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Jackson Town Council Chastises Obama and Congress

October 11, 2013 State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Town Council yesterday sent official letters to Washington D.C. expressing concerns about how the closures of the national parks have been impacting the community’s economy.  In letters sent to President Obama, members of Wyoming’s congressional delegation and other congressional leaders, the town council pointed to … Continue Reading

Local Business To Be In National Commercials

October 11, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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You may see some local faces during a national marketing campaign by American Express later this month which seeks to encourage shoppers to patronize local businesses prior to Christmas.  Beaver Creek Hat and Leather Company was selected by American Express because … Continue Reading

NPS Retirees Speak Out

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As the 10th day of the government shutdown looms, the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees says more than seven million Americans have been kept out of national parks and collectively $750 million in visitor spending has been lost, with huge repercussions for … Continue Reading

Shutdown Impacting Jackson Food Cupboard

October 9, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The federal shutdown is beginning to be felt at the Jackson Food Cupboard now.  Amy Brooks of the cupboard says with the lack of funding for the WIC program, recipients of that federal program are now seeking assistance from the local program.  Brooks explains that the Women, Infants and Children organization normally provides food to … Continue Reading

Barrasso Blasts Interior Department Closures

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Wyoming’s US Senator John Barrasso blasted the Department of Interior during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting yesterday for the agency’s barricading and blocking of sites he said have no reason to be shuttered.  Calling the actions “deplorable,” Barrasso held up photos of Grand Teton National Park as examples of … Continue Reading

Town DUI Prosecution Heading For Municiple Court

October 8, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Town Council last night passed on final reading the ordinances necessary to allow municipal court to begin trying drunk driving cases that originate in town.  Mayor Mark Barron says by trying the cases in municipal court, it would bring associated revenues into town to be used by the police department in … Continue Reading

Federal Employees Invited To Attend SHIFT Free

October 8, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Events connected with the new fall festival in Jackson Hole called SHIFT are being opened up to furloughed federal employees, gratis.  Beginning Friday, the 2013 SHIFT festival focuses on … Continue Reading

Jackson Chamber Provides Visitors With Alternatives

October 7, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The community of Jackson Hole has been earnestly sending the message that it is open for business and the western hospitality it is known for is still in place despite the inconvenience of closed federal parks and facilities.  Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jeff Golightly says the first thing the Chamber did when the shutdown began was … Continue Reading

Local Firefighters Mark Fire Prevention Week

October 7, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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If you were in the vicinity of the Jackson Hole K-Mart Saturday, you no doubt saw Jackson Hole Fire/EMS represented there.  It was all part of their participation in Fire Prevention Week this week.  Members of the department were on hand to teach the importance of fire extinguishers and their proper use.  Meanwhile, … Continue Reading

Many Pathways Still Open

October 4, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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As the Jackson Community and its visitors cope with the affects of the federal government shutdown, Friends of Pathways reflects on the impacts to safe and enjoyable access to the local public lands.  In addition to the parks, forest and refuge, … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]

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