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Teton County Sheriff’s Officers Investigate Apparent Homicide

September 13, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County Sheriff’s officers are investigating what appears to be a homicide south of Wilson in the Mosquito Creek area, and located about two miles west of Fall Creek Road.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says the victim is … Continue Reading

Old Bill’s Donations Due Today

September 13, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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For those who waited until the last minute to donate to their favorite charity through Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities, today marks that time. Community Foundation Special Events and Marketing Officer Nicki McDermott says donations must be in hand at the Foundation office by 5:00 tonight in order qualify for the matching funds. McDermott says … Continue Reading

Guest Rancher Hurt In Horse Accident

September 12, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County rescue personnel were called to the Flat Creek Ranch northeast of Jackson Tuesday afternoon after a horseback riding accident about 2:20 pm.  Teton County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Bob Gilliam says 51 year-old Loretta Michaels of Washington D.C. went over the top of the horse and sustained a head injury.  The ranch employees provided … Continue Reading

Future Gasoline Prices Uncertain

September 12, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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While national gasoline prices have increased one penny from one month ago after experiencing a spike over the long holiday weekend earlier in September, the state average has dropped two cents to $3.65 for a gallon of unleaded regular.  Still, that places the state among the second highest priced states nationally as listed in AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report.  In Jackson Hole, meanwhile, … Continue Reading

Teton County Takes Lead In Property Tax Reform

September 12, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County’s State Representative Keith Gingery says he is presenting the Wyoming Legislature’s Revenue Committee on some ideas that he has helped to formulate with the Teton County Board of Commissioners, Teton County Clerk, and Teton County Assessor pertaining to property taxes.  The Revenue Committee will be spending a full day today hearing … Continue Reading

Pathway Bridge Construction Continues

September 12, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Teton County and the Town of Jackson are continuing work throughout the fall on the WY22 Pathway Project between Stilson Ranch and the Town of Jackson. Construction of the Snake River Pathway Bridge is continuing  through at least November, with a possible winter shutdown after the structural bridge components are … Continue Reading

Loveland Couple Dies In Plane Crash

September 12, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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A Loveland, Colorado couple was killed when their single-engine private plane crashed shortly after noon at Jackson Hole Airport, virtually disintegrating on impact.  67 year-old Russell Kamtz and his 65 year-old wife Carol died when their small, experimental aircraft unexpectedly nose-dived to the ground on the western perimeter of the airport.  They are survived by two adult children.  Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs describes the plane as

an experimental, low-wing RV7 aircraft.  Details of the crash are still under investigation. The crash site was located west of the airport’s single runway, near Spring Gulch Road.  Units from the airport, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and Grand Teton National Park responded to the crash, but there was no fire.  Jackson Hole Airport is located within Grand Teton National Park.

Ridership On Jackson Air Service Increases

September 11, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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August proved to be a solid month for travel through the Jackson Hole Airport according to the monthly report to the airport board.  Those arriving on one of the six carriers serving the valley numbered 11% more than August of 2012 while … Continue Reading

Rangers Investigate Apparent Suicide

September 11, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park rangers discovered the body of a 55 year-old Winter Park, Florida man Monday morning.  Alberto Ortega’s body was discovered at Windy Point turnout on the Teton Park Road; apparently the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot to his head. Rangers are conducting … Continue Reading

Control Burn Planned Near Hoback Junction

September 11, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton Interagency fire managers are preparing to conduct a prescribed fire at Beaver Mountain – possibly yet this week.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says firefighters will ignite a burn in the 400-acre project area, 20-miles south of Jackson as part of the effort to increase defensible space within the community of Bryan Flats near Hoback Junction. She says … Continue Reading

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