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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

Nicaraguan Man Sentenced for Killing Wilson Missionary

July 14, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Nicaraguan man who killed a Wilson woman while she was on a mission trip has been sentenced to 39 years in prison. A judge sentenced Fernando Aburto Reyes for robbing, raping and killing 37-year-old Wilson resident Karen Colcough. The Associated Press says the Presbyterian missionary disappeared in April after leaving her church group to take pictures on Montelimar beach

Jackson Town Officials Disagree About Landslide

July 11, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Could the Jackson landslide have been prevented? Discussion is continuing on when Jackson town officials learned about Budge Drive’s unstable hillside. Teton County Assessor Dawn Johnson tells Jackson Hole Daily she thinks residents told town officials in December. City-county Planning Director Tyler Sinclair and Town Manager Bob McLaurin say they didn’t know about it until right before the slide

Nicaraguan Court Convicts Man Who Killed Presbyterian Missionary

July 11, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Nicaraguan court is convicting a man of raping and murdering the Wilson resident and Presbyterian missionary Karen Colclough back in April. Jackson Hole Daily says 35-year-old Fernando Reyes sexually assaulted and strangled Colclough then sold her camera for $27. Reyes’ sentencing is scheduled for today and he could be facing 30 years in prison

Search Ensues for Missing Jackson Man

July 11, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Friends, family and law enforcement are still searching for the 26-year-old Jackson man who disappeared from his job July 3. Jackson Hole Daily says Christian Polly is 5’10,” 270 pounds, has red hair and a beard and was last seen on East Broadway. Christian’s father Kevin Polly says his son has tried to kill himself in the past and was prescribed medication for mental illness, but wasn’t taking it before his disappearance

Jackson Hole Dispatch Center Scrambles for New Dispatchers

July 9, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole Daily says Teton County Sheriff’s Office is scrambling to keep up with 911 calls after losing two of its dispatchers in two months. Lieutenant Alyssa Watkins says there isn’t a single shift where dispatchers can take breaks. Watkins says it’s hard to find people to fill the job because it is high stress and only pays between $32,000 and $37,000 a year

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  • 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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