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Weather Service Warns Against Bitter Cold

sub-zero

The National Weather Service this morning warned parents sending their children back to school for the first day after the holidays to bundle them up for their wait at the bus stop.  Temperatures in Northwestern Wyoming hovered in the areas of -10 to -30 in some locations.  The service’s weather statement added that wind chill values intensified the effects of those bitter temperatures.  Sub-zero temperatures are also forecast for tomorrow morning in the region.

Flat Creek Continuing To Flood

January 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Barron

There are only a handful of streams in North America that exhibit the behavior of freezing from the bottom up and flooding, and one of those streams flows directly through the Town of Jackson.  Mayor Mark Barron says as that flooding continues this year, solutions are being sought.  He says there are maybe five or six waterways in North America that have the winter “frazil ice” flooding problem, so … Continue Reading

Swinging Bridge Closed This Week

January 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
swinging bridge

Beginning today, those living along or in areas accessed by the Old Henry’s Road will have to access their homes  from the south end of the road near Horse Creek.  Through this week, the Teton County Road and Levee Department is replacing a broken stringer on the Swinging Bridge and that bridge is closed while the repair work is under way.  County officials assure that the emergency services here are aware of the closure and the alternate access to the area in order to continue to provide emergency services there as necessary.

Liz Cheney Drops Out Of Race

January 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Liz-Cheney

Senate Candidate Liz Cheney has announced she will drop out of the race against Incumbent Senator Mike Enzi.  ABC Radio is reporting that in a statement released by her campaign this morning, she confirmed in her own words that she’s leaving the race. She says that serious health issues have recently arisen in our family and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign. Cheney became a resident of Jackson Hole in 2012.

IPSSSDR Contestents Prepare For Race

IPSSSDR

The 2014 IPSSSDR begins from downtown Jackson the end of this month. Some early season races in Alaska were cancelled due to poor weather conditions, but there are more races scheduled in which many of this year’s Stage Stop are participating. This provides a chance to … Continue Reading

Recycle Center Accepting Plastic Wrap

January 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
RRR

The Teton County Integrated and Solid Waste and Recycling Center has decided to “put the wraps on” a greater variety of plastic grocery bags and plastic wrap that find their way into landfills.  Such commodities are obviously not biodegradable.  Solid Waste and Recycling Outreach Coordinator Mac Dukart explains … Continue Reading

Wyoming Traffic Fatalities Lowest Since 1945

January 6, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
WHP

According to preliminary numbers, it appears Wyoming’s highway traffic fatality count in 2013 will be the lowest it has been since the year 1945 which saw 71 fatalities in the State.  As it stands at the moment, Wyoming’s 2013 traffic fatality count from vehicle crashes … Continue Reading

Flu Spreading Across Wyoming

influenza

Cases of influenza have been picking up across the state of Wyoming; and Idaho is reporting its first flu-related death now.  Altogether, Wyoming has recorded over 460 cases of flu, while Wyoming Department of Health Spokesperson Kim Deti says a majority seem to be on the eastern side of the state.  She says there have been only a handful of cases reported in Teton County, but she quickly points out … Continue Reading

Snowpack Still Average or Below

snow measurements

Despite this week’s snowfall in northwestern Wyoming, snowpack in the region is still lagging slightly behind in some basins and is running about average in others.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snowpack in the Snake River Basin is … Continue Reading

Weather Elsewhere Snarls Jackson Flights

January 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
flight delays

Winter weather to the east of us has been causing occasional headaches for air travel to and from Jackson Hole.  According to Airport Manager Ray Bishop, flights to and from Denver on New Year’s Day were delayed due to conditions as the storm moved through Colorado.  Yesterday, the storm was … Continue Reading

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