Summer Travel Regulations went into effect Monday for the Palisades Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Local conditions are becoming suitable to support vehicle traffic on most roads and some trails without … Continue Reading
Most states across the US switched to Daylight Saving Time early Sunday morning. DST is touted as an energy-saving practice although its benefits continue to be debated. Proponents say that because most people sleep in the early morning hours, these hours of sunlight are “wasted” for them, whereas if they are shifted to the evening via DST they can then be “used,” reducing the necessity of artificial light. Opponents argue that actual energy savings are inconclusive, that DST can disrupt activities. Among those opposed are … Continue Reading
Today marks the half-way point for the Wyoming Legislature’s biennial budget session, and the second reading of the Budget Bill in both the Wyoming House and Senate commenced yesterday with over 40 proposed amendments. Teton County Representative Keith Gingery explains that … Continue Reading
The Teton County Coroner has confirmed that there was a fatality of a Search and Rescue member who was on board the helicopter that crashed about 2:00 pm Wednesday while responding to a snowmobile incident near Togwotee Mountain . County officials have identified 63-year-old Ray Shriver as the rescuer who died in that crash. Meanwhile, … Continue Reading
The Teton County Coroner has confirmed that there was a fatality of a Search and Rescue member who was on board the helicopter that crashed shortly after 3:00 pm Wednesday while responding to a snowmobile incident near Togwotee Mountain . The name of the victim is still being withheld pending notification of family members. Meanwhile, the other two on board the helicopter have been transported to St. John’s Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. The county’s search and rescue contract helicopter crash-landed about 6.7 miles south of Togwotee Mountain Lodge. The helicopter, with pilot and two rescue personnel on board, was responding to the report the snowmobile incident at the time. Due to the remote location, information and details regarding the incident are slow to become available for release. Law enforcement and rescue crews are still on scene in the Togwotee pass area, but crews hope to be returning from the scene tonight. Teton County Sheriff Jim Wahlen who is in Cheyenne to speak with legislators says he plans to return to Jackson immediately.
Details are still sketchy regarding a rescue operation in Teton County gone bad. County Spokesperson Charlotte Reynolds has confirmed that the county’s search and rescue contract helicopter crash-landed about 6.7 miles south of Togwotee Mountain Lodge. The helicopter, with pilot and two rescue personnel on board, was responding to the report of an injured snowmobiler at the time. Reynolds says all three on board survived the crash but suffered undisclosed injuries. Personnel from the Teton County Sheriff’s Department and Grand Teton National Park Search and Rescue have joined forces to aid the stricken rescue team. Two additional helicopters — one from Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho and the other from Heli-Express helicopter skiing have also joined in the rescue efforts. Reynolds says the Heli-Express aircraft flew with members of the Grand Teton National Park rescue team to the scene. No other information including the cause of the crash was available at the time of this report.
Two New Jersey snowboarders became the subjects of a multiple agency search and rescue Monday. The two reportedly left the boundary of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort at about 3:00 pm, intending to access Rock Springs Bowl to the north. Shortly before 6:00 pm, Jackson Hole Ski Patrol was notified that … Continue Reading
Representatives of Yellowstone National Park last night provided anyone in Jackson interested in the redrafting of a winter use plan, the opportunity to view proposed revisions and provide additional input on the seven alternatives to be proposed. As yet, there is no preferred alternative. Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk says … Continue Reading
During his State of the State address, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead pointed to the various industries around the state that contribute to make the state strong. He included those industries depicted on the state seal: agriculture and minerals, as well as … Continue Reading