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
Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014 Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today. Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds. Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state. Daytime highs will be in […]
Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014 Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
Cowboy Running Back Ready For His New Role [AUDIO] - October 29, 2014 Wyoming freshman running back Brian Hill figured he would get some carries this season. And in week one, Hill was able to put in a couple of key runs in a win over Montana. But for the most part, it’s been spot time for the first-year Cowboys. But, with injuries to D.J. May and now […]
Mild & Windy Conditions Expected - October 29, 2014 A ridge of high pressure will strengthen and remain settled over the state of Wyoming on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies with mainly dry weather conditions for the end of the work week. Winds, however, will be strong on Wednesday and Friday with gusts between 30 and 45 mph. Wind […]
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