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.
Let the Christmas hints begin - November 28, 2014 My little sprouts are already getting ramped up for Christmas. They still don’t quite have the whole idea of the Christmas season, but they’re definitely into the presents. I was a little fella once, and I remember counting down the days until December 25th. There were no visions of sugarplums, but pocket knives, snowshoes, shotguns […]
Happy Thanksgiving, Wyoming! - November 27, 2014 I know, a show about giving thanks on Thanksgiving is pretty predictable. But it doesn’t feel right to overlook the importance of this day. However, because this is a program about the outdoors, I’ll just talk about the things in the outdoors I’m thankful for. There’s plenty of it. Especially here in Wyoming. We’ve got […]
Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014 The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014 The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today. Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]