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Joint Committee Reverses Snowmobile Amendment

November 14, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off
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The Wyoming Legislature’s Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee late last month discussed changes to the state’s snowmobile permitting process to be proposed at the upcoming legislative session in February.  Teton County Senator Leland Christensen who sits on that committee says amendments proposed during a previous meeting held in Teton Village would have … Continue Reading

Grizzly Chalange in Supreme Court

November 14, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off
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The Wyoming Supreme Court is to hear oral arguments November 21st in a lawsuit seeking to obtain Governor Matt Mead’s documents regarding the delisting grizzly bears as an endangered species. Wilson Resident Robert Aland filed the lawsuit against … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Airport Numbers Up Again

November 13, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off
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Jackson Hole Airport saw an appreciable increase in passengers through its gates during the month of October.  According to the monthly report to the airport board, 13,689 people boarded flights here during the month for a 7% increase over the same month last year, and … Continue Reading

Wyoming Seeks To Change Mental Health Statute

November 13, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off
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The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee last week sponsored a major re-write of the statutes that govern the commitment of the mentally ill.  Teton County’s State Representative and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Keith Gingery says this has become a heavily discussed issue around the nation especially … Continue Reading

Jackson Firm Woos Defense Department

November 13, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off
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Square One Systems Design of Jackson has received funding to help them conduct research that may assist the military in monitoring the effects its activities have on the local environment. Square One received a $5,000 award from the Wyoming Small Business Council to help … Continue Reading

Avalanche Victims Criticized For Poor Choices

November 12, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off
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A 32 year-old Teton Valley man is being described as very lucky to be alive by avalanche experts here. Scott Dixon was skiing with three companions when the four apparently triggered the slide on the west face of Jackson Peak and Dixon suffered a leg injury in the slide. Responding to a 911 call, members of Teton County Search and Rescue were … Continue Reading

Rec Center Roof Damaged

November 12, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off
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Teton County/Jackson Parks & Recreation staff has closed the recreation center gym due to a leak in the roof above the gym.  The gym was closed last Thursday and will remain closed until further notice.  It has been determined that … Continue Reading

Teton Valley Community Nurses Orphaned Moose

November 12, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off
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Idaho Department of Fish and Game Biologists have told of their release of two orphaned moose calves onto the Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area late last month after a community-wide effort to raise the animals. The calves were born in Teton Valley in late May but their mother was struck and killed by a vehicle in July. The moose calves were … Continue Reading

Teton Valley Man Hurt in Weekend Avalanche

November 11, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off
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A 32 year-old Teton Valley man suffered a leg injury when he was caught in an avalanche while skiing in the area of Jackson Peak Sunday.  Scott Dixon was skiing with three companions when the four apparently triggered the slide on the west face of Jackson Peak.  Responding to a 911 call, … Continue Reading

Wyoming Employment Improves Slightly

November 11, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off
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Wyoming’s employment climate during the first part of this year is reported to have been positive. Unemployment insurance covered payroll in Wyoming was up by $31.4 million, or 1.1% during the first quarter 2013. According to the Department of Workforce Services, … Continue Reading

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  • Wyoming Missionary Found Dead in Nicaragua - April 15, 2014
    Three days after going missing in Nicaragua, 37-year-old Karen Colcough was found dead. The Wilson resident was in Nicaragua on a mission trip with other people from the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole. Colclough had left to go for a run on the beach and did not return. Her body was found by searchers and […]
  • Schedule Set for Big Boy 4014′s Trip to Cheyenne [AUDIO] - April 15, 2014
    The Union Pacific Railroad has released a tentative schedule for the Big Boy 4014′s  Headin’ Home Tour. The massive steam locomotive will leave its current location in Bloomington, California on April 28 and arrive in Cheyenne, Wyoming on May 8. Ed Dickens, Jr., the Senior Manager for UP’s Heritage Operations, says the 4014 will travel […]
  • WyoLotto Chooses Advertising Vendor - April 15, 2014
    A Cheyenne-based agency has been selected as the marketing and advertising vendor for the Wyoming Lottery Corporation. Warehouse Twenty One beat out two other proposals and will provide advertising, marketing, public relations, event and sponsorship planning and media buying services. “Warehouse Twenty One is a really good fit for the lottery,” said WyoLotto COO Louise […]
  • Total Lunar Eclipse to Occur Late Monday Night - April 14, 2014
    A total lunar eclipse will be visible over the entire area late this evening, April 14th into the early morning of April 15th. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through at least a part of the shadow of the Earth, darkening the Moon’s surface as seen from Earth. According to the National Weather Service the entire eclipse will […]