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Teton County Administrator Resigns

June 3, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson Hole Daily says Teton County Commission Administrator Steve Foster is resigning from his position at the end of the month. County Public Information Officer Charlotte Reynolds says Foster served as the commission administrator for the past five years and as the Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Director for 10 years. County Commission Chairman Hank Phibbs says they are working on strategies to move forward without Foster

Commissioners Decide On 80 Foot Cell Tower

June 3, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County commissioners might be approving an 80 foot cellphone tower today to be built on top of a 300 foot hillside overlooking Hog Island. Jackson Hole Daily says the Squaw Creek tower is taller than the current law allows, but planning commissioners and county planning staff are still trying to get it approved. American Tower’s cell tower would improve service for AT&T and Verizon users south of town. Commissioners will probably make a final decision during their regular meeting this morning at 9.

Pilot Crashes Plane in Yellowstone Park and Survives

June 3, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

A pilot was seriously injured after crashing his single-person plane in Yellowstone National Park yesterday. Local News 8 says the 54-year-old man wrecked south of the Gardiner, Montana airport just inside the park’s northern boundary. He was taken to the airport by ambulance and airlifted to a Bozeman hospital. Details of his current condition have not been released.

Three New Mayoral Candidates Join the Race

June 2, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Three new candidates are joining the race for mayor in Jackson. Jackson Hole Daily says Geneva Chong, Stephen McDonald and Mark Nowlin all filed for the office before the Friday deadline. The other candidate running to replace Mayor Mark Barron is Sara Flitner who announced her candidacy earlier this year. The primary election is August 19 and the general is November 4

Public Prohibited from Hot Pots on Rockefeller Parkway

June 2, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The National Park Service is starting to enforce their rules against hot potting in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway in order to conserve the hot pots and keep people safe. Park visitors are still allowed to swim in geothermal pools like Polecat Creek that are warmed by the runoff from other hot springs as long as they are not the direct heat source. The rule has been around since 2006, but NPS is finally enforcing it

Warm Weather is Causes Potential Flooding

May 30, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Some creeks and rivers in Jackson are so close to bursting that Teton County Emergency is triggering an action stage which means potential flooding in the near future. Jackson Hole Daily says Pacific Creek and Snake River at Flagg Ranch north of Jackson are above record levels for this time of year. Teton County Emergency Manager Rich Ochs says they’re not predicting anything major at this point

Teton County Prepares for Potential Floods

May 29, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County officials are warning people to watch for floods. Local News 8 says warm temperatures are causing creeks, rivers and streams to rise. Pacific Creek and the Snake River at Flagg Ranch have hit action stage meaning people who live in those areas should be ready for a flood at any moment

Utah Man in Jail for Threatening a Jackson Judge and Police Chief

May 23, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

A Utah man is finally getting arrested after four years of calling and threatening Jackson’s police chief and former municipal judge Tom Jordan and Todd Smith. Jackson Hole Daily says 66-year-old John Glinsman is in jail for threatening to use lethal force to hold his two targets accountable for crimes he thought they committed. Smith put a warrant out for Glinsman’s arrest in December 2013 and finally found him this month

Teton County Rec District Approves $64,000 for King Snow Guns

May 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Teton County schools’ recreation district board gave $1.3 million in tax money back to the community by purchasing an inflatable obstacle course, summer school and snow guns for Snow King. Jackson Hole Daily says the board members also paid for archery equipment, after-school programs and a boundary fence on the high school tennis courts. The board filled 25 requests for money to local parks, recreation and public schools

New members appointed to county boards

May 21, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson county commissioners chose four residents to fill positions on the library, public health and historic preservation boards. Jackson Hole Daily says John Hebberger Jr. and Katherine Dowson were appointed to the library board positions and Cheryl Katz and Ingrid Krasnow took the public health board spots. County commissioners and Jackson town councilors are considering applicants for the Travel and Tourism and Energy Conservations Works boards through June 23

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