(JACKSON) Jackson Hole High School was hit with another student threat yesterday, leading to another investigation by law enforcement and school officials, and continued tight security at the school. School Superintendent Pam Shea would only term the incident as a “vague threat” which took place at a time in the morning she would not specify. Shea says the message triggered … Continue Reading
(JACKSON) Lower Valley Energy has announced a moderation in the price of propane at the wholesale level will bring a decrease in the price to customers by 9.22¢ per gallon. Prices had increased for propane in January and again the beginning of this month for a total of 88¢ more per gallon. Spokesman Brian Tanabe says the rate reduction … Continue Reading
(JACKSON) The Teton County Library Board is proposing changes to its library fee policy and is seeking public input for their proposal. Under their plan, overdue fines would accrue up to a $3 maximum per item, interlibrary loan fees would increase to … Continue Reading
(JACKSON) The Jackson Police Department is cautioning those seeking a rental property or property for sale to be careful about responding to listings of real estate on websites like Facebook or Craig’s List. Lieutenant Cole Nethercott says the scammers – often-times in foreign countries – list properties they don’t own and offer them for incredible deals. He says that prompts … Continue Reading
(JACKSON) Jackson Police yesterday closed the north entrance to South Park Loop Road from the Maverick gas station to Middle School Road due to rock-fall off of High School Butte. Several cars were struck by rocks but police officials say there were no injuries. At this time, the road has been reopened to traffic. However, town of Jackson Public Works and the Jackson Police Department will continue to assess the stability of the hillside above the road.
(WASHINGTON) Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell yesterday discussed President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request of $11.9 billion for the Department of the Interior. The 2015 budget allocates funds for efforts to upgrade and restore national parks and other public-land areas, while engaging thousands of youth, and veterans in outdoor activities. Jewell says an additional $30-million dollars has been set aside for … Continue Reading
(JACKSON) Bridger Teton National Forest has issued a public scoping notice for the proposed snowmaking facilities and associated infrastructure at Snow King Mountain Resort in Jackson. Additionally, a conduit to carry fiber optic cable for communications would be … Continue Reading
(REGIONAL) Those gassing up their vehicles in Jackson Hole this week certainly noticed the marked increase in the price per gallon of gasoline at the pumps. Nationally, says Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration, the price per gallon remains on a steady increase. She says the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline rose to … Continue Reading
A total of $11-million in special purpose excise tax issues will be placed before the voters this year following the approval yesterday by the town and county leadership of six issues. Mayor Mark Barron points out that all six issues involve construction of publicly-owned capital construction projects. They include … Continue Reading
Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center reports that there were numerous slides yesterday brought on by the new, wet snow received over the weekend. Among those slides were a sizable one … Continue Reading
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
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