Ski Patrol members from Grand Targhee Ski Resort were called upon to conduct a rescue in an out-of-bounds area near the resort Wednesday afternoon. Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 34 year-old Jason Veres, vacationing in the area from New Jersey, had descended the ski area slopes and continued beyond the resort boundary, taking him into … Continue Reading
Jackson Hole Airport has undertaken a parking lot/rental car facility upgrade planning project. This includes relocating and expanding the parking lots and replacing the rental car Quick Turn Around facility. Airport Manager Ray Bishop says the project may require … Continue Reading
US Senators from Wyoming and Idaho are taking issue with the tone of President Obama’s State of the Union Speech Tuesday night saying he needs to focus on the big issues; like putting the nation’s economy back on track – and promote the Congress working together. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso says it is time the President … Continue Reading
Wyoming Department of Transportation crews reopened Hoback Canyon last night after an avalanche at Cow of the Woods deposited up to 15 feet of debris on the highway. Fortunately, no vehicles were caught in the slide. The avalanche was reported about 8:00 pm. Avalanche danger in the area today is understandably rated high today.
With the legalization of hitchhiking now, the increased number of those who are taking advantage of the arrangement are causing some concerns. Teton Pass Ambassador Jay Pistano explains that primarily, hitchhikers may not be easily seen as they walk along the road at the edges of traffic lanes. He says a lot of the passenger traffic right now goes up … Continue Reading
Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative owner-members approved a change in the nonprofit’s by-laws Tuesday night allowing Board of Director members to serve five consecutive terms of three years each, instead of the previously approved four terms. The change was made on a margin of 56% to 44%. The change was recommended by … Continue Reading
Competitors in the 2014 IPSSSDR are beginning to roll into Jackson for the 19th annual event that pits some of the world’s top mushers against each other over a four-state course. Race Director Dan Carter says those wishing to follow the race from … Continue Reading
An Etna, Wyoming man has been found guilty of illegally shooting and killing of a grizzly bear near Moran in 2012. After a lengthy investigation and a two day jury trial, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports the successful conviction of Joe B. Conger who shot and killed the bear on September 30, 2012, while hunting on Mount Randolph north of Moran. While registering the bear with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, … Continue Reading
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled a closure of Teton Pass for Thursday, January 30th, at 3:00am for avalanche control. Highway officials quickly add, however that deteriorating weather and avalanche conditions may force an earlier closure. Prohibition of parking at the summit of Teton Pass will be strictly enforced. Highway travelers and backcountry users are advised to plan accordingly.
About 35 Jackson residents living along Flat Creek gathered in the town hall yesterday evening to discuss the annual winter flooding problems brought about by the unique nature of the waterway. Mayor Mark Barron says while some expressed frustration with the situation and unrealized expectations from the use of so-called “thaw wells,” the overall tone of the meeting was … Continue Reading
Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014 High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday. Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state. Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas. Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014 Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today. Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty. Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
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