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Blueways Program Dissolved

January 8, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Responding to pressure from members of the Western Caucus, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has dissolved the National Blueways System.  The Secretary’s action also dissolves the National Blueways Committee, which was composed entirely of federal officials and which claimed the authority to unilaterally designate entire river watersheds as “National Blueways.”  These designations held the potential to expand the reach of … Continue Reading

Film Contest Enters Its Seventh Year

January 8, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
WY Short Film

For the seventh year running, the Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Film makers can submit their videos online at by April 4th and qualify for … Continue Reading

Wyoming Seeking Solution To Completing Land Sale

Mead

The deadline for the next payment to the state of Wyoming for parcels within Grand Teton National Park that are being sold to the federal government passed over the weekend without the third of four payments being made.  While that could spell a broken contract allowing the state to move forward with a sale of the land to someone else, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says the state is looking for … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Shaken by a 3.5 Quake

January 7, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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While Yellowstone National Park experiences earth tremors daily, usually measuring little over 1 on the Richter scale, a quake of 3.5 was felt early Monday morning in the interior of the park, about 19 miles south of Gardiner, Montana.  That shake reportedly occurred around … Continue Reading

Weather Still Snarling Air Traffic

January 7, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Weather across the nation continues to impact flights in and out of Jackson Hole as it has since the beginning of January.  As in the previous several days, Director of Operations Craig Logan says several flights Monday, especially those connecting to the east coast, were … Continue Reading

Artists Sought For Street Project

January 7, 2014 State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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As the town of Jackson reconstructs Cache Street south of the downtown area, the town’s art association is seeking artistic contributions to incorporate into the pavers.  The selected artist or team will design and fabricate pavers that will be integrated into … Continue Reading

Teton County Commission Chooses New Leadership

January 7, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Monday brought a “changing of the guard” at the Teton County Commission with Commission Chairman Paul Vogelheim stepping down and Hank Phibbs again taking the lead as the board’s chairman.  Vogelheim says it was a prolific year for the commissioners to set policy, but perhaps the most significant accomplishment was operating the county within a tight budget. He says the commission actually got the budget done before … Continue Reading

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.

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