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Snowpack Becoming More Normal

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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

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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
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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

Winter Snarls Local Traffic

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Teton Pass was reopened early this morning after a brief closure for avalanche control.  Highway 89 from Moose to Moran was closed through most of the day yesterday and remained closed this morning.  Today, the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Forecast Center says the danger of avalanches at all elevations is considerable, and extreme caution is advised.

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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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