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International Organization Talks Benefits of Bats Tonight

June 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Bat Conservation International is addressing issues affecting bats locally and globally in an informational seminar. Jackson Hole Daily says Wilson resident and biologist Annie Band and executive director of BCI Andrew Walker are talking about how bats benefit the ecosystem as well as the threats today’s bats are facing. “Unsung Heroes: The Amazing Super Powers of Bats” goes from 6 to 8 tonight at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

New Waterkeeper Watches Snake River

June 18, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Environmental lawyer and Waterkeeper Alliance member Buck Ryan has been chosen as the head of the Snake River chapter for the nationwide nonprofit organization. Jackson Hole Daily says Ryan is working to keep the water clean in the Snake from Teton Wilderness to the Columbia River. Ryan has worked as an attorney for the past three years at a private practice specializing in water and land use law

Free Charging Station

June 17, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

If you have an electric car, you can now charge it in Jackson. Town officials have put in a free charging station south of the Square. They are working on three more charging stations in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Airport is Wyoming’s Economic Powerhouse

June 16, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A Wyoming Department of Transportation aeronautics division study finds Jackson Hole Airport infuses $775 million into the local economy. Jackson Hole Airport brings in more money than all of Wyoming’s 35 other airports combined according to the 2013 Wyoming Airports Economic Impact Study. Jackson Hole Daily says Teton County’s airport also creates the largest number of jobs with over 7,700 compared to under 2,300 from all the other airports combined

St. John’s Plans to Choose New Trustee This Month

June 16, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

St. John’s Medical Center is looking for a replacement for departing trustee George Poore, but even after two hours of candidate interviews they still didn’t make a decision. Five valley residents applied, but board chairman Michael Tennican says they were all such strong candidates that they board just needed more time to make a decision. Jackson Hole Daily says hospital leaders are voting for the new trustee at their monthly board meeting June 26

Jackson’s Pools Close Early This Summer

June 16, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Teton County and Jackson Parks and Recreation are cutting back pool hours because they don’t have enough lifeguards. Normally pools are open from 1 to 8 p.m. for family swim in the summer, but they are closing three hours earlier weekdays until August 29. Jackson Hole Daily says it’s so hard to find lifeguards because seasonal workers can’t find anywhere to live in the area. Parks and rec is offering a lifeguard certification course for anyone interested with a pretest June 1 at 6 p.m. and three classes from noon to 8 p.m. June 21, 26 and 2

Budge Drive Grant

June 13, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson officials say they’ll ask the state for a grant to help pay for the costs incurred from the Budge Drive landslide. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports the town is seeking a $250,000 grant and may also seek mineral royalties which could be worth as much $8 million. An engineer had said it could cost between $8 million to $30 million to stabilize the hillside

Future of Jackson Schools

June 11, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The future of Jackson schools will be debated tonight. Trustees are scheduled to vote on a range of issues including whether e-cigarettes should be banned from school and whether elementary school students should be tracked while on the bus. Trustees will also consider different options to fund benefits for the district’s employees. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the school district office.

 

Sage Grouse Future

June 10, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The future of the sage grouse will be part of the discussion this week at the Western Governors’ Association meeting in Colorado Springs. The sage-grouse is found in 11 Western states and the he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide by next year whether to list the bird as an Endangered Species. That listing could affect farmers, ranchers and oil and gas developers. But  Land Tawney, executive director of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, said the nation should look to Wyoming as a guide.

Budge Drive Landslide Costs Up to $30 Million

June 5, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The city of Jackson is being presented with permanent fixes for the Budge Drive landslide costing from $8 million to $30 million. Jackson Hole Daily says the best strategies when it comes to price and safety involve digging out the slippery clay across the entire 450 foot wide slide’s base and building a large permanent wall to hold it in place. Town Manager Bob McLaurin says they have already spent about $700,000 to fix the problem

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