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Plein Air for the Park Raises Almost $27,000

July 28, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Art enthusiasts spent $67,000 dollars raising almost $27,000 for the Grand Teton Association in the third annual Plein Air for the Park Show. Park officials say 41 Rocky Mountain Plein Air artists participated in the two week outdoor event. Jackson Hole Daily says artist Bill Sawczuk’s canvas of Geraldine Lucas’ cabin in the woods won the grand prize, the Grand Teton National Park Superintendent’s Award

Habitat for Humanity Hosts El Salvador Trip

July 25, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area’s Global Village program held the second of two information meetings last night about their trip to El Salvador in November. Jackson Hole Daily says the nonprofit is taking 12 volunteers on a 10 day excursion to help build a home for a family in need. Volunteers can pay $1,300 for the trip November 14 through 23 which includes five building days and one rest day

WYDOT Drops Spring Gulch Speed Bump Proposal

July 24, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Wyoming Department of Transportation engineers dropped one of their proposed ideas to ease traffic at Spring Gulch Road and Highway 22. Jackson Hole Daily says the idea was to put a speed table across the most dangerous point of the intersection slowing down drivers and allowing pedestrians to cross safely. Teton County Engineer Sean O’Malley says they don’t have a final plan for the intersection and whatever they choose will have to go through a public hearing process

Teton County Trustees Maintain Meeting Time

July 23, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Teton County School trustees are gathering today at noon to pay bills and approve a new staff during their monthly meeting. The board considered moving the monthly meeting time to 4:30 p.m. to make it easier for the public and district staff to come, but decided to keep it at noon. Jackson Hole Daily says the board voted 6 to 1 to keep the meeting at the same time

66-Year-Old Jackson Man Dies

July 22, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Teton County Coroner’s Office workers say a 66-year-old Jackson man died from emphysema recently. Teton County Deputy Coroner Dave Hodges says John Hennessey was found dead in his Pioneer Homestead senior housing complex bedroom. Jackson Hole Daily says Hennessey was known for voicing his opinions about issues affecting him and other elderly people

Jackson Looks for New Council Members

Jackson’s Town Council is accepting applications for the two open seats on the Board of Examiners. The seven member panel helps with the Contractor Licensing Program and is looking for two people with skills in mechanical, plumbing, electrical and other construction trades. Jackson Hole Daily says the application deadline is July 25

$44 Million School Budget Approved

July 17, 2014 Teton County No Comments

School trustees in Teton County approved a budget of nearly $44 Million without public comment and little objection, according to the Jackson Hole News and Guide. The district spent less than anticipated in the previous fiscal year, leaving a balance of $5.7 million. This year the district will replace aging computers, pay higher insurance rates, and increase staffing at Davey Jackson and Colter Elementary schools to pay for growth in the student population

Plan to Improve Energy Efficiency

July 17, 2014 Teton County No Comments

The National Park Service is taking comment on a plan to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy production systems at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch. The proposal includes energy infrastructure improvements in order to conserve energy and water, reduce waste, and expand the solar energy system, and add monitoring systems as well. Comments can be made online at parkplanning.nps.gov

Jackson Town Officials Disagree About Landslide

July 11, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Could the Jackson landslide have been prevented? Discussion is continuing on when Jackson town officials learned about Budge Drive’s unstable hillside. Teton County Assessor Dawn Johnson tells Jackson Hole Daily she thinks residents told town officials in December. City-county Planning Director Tyler Sinclair and Town Manager Bob McLaurin say they didn’t know about it until right before the slide

Jackson Lake Dam Equipment Breaks Causing Managers to Release More Water Than Needed

July 9, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson Lake Dam’s water level monitor broke down for the last several days. Snake River Basin water managers reacted by boosting water release from 1,800 cubic feet per second to 2,500. Jackson Hole Daily says it was only at 98 percent so the dam could have taken in more water without overflowing. The bureau’s Upper Snake Basin water operations manager Mike Beus says they will keep the flow at 2,500 cfs because of larger than normal inflows

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  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
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    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
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    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]

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