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Recount Results

August 21, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The recount is done and it doesn’t change the outcome of Tuesday’s Primary in the Teton County Commissioner race.  Candidate Mark Obringer lost his bid for a seat on the council by one vote. That means Reynolds Pomeroy, Paul Vogelheim and Paul Perry will be on the ticket in November. No other local races required a recount

Jackson Looks for Home for Historic Cabin

August 20, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson’s town manager is asking Town Council to find a place to put a historic cabin and to pay the moving expenses.  Teton County Historic Preservation Board member John Eastman says Town Manager Bob McLaurin is approaching town councilors soon about the idea. Jackson Hole Daily says the cabin has to be moved or demolished by Friday. Eastman says they have raised $10,000 in public and private money to help pay the moving bill

Preservation Board Raises Money to Save Historic Cabin from Demolition

August 18, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Teton County Historic Preservation Board is looking to save a historic landmark from being demolished. The Mercer family is selling its East Broadway cabin and property to a Jewish organization called Chabad-Lubavitch which plans to build a synagogue there. Jackson Hole Daily says the Preservation Board is fighting to raise money to move the cabin before the sale closes August 26

Teton County Considers Cell Tower Master Plan

August 15, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County officials started the discussion about a potential master plan for cell tower sites all over the county. The master plan would be a collaboration among cell providers, tower corporations and county officials. Jackson Hole Daily says actual work on the plan probably won’t start until after the New Year

WYDOT Treats Pavement on Wyoming Roads

August 14, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is treating pavement surfaces in several areas as part of a district-wide chip seal project in Sweetwater, Lincoln, Sublette, Teton and Uinta counties. WYDOT chose Intermountain Slurry Seal out of Salt Lake City to complete the $3 million project by August 31. Residents can expect 10-20 minute delays

Community Leaders Disagree on Sales Tax Numbers

August 14, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Mayor Mark Barron supported an optional one percent sales tax to pay for capital projects at an election forum at Teton County Library last week. Barron said 55 percent of taxes are paid by tourists, but after the meeting said there’s no scientific data for the statistic he used. Jackson Hole Daily says community leaders are shooting for visitors to carry half of the county’s sales tax load

Sales Tax Revenue Almost Four Times Higher than Expected

August 13, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Revenue from sales tax is higher than expected in Jackson this summer. Jackson Hole Daily says Teton County brought in $2.3 million in sales tax in July and August and Jackson took in $1.9 million during the same time period. The 12 percent increase in both towns is four times more than they were expecting

2014 Snow King Race Cancelled

August 11, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County and Jackson Parks and Recreation Department have cancelled this year’s Snow King Hill Climb because of construction on the Town Hill. The Bridger-Teton National Forest closed the switchbacks leading from the valley floor to the top of the almost 8,000 foot mountain. Jackson Hole Daily says most trails on the north side of the ski area are closed because construction crews are building infrastructure for snow machinery at the top of the mountain

Teton County Accepts $100,000 in Legal Settlement

August 8, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County commissioners are accepting a $100,000 settlement from the people who designed a solar array that collapsed on top of the Teton County-Jackson Recreation Center last November. Jackson Hole Daily says the total damage was $300,000, but insurance should cover the other $200,000. The faulty solar panel was built by K.Y.S.E. Structural Engineers and when it collapsed it put 13 holes in the roof

Alpine Pawn Shop Closes Its Door After 24 Years

August 8, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The 24-year-old Alpine Pawn Shop is closing its doors after loaning hundreds of thousands of dollars to valley residents over the years. Jackson Hole Daily says Graham and Dorothy Mercer are retiring to Bainbridge Island in Washington which is closer to family. The Mercers sold the building to a Jewish group called Chabad-Lubavitch that is planning to build a synagogue on the property

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