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Traffic Patrols Stepped Up Tonight

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The message from the Wyoming Highway Patrol for New Year’s Eve is a very familiar one – if you drink, don’t drive.  Lieutenant Tom Kelly of the Jackson District of the patrol says troopers will be out in force tonight to assure those celebrating the new year in get home safely. Kelly points out that New Year’s Eve is traditionally a drinking holiday and unfortunately, some people make some poor decisions and choose to drive after they’ve been drinking.  Kelly says, “We try to increase our manpower out there to try to prevent anyone from getting hurt when people make those poor choices.  We’re not saying don’t drink – we’re saying don’t drive if you’re going to drink.”  Kelly urges … Continue Reading

Stranded Snowmobiler Rescued From Pine Creek Pass

December 31, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Teton County, Idaho Search and Rescue was called out shortly after 6:00 pm Sunday when two snowmobilers failed to return home when their snow machines became caught in a ravine.  Paul Bruno of the search and rescue team says … Continue Reading

Salvation Army Donations Down In 2013

December 31, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Hole’s Salvation Army bell ringers this year raised $17,350 to help those in need in the community.  While that is more than $2000 below last year’s collections, kettle drive coordinator Steve Kallin says the daily collections were significantly higher than they were last year. He says all the fundraising took place … Continue Reading

Cause Determined in Avalanche Death

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The cause of death has been determined for the 29 year-old Jackson man who was killed Thursday afternoon in an avalanche south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort near Cody Peak.  Teton County Coroner Kiley Campbell says Michael Kazanjy … Continue Reading

Driggs, ID Shaken By Several Quakes

December 30, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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It appears Driggs, Idaho has been in the center of several small earth temblors in the past few days.  Most recently, the US Geological Survey reports a shaker measuring … Continue Reading

Mid Avalanche Risk Levels Most Deadly

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Current avalanche conditions in the area are such that too often, those recreating in the back country underestimate the risk leading to an elevation in incidents like those seen in the region Thursday.  Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Forecast Director Bob Comey says of the five danger levels more incidents take place … Continue Reading

Lodging Tax Grant Applications Coming Due

December 30, 2013 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Those seeking grants from the local lodging tax for activities next year have one more month to apply for the funding. Producers should submit the required information electronically in PDF format to the joint town and county travel and tourism board no later than 5:00 pm Friday, January 31st. Applications that are … Continue Reading

Nevada Murder Suspect May Head To Driggs

December 29, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Authorities believe a Nevada murder suspect who had previously resided in Driggs, Idaho may be returnng to Driggs. Carson City sheriff’s deputies notified the Teton County, Idaho Sheriff’s office that a man wanted in connection with in the killing of a man and wounding of his 19-year-old daughter may be headed to Idaho.  Upon arriving on the crime scene … Continue Reading

Busy Weekend At Airport To Bring Challenges

December 27, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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This could be a record weekend for traffic through Jackson Hole Airport.  Director of Operations Craig Logan says administrators are anticipating the 11 flights in and out of the valley will be running near capacity Friday, Saturday and Sunday pushing the small terminal to its limits – particularly during the noon-hour.  Logan says airport staff has been really happy with … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices To Increase Again

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Gasoline prices are edging upward nationally according to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge report.  Currently, the average is $3.26-point-8 per gallon of unleaded regular compared with $3.21 one week ago.  The lowest prices in the country are to be found once again in … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]