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 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
The National Park Service or NPS is seeking the public’s input to make a decision on changing the energy conservation and production systems at Lamar Buffalo Ranch. NPS is proposing sustainable energy infrastructure improvements to conserve energy and water, reduce waste, replace and expand the solar energy system and install a new water turbine. The current solar energy system was installed in 1996 and many of its parts are at the end of their useful life.
Former Jackson Town Council member Mark Obringer announced Monday he is running for the Teton County Board of Commissioners. Obringer served on the city council for almost 20 years and on the town planning commission for four. Jackson Hole News & Guide says he is the first Republican who is not an incumbent to declare for one of three contested county commissioner seats
Grand Teton National Park road crews completed their annual spring plowing recently. They cleared a 15-mile stretch of Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake parking area and Signal Mountain Lodge. Teton Park Road is now melted down to pavement and is open for playing on anything without a motor. Road Crews are still clearing Jenny Lake scenic loop and other areas
Teton County school district officials are meeting for a budget workshop and board meeting at the district administrative office on Gregory Lane tonight at four and six o’clock. They will be talking about a 99-year ground lease, a new property tax formula, the calendar for the next school year and an audit of the special education program
Teton County developers’ fees increased drastically this week and are taking effect May 1. Teton County Housing Authority director Christine Walker says the fees represent the cost to build housing, what people can afford to pay and either purchase or rent. Some fees rose as high as 900 percent
A tax policy research group says Wyoming residents had the lowest state and local taxes in the country in 2011. Wyoming paid 6.9 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes that year according to the Tax Foundation report. The national average for state tax burden for 2011 was 9.8 percent.
The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has a new Community Planning Director who is in charge of planning the community’s economics, growth and conservation. Mary Gibson is an Oregon State University graduate and has more than three decades of experience working as a strategic planner for the Port of Portland and as a Flood Risk Map Program Coordinator for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. She also worked as an independent consultant as the principle of Sisters Planning Consulting and MWG, LLC.
Ski season in Jackson is over and it’s time to go boating. The bathrooms at Wilson Bridge river access are reopening for the season April 15. The Snake River Fund says they are opening two public bathrooms as well as trash and recycling cans.
Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014 A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today. This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today. Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph. Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
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 […]
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