Jackson Hole Airport is getting a new leader. Ray Bishop is retiring as director and former Aspen, Colorado airport director Jim Elwood signed a contract to take over in early September. The Associated Press says around 300,000 commercial air travelers pass through Jackson Hole Airport each year
Jackson’s Ranger District is temporarily closing public trails across the Snow King Area and Mountain Resort. Jackson Hole Daily says construction workers are continuing to make improvements in the ski areas. The construction team is currently working on the steepest, most dangerous parts of the project. The area will stay closed until it’s safe to let people back in
The National Elk Refuge area of Flat Creek is opening to anglers today and will be accessible through October 31. Jackson Hole Daily says many anglers come to the area because of the views of the Tetons and the Gros Ventre Mountains. Jackson business owner Jody Albis says the creek has mostly cutthroat and a few brook trout
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
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 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.
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
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
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 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
Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014 High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday. Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state. Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas. Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014 Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today. Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty. Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
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