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Decline in Cars for Commuting

Teton County has made some national headlines for the decline in the number of young people using cars for commuting. The PEW Charitable Trusts used census data and found that the car commuting rate in Teton County fell faster than any other county in the nation last year, from 79 to 70 percent. Michael Wackerly of Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit told researchers more expensive parking fees and steps including commuter buses to get workers from Idaho and bus passes for Teton Village employees made a difference in the number of commuter vehicles coming into Jackson

Traffic Light in Victor

November 12, 2014 Teton Valley Comments Off

The city of Victor has upgraded its crosswalks and added a traffic light. The Idaho Transportation Department project began in August. The light is at the intersection of Highway 31 and Highway 33, a spot where traffic on its way to Jackson can back up. The city plans to connect the new crosswalks to the town’s bike path

Cattle Killed in Tractor Trailer Accident

October 21, 2014 Teton Valley Comments Off

A tractor trailer rolled near Victor Monday killing 23 head of cattle. Idaho State Police say 54-year-old Charles Camper, of Florence, Colorado, was driving south on Idaho Highway 31 when he lost control on a curve and tipped the vehicle over. Sixty-two animals were safely rescued from the crash. The driver was taken to the hospital but later released. The crash is being investigated

Fiery Crash on Teton Pass

October 17, 2014 Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off

The Teton Pass was closed for a few hours overnight after a fiery crash. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office says there was a serious two-vehicle crash. Both vehicles were fully engulfed in flames but it appears that no one was seriously injured.

Fall River Rural Electric Elects New President

October 9, 2014 Teton Valley Comments Off

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative’s nine member Board of Directors recently elected new officers. Jay Hanson of Victor, a nine year member of the board, was elected President, replacing Dan Skene of the Ririe/Rexburg district. Hanson represents Fall River Electric owner-members in District 2, which is the area encompassing southwestern Teton County. As president of the board, it is Hanson’s responsibility to preside over all meetings of the Cooperative’s members and board.

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

Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance Hires New Executive Director

April 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is announcing Community Engagement Coordinator Craig Benjamin is being promoted to Executive Director May 1. Conservation Alliance co-chair David Hardie says his group looked all over the nation for job candidates, but ended up hiring someone from home. Jackson Hole News & Guide says Benjamin graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor’s degree in public policy and from Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs with a Masters

Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club’s Pole, Pedal, Paddle on Saturday

March 27, 2014 Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off

It’s time to pole, pedal and paddle in Jackson Hole this Saturday at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This year it’s a four event race and contestants can compete by themselves or in teams. The race has four legs…alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, bicycling and boating. The event is raising money for the non-profit Jackson Hole Ski& Snowboard Club to help kids afford Alpine, Freeride, Nordic and snowboard programs

Fire Near Driggs, ID Investigated

March 14, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
TV Fire

(DRIGGS, Ida)  Fire officials are still trying to determine what caused a fire south of Driggs Tuesday that gutted a barn, destroying its contents.  The mid-afternoon fire burned for about an hour, and while the contents were destroyed, the structure remained sound.  Fire Marshal Earle Giles says no livestock was lost in the blaze.  Giles says he hopes to have a cause determined by early next week.

Gas Prices Spike

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Jackson Hole residents are suffering sticker-shock as they go to fill up their cars this week.  The price of gasoline spiked by about 10¢ per gallon over the weekend.  Nationally, the US Energy Information Administration says prices rose about … Continue Reading

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    My little sprouts are already getting ramped up for Christmas. They still don’t quite have the whole idea of the Christmas season, but they’re definitely into the presents. I was a little fella once, and I remember counting down the days until December 25th. There were no visions of sugarplums, but pocket knives, snowshoes, shotguns […]
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