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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

Woman Crashes and Is Rushed to EIRMC

May 1, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

A woman was hospitalized following a rollover crash near Tetonia on Tuesday morning. According to the Idaho State Police 27-year-old Shayla Waddle, of Victor, was driving west on State Highway 33. She crossed into the oncoming lane, went off the road and rolled. She was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

Jackson Landslide Slows and Hillside Complex Reopens

April 30, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Jackson residents are returning to their homes and owners to their businesses today because the Budge Drive landslide is slowing down so much. The Town of Jackson’s news release says the evacuation order will be lifted this morning at 8 for many who live or work in the Hillside Complex. Local News 8 says the town has already spent $600,000 of its $750,000 budget.

County Considers Extending PRD Freeze

April 30, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Jackson County Commissioners are telling residential developers they still won’t be allowed to build houses for a long time. Jackson Hole News and Guide says the old moratorium is ending in July unless commissioners vote to keep it in place. The freeze on residential building was created to keep developers from changing the county’s development capacity. The planning commission and county commissioners must hold public hearings before they can renew the freeze

Governor Mead Hopes State and Federal Government Will Help with Landslide

April 29, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Governor Matt Mead visited the Jackson landslide last week and says state and federal government might be able to help pay to stop the slide. Governor Mead says he knows at least seven agencies that can help shoulder the costs. Jackson Hole News and guide says the city is spending between $30 and $40,000 each day. Officials say the landslide only moved a tenth of an inch in the last 24 hours

Planning Commission Considers 80-foot Cell Phone Tower Application

April 29, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off

Planning commissioners are trying to convince Teton County to approve an 80-foot cell tower on the hill above Swinging Bridge. The leases are running out on three 35-foot towers so all three short ones would be replaced by the big one. Jackson Hole News and Guide says the new tower is for AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers. If a tower extends into the skyline in Teton County it must be 20 feet or shorter so the new tower needs special approval

Public Meeting Being Held for Lower Palmer Prescribed Fire

April 28, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, Teton County Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest and Teton Interagency Fire staff is hosting an open house tomorrow at the Hoback Volunteer Fire Department to discuss the plan for the Hoback Fuels Reduction Project. Jackson Hole News and Guide says fire managers are reviewing maps and goals for the Lower Palmer fire in the Teton County Wildfire Protection Plan. They will be burning live and dead vegetation to protect people, property and natural resources

Bridge Spans Snake, but Stays Unfinished for Another Year

April 24, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Jackson construction workers hung the Snake River pathway bridge’s last girder yesterday, but the pathway won’t be complete for another year. In September, County officials originally said the bridge would be ready this year, but they are trying to build further away from the highway which is causing setbacks. Jackson Hole News and Guide says the pathway will be built in the Highway 22 right-of-way until commissioners can arrange a land swap

Highway 89 Pathway Opens for Public Use

April 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

The North Highway 89 Pathway is opening for public use today which is eight days before the scheduled May 1 opening date. Teton County Parks & Recreation will be sweeping the pathway this week as time allows. Elk use the same road for migration so The National Elk Refuge figures out when to open the pathway to people by how many elk have already migrated out of the refuge

Fire Managers Burn 150 Acres

April 23, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Interagency fire managers are finishing the last phase of the Palmer portion of the Hoback Junction Fuel Reduction Project. Jackson Hole News & Guide says 150 acres near the spot where Hoback and Snake River join were burned to increase protected space for firefighters and to encourage sagebrush diversity. 400 acres were burned in Palmer Creek fall of 2012

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