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2014 Snow King Race Cancelled

August 11, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County and Jackson Parks and Recreation Department have cancelled this year’s Snow King Hill Climb because of construction on the Town Hill. The Bridger-Teton National Forest closed the switchbacks leading from the valley floor to the top of the almost 8,000 foot mountain. Jackson Hole Daily says most trails on the north side of the ski area are closed because construction crews are building infrastructure for snow machinery at the top of the mountain

Teton County Accepts $100,000 in Legal Settlement

August 8, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County commissioners are accepting a $100,000 settlement from the people who designed a solar array that collapsed on top of the Teton County-Jackson Recreation Center last November. Jackson Hole Daily says the total damage was $300,000, but insurance should cover the other $200,000. The faulty solar panel was built by K.Y.S.E. Structural Engineers and when it collapsed it put 13 holes in the roof

Alpine Pawn Shop Closes Its Door After 24 Years

August 8, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The 24-year-old Alpine Pawn Shop is closing its doors after loaning hundreds of thousands of dollars to valley residents over the years. Jackson Hole Daily says Graham and Dorothy Mercer are retiring to Bainbridge Island in Washington which is closer to family. The Mercers sold the building to a Jewish group called Chabad-Lubavitch that is planning to build a synagogue on the property

Jackson County Commissioners Defend Short-Term Rental Law

August 7, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson Hole Daily says short-term home rentals are remaining illegal, but the prohibition might be disastrous for Jackson businesses. Long Reimer Winegar Attorney Erika Nash says her client Clear Creek Group might have grounds for a lawsuit. County Deputy Attorney Keith Gingery says he is more concerned about homeowners breaking building codes and leaving people in danger than potential lawsuits

Short-Term Rentals Banned in Teton County

August 6, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County homeowners are no longer allowed to rent out their properties for short-term visitors. The Associated Press says county commissioners and Jackson town council finally voted to keep their short-term rental ban after a year of talking about it. Homeowners cannot rent their houses out unless the renter lives there for more than 30 days

Gingery Plans to Run for School Board

August 6, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Republican from Jackson Keith Gingery is running for the school board. Gingery is currently Teton County’s deputy attorney and says he is not seeking another term in the Wyoming House of Representatives. Jackson Hole Daily says the deadline for filing for the school, conservation district and hospital boards ends August 26

Teton Housing Authority Chooses Interim Director

August 1, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Teton County Housing Authority is looking for an interim replacement for executive director Christine Walker who announced her resignation earlier this month. Housing authority board members decided not to choose a new director immediately because the job itself might be changed when they rewrite the county planning rules. Jackson Hole Daily says the interim director is probably going to be in charge for around six months

Jackson Man Busted for Drugs

July 31, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

A Jackson man is facing two felony charges for having nearly a pound of marijuana in his car. Jackson Hole Daily says a Teton County Sheriff deputy says he stopped Austin Kinley after seeing him cross into oncoming traffic three times while driving on Teton Pass near Glory Bowl. The deputy says Kinley was abnormally nervous so he brought the drug sniffing dog out and found two large vacuum sealed bags along with a vacuum sealer and several smaller bags

Experts Call for Affordable Housing Fund in Jackson

July 31, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

A housing official and city consultant are calling for a steady source of funding to solve Jackson’s shortage of affordable housing for its workers. Jackson Hole Daily says some people are camping and living out of their cars because they can’t find anywhere else to live. Teton County Housing Authority Executive Director Christine Walker says having a steady source of income similar to water, sewer or road funds would be the best way to solve the problem

Construction Worker Killed by Track Hoe

July 30, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Officers have released the name of the construction worker killed after being run over by a track hoe at a construction site. Afton police say 23-year-old Killian Rigby was behind the machine and the operator didn’t see him. The Associated Press says the St. Anthony construction crew was replacing irrigation pipe across U.S. Highway 89 and First Avenue

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