Interagency fire managers are finishing the last phase of the Palmer portion of the Hoback Junction Fuel Reduction Project. Jackson Hole News & Guide says 150 acres near the spot where Hoback and Snake River join were burned to increase protected space for firefighters and to encourage sagebrush diversity. 400 acres were burned in Palmer Creek fall of 2012
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 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
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
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 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
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 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.
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
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
Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014 Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014 Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today. Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds. Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state. Daytime highs will be in […]
Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014 Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
Cowboy Running Back Ready For His New Role [AUDIO] - October 29, 2014 Wyoming freshman running back Brian Hill figured he would get some carries this season. And in week one, Hill was able to put in a couple of key runs in a win over Montana. But for the most part, it’s been spot time for the first-year Cowboys. But, with injuries to D.J. May and now […]
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