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News & Guide Wins National Awards

July 8, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole News & Guide won several awards for their pictures, writing and Valley section in the Better Newspaper Contest. Jackson Hole Daily says Judges chose the paper as one of the top three in the country in its circulation class, but isn’t revealing which place until their annual convention this fall. Newspapers around the nation submitted almost 1,900 entries to the editorial contest and over 383 for advertising

Jackson Council Considers Landslide Options

July 8, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson City Council is considering all options when it comes to addressing the Budge Drive landslide from causing more damage. Jackson Hole Daily says the council is deciding how many millions of dollars it is willing to spend on the project. The town could abandon Budge Drive altogether and build another road to get to the neighborhood or save the road by stabilizing the slide

Jackson Hole Fourth of July Parade Draws Thousands

July 7, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

It was sunny and hot for Jackson’s annual Fourth of July Parade. Jackson Hole Daily says the route went from Teton County Fairgrounds east to Glenwood Avenue, north to Broadway and east past Town Square. Thousands came to enjoy the free candy and entertainment and three floats were chosen as winners

Snow King Trails Closed to Public

July 7, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Parts of the Snow King Mountain trail system are closed to make way for some snowmaking equipment. Jackson Hole Daily says the area that crosses from Rafferty lift to the Cougar lift is closed. Snow King representatives are urging hikers to obey the closure signs so they don’t slow down construction

Brother and Sister Make History Climbing the Tetons

July 3, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Comments Off

Two children made history last week after climbing to the top of Wyoming’s second tallest peak. 6-year-old Beo Charett and his 9-year-old sister Georgie were some of the youngest people to ever ski the Grand Teton. Jackson Hole Daily says the siblings trained for the more than 13,000 foot ascent by climbing Mount Glory, City of Rocks, Sinks Canyon and Blacktail Butte

Teton School Busses Required to Have Surveillance Cameras

July 3, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Teton County School trustees voted to spend almost $76,000 for school bus video surveillance equipment. Jackson Hole Daily says Teton County School District Number One is now required to put video systems on stop arms on busses that carry children to take pictures of drivers who illegally pass stopped busses. The Wyoming Department of Education will repay the district for all costs

Cops Write Tickets for Bikers Who Skip Stop Signs

July 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

A Jackson cyclist got hit by a truck, but the truck driver wasn’t the one who got a ticket. The biker was cited for running a stop sign. Luckily, the 18-year-old didn’t get hurt in the collision, but officers gave her a $120 ticket to make her an example of why bikers need to obey stop signs. Jackson Hole Daily says officers are actively looking for and ticketing bikers who disobey stop signs

Less Runoff Than Expected in Jackson

July 1, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Lighter than expected runoff has changed plans for water releases this summer at area reservoirs. Water managers tell the Jackson Hole News and Guide the dam releases at Jackson Lake and Palisades are down from previous years and lower than anticipated for this year. Jackson Lake is 97 percent full but Palisades is only 72 percent full, despite early estimates of a much bigger water year

St. John’s Chooses New Board Member

June 30, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

St. John’s Medical Center trustees voted unanimously to appoint Liz Masek to fill the board position Dr. George Poore used to hold. Board chairman Michael Tennican says all the applicants were impressive, but Masek stood out because of her background in patient advocacy and work in public relations. Jackson Hole Daily says Masek is serving the rest of Poore’s four year term ending in November

Jackson Fashion Show All About Nature

June 30, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Many models sporting pheasant feathers, wild flowers, rhubarb leaves, tumbleweeds and even chicken eggs competed at the Nature’s Beauty runway fashion show outside the Center for the Arts at the new Jackson Hole Wild Festival. Team leader Nona Yehia accepted the Judge’s Choice Award for her team “Nature’s Dream,” Painter Susan Thulin won People’s Choice and model Tilli Rossetti along with her team won Best Under Age 15. The Post Register says Jackson’s fashion show was inspired by the reality TV series Project Runway

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