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Teton Horse Track Considers Betting Machines

September 18, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Evanston horse track Wyoming Downs representatives are pitching an idea to Teton County Commissioners to bring slot machines to the track designed for betting on horses. Evanston reps say the machines will bring benefits to horse breeders, people wanting to bet and also the county. Jackson Hole News& Guide says county commissioners are waiting to make a final decision until October 21 when they will meet with the public

Gingery’s Bill to Stop Civil Forfeitures Moves Toward Adoption

September 18, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Wyoming police have been free to confiscate money, cars, houses or other property if they think it will be used in a crime according to the civil forfeiture law, but a bill to change the law is closer to adoption after being approved by the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee. Jackson Hole Daily says House District 23 Representative and Republican Keith Gingery is working to pass a bill he wrote to keep police officers from taking property without a conviction. Gingery says the current law isn’t used very often, but that doesn’t guarantee officers will not abuse it in the future

Body Found Near Snow King

September 5, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

A survey crew found human remains at the base of Snow King Mountain in Jackson Wednesday. Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming police confirmed the remains were human and the body had been there for a long time. Investigating authorities don’t think it was murder, but say it might be the man reported missing July 3, Christian James Polly

School Starts, Police Enforce Speed Limits and Bus Laws

September 3, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County School District No. 1 started classes yesterday meaning children and busses will be on the roads. Jackson Police Department is encouraging drivers to be extra careful and is enforcing speed limits especially in school zones. Lt. Cole Nethercott tells Jackson Hole Daily flashing yellow lights mean a bus is slowing down and red lights mean drivers in front of and behind the bus must stop

Teton and Lincoln County Police Search for Scammer

August 27, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton and Lincoln County officials are warning residents about a scammer who is calling people and trying to collect fines to remove fake arrest warrants. Jackson Hole Daily says the con artist calls and says the person has a warrant for missing jury duty and asks for a gift card or money transfer to pay the fine. Teton County Sheriff’s Sergeant Tom Combs says the sheriff’s office will never call and request someone to buy a gift card or money transfer to pay bond on a warrant

U.S. Forest Service Chooses New National Forest Supervisor

August 27, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The U.S. Forest Service is choosing a new supervisor of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The newly appointed Garth Smelser is leaving his post as Deputy Forest Supervisor in Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest and joining Caribou-Targhee. Jackson Hole Daily says Smesler has a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s from the University of Hawaii

Jackson and Teton County Leaders Review Spring Gulch Redesign

August 26, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson and Teton County leaders reviewed a proposed redesign of Spring Gulch Road’s intersection with Highway 22 yesterday. Teton County Engineer Sean O’Malley says the second round of construction is the best balance of safety for cyclists and convenience for motorists. Jackson Hole Daily says the project will cost $250,000 if it’s approved

Recount Results

August 21, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The recount is done and it doesn’t change the outcome of Tuesday’s Primary in the Teton County Commissioner race.  Candidate Mark Obringer lost his bid for a seat on the council by one vote. That means Reynolds Pomeroy, Paul Vogelheim and Paul Perry will be on the ticket in November. No other local races required a recount

Jackson Looks for Home for Historic Cabin

August 20, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson’s town manager is asking Town Council to find a place to put a historic cabin and to pay the moving expenses.  Teton County Historic Preservation Board member John Eastman says Town Manager Bob McLaurin is approaching town councilors soon about the idea. Jackson Hole Daily says the cabin has to be moved or demolished by Friday. Eastman says they have raised $10,000 in public and private money to help pay the moving bill

Preservation Board Raises Money to Save Historic Cabin from Demolition

August 18, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Teton County Historic Preservation Board is looking to save a historic landmark from being demolished. The Mercer family is selling its East Broadway cabin and property to a Jewish organization called Chabad-Lubavitch which plans to build a synagogue there. Jackson Hole Daily says the Preservation Board is fighting to raise money to move the cabin before the sale closes August 26

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    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
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  • 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 […]

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