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One Bridge Fixed, Another Under Repair

January 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Crews completed repair work on a stringer supporting the Swinging Bridge ahead of schedule, enabling that bridge to be opened yesterday.  The repair consisted of replacing one of the wooden beams that supports the bridge deck.  The stringer deficiency was identified … Continue Reading

Aurora Expected But Hidden By Storm

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Would you rather have snow or a show?  Tonight, that might be a hard question to answer, but this area of northwest Wyoming will be giving up what might be an impressive display of the Aurora Borealis due to the current winter storm.  Forecasters at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center are expecting strong … Continue Reading

Cancer Support Group Established

January 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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St. John’s Medical Center has established a new support group for cancer patients and survivors. Facilitated by social worker Sharon Walls and cancer survivor Carol Poole, the support group is open to all cancer survivors, cancer patients, caregivers, and family members. The cancer support group provides … Continue Reading

Two Men Living Here Deported

January 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Two men living in Jackson have been convicted of illegal re-entry to the United States after previously being deported.  They were fined and briefly jailed, and now face deportation once again.  22 year-old Jose Alonso Bedolla-Vasquez and 27 year-old Mariano Flores-Sosa were arrested early this week in Jackson and will be returned to Mexico after being released from jail in ten days.

Winter Games Coming To Jackson Hole

January 9, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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More than 300 Wyoming Special Olympic athletes, coaches and chaperones from throughout Wyoming will once again converge on Jackson Hole early next month for the 2014 winter games.  The Winter Games provide one of the five main state competition events held during the year for Special Olympians.  Opening ceremonies will … Continue Reading

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.

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