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Construction Workers Build Drill Rig Path in Jackson

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

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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

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

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

Gas Prices Spike

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Jackson Hole residents are suffering sticker-shock as they go to fill up their cars this week.  The price of gasoline spiked by about 10¢ per gallon over the weekend.  Nationally, the US Energy Information Administration says prices rose about … Continue Reading

TC Recycling Department Offers Certification

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Teton County Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling is offering a new and improved version of the local green business certification program originally established in 2007.  Solid Waste and Recycling Spokesman Mac Dukart explains the program has been dormant for the past few years due to the recession, but thanks to … Continue Reading

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  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]

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