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Man Prosecuted for Fossil Smuggling

January 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A Colorado man with ties to Jackson has pleaded guilty to conspiring to smuggle fossils from China into the United States.  John Richard Rolater who operates “By Nature Gallery” in Jackson now faces sentencing for the felony.  His guilty plea was announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming.  The investigation was conducted by … Continue Reading

Western Wyoming Authorities Seek Counterfeiter

January 3, 2014 State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Federal Officers are looking for the person who spent $950 in counterfeit money at a Rock Springs electronics store.  Rock Springs police say an end-of-the day deposit turned up eight bogus $100 bills and three $50 bills.  Officials say the bills were … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Airport Crunch Coming

January 2, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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It’s that part of their trips that visitors to Jackson knew was going to come eventually – the trip home.  Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday will be the days for the crunch at Jackson Hole airport, and Airport Manager Ray Bishop says of the 1380 seats available on outgoing flights, 1320 are spoken for. He says the outbound rush will … Continue Reading

Traffic Patrols Stepped Up Tonight

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The message from the Wyoming Highway Patrol for New Year’s Eve is a very familiar one – if you drink, don’t drive.  Lieutenant Tom Kelly of the Jackson District of the patrol says troopers will be out in force tonight to assure those celebrating the new year in get home safely. Kelly points out that New Year’s Eve is traditionally a drinking holiday and unfortunately, some people make some poor decisions and choose to drive after they’ve been drinking.  Kelly says, “We try to increase our manpower out there to try to prevent anyone from getting hurt when people make those poor choices.  We’re not saying don’t drink – we’re saying don’t drive if you’re going to drink.”  Kelly urges … Continue Reading

Salvation Army Donations Down In 2013

December 31, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Hole’s Salvation Army bell ringers this year raised $17,350 to help those in need in the community.  While that is more than $2000 below last year’s collections, kettle drive coordinator Steve Kallin says the daily collections were significantly higher than they were last year. He says all the fundraising took place … Continue Reading

Pay Jackson Bills Online

December 30, 2013 State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Beginning New Year’s Day, the Town of Jackson will provide an on-line bill paying option through the Town’s newly renovated website. This on-line feature will allow individuals to … Continue Reading

Lodging Tax Grant Applications Coming Due

December 30, 2013 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Those seeking grants from the local lodging tax for activities next year have one more month to apply for the funding. Producers should submit the required information electronically in PDF format to the joint town and county travel and tourism board no later than 5:00 pm Friday, January 31st. Applications that are … Continue Reading

Busy Weekend At Airport To Bring Challenges

December 27, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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This could be a record weekend for traffic through Jackson Hole Airport.  Director of Operations Craig Logan says administrators are anticipating the 11 flights in and out of the valley will be running near capacity Friday, Saturday and Sunday pushing the small terminal to its limits – particularly during the noon-hour.  Logan says airport staff has been really happy with … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices To Increase Again

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Gasoline prices are edging upward nationally according to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge report.  Currently, the average is $3.26-point-8 per gallon of unleaded regular compared with $3.21 one week ago.  The lowest prices in the country are to be found once again in … Continue Reading

Elk Refuge Marks ESA Anniversary

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The National Elk Refuge is marking the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act with activities at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center in Jackson Saturday.  Spokesperson Lori Iverson says naturalists will be on hand to … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued April 24 at 1:40PM MDT by NWS - April 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM
    AS A NEW UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES THROUGH THE REGION...CHANCES FOR LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW WILL RETURN TO THE WESTERN VALLEYS. THERE WILL BE A LET UP IN THE PRECIPITATION THIS EVENING BEFORE A BETTER CHANCE FOR INCREASING SNOW ARRIVES FRIDAY MORNING...CHANGING TO A RAIN SNOW MIX BY LATE MORNING. GEN [...]

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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 […]