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Traffic Patrols Stepped Up Tonight

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The message from the Wyoming Highway Patrol for New Year’s Eve is a very familiar one – if you drink, don’t drive.  Lieutenant Tom Kelly of the Jackson District of the patrol says troopers will be out in force tonight to assure those celebrating the new year in get home safely. Kelly points out that New Year’s Eve is traditionally a drinking holiday and unfortunately, some people make some poor decisions and choose to drive after they’ve been drinking.  Kelly says, “We try to increase our manpower out there to try to prevent anyone from getting hurt when people make those poor choices.  We’re not saying don’t drink – we’re saying don’t drive if you’re going to drink.”  Kelly urges … Continue Reading

Salvation Army Donations Down In 2013

December 31, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Hole’s Salvation Army bell ringers this year raised $17,350 to help those in need in the community.  While that is more than $2000 below last year’s collections, kettle drive coordinator Steve Kallin says the daily collections were significantly higher than they were last year. He says all the fundraising took place … Continue Reading

Mule Deer Report Coming To Communities

December 31, 2013 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it will visit a number of western Wyoming communities to discuss current research and progress on the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative that was created in 2010. One of the main thrusts of the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative is … Continue Reading

Cause Determined in Avalanche Death

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The cause of death has been determined for the 29 year-old Jackson man who was killed Thursday afternoon in an avalanche south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort near Cody Peak.  Teton County Coroner Kiley Campbell says Michael Kazanjy … Continue Reading

Mid Avalanche Risk Levels Most Deadly

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Current avalanche conditions in the area are such that too often, those recreating in the back country underestimate the risk leading to an elevation in incidents like those seen in the region Thursday.  Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Forecast Director Bob Comey says of the five danger levels more incidents take place … Continue Reading

Pay Jackson Bills Online

December 30, 2013 State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Beginning New Year’s Day, the Town of Jackson will provide an on-line bill paying option through the Town’s newly renovated website. This on-line feature will allow individuals to … Continue Reading

Avalanche Claim’s Idaho Snowmobiler

December 27, 2013 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Bonneville County, Idaho Sheriff’s Office says 39 year-old Rex Andersen of Arco was killed about 3:00 pm Thursday afternoon in an avalanche in Neely’s Cover near Palisades Peak just west of the Idaho-Wyoming state line near Irwin. Anderson had been snowmobiling with … Continue Reading

Busy Weekend At Airport To Bring Challenges

December 27, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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This could be a record weekend for traffic through Jackson Hole Airport.  Director of Operations Craig Logan says administrators are anticipating the 11 flights in and out of the valley will be running near capacity Friday, Saturday and Sunday pushing the small terminal to its limits – particularly during the noon-hour.  Logan says airport staff has been really happy with … Continue Reading

Mead Cheers Declining Drunk Driving Deaths

December 27, 2013 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Governor Matt Mead is cheering the statistics showing Wyoming’s highway fatalities are decreasing.  Mead established the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving in 2011 to curtail alcohol-related highway deaths, and late last week, he told reporters that … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices To Increase Again

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Gasoline prices are edging upward nationally according to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge report.  Currently, the average is $3.26-point-8 per gallon of unleaded regular compared with $3.21 one week ago.  The lowest prices in the country are to be found once again in … Continue Reading

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