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Residents Seek To Mitigate Lost Cutter Race Revenues

February 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Shriners Hospital

With revenues lost due to the cancellation of Sunday’s Cutter Races in Jackson Hole, some in the community have inquired how they may help make up some of the money that was being raised for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.  Race Chairman Rod Everett says he surprised and moved by the inquiries. He says donations may be made to … Continue Reading

Emergency Response Concerns Expressed

February 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Fire-EMS

Jackson/Teton County Fire Marshal Kathy Clay has become concerned about the condition of secondary roads leading to area homes should an emergency response be needed at one of those homes.  Clay says the roads have become marginally passable in some areas.  Consequently she says … Continue Reading

Snowpack Becoming More Normal

Snowpack

Recent precipitation has pushed snow accumulations in the area’s river basins above average once again, with water content higher still.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snow that has accumulated in the Snake River and Wind River Basins is now at … Continue Reading

Large Weekend Avalanches Here But No Casualties

granite avalanche

Multiple avalanches and several close calls dominated the back country around Jackson Hole this weekend.  The Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center says rain and warm temperatures at the lower elevations created unstable conditions. They also quickly pointed out that … Continue Reading

Cutter Races Cancelled Sunday

February 17, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Cutter

Uncommonly warm weather and a melting track led to the Jackson Hole Shrine Club having to cancel the second day of the cutter races Sunday.  Chairman Rod Everett says it was simply a matter of safety for the racers and the horses.  Everett says the problem is not exclusive to Jackson Hole events and points to the setbacks being seen at the Olympics due to warm weather.  In retrospect, Everett says, … Continue Reading

Presidents’ Day Observed By Local Offices

February 17, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
presidents-day

Although State offices are closed today for President’s Day, the Wyoming Legislature is working through the Monday holiday.  All committee meetings and floor sessions are being held as normal and the Legislative Service Office is open regular business hours.   Closer to home, … Continue Reading

Another Illegal Alien Deported

February 17, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Federal Court-Wyoming

A man who has been living in Jackson has been sentenced for illegal re-entry as a previously deported alien in to the US and deported once again.  30 year-old Juan Manuel Nava-Sanchez of Mexico, also known as  Ernesto Rodriguez-Estrada, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Judge Nancy Freudenthal a week ago for … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Road Closures

teton pass closed

Winter conditions have forced the Wyoming Department of Transportation to close two main roads out of Jackson Hole this afternoon.  Shortly after 2:00 pm, Sunday, WYDOT announced it had closed Hoback Canyon between Bondurant and Hoback Junction due to winter driving conditions, and then at 5:30 pm, Teton Pass was closed due to driving conditions and poor visibility.  Both roads were reopened by about 7:30 pm.  Bridger-Teton National Forest also announced that several popular roads had become all but impassible and the Granite Creek road had been hit by a slide measuring an estimated 15 feet deep rendering it impassible shortly before 5:00 pm.

LVE Raises Natural Gas Price

Gas Meter

Energy Prices continue to rise for Jackson Hole and Star Valley.  Lower Valley Energy has announced the cost of natural gas will increase by 15¢ per therm on March first. Spokesman Brian Tanabe explains that the increase is a pass-through of the price increase being charged the cooperative from the wholesaler.  He explains that the market for natural gas has … Continue Reading

Bill Seeks To Exempt Tips From Sales Tax

February 14, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Petroff

If sales tax is not taken out of tips provided to food service workers, why should it be charged on tips for hospitality and lodging workers?  That’s the point of a bill introduced by Teton County Representative Ruth Ann Petroff.  Petroff explained to members of the that  a bill was … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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