Teton County last month was again numbered among the three counties where the highest percentage of the work force was employed. According to the state Department of Workforce Services, … Continue Reading
Look at the thermometer and the recent precipitation and there is no question the seasons have changed. Along with that change, residents are turning again to their heating appliances to maintain the comfort of their homes. Jackson Hole Fire Marshal Kathy Clay reminds that if it hasn’t already been done, now is the time to … Continue Reading
The Dog Creek Fire sparked by lightning on Wolf Mountain last week has not grown significantly. The fire remains in a managed status and has not grown beyond a tenth of an acre. Fire officials on the Bridger Teton National Forest say they anticipate the precipitation forecast this week will continue to limit its growth or possibly suppress it entirely. Meanwhile, the Bull Fire in the Grays River area is also expected to be curtailed by this week’s rain and snow.
Teton County Search and Rescue responded to a call in the Teton Wilderness near “Dead Horse Pass” just west of the Grand Teton National Park boundary Friday. Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says the man needing assistance was reported to be suffering from a heart condition. Gilliam says the unidentified man, … Continue Reading
Gasoline prices are seeing a seasonal dip in price now nationwide, while they seem to be remaining stubbornly high here. Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration says the national average price as of yesterday was $3.55 a gallon of regular gasoline. Woodyard says that’s down 5.2 cents from a week ago, based on … Continue Reading
The Teton County Road and Levee Department has extended the closure of the South Park Levee to allow the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct levee maintenance work. County officials say the Levee will be closed to the public for several weeks while heavy equipment is on scene to effect repairs to the levee in the interest of public safety.
A clothing drive launched by Jackson Oddfellow’s Lodge #8 to benefit those who lost their homes in the Colorado floods yielded more than organizers had expected. Oddfellows member Wayne Johnson says the response was what he termed “amazing.” Johnson says, … Continue Reading
While northwestern Wyoming has not experienced the kind of severe weather seen in Colorado recently, Bridger-Teton National Forest and Bureau of Land Management’s High Desert District are encouraging visitors to take extra precautions while recreating on public lands in light of all of the recent rain. Above all else, says Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek, … Continue Reading