of a Hoback tributary caused the cloudy water. Twenty miles of the normally-clear river are now filled with silt from the mudslide. Fisherman are urged to go elsewhere until the water clears

Jackson Woman Dies After Rafting Crash

July 15, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Jackson woman died while rafting on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park Sunday. 63-year-old Donna Viehman was riding in a rubber raft with five other people north of Moose Landing when they hit something mid-stream and went overboard. Local News 8 says Viehman was pulled from the river by bystanders and given CPR, but did not survive

Wilson Woman’s Killer Gets 30 Years in Jail

July 15, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Nicaraguan man is being sentenced to the maximum 30 years in jail after robbing, raping and killing a Wilson woman who was serving a mission trip in his country. Nicaragua’s major daily newspaper says 35-year-old Antonio Aburto Reyes had been convicted of rape and robbery before and was caught after selling his latest victim 37-year-old Karen Colclough’s camera

Jackson Approves New Pathway Construction

July 14, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The town of Jackson approved a new construction project so bikers and walkers can safely cross Broadway. Jackson Hole Community Pathways Director Brian Schilling says construction workers won’t start building the path until next year, but they will be tearing up areas along the road to replace a waterline. Jackson Hole Daily says Town Council is paying Westwood Curtis Construction $2.26 million to build the pathway on the south side of Broadway

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