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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

Snowpack Becoming More Normal

Snowpack

Recent precipitation has pushed snow accumulations in the area’s river basins above average once again, with water content higher still.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snow that has accumulated in the Snake River and Wind River Basins is now at … Continue Reading

Large Weekend Avalanches Here But No Casualties

granite avalanche

Multiple avalanches and several close calls dominated the back country around Jackson Hole this weekend.  The Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center says rain and warm temperatures at the lower elevations created unstable conditions. They also quickly pointed out that … Continue Reading

Cutter Races Cancelled Sunday

February 17, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Cutter

Uncommonly warm weather and a melting track led to the Jackson Hole Shrine Club having to cancel the second day of the cutter races Sunday.  Chairman Rod Everett says it was simply a matter of safety for the racers and the horses.  Everett says the problem is not exclusive to Jackson Hole events and points to the setbacks being seen at the Olympics due to warm weather.  In retrospect, Everett says, … Continue Reading

Presidents’ Day Observed By Local Offices

February 17, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Although State offices are closed today for President’s Day, the Wyoming Legislature is working through the Monday holiday.  All committee meetings and floor sessions are being held as normal and the Legislative Service Office is open regular business hours.   Closer to home, … Continue Reading

Another Illegal Alien Deported

February 17, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Federal Court-Wyoming

A man who has been living in Jackson has been sentenced for illegal re-entry as a previously deported alien in to the US and deported once again.  30 year-old Juan Manuel Nava-Sanchez of Mexico, also known as  Ernesto Rodriguez-Estrada, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Judge Nancy Freudenthal a week ago for … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Road Closures

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Winter conditions have forced the Wyoming Department of Transportation to close two main roads out of Jackson Hole this afternoon.  Shortly after 2:00 pm, Sunday, WYDOT announced it had closed Hoback Canyon between Bondurant and Hoback Junction due to winter driving conditions, and then at 5:30 pm, Teton Pass was closed due to driving conditions and poor visibility.  Both roads were reopened by about 7:30 pm.  Bridger-Teton National Forest also announced that several popular roads had become all but impassible and the Granite Creek road had been hit by a slide measuring an estimated 15 feet deep rendering it impassible shortly before 5:00 pm.

LVE Raises Natural Gas Price

Gas Meter

Energy Prices continue to rise for Jackson Hole and Star Valley.  Lower Valley Energy has announced the cost of natural gas will increase by 15¢ per therm on March first. Spokesman Brian Tanabe explains that the increase is a pass-through of the price increase being charged the cooperative from the wholesaler.  He explains that the market for natural gas has … Continue Reading

Bill Seeks To Exempt Tips From Sales Tax

February 14, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Petroff

If sales tax is not taken out of tips provided to food service workers, why should it be charged on tips for hospitality and lodging workers?  That’s the point of a bill introduced by Teton County Representative Ruth Ann Petroff.  Petroff explained to members of the that  a bill was … Continue Reading

WinterFest Begins Friday

February 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The fourth annual WinterFest gets under way in Jackson Hole tomorrow beginning with the arrival of cutter racers in town and their pre-race Calcutta, the race on Saturday and Sunday and two Slalom and Giant Slalom events at Snow King Resort.  Cutter Race Chairman Rod Everett says 30 teams are anticipated for this weekend’s race. Everett says … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued September 22 at 8:43AM MDT by NWS - September 22, 2014 at 2:43 PM
    ...AREAS OF DENSE FOG TO CONTINUE THROUGH 10 AM... TRAVELLERS WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOUNTER AREAS OF DENSE FOG AROUND THE JACKSON VALLEY AND NEARBY MOUNTAINS. THE THICKEST FOG WILL BE NEAR THE FOOTHILLS AND OVER TETON PASS WHERE VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES THROUGH 10 AM MDT THIS M [...]

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  • Simple steps can help you get your goat - September 22, 2014
    In Wyoming, antelope hunting is often an afterthought. We tend to focus on elk, and deer are a close second. Not many of us do a whole lot of planning for our antelope hunts. Maybe that’s partly because compared to deer and especially elk, antelope hunting can be pretty easy. As long as you’re not […]
  • Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014
    A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
  • Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014
    Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state.  Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
  • Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014
    You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]

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