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Town leaders move to eradicate plastic bag use and encourage BYOB - Buckrail, Jackson Hole News
JACKSON HOLE, WYO – As daily news reports of the growing Great Pacific Garbage Patch haunt the headlines, a ban on plastics bags has suddenly become an easier sell. Easier than it was in Jackson in 2011.
Jackson antler auction yields nearly $174,000
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The annual auction of antlers gathered from the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming has generated nearly $174,000.
Discrimination ban seems bound for OK
“I’ve been concerned that should we have a rash of these sort of events that it would create a lot of cost and time for our legal department to devote the kind of mind share to get a fair and just result,” Councilman Don Frank said. “But because I’m optimistic our community will treat each other wit
Property owners appeal new assessments
The number of appeals is up dramatically from just four in 2017 and six in 2016. Still, Shinkle highlighted that the appealed property assessments reflect less than 1 percent of the 15,492 total assessments her office mailed out to property owners in late April.
'Minor work' at Y-intersection causes delays
Commuters driving into town are experiencing delays Tuesday morning due to ongoing work at the intersection of Broadway and Highway 22.After paving was completed on May 13, the Wyoming Department of Transportation said only "minor" work remained, including landscaping and irrigation and some stripin
Beaver takes a chomp out of Snow King tree
It’s the second time recently that a beaver, or beavers, likely living in marshy Karns Meadow, are making their presence known along the busy road.
Kids, adults share moments of ‘aha!’
Amid the splashing of catapulting water balloons, thrumming remote-controlled robots, drumming hammers and whirring drills, a kindergartener exclaimed, “Wow, I did it!”
Highway 22 traffic backed up past 390
At rush hour Monday, traffic trying to get to Jackson was backed up on Highway 22 beyond the intersection with Highway 390.Motorists are reporting the westbound lane is also slow, but the eastbound lane toward Jackson is stop-and-go from Green Lane to town. Minor work at the "Y" intersection had tra
Trial Set for Wyoming Man Accused of Killing Pregnant Woman
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man charged in the July 2016 shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her unborn baby at a cabin in Idaho is scheduled to go to trial in June 2019.Erik Ohlson, of Jackson, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, among other charges.Prosecutors say he
Town moves two long awaited ordinances forward
While the town enacted a nondiscrimination resolution in 2015, without the power to adjudicate a complaint, it was largely a public statement of the town’s values and expectations.
Sage grouse working group to hold Jackson meeting
The Upper Snake River Basin Sage Grouse Working Group will hold its next meeting at 1:30 p.m. May 31 at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department office in Jackson, located at 420 N. Cache Street. The public is invited to attend the meeting, and a public participation period will be scheduled.
Mountain Town News: Snow King Resort fights to survive, Crested Butte confronts suicide and Aspen evaluates TSA worker housing
Arguments for bolstering the attractions of a small ski areaJACKSON, Wyo. – In places, ski companies seem to be making lots of money. Consider how the price of Vail Resorts stock has soared from $16 per share to $228 per share in little more than 20 years, with dividends along the way.Alterra Mounta
Annual Elkfest auction brings crowds, money - Buckrail, Jackson Hole News
This year, 8,593 pounds of antlers were collected on the National Elk Refuge have been sold at a public auction on Jackson’s Town Square. As anticipated, because of the mild winter, the take was down from last year by about 1,080 pounds. Still, the more limited inventory may have been the driving fo
Trial set for man accused of killing pregnant Idaho woman
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Erik Ohlson, of Jackson, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, among other charges.
ElkFest auction sees high sales
Antlers averaged $18.36 per pound at the annual ElkFest auction Saturday, according to a release from the National Elk Refuge. The auction generated $173,805, the fifth-highest total in its history.
Emergency landing at airport goes well
The personal aircraft was inbound to the airport, according to Airport Director Jim Elwood. No injuries were reported, and Elwood said details may become available following an airport report.
Jackson Hole Mini Maker Faire
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
Debate team needs support for nationals
The Jackson Hole Daily reported in Marchthat seniors Ellie Dunn and Aaron Trauner, juniors Samantha Smith and Thomas Mercer, and sophomores Maleah Tuttle and Jake Todd will represent the Wind River District in June when they travel to Florida for the national tournament.
State trails summit debuts in Jackson
Wyoming bike and pathway advocates gather in Jackson next week as Teton County hosts, for the first time, a state walk/bike conference at Snow King Resort.
City native goes West for success
“I read an article about Jackson Hole when I was 16 or 17 and immediately knew that was where I was going to be some day. I went to Jackson Hole for spring break, and that was it,”Franco said during a visit home to Altoona in April.