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Jackson Celebrates 118th Annual ’49er Ball

February 21, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
49er Ball

Jackson’s oldest celebration, the ‘49er Ball (now in its 118th year) features some serious “boot-scootin’” Saturday night complete with a live band, silent auction, a queen and a costume contest.  There is also a grand prize of $1000 with the purchase of a ticket. The event originally was begun to help fight cabin fever in Jackson Hole in the late 1800’s, but now serves as a fundraiser for the local eye-care program supported by the Jackson Hole Lion’s Club. The event is at the Virginian Convention Center beginning at 8:00 pm with dance lessons one hour before.

Student Arrested In Connection With Shooting Threat

JH High School

A 17 year old Jackson Hole High School Student has been arrested under suspicion of being involved with the posting of a threat of a shooting to take place Friday at the school.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam told a news conference Thursday evening that the case was being handled as a criminal investigation.  He explained that the young man was connected to … Continue Reading

Moose-Wilson Project Moves To Next Phase

February 20, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Moose Wilson Road

Work on the Moose-Wilson Corridor Comprehensive Management Plan in Grand Teton National Park is moving forward with two steps having been completed now.  Earlier this week, the National Park Service received the findings of an independent Road Safety Audit from the Western Federal Lands Highway Division of the Department of Transportation which Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says will … Continue Reading

Wyoming Considers 80 MPH Speeds

February 20, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
80 mph

A bill to increase the speed limit on some Wyoming highways to 80 miles per hour is not expected to speed through the legislature to passage now that it has been submitted for debate.  Proponents argue that the new limit would save time, and those states that have already introduced the higher speed have seen … Continue Reading

Gingery Joins Effort To Expand Medicaid

February 20, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Gingery

Teton County State Representative Keith Gingery was one of those who voted in favor of a last-ditch effort to fund expanded Medicaid benefits in Wyoming.  The amendment was proposed to the state’s budget bill to accomplish what was intended in several other bills that failed to win support.  The amendment failed on a vote of 27 to 29.  Gingery has been a proponent of all the Medicaid expansion efforts.

Equipment Mired In Cache Creek

National Forest

It is said that the third try is a charm and that’s what Bridger-Teton National Forest officials are hoping for today.  Over the weekend, the Teton County Park and Recreation snow groomer became mired in the slushy snow about four miles up Cache Creek which is where it still remains.  Tuesday, Forest Service Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says … Continue Reading

Snow Piles Bring Safety Concerns

February 20, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
buried hydrant

Snow accumulations and snow piles have been causing some serious headaches for Teton County Fire/EMS in recent weeks.  Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says obscured fire zones where parking is prohibited are not being observed – but they are necessary for firefighters to maneuver the trucks or access the buildings.  House identification numbers, she says … Continue Reading

National Gasoline Price Average Rises

gasoline prices

While Jackson Holes gasoline prices remain unchanged, the cost of gasoline nationwide has taken a sharp upturn.  Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration says the most precipitous increase was in the Gulf Coast region where prices spiked an average of 9.3¢.  She says the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline rose to $3.38 a gallon on Monday — up 7.1¢ from a week ago, based on the weekly price survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Closer to home, … Continue Reading

CDC Praises Wyoming Child Restraint Laws

February 20, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
child seat

Kudos from the National Center for Disease Control for the state of Wyoming.  Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz at the C-D-C points to efforts in Wyoming as an example of a good program to stem the tide of traffic deaths among young children.  Wyoming is one of only two states with a child safety-seat law that requires … Continue Reading

Forest Roads Nearly Impassable

stuck

This may not have been the time to venture out for winter travel on forest roads.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the unseasonably warm weather has left roads soggy, slushy and at times impassable.  She says even the trail groomers have been getting mired down.  Cernicek says, “We had people sliding off the highway, we had snowmobiles that actually got … Continue Reading

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  • 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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