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60 People Displaced from Jackson Landslide

April 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off

60 people are still out of their homes and four businesses out of commission as the Jackson landslide continues to creep toward their properties. Two restaurants, a liquor store and Walgreens are closed as a precaution. The Red Cross is paying for 18 people to stay in hotel rooms and the charity organization also set up a shelter for the displaced residents in the exhibit hall at the Teton County Fairgrounds yesterday.

Jackson Driver Slams Car Into Another Vehicle

April 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

An investigation continues after a Jackson driver slammed her car into another car several times close to Smith’s Grocery Store and High School Road in Jackson yesterday morning. Jackson Police, Teton County Sheriff’s Deputies and Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to the situation and took the driver into custody. Police initially got reports of gun shots being fired, but they realized it was just the sound of the cars smashing into each other

Individual Taxes Paid in Teton County Highest In Country

April 11, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County residents pay more taxes per person and per capita than any other county in the United States. The Brookings Institution says the county’s high-income residents boost the average numbers for everyone. According to tax receipts from 2007-2011 Teton County residents have the highest cost of living of all counties in the state and the highest amount of tax deductions

Jackson Residents Evacuated for Avalanche Scare

April 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Jackson residents are being evacuated because of a potential avalanche from a local hillside. The town sent an evacuation advisory for people who live on and around Budge Drive. Sidewinders upper, eastern parking area is closed as well as the Walgreens complex just to be safe

Yellowstone Seeks Comment On Lamar Buffalo Ranch Sustainable Energy Project

April 10, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The National Park Service or NPS is seeking the public’s input to make a decision on changing the energy conservation and production systems at Lamar Buffalo Ranch. NPS is proposing sustainable energy infrastructure improvements to conserve energy and water, reduce waste, replace and expand the solar energy system and install a new water turbine. The current solar energy system was installed in 1996 and many of its parts are at the end of their useful life.

 

Former Jackson Town Council Member Runs for County Board

April 9, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Former Jackson Town Council member Mark Obringer announced Monday he is running for the Teton County Board of Commissioners. Obringer served on the city council for almost 20 years and on the town planning commission for four. Jackson Hole News & Guide says he is the first Republican who is not an incumbent to declare for one of three contested county commissioner seats

Teton Park Road Open for Spring Season Activities

April 9, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park road crews completed their annual spring plowing recently. They cleared a 15-mile stretch of Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake parking area and Signal Mountain Lodge. Teton Park Road is now melted down to pavement and is open for playing on anything without a motor. Road Crews are still clearing Jenny Lake scenic loop and other areas

Teton County Schools Discuss Budget

April 9, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County school district officials are meeting for a budget workshop and board meeting at the district administrative office on Gregory Lane tonight at four and six o’clock. They will be talking about a 99-year ground lease, a new property tax formula, the calendar for the next school year and an audit of the special education program

Developer Affordable Housing Fees Increase Sharply

April 4, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Teton County developers’ fees increased drastically this week and are taking effect May 1. Teton County Housing Authority director Christine Walker says the fees represent the cost to build housing, what people can afford to pay and either purchase or rent. Some fees rose as high as 900 percent

Wyoming Had Lowest State-Local Tax Burden in 2011

April 4, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

A tax policy research group says Wyoming residents had the lowest state and local taxes in the country in 2011. Wyoming paid 6.9 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes that year according to the Tax Foundation report. The national average for state tax burden for 2011 was 9.8 percent.

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