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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

St. John’s Considers Budget with Operating Loss

July 23, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

St. John’s Medical Center’s Board of Trustees is deciding whether to approve a new budget with an operating loss of $1.48 million. The new budget allows for fewer overnight patients, more outpatients and expects a $2.97 million rise in operating expenses. Jackson Hole Daily says the final 2013-14 fiscal year numbers aren’t in yet, but St. Johns is on track to finish with a major operating gain

Western Watersheds Project Sues Over Elk Feeding Grounds

July 23, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Western Watersheds Project is suing over the elk feeding grounds near Jackson. The environmental group says the decision made in 2008 by the U.S. Forest Service to allow five feeding grounds is illegal. The suit alleges that the decision violates a U.S. Forest Service plan, the Wyoming Wilderness Act and the National Environmental Policy Act

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

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