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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

Teton County Trustees Maintain Meeting Time

July 23, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County School trustees are gathering today at noon to pay bills and approve a new staff during their monthly meeting. The board considered moving the monthly meeting time to 4:30 p.m. to make it easier for the public and district staff to come, but decided to keep it at noon. Jackson Hole Daily says the board voted 6 to 1 to keep the meeting at the same time

66-Year-Old Jackson Man Dies

July 22, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County Coroner’s Office workers say a 66-year-old Jackson man died from emphysema recently. Teton County Deputy Coroner Dave Hodges says John Hennessey was found dead in his Pioneer Homestead senior housing complex bedroom. Jackson Hole Daily says Hennessey was known for voicing his opinions about issues affecting him and other elderly people

Jackson Looks for New Council Members

July 21, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Jackson’s Town Council is accepting applications for the two open seats on the Board of Examiners. The seven member panel helps with the Contractor Licensing Program and is looking for two people with skills in mechanical, plumbing, electrical and other construction trades. Jackson Hole Daily says the application deadline is July 25

$44 Million School Budget Approved

July 17, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

School trustees in Teton County approved a budget of nearly $44 Million without public comment and little objection, according to the Jackson Hole News and Guide. The district spent less than anticipated in the previous fiscal year, leaving a balance of $5.7 million. This year the district will replace aging computers, pay higher insurance rates, and increase staffing at Davey Jackson and Colter Elementary schools to pay for growth in the student population

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