Yellowstone National Park is swarming with earthquakes with dozens tipping the seismograph scales. University of Utah Seismograph Station scientists say they recorded five small quakes early yesterday morning south of Gardiner. Earthquake specialist Paul Roberson says there were 20 to 30 more in the area and says that number is normal for the Region
Jackson Hole Daily says Teton County Commission Administrator Steve Foster is resigning from his position at the end of the month. County Public Information Officer Charlotte Reynolds says Foster served as the commission administrator for the past five years and as the Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Director for 10 years. County Commission Chairman Hank Phibbs says they are working on strategies to move forward without Foster
Teton County commissioners might be approving an 80 foot cellphone tower today to be built on top of a 300 foot hillside overlooking Hog Island. Jackson Hole Daily says the Squaw Creek tower is taller than the current law allows, but planning commissioners and county planning staff are still trying to get it approved. American Tower’s cell tower would improve service for AT&T and Verizon users south of town. Commissioners will probably make a final decision during their regular meeting this morning at 9.
A pilot was seriously injured after crashing his single-person plane in Yellowstone National Park yesterday. Local News 8 says the 54-year-old man wrecked south of the Gardiner, Montana airport just inside the park’s northern boundary. He was taken to the airport by ambulance and airlifted to a Bozeman hospital. Details of his current condition have not been released.
Three new candidates are joining the race for mayor in Jackson. Jackson Hole Daily says Geneva Chong, Stephen McDonald and Mark Nowlin all filed for the office before the Friday deadline. The other candidate running to replace Mayor Mark Barron is Sara Flitner who announced her candidacy earlier this year. The primary election is August 19 and the general is November 4
The National Park Service is starting to enforce their rules against hot potting in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway in order to conserve the hot pots and keep people safe. Park visitors are still allowed to swim in geothermal pools like Polecat Creek that are warmed by the runoff from other hot springs as long as they are not the direct heat source. The rule has been around since 2006, but NPS is finally enforcing it
Some creeks and rivers in Jackson are so close to bursting that Teton County Emergency is triggering an action stage which means potential flooding in the near future. Jackson Hole Daily says Pacific Creek and Snake River at Flagg Ranch north of Jackson are above record levels for this time of year. Teton County Emergency Manager Rich Ochs says they’re not predicting anything major at this point
Teton County officials are warning people to watch for floods. Local News 8 says warm temperatures are causing creeks, rivers and streams to rise. Pacific Creek and the Snake River at Flagg Ranch have hit action stage meaning people who live in those areas should be ready for a flood at any moment
A Utah man is finally getting arrested after four years of calling and threatening Jackson’s police chief and former municipal judge Tom Jordan and Todd Smith. Jackson Hole Daily says 66-year-old John Glinsman is in jail for threatening to use lethal force to hold his two targets accountable for crimes he thought they committed. Smith put a warrant out for Glinsman’s arrest in December 2013 and finally found him this month
Teton County schools’ recreation district board gave $1.3 million in tax money back to the community by purchasing an inflatable obstacle course, summer school and snow guns for Snow King. Jackson Hole Daily says the board members also paid for archery equipment, after-school programs and a boundary fence on the high school tennis courts. The board filled 25 requests for money to local parks, recreation and public schools
The “new” truck’s going to take some getting used to - September 23, 2014 When my old F-350 died, we knew we couldn’t get much for it. We traded it straight across for a no-frills Chevy Aveo. That wasn’t much of an improvement. For the short time we owned the Aveo, we referred to it as the “Reasonably Priced Car,” because it reminded us of the gutless hunks of […]
Torrington Man’s Body Recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir - September 22, 2014 The body of James “Jesse” Nelson was recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir on Saturday by Goshen County Search and Rescue personnel. Wyoming State Parks reports that the 53-year-old Torrington man jumped into the reservoir on September 15 to save an occupant that jumped from his boat into the reservoir for an unknown reason. That person […]
New Miss Wyoming USA Crowned - September 22, 2014 The 2015 Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Wyoming Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday, September 21, at the Casper Events Center in Casper. A large crowd filled the center on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Caroline Scott of Cheyenne as Miss Wyoming USA 2015, and Payton Sanders of Casper as Miss Wyoming TEEN USA 2015. Both […]
Simple steps can help you get your goat - September 22, 2014 In Wyoming, antelope hunting is often an afterthought. We tend to focus on elk, and deer are a close second. Not many of us do a whole lot of planning for our antelope hunts. Maybe that’s partly because compared to deer and especially elk, antelope hunting can be pretty easy. As long as you’re not […]
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