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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
Salvation Army

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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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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