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Courthouse Transferred to Teton County

November 17, 2014 Teton County No Comments

The United States House has approved the transfer of the Clifford P. Hansen Courthouse to Teton County. Last month, the U.S. Senate approved transferring the land the courthouse sits on back to the county which would then pay fair market value for the building.  The building is slated to become a county courthouse. According to the Jackson Hole News & Guide, the building will also continue to house the federal magistrate court, which will lease the space from the county.

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

Lower Speed Limit on Highway 22

November 14, 2014 Teton County No Comments

The speed limit on Highway 22 is now 45 miles an hour. With the winter weather here, Teton Pass will also be closed to trailer traffic for the remainder of the season. For more road and travel information call 511 or go online at http://www.wyoroad.info

Arctic Front Brings Frigid Temps

November 11, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Residents are being warned about winter weather. The National Weather Service says an Arctic Front is bringing snow and cold temperatures to Wyoming. A wind chill watch is in effect through tomorrow morning. That means there is the potential for very cold air and strong winds that could create dangerously low wind chills. Road conditions are available by calling 511 or online at wyoroad.info

1/3 Employed In Hospitality Industry

November 11, 2014 Teton County No Comments

One third of people employed in Teton County work in restaurants and other hospitality jobs. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports the average wage of the jobs was $560 a week. The next largest sector was government jobs, which average $940 a week followed by retail sales jobs which average $600 a week

Man Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

November 10, 2014 Teton County No Comments

A man has been arrested on child abuse charges. 51-year-old Antonio Lopez of Moose was arrested Friday near the visitor center in Grand Teton National Park. The Associated Press reports that Lopez has been arrested on a felony warrant for aggravated assault and felony child abuse. He is being held on a $100,000 bond

Election Day Mistake

November 6, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

State officials are working to remedy an election day mistake. The ballot in Teton County, Wyoming was missing question on whether to retain Ninth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Wesley Roberts. County officials say they are working with the State Canvassing Board to deal with the problem.

Elections Over

November 5, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

It’s another term for some familiar names in Wyoming. Republican Mike Enzi won a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Gov. Matt Mead also won reelection. In local races, Sara Flitner was elected Jackson Mayor by just 40 votes and Don Frank and Bob Lenz won the votes for Jackson Town Council. Elected to the Teton County Commission were Mark Newcomb, Paul Vogelheim and Smokey Rhea. Brent Blue was elected Coroner

Get Out and Vote

November 4, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Don’t forget. Today is election day and voters across the state will head to the polls. On the ballot, incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Mead is seeking another term. He’s running against Democrat Pete Gosar (pronounced Go sarr). Also in the race, Libertarian Dee Cozzens and independent Don Wills. The U.S. Senate race features three-term Sen. Mike Enzi against Democrat Charlie Hardy. U.S Rep. Cynthia Lummis is vying for a fourth term against Democrat Richard Grayson. In local races, voters will decide on Jackson’s next mayor and two members of the Town Council along with three Teton County commissioners. The polls are open until 7 pm tonight. To find your polling location, you can visit the Wyoming Secretary of State’s website

Man Who Fled Traffic Stop Arrested

November 4, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who fled from officers Saturday. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation when the man fled on foot.   Deputies from the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, officers from the Jackson Police Department and a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper were involved in the search. 39-year- old Justin Wilkinson of Big Piney, Wyoming, was arrested and charged with violation of a protection order and interference with a peace officer. Wilkinson was transported to the Teton County Jail.

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    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
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    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
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    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
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