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Rec Center Gym Reopens

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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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

Jackson Cell Phone Ban Wins Final Passage

December 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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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

Snow King Snowmaking System Stricken

December 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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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

Salvation Army Kettles Out One More Weekend

December 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The last of the four weekends that Salvation Army Bell Ringers will be out in Jackson Hole this year is coming up.  Kettle coordinator Steve Kallin says giving has been strong, but there is still a long way to go as efforts continue to raise money to help those in need around the valley.  Kallin says, “We’re a little ahead of last year’s pace, but the unfortunate thing is … Continue Reading

Forest Supervisor’s Office Reopens

BTNF Office

The heating system is fixed now – sort of.  With some creative engineering, heat has been restored to the Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor’s office and measurements show now harmful fumes are being generated.  Now, says Spokesperson Mary Cernicek, it is back to work today for the forest administrators.  She says the Forest worked with the repair contractor and utilizing both the company’s equipment and the forest service equipment they determined … Continue Reading

Forest Employee Hospitalized, Headquarters Remains Closed

BTNF Office

Ongoing problems with the heating system at the Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor’s office in Jackson have led to its continued closure.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says a forest employee working to make repairs Sunday afternoon was hospitalized after being overcome by fumes.  However, fire officials who responded … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Airport Business Takes Off

December 13, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Sunday marks the beginning of the busy winter airline schedule at Jackson Hole Airport, with 11 non-stop flights to and from Jackson Hole over the next few months.  Airport manager Ray Bishop says due to the popularity of the Jackson Hole area, the airport is expected to be extremely busy and the lobby to fill up fast.  Since most of the flights will be arriving mid-day, Bishop says … Continue Reading

St. John’s Med Center Launches Partnership

December 13, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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St. John’s Medical Center Monday signs an affiliation agreement with the University of Utah Health Care Center which will enhance the coordination of resources between the two facilities.  St. John’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Lou Hochheiser says St. John’s Patients have long benefited from Services provided by the university hospital and clinics, but this will provide … Continue Reading

Flat Creek Flooding Through Jackson

December 12, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The water is rising in Flat Creek again as the bitter cold temperatures have led to what is known as anchor ice forming and blocking the flow of the stream.  Anchor ice is formed when frazil ice forms on the channel bottom during cold periods and the creek flow becomes super cooled.  As that ice rises, so does the water level.  Town Manager Bob McLauren says … Continue Reading

Giving Strong At Salvation Army Kettles

December 12, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Salvation Army

The second week of efforts by the Salvation Army volunteers in Jackson proved profitable last weekend, although the need for assistance by many in the community is still very high.  Kettle Drive Coordinator Steve Kallin says considering the frigid temperatures late last week, the bell ringers … Continue Reading

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  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    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 […]

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