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Highway 22 Pathway Design Funding Approved

May 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

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

Teton County Discusses Potential Crackdown on Short-term Rentals

May 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Jackson and Teton County officials are discussing whether to enforce the law that bans property owners to rent out their homes for less than 30 days. Jackson Hole Daily says the ban hasn’t been enforced since 2007 and also says homes must meet commercial building codes to be rented legally. Many residents say they rely on the extra income

Jackson Council Reviews Town Budget

May 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off

The Jackson landslide is putting the city in the red financially, but town staff created a balanced budget to present to Town Council. Jackson Hole Daily says council members started reviewing the 224-page document yesterday and are adjusting and finalizing the official 2014-2015 budget before the fiscal year starts. Officials expect the landslide to cost $868,000 by the time reconstruction is finished

Jackson Hole Airport Reroutes and Cancels Flights

May 9, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson Hole Airport is rerouting and cancelling several flights originally planned to land in Jackson to Idaho Falls because of some broken equipment. Jackson Hole Daily says a Federal Aviation Administration technician visited yesterday to fix the automated weather observation system that’s been down since April 16. Two commercial flights were rerouted to Idaho Falls Regional Airport and four other flights were cancelled altogether

WYDOT Closes Roads for Bridge Inspections

May 8, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is conducting bridge inspections in Teton County over the next two weeks. WYDOT will be inspecting the Hoback Junctions Snake River Bridge this week and WYO 22 next week. WYDOT will close one lane for each project so drivers should expect delays

Butte Residents Can Finally Drive Home

May 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Many Budge Drive residents have been displaced from their homes because of the Jackson landslide, but police and public works have reopened a road so now they can drive instead of hike back to their homes. Director of Public Works Larry Pardee tells Jackson Hole Daily that drivers should not stop on the roads and should move quickly. Police Chief Cole Nethercott says officers are only allowing drivers who live on Budge drive to make their way across the road

Friends of Pathways Loses Its Director

May 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

The two-decade-old Jackson valley nonprofit Friends of Pathways is losing their executive director. Jackson Hole Daily says Mike Welch is resigning, but is staying connected with the organization. Development Director Katherine Dowson is going to be the interim executive director until Pathways finds a new one

Yellowstone Spring Travelers Cautioned To Slow Down for Animals

May 6, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park comes alive with lots of large animals in the spring and park rangers are encouraging visitors to be careful on the roads. Speed limits are reduced temporarily to 55 miles per hour on U.S. Highways 191 and 89 to prevent car collisions with crossing animals. Many people have wrecked their cars and even died from collisions with migrating elk and bison during this time of year in the past

Many Jackson Residents Return Home

May 5, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Most Jackson landslide evacuees are heading back to their homes. Incident command spokeswoman Roxanne Robinson told Local News 8 workers opened a road letting residents return home Saturday. Robinson says all except seven homes and apartments are reopened

Jackson Slide Slows, but Cost Continues to Climb

May 1, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

The Budge Drive landslide in Jackson has slowed to a tenth of an inch a day, but the cost to repair damage is still skyrocketing. Jackson Hole News and Guide says Jackson Town Council approved $750,000 for building walls to stop the slide and they have already spent over $650,000. The city’s $30,000 to $40,000 per day construction plan seems to be working and three businesses that were closed because of the slide are back on the market

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