Grand Teton National Park has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Teton County to provide regular grooming for Nordic and skate skiing along the Teton Park Road in partnership with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. As an extension of community grooming activities outside the park, Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading
Ski Patrol members from Grand Targhee Ski Resort were called upon to conduct a rescue in an out-of-bounds area near the resort Wednesday afternoon. Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 34 year-old Jason Veres, vacationing in the area from New Jersey, had descended the ski area slopes and continued beyond the resort boundary, taking him into … Continue Reading
Jackson Hole Airport has undertaken a parking lot/rental car facility upgrade planning project. This includes relocating and expanding the parking lots and replacing the rental car Quick Turn Around facility. Airport Manager Ray Bishop says the project may require … Continue Reading
Wyoming Department of Transportation crews reopened Hoback Canyon last night after an avalanche at Cow of the Woods deposited up to 15 feet of debris on the highway. Fortunately, no vehicles were caught in the slide. The avalanche was reported about 8:00 pm. Avalanche danger in the area today is understandably rated high today.
With the legalization of hitchhiking now, the increased number of those who are taking advantage of the arrangement are causing some concerns. Teton Pass Ambassador Jay Pistano explains that primarily, hitchhikers may not be easily seen as they walk along the road at the edges of traffic lanes. He says a lot of the passenger traffic right now goes up … Continue Reading
Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative owner-members approved a change in the nonprofit’s by-laws Tuesday night allowing Board of Director members to serve five consecutive terms of three years each, instead of the previously approved four terms. The change was made on a margin of 56% to 44%. The change was recommended by … Continue Reading
Competitors in the 2014 IPSSSDR are beginning to roll into Jackson for the 19th annual event that pits some of the world’s top mushers against each other over a four-state course. Race Director Dan Carter says those wishing to follow the race from … Continue Reading
An Etna, Wyoming man has been found guilty of illegally shooting and killing of a grizzly bear near Moran in 2012. After a lengthy investigation and a two day jury trial, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports the successful conviction of Joe B. Conger who shot and killed the bear on September 30, 2012, while hunting on Mount Randolph north of Moran. While registering the bear with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, … Continue Reading
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled a closure of Teton Pass for Thursday, January 30th, at 3:00am for avalanche control. Highway officials quickly add, however that deteriorating weather and avalanche conditions may force an earlier closure. Prohibition of parking at the summit of Teton Pass will be strictly enforced. Highway travelers and backcountry users are advised to plan accordingly.
Teton County once again posted the highest unemployment in the state during December. According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, 6.4% of Teton County’s workforce was idled during the month while the state’s unemployment rate remained at 4.4% for the second month in a row. Still, the report says Teton County’s unemployment … Continue Reading
Isolated To Scattered Thunderstorms Possible Today - August 21, 2014 A fast-moving weather system will push through the state of Wyoming today. The best chance for thunderstorm activity today will be in western and northern parts of the state, where we will see widespread showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain and flash flooding possible. Central and eastern Wyoming will see mainly isolated thunderstorm activity later […]
I can’t wait for rabbit season - August 21, 2014 There are a lot of hunting seasons just around the corner. The archery antelope and black bear seasons are already under way, and the rifle seasons open for antelope and deer in about a week. Waterfowl season’s quickly approaching, too, and upland birds will be fair game before we know it. But this year, the […]
Mainly Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Today - August 20, 2014 A passing weather system will combine with monsoonal moisture to trigger shower and thunderstorm activity throughout the state today. Shower and thunderstorm activity will be likely across the western, northern and southern mountain areas (and higher terrain), while mainly isolated thunderstorms will be possible throughout eastern Wyoming. However, any storms that do develop have the […]
Cramming for hunting - August 20, 2014 My kids aren’t involved in all the things a kid can take part in, but they still keep my wife and me pretty busy. With the activities they do, though, combined with all the commitments Amy and I have, summer sort of got away from us. Now it’s fall, and that means getting the kids […]
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