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Jackson Town Council Discusses Cell Phones

July 16, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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While it may not evolve into a city ordinance like the one in Rock Springs which prohibits the use of cell phones when driving, the Jackson Town Council last night discussed the concern.  Mayor Mark Barron says it has become enough of an issue that it warrants … Continue Reading

Jackson Airport Numbers Revised Upward

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It appears that business at the Jackson Hole Airport last month was better than first reported.  An error in the report to the airport board from one of the airlines was corrected indicating both arrivals and departures were more numerous than first thought.  Those catching flights out of the valley … Continue Reading

36 Shoulder-season Events Selected For Funding

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The Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Joint Powers Board selected 36 special events from a list of 45 applicants during its regular meeting Wednesday.  Board Chair Pontier Sackrey says to make the guidelines for selection clearer, specific categories for sponsorship opportunities were outlined. Those included … Continue Reading

Police To Crack Down on Bicyclists

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It is not unusual to hear complaints from bicyclists about their rights on the road not being respected.  However, the Town of Jackson and Jackson Police Department have been fielding complaints about cyclists disregarding traffic signs – like stop signs – and other traffic rules.  Lieutenant Cole Nethercott says in light of this, … Continue Reading

Bank Robber Sentenced

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The man convicted of the New Year’s Day robbery of a Jackson bank will spend six years in jail before being deported.  Australian author Corey Donaldson described himself as a “Robin Hood” taking money to give to the poor.  He told the court … Continue Reading

Independence Day Holiday Tourism Solid

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While no hard, fast figures are available for business in Jackson Hole over the long Independence Day holiday last week, Chamber Director Jeff Golightly says he has heard positive observations from various businesses throughout town who believe their patronage was up this year over recent years. Golightly says there will not be … Continue Reading

Jackson Airport Business Up In June

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Business at the Jackson Hole Airport showed mixed results during June compared with June one year ago, according to the monthly report submitted to the airport board.  Those catching flights out of the valley numbered 8% more than during June, 2012 while those arriving … Continue Reading

Jackson Airport Studies Wildlife Concerns

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Wyoming’s busiest airport is also the only commercial airport located inside a national park.  As such, it presents some rather unique challenges – like coexisting with the wildlife that call the park home.  Airport Manager Ray Bishop says the airport board is in the midst of a study regarding what kind of management strategies … Continue Reading

Jackson Gasoline Prices Among Nation’s Highest

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The US Energy Information Administration is reporting that gasoline prices have again decreased slightly during the past week, slipping by nearly a half cent per gallon to a national average of $3.49 for a gallon of unleaded regular.  Meanwhile, AAA Auto Club’s daily Fuel Gauge Report lists … Continue Reading

Rotary Club Raises Money for Water Project

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The Jackson Hole Rotary Lunch Club has announced the group recently received a $10,000 gift toward the development of a clean water system at the Center for the Secret of Peace in Rusizi, Rwanda. The three Rotary Clubs of Jackson in partnership with Rotary Club in Butare, Rwanda, have embraced this international service project out of admiration for what the group terms … Continue Reading

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