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WinterFest Begins Friday

February 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The fourth annual WinterFest gets under way in Jackson Hole tomorrow beginning with the arrival of cutter racers in town and their pre-race Calcutta, the race on Saturday and Sunday and two Slalom and Giant Slalom events at Snow King Resort.  Cutter Race Chairman Rod Everett says 30 teams are anticipated for this weekend’s race. Everett says … Continue Reading

Winter Snarls Local Traffic

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Teton Pass was reopened early this morning after a brief closure for avalanche control.  Highway 89 from Moose to Moran was closed through most of the day yesterday and remained closed this morning.  Today, the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Forecast Center says the danger of avalanches at all elevations is considerable, and extreme caution is advised.

Six Lost Snowmobilers Located

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A party of six snowmobilers from Minnesota was located yesterday afternoon after spending a cold night out on Togwotee Pass.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says the group had become stuck, and then after becoming mobile again, became disoriented and opted to spend Tuesday night before seeking their way out again by daylight.  Gilliam says the Teton County Sheriff’s Office was … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole’s Airport Manager To Retire

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Jackson Hole Airport Manager Ray Bishop has announced he will be retiring this fall after being in that position for eight years.  During his tenure, Bishop has focused on improvements to passenger safety, renovations to the airport to accommodate the growing activity, stewardship of the facility in a way that respects National Park values, and addressing environmental concerns in general.  Under Bishop’s supervision, … Continue Reading

Land Swap Bill Moves Forward

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A bill to allow the State of Wyoming to enter into an agreement with the US Department of Interior for the trade of land in their acquisition of the remaining two parcels in Grand Teton National Park was successfully introduced in the state senate Tuesday and referred to the Agriculture Committee.  Senator Leland Christensen who introduced the bill explained … Continue Reading

New Chamber Board Member Announced

February 12, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has announced Lower Valley Energy CEO and President Jim Webb has been selected to replace Mike Halpin who stepped down earlier to serve on the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board Central Events Committee.  The Chamber Board currently has 17 members who are responsible for representing Chamber members through committee leadership. Webb’s appointment takes effect immediately.

Wyoming’s US Senators Seek Simplification

February 12, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming US Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi are taking a page directly out of the Wyoming Legislature’s handbook and offering it as a bill intended to limit backroom deal-making and pork-barrel measures.  That bill, explains Barrasso, would require any legislation considered by the Senate to be limited to a single issue – just as … Continue Reading

EA Issued For Jenny Lake Improvements

February 12, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Environmental Assessment for the Jenny Lake Renewal Plan has been published now and is open to public review for the next 30 days.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the renewal effort is intended to provide for improved visitor experiences in the Jenny Lake area while not only being safe and environmentally sensitive, but providing educational opportunities as well. She points out that … Continue Reading

Judge Tom Jordan Retires

February 12, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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After 26 years as Jackson’s Municipal Judge, Tom Jordan has submitted a letter to the Mayor and Jackson Town Council expressing his intent to retire from public service. In his letter, Judge Jordan set a retirement date of March 10th, and offered … Continue Reading

Local Bear Provides Much Information

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Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pointing to an individual grizzly bear sow living in the Blackrock area East of Moran for making significant contributions to information needed to manage the species.  Large Carnivore Biologist Dan Bjornlie says wildlife personnel have trapped bear 179 eight times and recorded significant information in their journals that has been … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]