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Jackson Celebrates 118th Annual ’49er Ball

February 21, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
49er Ball

Jackson’s oldest celebration, the ‘49er Ball (now in its 118th year) features some serious “boot-scootin’” Saturday night complete with a live band, silent auction, a queen and a costume contest.  There is also a grand prize of $1000 with the purchase of a ticket. The event originally was begun to help fight cabin fever in Jackson Hole in the late 1800’s, but now serves as a fundraiser for the local eye-care program supported by the Jackson Hole Lion’s Club. The event is at the Virginian Convention Center beginning at 8:00 pm with dance lessons one hour before.

Student Arrested In Connection With Shooting Threat

JH High School

A 17 year old Jackson Hole High School Student has been arrested under suspicion of being involved with the posting of a threat of a shooting to take place Friday at the school.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam told a news conference Thursday evening that the case was being handled as a criminal investigation.  He explained that the young man was connected to … Continue Reading

Gingery Joins Effort To Expand Medicaid

February 20, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Gingery

Teton County State Representative Keith Gingery was one of those who voted in favor of a last-ditch effort to fund expanded Medicaid benefits in Wyoming.  The amendment was proposed to the state’s budget bill to accomplish what was intended in several other bills that failed to win support.  The amendment failed on a vote of 27 to 29.  Gingery has been a proponent of all the Medicaid expansion efforts.

Equipment Mired In Cache Creek

National Forest

It is said that the third try is a charm and that’s what Bridger-Teton National Forest officials are hoping for today.  Over the weekend, the Teton County Park and Recreation snow groomer became mired in the slushy snow about four miles up Cache Creek which is where it still remains.  Tuesday, Forest Service Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says … Continue Reading

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

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  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
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