The Jackson Town Council last week gave preliminary approval for the construction of a new cell tower at the Teton County fairgrounds. That tower supposedly will be disguised as a lamp post. The issue had been … Continue Reading
Tomorrow is Christmas Day and it is doubtful that anyone would expect government agencies, banks and a variety of other businesses to be open. However, officials from the Community Recycling Center and the Teton County Trash Transfer Station point out that those facilities will be closed all day tomorrow and half of today. Meanwhile, town, county and federal offices will be closed as well.
Christmas is here, and for some their tree will be down before the week is over. Mike Dukart of Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling says tree composting will again be available beginning Thursday and continue through the end of January. Duckart says … Continue Reading
It may be Wyoming’s busiest airport, but that won’t interfere with Santa’s special flight into Jackson Hole tonight Airport manager Ray Bishop says all the proper flight plans have been filed and clearance has been granted for his annual trip to the valley. Bishop says, “We’ve got the priority for Santa Claus to come in and … Continue Reading
Jackson Police are looking for information that will help them locate the person or persons responsible for a burglary one week ago Sunday at Lila Lou’s on Pearl Street. According to a police statement, the shop was broken into during the early morning hours December 15th and … Continue Reading
An illegal resident in Jackson was sentenced in Federal District Court one week ago, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. 25 year-old Erick Romero-Badillo of Mexico received time served plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. Romero-Badillo had been arrested in Jackson. The case was investigated by the US Department of Homeland Security and prosecuted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Problems at the Jackson/Teton County Recreation Center have at last been temporarily resolved and the gymnasium there has been reopened. The gym had been closed after the structure that holds the solar array on the Rec Center gym roof failed, causing the structure to come to rest directly on the roof. Steel rods from that structure punctured the roof membrane, creating … Continue Reading
It is officially a town ordinance now. Jackson Town Council this week voted to prohibit the use of cell phones and various wireless communication devices while operating a motorized vehicle. The measure then took effect immediately, but Jackson Police Chief Todd Smith says it won’t see full enforcement immediately. He says the council has decided that such enforcement will not take place until after … Continue Reading
Frozen water pipes are a problem for homeowners during the kind of hard freeze Jackson Hole has just experienced – but it can be even worse for a ski area when those pipes supply snow-making equipment. Yet, that’s just what has happened at Snow King Ski Area. Mountain Manager Adam Shanklin says a new system had been installed on the Elk side of the mountain, but the old system … Continue Reading