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Man Charged With Human Trafficking

January 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A Pocatello, Idaho man is facing charges of human trafficking after being arrested in Jackson earlier this month.  Charges allege that 31-year-old Jonathan Massoletti of Pocatello, Idaho forced an 18 year-old woman to work for him as a prostitute and have sex with clients in three states. The victim reportedly told investigators … Continue Reading

Rockfall Mess To Be Repaired

January 23, 2014 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced that TK Mining Service of Grand junction, Colorado has submitted the low bid of $817,000 to replace and repair rock-fall mesh on the slopes above highways over Salt Pass, Teton Pass and in the Snake River Canyon. Rock falls since the mesh was installed in 2000 have damaged panels and split some of the seams between the panels of mesh that protect the highways and the traffic using them below. The work is scheduled to be completed by October 31st.

Wort Hotel Bestowed More Honors

January 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson’s Wort Hotel has been the recipient in the past few months of some of the industry’s highest accolades.  General Manager Jim Waldrop today is in Las Vegas, Nevada where he is accepting an award for the hotel’s selection as a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel.  He says earning such an award is “truly an honor.” Forbes Travel Guide was … Continue Reading

Replaced Fences Paying Off

January 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Cameras installed around Jackson Hole indicate that numerous wildlife species are showing a preference for crossing fences that the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation volunteers installed last fall.  Spokesman Cory Hatch says animals, including … Continue Reading

Former BTNF Supervisor Calls For Reform

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A former Supervisor on the Bridger Teton National Forest is calling for a revised approach to the management philosophy for the nation’s forests.  Brian Stout has just released a book entitled Trees of Life – Our Forests In Peril, where he references the respect given our natural resources by the Native American culture.  Stout says the crisis brought upon the planet by the loss of biodiversity and environmental services is actually a people problem which results from … Continue Reading

US Senator Barrasso Says ESA Needs Revision

January 22, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Last fall, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee voted to recommend the delisting of the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, leaving it to the US Fish and Wildlife Service to make the final determination.  Senator John Barrasso, in Jackson Tuesday agrees that the bear should be de-listed, but says the question of such a determination goes deeper than just this issue.  He says he believes … Continue Reading

New Snake River Canyon Bridge To Open Friday

January 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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It’s just around the corner now – or for that matter, around the roundabout.  Construction crews are going through the final check-list on the new Snake River Canyon Bridge at Hoback Junction south of Jackson, and state department of transportation officials say they expect to open it to traffic Friday with little fanfare.  The new bridge was … Continue Reading

Invitations Go Out for 2014 Cutter Races

January 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Invitations are going out for next month’s 43rd Annual Cutter Races staged each year by the Jackson Hole Shriners to raise funds for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.  Event Chairman Rod Everett says this year’s event will involve about 30 teams.  He says based on starting the races about noon, they have to be cut off around sunset and that limits the number of races that can be run to … Continue Reading

Popular Conference Gets New Owner

January 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A popular Jackson Hole event, the Western Design Conference held annually in September during the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival has been purchased by local resident Allison Merritt who has plans for expansion in 2014.  After acting as the Events Manager of the Western Design Conference for seven years, … Continue Reading

Light Bulb Law “Screwed Up”

January 22, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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How many Wyomingites does it take to change a light bulb?  While that may sound like the lead line of a joke, it actually is not.  The answer is only those holding valid electrician’s licenses are permitted to change light bulbs under an antiquated law.  However, Senators Gerald Geis and Cale Case of Fremont County want to … Continue Reading

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  • Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014
    Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds.  Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state.  Daytime highs will be in […]
  • Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014
    Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
  • Cowboy Running Back Ready For His New Role [AUDIO] - October 29, 2014
    Wyoming freshman running back Brian Hill figured he would get some carries this season.  And in week one, Hill was able to put in a couple of key runs in a win over Montana.  But for the most part, it’s been spot time for the first-year Cowboys.  But, with injuries to D.J. May and now […]
  • Mild & Windy Conditions Expected - October 29, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will strengthen and remain settled over the state of Wyoming on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies with mainly dry weather conditions for the end of the work week.  Winds, however, will be strong on Wednesday and Friday with gusts between 30 and 45 mph.  Wind […]

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