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Alcohol Sold To Minors

October 24, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Six local businesses sold alcohol to minors during recent compliance checks. Working with plainclothes and uniformed officers of the Jackson Police Department, underage buyers entered the businesses and attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages. Fifty-four businesses refused to sell to the underage buyers. The Jackson Hole Daily identified the businesses that sold to minors as Pinky G’s, Tlaxcalteca (pronounce “Chax.cal.tecca”) , the Kitchen, Nani’s (pronounce Nah ni’s) Ristorante, Ocean City China Bistro and Jackson Whole Grocer. The cases have been forwarded to the City and County Attorney for prosecution.

Drug Bust

October 22, 2014 Teton County No Comments

A search warrant led to the arrest of two men on drug charges in Jackson. 19-year-old Joshua Hebert was arrested on the 500 block of Cache Street on four felony charges including possession of LSD and marijuana with the intent to deliver and interfering with a police officer. 24-year-old Emery Ozell was also arrested on four felony charges including possession with intent to deliver marijuana.  Police say they found scales and packaging used to distribute drugs during the arrests

No Negative Effects from Lodging Tax

Jackson officials say they don’t think the county’s lodging tax is having a negative effect on traffic or lack of housing. In a voter’s forum last week, officials from the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board and Jackson Town Manager Bob McLaurin were asked about drawbacks to the lodging tax. But the Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the officials said they couldn’t name one. Overnight stays in Teton County are charged a 2 percent tax, 60 percent of which goes toward marketing Jackson Hole to visitors. But a housing study released last week found that more tourism will worsen the housing shortage in and around Jackson

Fiery Crash on Teton Pass

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.

More Training in Food Safety

October 17, 2014 Teton County No Comments

More training is coming to the kitchen of your favorite restaurant. Starting in January, restaurants in Teton County will be required to have a manager who is certified in food safety. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the goal is to prevent food-borne illnesses. The new requirement approved by the Teton County Board of Public Health goes into effect Jan. 1

Beware of New Scam

October 14, 2014 Teton County No Comments

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in catching a scammer. Officials say for more than six months, Wyoming residents have been contacted by a caller identifying himself as an officer of the local law enforcement or the IRS. The caller demands payment because of a supposed arrest warrant. The Sheriff’s Office says if you have received a phone call like this, document the date and time of the call, the phone number they are calling from, and any other pertinent details and contact authorities.

It Costs to Live in Teton County

October 14, 2014 Teton County No Comments

It’s expensive to live in and around Jackson. New numbers from the state show that it costs about 31 percent more to live in Teton County than elsewhere in Wyoming. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the biggest hit is housing in Teton County, which costs 54 percent more than the state average. The analysis found that residents of Teton County also pay more for transportation and clothing.

National Elk Refuge Extends Pathway Open Date

September 30, 2014 Teton County 1 Comment

National Elk Refuge Manager Steve Kallin says the North Highway 89 multi-use pathway from Flat Creek to the Gros Ventre Bridge is staying open until October 31. The pathway is on National Elk Refuge land inside Wyoming Department of Transportation’s highway easement. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Teton County agreed in 2001 they would close the path October 1 every year, but they decided to move the date to the 31 to match wild elk migration patterns

WYDOT Signs $10 Million Construction Contract

September 30, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Wyoming’s Department of Transportation awarded a $10 million contract last week so the construction company is starting a 1,000 foot retaining wall project this fall or next spring. Jackson Hole Daily says the wall will be built on the east side of Highway 89 allowing room for shoulders and a pathway. The construction won’t block traffic until next year when they will close one lane to rebuild the road

Scott Lane Closes for Two Weeks for Construction

September 23, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Part of the road in front of Grove affordable housing development, Scott Lane, is closing to make way for construction from September 29 to October 11. Jackson Hole Daily says contractors are digging up that part of the road to connect the development’s utilities to the mains underneath. Teton County Housing Authority Executive Director Christine Walker says they are only expecting the construction to last a week and a half, but have a permit for two weeks just in case something goes wrong

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