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Fire Damages Cabin at Togwotee Lodge

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An early-morning fire in a cabin at Togwotee Mountain Lodge Tuesday heavily damaged the cabin, but the occupants were able to escape uninjured with their belongings.  Jackson Hole Fire chief Willy Watsabaugh says units responded from Moran, Jackson and Grand Teton National Park at about 4:00 am, and together the 24 firefighters were … Continue Reading

Weather Still Snarling Air Traffic

January 7, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Weather across the nation continues to impact flights in and out of Jackson Hole as it has since the beginning of January.  As in the previous several days, Director of Operations Craig Logan says several flights Monday, especially those connecting to the east coast, were … Continue Reading

Teton County Commission Chooses New Leadership

January 7, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Monday brought a “changing of the guard” at the Teton County Commission with Commission Chairman Paul Vogelheim stepping down and Hank Phibbs again taking the lead as the board’s chairman.  Vogelheim says it was a prolific year for the commissioners to set policy, but perhaps the most significant accomplishment was operating the county within a tight budget. He says the commission actually got the budget done before … Continue Reading

Weather Service Warns Against Bitter Cold

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The National Weather Service this morning warned parents sending their children back to school for the first day after the holidays to bundle them up for their wait at the bus stop.  Temperatures in Northwestern Wyoming hovered in the areas of -10 to -30 in some locations.  The service’s weather statement added that wind chill values intensified the effects of those bitter temperatures.  Sub-zero temperatures are also forecast for tomorrow morning in the region.

Swinging Bridge Closed This Week

January 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Beginning today, those living along or in areas accessed by the Old Henry’s Road will have to access their homes  from the south end of the road near Horse Creek.  Through this week, the Teton County Road and Levee Department is replacing a broken stringer on the Swinging Bridge and that bridge is closed while the repair work is under way.  County officials assure that the emergency services here are aware of the closure and the alternate access to the area in order to continue to provide emergency services there as necessary.

Recycle Center Accepting Plastic Wrap

January 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The Teton County Integrated and Solid Waste and Recycling Center has decided to “put the wraps on” a greater variety of plastic grocery bags and plastic wrap that find their way into landfills.  Such commodities are obviously not biodegradable.  Solid Waste and Recycling Outreach Coordinator Mac Dukart explains … Continue Reading

Flu Spreading Across Wyoming

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Cases of influenza have been picking up across the state of Wyoming; and Idaho is reporting its first flu-related death now.  Altogether, Wyoming has recorded over 460 cases of flu, while Wyoming Department of Health Spokesperson Kim Deti says a majority seem to be on the eastern side of the state.  She says there have been only a handful of cases reported in Teton County, but she quickly points out … Continue Reading

Snowpack Still Average or Below

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Despite this week’s snowfall in northwestern Wyoming, snowpack in the region is still lagging slightly behind in some basins and is running about average in others.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snowpack in the Snake River Basin is … Continue Reading

Propane Rates Increase

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Lower Valley Energy has announced a planned increase in the cost of propane service to customers.  According to a statement from the energy cooperative, a “pass-through” hike of 56¢ per gallon will be imposed beginning January 25th.  According to a news release from the co-op, the increase is the result of a hike in the wholesale price.

Man Prosecuted for Fossil Smuggling

January 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A Colorado man with ties to Jackson has pleaded guilty to conspiring to smuggle fossils from China into the United States.  John Richard Rolater who operates “By Nature Gallery” in Jackson now faces sentencing for the felony.  His guilty plea was announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming.  The investigation was conducted by … Continue Reading

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    In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
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    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
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