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Snow Piles Bring Safety Concerns

February 20, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
buried hydrant

Snow accumulations and snow piles have been causing some serious headaches for Teton County Fire/EMS in recent weeks.  Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says obscured fire zones where parking is prohibited are not being observed – but they are necessary for firefighters to maneuver the trucks or access the buildings.  House identification numbers, she says … Continue Reading

National Gasoline Price Average Rises

gasoline prices

While Jackson Holes gasoline prices remain unchanged, the cost of gasoline nationwide has taken a sharp upturn.  Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration says the most precipitous increase was in the Gulf Coast region where prices spiked an average of 9.3¢.  She says the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline rose to $3.38 a gallon on Monday — up 7.1¢ from a week ago, based on the weekly price survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Closer to home, … Continue Reading

CDC Praises Wyoming Child Restraint Laws

February 20, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
child seat

Kudos from the National Center for Disease Control for the state of Wyoming.  Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz at the C-D-C points to efforts in Wyoming as an example of a good program to stem the tide of traffic deaths among young children.  Wyoming is one of only two states with a child safety-seat law that requires … Continue Reading

Forest Roads Nearly Impassable

stuck

This may not have been the time to venture out for winter travel on forest roads.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the unseasonably warm weather has left roads soggy, slushy and at times impassable.  She says even the trail groomers have been getting mired down.  Cernicek says, “We had people sliding off the highway, we had snowmobiles that actually got … Continue Reading

Gingery Honored For Juvenile Work

February 19, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
gingery award

The Wyoming Youth Services Association has honored Teton County’s State Representative Keith Gingery as the legislator of the year for his years of service in helping with juvenile justice issues.  The Wyoming Youth Services Association is made up of organizations across the State of Wyoming that assist children, including … Continue Reading

Avalanche Claims Snowmobiler’s Life (Update)

avalanche danger

A snowmobiler from Osage, Iowa died in an avalanche Tuesday near Togwotee Mountain Lodge at about 3:00 pm while three companions escaped injury.  Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 26 year-old Tyler Tourtlett had gotten his snow machine stuck about 1½ miles east of the lodge and a companion was circling around to assist him when the avalanche to released. Gilliam says the companion was able to … Continue Reading

Snowmobile Fee Increase Nears House Approval

February 18, 2014 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Halverson

The Snowmobile permit and registration fees bill has passed on second reading in the House now, but not without a fair amount of debate.  Lincoln/Teton County Representative Marti Halverson, who sits on the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee which sponsored the bill, explains it is not the increase in registration fees that are at issue. She says it is … Continue Reading

State Legislature Focuses On 2-Year Budget

February 18, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Gingery

The Wyoming Legislature yesterday began reviewing the State Budget. Each house of the Legislature is to work independently on the budget and then after both houses approve the budget, a conference committee will be appointed to reconcile the differences between the two houses.  Once the budget is submitted to the Governor, … Continue Reading

Residents Seek To Mitigate Lost Cutter Race Revenues

February 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Shriners Hospital

With revenues lost due to the cancellation of Sunday’s Cutter Races in Jackson Hole, some in the community have inquired how they may help make up some of the money that was being raised for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.  Race Chairman Rod Everett says he surprised and moved by the inquiries. He says donations may be made to … Continue Reading

Emergency Response Concerns Expressed

February 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Fire-EMS

Jackson/Teton County Fire Marshal Kathy Clay has become concerned about the condition of secondary roads leading to area homes should an emergency response be needed at one of those homes.  Clay says the roads have become marginally passable in some areas.  Consequently she says … Continue Reading

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  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]

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