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Neighbors Complain About King’s Zip Line Course

May 15, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson residents are complaining about a new zip line ropes course being built on Snow King Mountain this summer. The Bridger-Teton National Forest aerial adventure course is building six ropes course challenges and a 600-foot zip line covering 1.5 acres in the northeast corner of the resort’s lease area. Jackson Hole Daily says the new project must be approved by the locals and the comment deadline is today

Pastor Wins $225,000 for Being Blocked from Protesting

May 15, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

An anti-abortion activist who wasn’t allowed to protest on Town Square in Jackson in 2011 is being paid $225,000 for having his rights violated. The town of Jackson paid $11,000 and the state of Wyoming paid the rest to the Kansas pastor Mark Holick who says his first and 14th amendment rights were violated. Wyoming has a liability pool of money to pull from when the state is sued

Highway 22 Pathway Design Funding Approved

May 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Jackson town and county officials are paying Nelson Engineering $100,000 to design the bike and pedestrian path connecting the Snake River bridge to Indian Trails. Jackson Hole Daily says construction will probably start this fall and end next summer. Officials were hesitant to build it there because the Wyoming Department of Transportation has plans to widen the road

Moose – Wilson Road Opens for Vehicles for the Year

May 14, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park is now open for the 2014 travel season. The unpaved section of the road will be closed for about two days starting at 4 a.m. Tuesday May 20th to work on reducing the dust. The road is reopening 8 a.m. Thursday, May 22

Teton County Discusses Potential Crackdown on Short-term Rentals

May 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Jackson and Teton County officials are discussing whether to enforce the law that bans property owners to rent out their homes for less than 30 days. Jackson Hole Daily says the ban hasn’t been enforced since 2007 and also says homes must meet commercial building codes to be rented legally. Many residents say they rely on the extra income

Jackson Council Reviews Town Budget

May 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off

The Jackson landslide is putting the city in the red financially, but town staff created a balanced budget to present to Town Council. Jackson Hole Daily says council members started reviewing the 224-page document yesterday and are adjusting and finalizing the official 2014-2015 budget before the fiscal year starts. Officials expect the landslide to cost $868,000 by the time reconstruction is finished

Snow King Wins Chair Lift Fall Case

May 12, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

A court ruled it’s not Snow King Resort’s fault for a 7-year-old’s fall from a ski lift back in 2009. The judge says the kid’s parents Glenn and Leya Oswald won’t be winning anything from the case and must also pay Snow King’s costs of defending the lawsuit. The Oswalds wanted more than $70,000 in damage for their son’s medical bills, pain, suffering and physical impairment after his 50 foot fall

Snake River Meeting Emotions

May 12, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Snake River water levels continue to rise and Bureau of Reclamation officials are preparing for their yearly visit to Jackson this summer to talk about stream flows and projected water levels at Jackson Lake. Jackson Hole Daily says the bureau is hosting a meeting May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Antler Inn to educate interested people from the community. Jackson Lake was 41 percent full and Palisades 27 as of last week

Jackson High and Middle Schools Crack Down on E-Cigarettes

May 9, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

Jackson Hole High and Middle Schools are cracking down on e-cigarettes and pocket hookahs by confiscating them from students. Jackson Hole Daily says school officials are treating the smoke free devices just as they would regular cigarettes, drugs or alcohol. Jackson Hole Middle School Principal Bo Miller says e-cigarettes can still cause cancer and are not okay for kids

Rescue Helicopter Couldn’t Save Snowboarder Who Died Because of Bad Weather

May 8, 2014 Jackson Hole Comments Off

– Wild weather kept a helicopter from rescuing the snowboarder who died in Grand Teton National Park this week. Jackson Hole Daily says the chopper couldn’t land because of snow, wind and low visibility. 24-year-old Joseph Lohr died on Teewinot Mountain after hours of effort from his friends and park rangers trying to save him. Lohr was skiing down the 12,000-foot mountain when he fell 1,500 feet

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