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Season’s First Rescue Staged on Teton Pass

December 20, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County Search and Rescue was called to Teton Pass shortly before 2:00 pm Wednesday after a Jackson woman suffered a shoulder injury while snowboarding the pass.  23 year-old Viorica Cazacu was brought down on a toboggan since she was … Continue Reading

Elk Numbers Increasing on Refuge

December 20, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Elk

One of the occurrences Jackson Hole residents have come to expect each year at this time is the arrival of large numbers of elk on the refuge – particularly as the early winter storms move through.  Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says that is the case now and even more are on forest land adjacent the refuge ready to move in.  She says as of Wednesday, … Continue Reading

3 Serious House Fires in 2 Weeks In Teton Valley

December 20, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
TV Fire

Teton County, Idaho firefighters have battled three serious house fires in the last two weeks – one of which resulted in the total destruction of a home.  Fire Marshal Earl Giles says that latter fire took place Tuesday in Packsaddle Estates, and firefighters found the 800 square foot structure fully involved when they arrived.  Giles says the residents were able to … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Getting 5 New Trucks

December 20, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
New Pumper

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS is seeing some equipment upgrades with two fire engines already delivered and three more anticipated in the months ahead.  Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh says the two that have been received are … Continue Reading

Rec Center Gym Reopens

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
solar

Problems at the Jackson/Teton County Recreation Center have at last been temporarily resolved and the gymnasium there has been reopened.  The gym had been closed after the structure that holds the solar array on the Rec Center gym roof failed, causing the structure to come to rest directly on the roof.  Steel rods from that structure punctured the roof membrane, creating … Continue Reading

Swinging Bridge To Close For Repairs

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
swinging bridge

Those living on the Old Henry’s Road will have to access the area from just north of Horse Creek during the first full week of January due to the scheduled closure of the “Swinging Bridge” near Evans Trailer Court south of Jackson while repairs to the bridge are being made.  That repair consists of replacing a cracked bridge stringer, discovered during … Continue Reading

Free Energy-Saving Kits Offered By LVE

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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A Christmas gift from the power cooperative?  Not really, but it comes just in time for the holiday season.  Lower Valley Energy is offering an Energy Efficiency Kit to help its member/consumers use less electricity both for lighting and heating water.  The free kit includes … Continue Reading

State Closes Big Game Areas

December 19, 2013 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
elk migration

Most big game seasons are over now in Wyoming and many of the Game and Fish Department wildlife management areas that provide winter range are now closed for the season.  Spokesman Ray Hagaman says seasonal closures minimize stress for the wintering animals.  He says intrusions cause … Continue Reading

Salvation Army Kettles Out One More Weekend

December 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Salvation Army

The last of the four weekends that Salvation Army Bell Ringers will be out in Jackson Hole this year is coming up.  Kettle coordinator Steve Kallin says giving has been strong, but there is still a long way to go as efforts continue to raise money to help those in need around the valley.  Kallin says, “We’re a little ahead of last year’s pace, but the unfortunate thing is … Continue Reading

Hoback Bridge Nearly Completed

December 17, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Those driving past the construction of the new bridge across the Snake River at Hoback Junction south of Jackson may not be seeing all that much difference in the construction site, but Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say there is a big change under all that construction material.  In fact, progress is still … Continue Reading

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  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]

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