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Jackson County Commissioners Defend Short-Term Rental Law

August 7, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson Hole Daily says short-term home rentals are remaining illegal, but the prohibition might be disastrous for Jackson businesses. Long Reimer Winegar Attorney Erika Nash says her client Clear Creek Group might have grounds for a lawsuit. County Deputy Attorney Keith Gingery says he is more concerned about homeowners breaking building codes and leaving people in danger than potential lawsuits

Short-Term Rentals Banned in Teton County

August 6, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County homeowners are no longer allowed to rent out their properties for short-term visitors. The Associated Press says county commissioners and Jackson town council finally voted to keep their short-term rental ban after a year of talking about it. Homeowners cannot rent their houses out unless the renter lives there for more than 30 days

Gingery Plans to Run for School Board

August 6, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Republican from Jackson Keith Gingery is running for the school board. Gingery is currently Teton County’s deputy attorney and says he is not seeking another term in the Wyoming House of Representatives. Jackson Hole Daily says the deadline for filing for the school, conservation district and hospital boards ends August 26

Teton Housing Authority Chooses Interim Director

August 1, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Teton County Housing Authority is looking for an interim replacement for executive director Christine Walker who announced her resignation earlier this month. Housing authority board members decided not to choose a new director immediately because the job itself might be changed when they rewrite the county planning rules. Jackson Hole Daily says the interim director is probably going to be in charge for around six months

Jackson Man Busted for Drugs

July 31, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

A Jackson man is facing two felony charges for having nearly a pound of marijuana in his car. Jackson Hole Daily says a Teton County Sheriff deputy says he stopped Austin Kinley after seeing him cross into oncoming traffic three times while driving on Teton Pass near Glory Bowl. The deputy says Kinley was abnormally nervous so he brought the drug sniffing dog out and found two large vacuum sealed bags along with a vacuum sealer and several smaller bags

Experts Call for Affordable Housing Fund in Jackson

July 31, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

A housing official and city consultant are calling for a steady source of funding to solve Jackson’s shortage of affordable housing for its workers. Jackson Hole Daily says some people are camping and living out of their cars because they can’t find anywhere else to live. Teton County Housing Authority Executive Director Christine Walker says having a steady source of income similar to water, sewer or road funds would be the best way to solve the problem

Construction Worker Killed by Track Hoe

July 30, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Officers have released the name of the construction worker killed after being run over by a track hoe at a construction site. Afton police say 23-year-old Killian Rigby was behind the machine and the operator didn’t see him. The Associated Press says the St. Anthony construction crew was replacing irrigation pipe across U.S. Highway 89 and First Avenue

Plein Air for the Park Raises Almost $27,000

July 28, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Art enthusiasts spent $67,000 dollars raising almost $27,000 for the Grand Teton Association in the third annual Plein Air for the Park Show. Park officials say 41 Rocky Mountain Plein Air artists participated in the two week outdoor event. Jackson Hole Daily says artist Bill Sawczuk’s canvas of Geraldine Lucas’ cabin in the woods won the grand prize, the Grand Teton National Park Superintendent’s Award

Habitat for Humanity Hosts El Salvador Trip

July 25, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area’s Global Village program held the second of two information meetings last night about their trip to El Salvador in November. Jackson Hole Daily says the nonprofit is taking 12 volunteers on a 10 day excursion to help build a home for a family in need. Volunteers can pay $1,300 for the trip November 14 through 23 which includes five building days and one rest day

WYDOT Drops Spring Gulch Speed Bump Proposal

July 24, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Wyoming Department of Transportation engineers dropped one of their proposed ideas to ease traffic at Spring Gulch Road and Highway 22. Jackson Hole Daily says the idea was to put a speed table across the most dangerous point of the intersection slowing down drivers and allowing pedestrians to cross safely. Teton County Engineer Sean O’Malley says they don’t have a final plan for the intersection and whatever they choose will have to go through a public hearing process

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