(Teton Village, Wyo.) – Over the past few days, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) has been using helicopters to install the towers for the new Teton Lift.
(Jackson, Wyo.) – Starting tomorrow, the Town of Jackson will begin a chip sealing road project on several streets in town. The road work will occur over a three-day period between tomorrow and July 31. The final seal coating is tentatively scheduled to occur on the same roadways on Wednesday August 5, weather permitting.
Here is a recap of local dispatch and law enforcement activity from yesterday in the Town of Jackson and Teton County. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until proven guilty. There were 80 calls to the area dispatch on Monday, July 27.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Governor Matt Mead announced the creation of the Governor’s Marijuana Impact Assessment Council (GMIAC) on June 30.
(Jackson, Wyo.) – This year, there have been major changes to Snow King Mountain Resort. The organization recently replaced the Raferty Lift, added Snow King Mountain Sports and the Mountain Coaster is set to open in the fall. On top of that, the company just announced that they are beginning the planning for Phase 2, which includes a gondola, a restaurant and meeting space at the summit of the mountain, a telescope and observatory at the summit, ziplines, and more.
The 75th anniversary of the Sturgis, South Dakota motorcycle rally is approaching and scheduled August 3 through August 9. The 75th anniversary has the potential of reaching more than one million motorcycle enthusiasts.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Governor Matt Mead has announced a series of public meetings to identify additional energy initiatives for Wyoming – two years after the state became the first in the nation to develop a comprehensive energy strategy with the release of Leading the Charge, Wyoming’s Action Plan for Energy, Environment and Economy. Since its release in 2013, more than three-fourths of the initiatives in that strategy have been completed.
(Pinedale, Wyo.) – The Skyline Drive, which is located 3 miles north of Pinedale, Wyoming in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, is currently undergoing much needed reconstruction to enhance its safety.
(Jackson, Wyo.) – Thank you to Rachael Dunlop for submitting this gorgeous photo from Jackson Lake. According to Dunlop, “We hired a boat today and went swimming in Jackson Lake. We left early so the the water was still glassy. It was a bit fresh (67˚F) but how can you resist a swim in such a beautiful spot.”
(Jackson, Wyo.) – The Teton County Fair offered tons of fun family activities, many of which included adorable animals. Visitors could see animals at the petting zoo, the 4-H animals in the barn, at the horse shows and at the rodeo. Here are our favorite animal Instagram pictures from the 2015 Teton County Fair:
(Yellowstone) – Today, Yellowstone National Park continued the search for Feiyang “Isaac” Xiang, a 21-year old man from China who disappeared while swimming in the Yellowstone River on Thursday, July 23.
(Jackson, Wyo.) – One of the reasons that many of us live in Jackson Hole is for the outdoors including the open spaces, great hikes and beautiful views that we can enjoy just minutes from town. To help preserve the beauty of this land, hikers and campers must be aware of things they can do to lesson their impact on the forest.
(Jackson, Wyo.) – Here is a recap of local dispatch and law enforcement activity from this past weekend in the Town of Jackson and Teton County. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until proven guilty. There were 251 calls to the area dispatch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
St. John’s Hospital Foundation provided $1.278 million in philanthropic support for hospital in the last 12 months
(Jackson, Wyo.) – St. John’s Medical Center (SJMC) and the St. John’s Hospital Foundation (SJHF) announced the report of philanthropic support for the fiscal year that ended June 30. The report summarizes the transfer of $1.278 million in funds during the previous 12 months from the Foundation to the Medical Center.
(Green River, Wyo.) – Workers from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) District 3 out of Rock Springs recently finished a project that will make watercraft inspections at Anvil Draw a much better experience.
(Cody, WY)- The water’s white, the fish bite! The 3rd Annual Cody Wild West River Fest will be held in Cody, Wyoming on August 21-23, 2015. The River festival is about bringing people together to celebrate one of Cody’s most exceptional natural resources, the beautiful Shoshone River.
(Jackson, Wyo.) – In late July and early August, the contractor for the National Elk Refuge Road improvement project expects heavy truck traffic to be at its peak on the southern end of the refuge.
(Jackson, Wyo.) – Thanks to Reanna New for submitting this beautiful photo of the sunrise at Leidy Lake from Friday, July 24.
(Jackson, Wyo.) – The judges had to review the race video to determine the winner of the 2015 Figure “8” finals last night. Drivers Dillon Hunt and Lieutenant Slade Ross from the Teton County Sheriff’s Office were neck and neck for most of the final race, which included 20 laps arounds the course.