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County Considers Extending PRD Freeze

April 30, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson County Commissioners are telling residential developers they still won’t be allowed to build houses for a long time. Jackson Hole News and Guide says the old moratorium is ending in July unless commissioners vote to keep it in place. The freeze on residential building was created to keep developers from changing the county’s development capacity. The planning commission and county commissioners must hold public hearings before they can renew the freeze

Governor Mead Hopes State and Federal Government Will Help with Landslide

April 29, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Governor Matt Mead visited the Jackson landslide last week and says state and federal government might be able to help pay to stop the slide. Governor Mead says he knows at least seven agencies that can help shoulder the costs. Jackson Hole News and guide says the city is spending between $30 and $40,000 each day. Officials say the landslide only moved a tenth of an inch in the last 24 hours

Planning Commission Considers 80-foot Cell Phone Tower Application

April 29, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off

Planning commissioners are trying to convince Teton County to approve an 80-foot cell tower on the hill above Swinging Bridge. The leases are running out on three 35-foot towers so all three short ones would be replaced by the big one. Jackson Hole News and Guide says the new tower is for AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers. If a tower extends into the skyline in Teton County it must be 20 feet or shorter so the new tower needs special approval

Public Meeting Being Held for Lower Palmer Prescribed Fire

April 28, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, Teton County Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest and Teton Interagency Fire staff is hosting an open house tomorrow at the Hoback Volunteer Fire Department to discuss the plan for the Hoback Fuels Reduction Project. Jackson Hole News and Guide says fire managers are reviewing maps and goals for the Lower Palmer fire in the Teton County Wildfire Protection Plan. They will be burning live and dead vegetation to protect people, property and natural resources

Bridge Spans Snake, but Stays Unfinished for Another Year

April 24, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Jackson construction workers hung the Snake River pathway bridge’s last girder yesterday, but the pathway won’t be complete for another year. In September, County officials originally said the bridge would be ready this year, but they are trying to build further away from the highway which is causing setbacks. Jackson Hole News and Guide says the pathway will be built in the Highway 22 right-of-way until commissioners can arrange a land swap

Highway 89 Pathway Opens for Public Use

April 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

The North Highway 89 Pathway is opening for public use today which is eight days before the scheduled May 1 opening date. Teton County Parks & Recreation will be sweeping the pathway this week as time allows. Elk use the same road for migration so The National Elk Refuge figures out when to open the pathway to people by how many elk have already migrated out of the refuge

Fire Managers Burn 150 Acres

April 23, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Interagency fire managers are finishing the last phase of the Palmer portion of the Hoback Junction Fuel Reduction Project. Jackson Hole News & Guide says 150 acres near the spot where Hoback and Snake River join were burned to increase protected space for firefighters and to encourage sagebrush diversity. 400 acres were burned in Palmer Creek fall of 2012

Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance Hires New Executive Director

April 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is announcing Community Engagement Coordinator Craig Benjamin is being promoted to Executive Director May 1. Conservation Alliance co-chair David Hardie says his group looked all over the nation for job candidates, but ended up hiring someone from home. Jackson Hole News & Guide says Benjamin graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor’s degree in public policy and from Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs with a Masters

County May Condemn Private Property for Bridge

April 18, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

County commissioners are moving forward on an eminent domain claim on riverfront property owner Rod Lewis’s land. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the county wants to own the land so it can replace an old bridge. WYDOT appraised Lewis’s third of an acre at just under $4,000 and recently offered $9,000. Lewis says his neighbor is asking $249,000 for an even smaller area of land

Teton County Residents Taxes Lowest in Nation

April 16, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Yesterday was the last day to file taxes without an extension and Teton County residents paid less than almost anyone else in the United States. Wyoming residents paid 6.9 percent of their income in 2011 which was the least in the nation. The Tax Foundation says Wyoming has the fourth-lowest state and local sales tax rate of any state in the country

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