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Little or No Progress in Jackson Town Policies

May 19, 2014 Jackson Hole, Town of Jackson Comments Off

Jackson isn’t making any progress on many of its town policies. County staff members say it’s just what they were expecting though. The workforce is worse, there is less housing available and there is more traffic according to The 2014 Annual Indicator Report. Jackson Hole Daily says the town and county are hoping a housing action plan that’s currently being written will help them understand how to reverse the trend

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

Construction Workers Build Drill Rig Path in Jackson

April 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, Town of Jackson Comments Off

Jackson construction workers are building a temporary path for a drill rig to get to the slow-moving landslide threatening area homes and businesses. Jackson officials say the rig will drill holes up to 200 feet deep along the upper crest to look for ways to counter the landslide. Local News 8 says the drill samples will give valuable insights into the composition of the formation, the depth of the slide, the water levels and other important information

Jackson Landslide Causes Continued Carnage

April 21, 2014 Jackson Hole, Town of Jackson Comments Off

The Jackson landslide has slowed from moving nine feet in one day to about an inch a day, but it is still causing all kinds of carnage. Local News 8 says the slide dislodged lampposts, uprooted the Walgreens sign and the town’s water pump house, destroyed streets, fractured Budge Drive’s sewer line and sliced a home in two. Jackson Hole News & Guide says engineers are worried the movement could rupture the water main underneath Broadway, flooding the area with two million gallons of water in 30 minutes

Lifeguard Shortage Shuts Rec Center Down on Sundays

April 21, 2014 Town of Jackson Comments Off

Teton County is shutting down the Jackson Recreation Center for the next four Sundays because there aren’t enough lifeguards. Jackson Hole News & Guide says there is a screening test for people interested in lifeguarding May 1 at 6 p.m. Recreation Superintendent Jill Russell says the center will also be closed April 27 and May 4, 11 and 18

Lodging Tax Sponsors 32 Events

April 21, 2014 Town of Jackson Comments Off

The Jackson Travel and Tourism Board awarded $300,000 in sponsorship money for 32 special events. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the Quilt Festival, an Archaic Arts Fest and the Jackson Hole Ski Club all won grants for their events. The Jackson Hole Ski Club won the most money of all the groups taking in $49,000

Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance Hires New Executive Director

April 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is announcing Community Engagement Coordinator Craig Benjamin is being promoted to Executive Director May 1. Conservation Alliance co-chair David Hardie says his group looked all over the nation for job candidates, but ended up hiring someone from home. Jackson Hole News & Guide says Benjamin graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor’s degree in public policy and from Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs with a Masters

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.

Rock-falls Still Snarl Jackson Traffic

March 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Drivers who travel the northern end of South Park Loop Road have repeatedly been confounded in their travels as rock-falls along that stretch of road have caused the road to be closed on numerous occasions.  So far, the Jackson public works department has placed a snow barrier between the road and the hillside, and more recently … Continue Reading

Deep Snow Brings Spring Flooding

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Snowpack continues to pile up in the measuring sites of area river basins as spring snowstorms continue to march through the region.  According to the Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Snake River Basin now has 123% of the 30-year average with a water equivalency of 144%.  To the north, Yellowstone has 130% of normal snow with a water-content of 149%.  While the eventual melt-out of those accumulations is good news for area reservoirs, it also brings with it the threat of minor flooding.  Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs says … Continue Reading

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    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]

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