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
Mainly Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Today - August 20, 2014 A passing weather system will combine with monsoonal moisture to trigger shower and thunderstorm activity throughout the state today. Shower and thunderstorm activity will be likely across the western, northern and southern mountain areas (and higher terrain), while mainly isolated thunderstorms will be possible throughout eastern Wyoming. However, any storms that do develop have the […]
Cramming for hunting - August 20, 2014 My kids aren’t involved in all the things a kid can take part in, but they still keep my wife and me pretty busy. With the activities they do, though, combined with all the commitments Amy and I have, summer sort of got away from us. Now it’s fall, and that means getting the kids […]
Cowgirls Picked Fifth In MW-Kirby First Team - August 19, 2014 The Wyoming volleyball team was selected to finish fifth, as the Mountain West announced the 2014 preseason volleyball poll and all-conference team on Tuesday morning. The voting panel consisted of the league’s 11 head coaches. Defending league-champion Colorado State was chosen as the favorite to win the 2014 MW regular-season title. The Rams collected seven […]
Bigger trucks aren’t always better - August 19, 2014 I recently had the rare opportunity to test a compact and a full-size pickup pretty much head-to-head. Going into it, I was pretty sure there was nothing the compact version could offer that I would like more than the full-size truck. But the Nissan Frontier, despite its size, is no less truck than the Nissan […]
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