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
Jackson county commissioners chose four residents to fill positions on the library, public health and historic preservation boards. Jackson Hole Daily says John Hebberger Jr. and Katherine Dowson were appointed to the library board positions and Cheryl Katz and Ingrid Krasnow took the public health board spots. County commissioners and Jackson town councilors are considering applicants for the Travel and Tourism and Energy Conservations Works boards through June 23
Clear Creek Group sales associate and former planning commissioner Reynolds Pomeroy announced he’s running for a seat on the Teton County Board of Commissioners. The New York native says his background in public service and familiarity with the area has prepared the life-long republican. Jackson Hole Daily says Pomeroy moved to Jackson Hole in 1980 and says a lot of the important issues are the same like conservation, schools and the environment
Jackson town and county officials are paying Nelson Engineering $100,000 to design the bike and pedestrian path connecting the Snake River bridge to Indian Trails. Jackson Hole Daily says construction will probably start this fall and end next summer. Officials were hesitant to build it there because the Wyoming Department of Transportation has plans to widen the road
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
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