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Teton and Lincoln County Police Search for Scammer

August 27, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Teton and Lincoln County officials are warning residents about a scammer who is calling people and trying to collect fines to remove fake arrest warrants. Jackson Hole Daily says the con artist calls and says the person has a warrant for missing jury duty and asks for a gift card or money transfer to pay the fine. Teton County Sheriff’s Sergeant Tom Combs says the sheriff’s office will never call and request someone to buy a gift card or money transfer to pay bond on a warrant

U.S. Forest Service Chooses New National Forest Supervisor

August 27, 2014 Teton County No Comments

The U.S. Forest Service is choosing a new supervisor of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The newly appointed Garth Smelser is leaving his post as Deputy Forest Supervisor in Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest and joining Caribou-Targhee. Jackson Hole Daily says Smesler has a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s from the University of Hawaii

Jackson and Teton County Leaders Review Spring Gulch Redesign

August 26, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Jackson and Teton County leaders reviewed a proposed redesign of Spring Gulch Road’s intersection with Highway 22 yesterday. Teton County Engineer Sean O’Malley says the second round of construction is the best balance of safety for cyclists and convenience for motorists. Jackson Hole Daily says the project will cost $250,000 if it’s approved

Recount Results

August 21, 2014 Teton County No Comments

The recount is done and it doesn’t change the outcome of Tuesday’s Primary in the Teton County Commissioner race.  Candidate Mark Obringer lost his bid for a seat on the council by one vote. That means Reynolds Pomeroy, Paul Vogelheim and Paul Perry will be on the ticket in November. No other local races required a recount

Jackson Looks for Home for Historic Cabin

August 20, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Jackson’s town manager is asking Town Council to find a place to put a historic cabin and to pay the moving expenses.  Teton County Historic Preservation Board member John Eastman says Town Manager Bob McLaurin is approaching town councilors soon about the idea. Jackson Hole Daily says the cabin has to be moved or demolished by Friday. Eastman says they have raised $10,000 in public and private money to help pay the moving bill

Preservation Board Raises Money to Save Historic Cabin from Demolition

August 18, 2014 Teton County No Comments

The Teton County Historic Preservation Board is looking to save a historic landmark from being demolished. The Mercer family is selling its East Broadway cabin and property to a Jewish organization called Chabad-Lubavitch which plans to build a synagogue there. Jackson Hole Daily says the Preservation Board is fighting to raise money to move the cabin before the sale closes August 26

Teton County Considers Cell Tower Master Plan

August 15, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Teton County officials started the discussion about a potential master plan for cell tower sites all over the county. The master plan would be a collaboration among cell providers, tower corporations and county officials. Jackson Hole Daily says actual work on the plan probably won’t start until after the New Year

WYDOT Treats Pavement on Wyoming Roads

August 14, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is treating pavement surfaces in several areas as part of a district-wide chip seal project in Sweetwater, Lincoln, Sublette, Teton and Uinta counties. WYDOT chose Intermountain Slurry Seal out of Salt Lake City to complete the $3 million project by August 31. Residents can expect 10-20 minute delays

Community Leaders Disagree on Sales Tax Numbers

August 14, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Mayor Mark Barron supported an optional one percent sales tax to pay for capital projects at an election forum at Teton County Library last week. Barron said 55 percent of taxes are paid by tourists, but after the meeting said there’s no scientific data for the statistic he used. Jackson Hole Daily says community leaders are shooting for visitors to carry half of the county’s sales tax load

Sales Tax Revenue Almost Four Times Higher than Expected

August 13, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Revenue from sales tax is higher than expected in Jackson this summer. Jackson Hole Daily says Teton County brought in $2.3 million in sales tax in July and August and Jackson took in $1.9 million during the same time period. The 12 percent increase in both towns is four times more than they were expecting

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  • Centennial Church Burglary And Shooting A Hoax, Pastor Shot Himself - August 28, 2014
    A Pastor of the Centennial Valley Community Church, who claims he was shot during a robbery staged the whole incident.  The Albany County Sheriff’s department says 44 year old Pastor Dennis Lynn Davis falsified his report of the robbery and in fact shot himself. Undersheriff Robert Debree says deputies immediately became suspicious of the crime, and after interviewing […]
  • Showers And Thunderstorms Continue In The Southeast, Warmer And Drier Elsewhere - August 28, 2014
    An upper-level low pressure system will move out of the state today, which will bring warmer and drier conditions to much of the state.  The one exception will be in southeastern Wyoming, where we will see more clouds than sun and scattered rain showers.  Expect light to moderate rainfall across southeastern Wyoming into the afternoon […]
  • New grouse regulations apply starting Monday - August 28, 2014
    The blue and ruffed grouse season starts on Monday throughout Wyoming. In some places, you can find blue grouse, but no ruffed, and in others, you’ll run across ruffed grouse, but you might not see any blues. However, there are plenty of places where you can find both. And it’s those places where you’ll want […]
  • Cool Temperatures And Widespread Rain Possible Throughout Wyoming - August 27, 2014
    An upper-level low pressure system will cross through the state of Wyoming today.  This weather system brings plenty of moisture to the region, which will make rain showers possible statewide.  The best chance for rain showers will be in southeastern parts of the state, but heavy rain and minor flooding is expected statewide.  Roads will […]

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