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Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance Hires New Executive Director

April 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is announcing Community Engagement Coordinator Craig Benjamin is being promoted to Executive Director May 1. Conservation Alliance co-chair David Hardie says his group looked all over the nation for job candidates, but ended up hiring someone from home. Jackson Hole News & Guide says Benjamin graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor’s degree in public policy and from Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs with a Masters

County May Condemn Private Property for Bridge

April 18, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

County commissioners are moving forward on an eminent domain claim on riverfront property owner Rod Lewis’s land. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the county wants to own the land so it can replace an old bridge. WYDOT appraised Lewis’s third of an acre at just under $4,000 and recently offered $9,000. Lewis says his neighbor is asking $249,000 for an even smaller area of land

Teton County Residents Taxes Lowest in Nation

April 16, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Yesterday was the last day to file taxes without an extension and Teton County residents paid less than almost anyone else in the United States. Wyoming residents paid 6.9 percent of their income in 2011 which was the least in the nation. The Tax Foundation says Wyoming has the fourth-lowest state and local sales tax rate of any state in the country

Roads to Old Faithful and Canyon Open Friday

April 16, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Grab the family because Yellowstone National Park is opening the roads for visitors to drive to Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon Friday morning. Yellowstone plow crews clear snow and ice from almost 200 miles of main road and 125 miles of back roads every spring. It’s free to get into the park April 19 and 20

Jackson Gives Extra $700,000 to Protect Town from Landslide

April 15, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson Town Council is authorizing an extra $700,000 in emergency funds to protect high risk areas from further landslide damage. The ground is still moving 1-12 inches a day so the town of Jackson is designing a brick wall behind Walgreens and along Budge Drive. Residents outside of high risk areas are being allowed to return to their homes on foot. Evacuees can still find shelter at the Red Cross’s camp set up at the Exhibit Hall at the fairgrounds

Wilson Woman Missing in Nicaragua

April 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

A Wilson woman went missing while on a mission trip in Nicaragua. 37-year-old Karen Colclough was last seen April 11th after checking in with staff to let them know she was going for a run on the beach and she never came back. Authorities and fellow mission trip members are still searching for her

60 People Displaced from Jackson Landslide

April 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off

60 people are still out of their homes and four businesses out of commission as the Jackson landslide continues to creep toward their properties. Two restaurants, a liquor store and Walgreens are closed as a precaution. The Red Cross is paying for 18 people to stay in hotel rooms and the charity organization also set up a shelter for the displaced residents in the exhibit hall at the Teton County Fairgrounds yesterday.

Jackson Driver Slams Car Into Another Vehicle

April 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

An investigation continues after a Jackson driver slammed her car into another car several times close to Smith’s Grocery Store and High School Road in Jackson yesterday morning. Jackson Police, Teton County Sheriff’s Deputies and Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to the situation and took the driver into custody. Police initially got reports of gun shots being fired, but they realized it was just the sound of the cars smashing into each other

Individual Taxes Paid in Teton County Highest In Country

April 11, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County residents pay more taxes per person and per capita than any other county in the United States. The Brookings Institution says the county’s high-income residents boost the average numbers for everyone. According to tax receipts from 2007-2011 Teton County residents have the highest cost of living of all counties in the state and the highest amount of tax deductions

Jackson Residents Evacuated for Avalanche Scare

April 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Jackson residents are being evacuated because of a potential avalanche from a local hillside. The town sent an evacuation advisory for people who live on and around Budge Drive. Sidewinders upper, eastern parking area is closed as well as the Walgreens complex just to be safe

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