Jackson last week was granted part of a $1.5 million Business Committed Grant it had requested for the Snow King Mountain Resort. The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board instead approved a $500,000 Community Enhancement grant and … Continue Reading
The state of Wyoming has approved grant money to help pay for the expansion of the baggage claim area of Jackson Hole Airport currently under way. Airport Manager Ray Bishop says those funds were approved in Cheyenne Thursday morning. The Wyoming Business Council approved the … Continue Reading
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce topped 1000 members this week, following a steady increase over the past several years Chamber President Jeff Golightly says the growing membership is indicative of the energy and activities of the chamber board in supporting business in the valley and staging creative and thoughtful events and programs.” The Chamber will celebrate the milestone with a reception for all of its members Monday at 5:00 pm at the Wort Hotel.
While financial resources for the town are becoming more fluid, the Jackson Town Council has continued to exercise conservatism when drafting the coming year’s budget. Mayor Mark Barron says the budget adopted Monday reflects optimism on the parts of the town leaders with a slight cost-of-living increase included for town employees. Barron says the budget … Continue Reading
No doubt, you have heard about the outbreak of norovirus in the Mammoth area of Yellowstone National Park last week, thought to have been introduced to the area by visitors on a couple of tour busses. As contagious as the virus is, … Continue Reading
St. John’s Medical Center is hosting an open house to showcase its new magnetic resonance imaging system and newly designed MRI suite today. MRI exams are non-invasive diagnostic imaging exams of soft tissue, bone and muscles and have become one of the fastest growing types of medical diagnostic tests in the United States. Hospital Spokesperson Karen Connelly says … Continue Reading
The Second Annual Outerlocal Summer Games will kick off with the Running Leg; and walkers, hikers and runners alike will have a special reason to climb “the locals’ mountain” at the heart of town. The event is set for … Continue Reading
You say that you thought we said the pathway along South Park Loop Road would be closed last week and it wasn’t, and now here is a detour this week. That’s because the contractor doing work there had equipment problems and couldn’t get started until this week. That work will … Continue Reading
In response to the increased traffic congestion on Snow King Avenue at mid day, the Town of Jackson is currently searching for a traffic control firm to provide professional traffic direction personnel along Snow King Avenue from West Jackson to the Rodeo Grounds. The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s reconstruction of the 5-way intersection … Continue Reading
Jackson Hole is to be the site of a Wyoming-produced feature film through July and August entitled “Mahjong and the West.” Producer Alyssa Carpenter says the production will require a variety of local actors for supporting roles and extras. To that end, she says … Continue Reading
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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