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Fatal Crash Near Afton

High-Speed Pursuit Ends

 On July 12, 2020, at 10:08 a.m., troopers were dispatched to the area of milepost 71 on US 89 near Afton, Wyoming, for a motor vehicle crash.  A 2020 Chevrolet Trax was traveling southbound on …

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Phillips Ridge Restricted

The next phase of the Teton to Snake Fuels Reduction Project on the Jackson Ranger District of Bridger-Teton National Forest is set to begin Wednesday on Phillips Ridge. Throughout the next month, contractors will be …

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Grill Catches House on Fire

A Sunday back yard barbeque at a South Park home became far more excitement than the family bargained for. Heat from a gas grill next to the home set the siding of the house on …

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Yellowstone Visitor Numbers Moving Up

Yellowstone National Park has released its visitation statistics for last month which indicate tourism is picking up again as the coronavirus restrictions ease. According to their report, the county showed a 32% decrease from June …

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Absentee Votes Encouraged

July 13, 2020

In an effort to practice social distancing the Teton County Clerk’s Office is encouraging Teton County voters to vote by absentee ballot for the Wyoming 2020 Primary Election. Voters can cast their absentee ballots in …

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Gordon Looks to Diversification

With the closure of coal mines in northeastern Wyoming and oil and gas production at a low, Governor Mark Gordon says it is becoming paramount that the state looks for ways to diversify its economy. …

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Air Travel Down 80%

Heli-Tour Meeting Draws Over 350

The Coronavirus continues to take its toll on air travel in and out of Jackson Hole. Travel through the Jackson Hole Airport again saw a marked decline during June according to the monthly report to …

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Park Rescuers Busy

July 10, 2020

In recent weeks Grand Teton National Park employees have responded to several emergency medical and rescue situations, including park trail crew members saving the life of a visitor who fell into Cascade Creek and was …

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Go Fund Me Campaign for Mayer

The man who for years was the voice of the Jackson Hole Broncs, Danny Mayer, was recently in an accident near Salmon, Idaho, just prior to Memorial Day weekend. In the accident, his wheel-chair accessible …

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Palmer is Rotarian of the Year

July 9, 2020

The Jackson Rotary Lunch Club announced that Stuart Palmer has been honored as Rotarian of the Year by the organization. Stuart Palmer who has been a Rotary member for 30 years, has served both the …

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Rusty Parrot Lodge Rebuild Planned

Jackson’s Rusty Parrot Lodge will rise again. The Rusty Parrot was destroyed by fire last November 18th, at which time the owner-operator of the 4-diamond establishment pledged to rebuild. Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / …

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Game and Fish Department Inspires

It was an out-of-school learning experience recently in Pinedale when several Game and Fish personnel participated in the Department’s new “Inspire a Kid” program this summer. Big Game Migration Coordinator Jill Randall, Wildlife Biologist Dean …

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State Loses Grizzly Ruling

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the State of Wyoming’s appeal of a 2018 decision restoring endangered species protections for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem population of grizzly bears. The original decision halted states’ planned trophy …

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Grand Teton Music Festival Grants Scholarships

July 8, 2020

Three talented musicians from around the region were selected by the Grand Teton Music Festival to receive scholarships to advance their talents. Normally, the scholarship competition takes place at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village, …

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Rescue Calls Drop

Teton County Search and Rescue experienced the fewest number of call-outs since the first of the year compared with any other similar time frame in the 27-year history of the organization. During the first six …

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Fire Danger Rises

Fire danger is considered moderate in Yellowstone National Park but there are no fire restrictions currently in place in the park. Campfires are only permitted within fire rings in our campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. Fireworks are …

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Grizzly Relocated to Discovery Center

July 7, 2020

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured a grizzly bear after it got into unsecured attractants at a house and campground near West Yellowstone According to the state agency, the bear reportedly gained access to an …

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Fall Arts Festival Returns to Roots

August 7, 2020

The 36th-annual Fall Arts Festival is returning to its roots amid the pandemic – highlighting the best works from the best artists in Jackson’s world-class galleries. Last Friday, The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce released …

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St. John’s Limits Visitors

August 6, 2020
Beaupre Touts Regional Commitment

Effective Thursday, St. John’s Health has implemented new visitor policy measures to help ensure the safety of patients, providers, and staff. With some exceptions, visiting or accompanying patients is not permitted in any St. John’s …

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Explosion Injures 3 in Afton

High-Speed Pursuit Ends

Three men were injured Monday when the food trailer they were operating at the Lincoln County Fair in Afton exploded and burned. According to Afton Police Chief Jason Romberg, two of the people had to be life-flighted to Eastern …

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Summer Construction Continues

August 4, 2020
Street Construction Continues

Evans Construction is building a new sidewalk on the north side of Hansen Ave from Cache to Redmond Streets this week. Work will include installing sidewalk along Hansen from King to Willow and excavate along …

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