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Avalanche Claims Snowmobiler’s Life (Update)

avalanche danger

A snowmobiler from Osage, Iowa died in an avalanche Tuesday near Togwotee Mountain Lodge at about 3:00 pm while three companions escaped injury.  Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 26 year-old Tyler Tourtlett had gotten his snow machine stuck about 1½ miles east of the lodge and a companion was circling around to assist him when the avalanche to released. Gilliam says the companion was able to … Continue Reading

Snowmobile Fee Increase Nears House Approval

February 18, 2014 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Halverson

The Snowmobile permit and registration fees bill has passed on second reading in the House now, but not without a fair amount of debate.  Lincoln/Teton County Representative Marti Halverson, who sits on the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee which sponsored the bill, explains it is not the increase in registration fees that are at issue. She says it is … Continue Reading

Ride2Fly Program Extended

February 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Ride2 Fly

It started as a pilot project in November, but has proved so successful, the Ride2Fly service in Jackson will become a regular feature.  The town and the airport have discovered that Jackson Hole travelers have been taking advantage of Ride2Fly, as a way to avoid the need for airport parking, and at the same time, … Continue Reading

State Legislature Focuses On 2-Year Budget

February 18, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Gingery

The Wyoming Legislature yesterday began reviewing the State Budget. Each house of the Legislature is to work independently on the budget and then after both houses approve the budget, a conference committee will be appointed to reconcile the differences between the two houses.  Once the budget is submitted to the Governor, … Continue Reading

Residents Seek To Mitigate Lost Cutter Race Revenues

February 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Shriners Hospital

With revenues lost due to the cancellation of Sunday’s Cutter Races in Jackson Hole, some in the community have inquired how they may help make up some of the money that was being raised for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.  Race Chairman Rod Everett says he surprised and moved by the inquiries. He says donations may be made to … Continue Reading

Emergency Response Concerns Expressed

February 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Fire-EMS

Jackson/Teton County Fire Marshal Kathy Clay has become concerned about the condition of secondary roads leading to area homes should an emergency response be needed at one of those homes.  Clay says the roads have become marginally passable in some areas.  Consequently she says … Continue Reading

Snowpack Becoming More Normal

Snowpack

Recent precipitation has pushed snow accumulations in the area’s river basins above average once again, with water content higher still.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snow that has accumulated in the Snake River and Wind River Basins is now at … Continue Reading

Large Weekend Avalanches Here But No Casualties

granite avalanche

Multiple avalanches and several close calls dominated the back country around Jackson Hole this weekend.  The Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center says rain and warm temperatures at the lower elevations created unstable conditions. They also quickly pointed out that … Continue Reading

Cutter Races Cancelled Sunday

February 17, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Cutter

Uncommonly warm weather and a melting track led to the Jackson Hole Shrine Club having to cancel the second day of the cutter races Sunday.  Chairman Rod Everett says it was simply a matter of safety for the racers and the horses.  Everett says the problem is not exclusive to Jackson Hole events and points to the setbacks being seen at the Olympics due to warm weather.  In retrospect, Everett says, … Continue Reading

Presidents’ Day Observed By Local Offices

February 17, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
presidents-day

Although State offices are closed today for President’s Day, the Wyoming Legislature is working through the Monday holiday.  All committee meetings and floor sessions are being held as normal and the Legislative Service Office is open regular business hours.   Closer to home, … Continue Reading

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  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
  • GPS will sometimes lead you to astray - August 29, 2014
    At the risk of sounding like I’ve been watching too much Top Gear, I need to go off on a bit of a rant right now. The good folks at Nissan let me drive a Titan for two full months, which was really nice of them. And it’s done a pretty good job of filling […]
  • Centennial Church Burglary And Shooting A Hoax, Pastor Shot Himself - August 28, 2014
    A Pastor of the Centennial Valley Community Church, who claims he was shot during a robbery staged the whole incident.  The Albany County Sheriff’s department says 44 year old Pastor Dennis Lynn Davis falsified his report of the robbery and in fact shot himself. Undersheriff Robert Debree says deputies immediately became suspicious of the crime, and after interviewing […]

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