2014 State of the State Address
2014 State of the State Address
The report from a missing counter is in and January visitation statistics from Grand Teton National Park indicate a significant increase over the same month last year. According to the report published by the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office, nearly 44,800 people entered the park for recreation last month, a 12.3% growth from the previous year. Combined with those passing through the park for non-recreational purposes … Continue Reading
Blaine “Buddy” Streeper of Fort Nelson, British Columbia won the International Pedigree Sled Dog Race for the fifth time Saturday following previous wins in 2004, 2010, 2011 and 2012. John Stewart of Scotland finished only minutes behind after the week-long race. However, of the eight legs, IPSSSDR officials for the first time ever had to cancel one leg out of Kemmerer. Race Director Dan Carter says … Continue Reading
Another publication has named Jackson, Wyoming one of America’s best ski towns. Travel and Leisure Magazine named those communities that offer amenities beyond good skiing on the slopes. The articles author explained, “We’ve set our sights on the towns that prove ski vacations aren’t just about the slopes or mega-resorts or chic chalets. They are about … Continue Reading
The summer schedule for Jackson Hole Airport has been put together now and includes daily flights to eight major cities beginning in June. According to the preliminary schedule, passengers will be able to find daily flights between Jackson Hole and … Continue Reading
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has published the analysis of December’s tourism industry through a contract with DestiMetrics. That analysis indicated that despite an increase in tourism in other markets during the month, tourism in Jackson Hole was down slightly. Their report shows … Continue Reading
A bill that would set timber harvest goals for national forests throughout the West was the subject of a U.S. Senate Committee hearing last Thursday. The “National Forest Jobs and Management Bill” sponsored by Wyoming Senator John Barrasso is promoted as a way to bring more money to rural schools and create timber jobs. Retired Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor Kniffy Hamilton says … Continue Reading
Jackson Police Friday responded an accident involving an elementary school aged pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. The child was transported to the hospital, but thankfully does not appear to be seriously injured. Lieutenant Cole Nethercott adds that there were six other incidences of vehicle collisions, slide offs and motorist assists just during the early hours of this weekend’s storm. He says with the winter snow storm moving through the area, motorists need to take extra precautions when driving. Most importantly, he says, they need to slow down.
Jackson Hole Broncs basketball had two games this weekend, the boys losing both by relatively narrow margins. Friday, the Cody Broncs slipped by Jackson Hole 49 to 46 and Saturday the Powell Panthers got by the Broncs 62 to 60. The girls saw more decisive defeats losing to Cody 45 to 28 on Friday and then to Powell 67 to 35 on Saturday. The Broncs next take on Pinedale here this Friday and travel to Lander Saturday.
Grand Teton National Park Rangers were called to assist two men and a woman who mistakenly skied out of bounds from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Friday and ended up in the Park’s Granite Canyon… Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says the three – identified as 59 year-old Tom Barry of Jackson, Wyoming, 49 year-old Zoe Tong and 52 year-old Dave Catero from San Francisco, California – were not … Continue Reading
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