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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

Jackson Hole Airport On Its Way to Record Breaking Year

August 13, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole Airport is well on its way to set a record for the highest number of passengers flying in one year. Airport officials are saying more than 48,000 passengers flew to and from the airport in July alone. Jackson Hole Daily says the old record was in 2008 with 305,000 passengers. This year 189,000 people have already flown

Jackson Firefighters Hold Fire Safety Workshop

August 13, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole firefighters hosted a community fire safety workshop last night at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center. University of Idaho professor Penny Morgan and Fire Marshall Kathy Clay spoke in addition to the educational display booths. Jackson Hole Daily says wildfires last threatened Jackson in 2012 when the over 3,000 acre Horsethief Canyon Fire came close to Snow King Mountain

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  • Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014
    The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]
  • Tame that recoil - November 25, 2014
    You don’t have to put up with nasty recoil when you’re hunting. Even if you’re hunting our state’s bigger animals, like elk, moose, or even bison, today’s technology can take a lot of the sting out of your hunting rifle. A friend told me he developed a bad flinch while sighting in his .300 Win […]
  • Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014
    Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday.  Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday.  Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]

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