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Teton County Highest Unemployment Rate in Wyoming

June 25, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County reported the highest unemployment rate of all Wyoming counties in May with a 5.7 percent. The Associated Press says Converse County had the lowest rate at 2.8 percent. The state unemployment rate rose from 3.7 to 3.8 percent in May

Teton County Declines Proposal to Pay for Darby Canyon Repairs

June 25, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County commissioners are not paying for improvements on Darby Canyon Road. Jackson Hole Daily says commissioners hoped to share the cost of repairs with a Girl Scout camp, U.S. Forest Service and Teton County, but decided not to give up the $7,000 to $16,000 for equipment. Teton County public information officer Charlotte Reynolds says it’s not a county road

Teton County Cashes in on $1.7 Million from a Federal Program

June 24, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County is being awarded with $1.7 million through the federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes program which is $1 million more than county officials were expecting. Jackson Hole Daily says the PILT program is managed by the U.S. Department of Interior. The organization distributed almost $437 million nationwide this year and contributes about five percent of Teton County’s base budget. PILT money comes from Interior Department fees from oil and gas leasing, livestock grazing, timber harvesting and other businesses operating on federal land

WYDOT Starts Work on Highway 22 and Causes Delays

June 24, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

It’s not falling rocks endangering drivers on Teton Pass, it’s drivers endangering road workers trying to prevent falling rocks. Jackson Hole Daily says Wyoming Department of Transportation workers started repairing metal rock-fall netting on Highway 22 over the pass yesterday. WYDOT workers are knocking rock loose from the cliffs above the road, repairing the metal mesh and clearing out the ditches from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. every day. Drivers can expect 20 minute delays for most of the day until July 23.

WYDOT Hold Info Meeting Today

June 4, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is going to be talking about highway expansion, the Hoback River bridge and the landslide during their informational meeting today. Jackson Hole Daily says WYDOT reps are creating a six-year schedule for its transportation improvement program. The public is encouraged to come and weigh in on the issues this morning at 10:30 at WYDOT’s offices below South Park on Evans Road

Pocatello Pimp Behind Bars in Jackson

June 4, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson’s Teton County Prosecutor’s Office says a Pocatello man is being charged with human trafficking a teenage woman in Jackson, Wyoming and Washington state. The Associated Press says Jonathan Massoletti is being tried in court July 8 for setting up over 100 sexual encounters with the teenager. He was originally arrested for drunk driving, but on further investigation police officers learned one of the women with him was a prostitute. If Massoletti is convicted he could spend up to 50 years in jail

Dozens of Earthquakes Shake Yellowstone Park

June 4, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park is swarming with earthquakes with dozens tipping the seismograph scales. University of Utah Seismograph Station scientists say they recorded five small quakes early yesterday morning south of Gardiner. Earthquake specialist Paul Roberson says there were 20 to 30 more in the area and says that number is normal for the Region

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.

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