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Teton Pass Closed, Travel Discouraged Elsewhere

January 18, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Teton Pass Closed

Weather conditions have prompted the Wyoming Department of Transportation to close Teton Pass at 7:00 pm Wednesday.  WYDOT will also be conducting avalanche control overnight.  Highway officials hope to reopen the pass sometime Thursday morning.  Meanwhile, WYDOT has advised there should be no unnecessary travel between north Jackson and Dubois via Togwotee Pass due to drifting snow and poor visibility.  Motorists should check the WYDOT website (see below) or by dialing 511 on their cell phones before setting out tonight in Northwestern Wyoming.

Local Gasoline Prices Decline

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The price of gasoline has continued to drop in the area as the price for a barrel of crude oil continues to decline in reaction to economic stability concerns with the euro.  However, AAA Auto Club says the national average for the price of gasoline has been climbing from nearly … Continue Reading

Ski Free at the ‘ghee

January 9, 2012 Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Grand Targhee

Season passholders to any ski resort in North America now have a special opportunity to ride at Grand Targhee. The ‘ghee’s latest promotion says if you book lodging for three nights or more through Targhee’s website or Central Reservations you can … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Down in Jackson

January 3, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Gasoline prices have begun the year on the decline in Jackson Hole while nationally, they have risen four cents since a week ago.  According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, the national average is now $3.27 per gallon – up from $3.23 last week.  Wyoming boasts … Continue Reading

Avalanche Danger Elevates

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This storm system’s snow and strong winds have raised the risk of avalanches northwestern Wyoming to “high.”  The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center has issued an avalanche warning effective … Continue Reading

Closure Of Teton Pass Planned

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled a closure of Teton Pass for Thursday, December 29th, at 3:00 am for avalanche control. Due to an exceptionally weak snowpack and the expected severe winter storm with strong winds and heavy snow, the highway could remain closed through the morning. Snow slides that reach the highway … Continue Reading

A Winter Storm Developing

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Here comes the snow – maybe.  The National Weather Service Monday afternoon issued a winter storm watch for northwestern Wyoming with a possible accumulation in the town of Jackson totaling between four to eight inches by Thursday, and one to two feet in the mountains.  Forecasters say snowfall is expected … Continue Reading

Teton Valley Employment Up

December 26, 2011 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Employment

Even though Teton County eclipsed all of the Wyoming’s other 22 counties with a jobless rate of 11.8% in November, things looked considerably better only a few miles west In Teton County, Idaho.  According to the Idaho Department of Labor, Teton Valley posted … Continue Reading

Wolves Delisted In Midwest

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Even as Wyoming waits for a decision from the state legislature and a related decision from the US Fish and Wildlife Service regarding de-listing of the wolf in the Rocky Mountain region, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar yesterday announced that the gray wolf would be removed from the endangered species list in the Great Lakes Region.  That region includes … Continue Reading

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