Teton County

About 10,000 people enter Yellowstone on its first day back post-floods   By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — When Yellowstone National Park officials evacuated visitors last week after historic floods, Julie Miller, 64, was discouraged. After taking a buyout...
JACKSON (WNE) — Grand Teton National Park has lifted its requirement for wearing masks inside park buildings as Teton County’s risk for COVID-19 has declined. After just one week at high risk for COVID, the county is back down to medium, based on a decrease in new COVID-positive hospital admissions...
JACKSON — Designated advocates routinely support crime victims in courtrooms per state law, but two local defense attorneys are raising questions about where they sit and whether their presence might prejudice a jury. The role of the crime victim advocate varies, but generally they help guide the...
JACKSON (WNE) — Even with an airport closure and lower numbers of tourists, Teton County is at high risk for COVID-19 sooner than it has been the past two summers. With that shift comes questions about why the coronavirus — now a more transmissible version of the omicron variant — is circulating...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — Gas prices this past week across Wyoming are the highest they’ve been in about 10 years, at an average of $4.784 per gallon on Tuesday, according to GasBuddy.  Prices rose 22.2 cents per gallon in the last week, according to data from GasBuddy, and are up 55.5 cents from last month...
CASPER — Grand Teton National Park announced Monday that it will again require masking in all buildings.  Masks are required at all park buildings regardless of vaccination status, the park said. That includes visitor centers, administrative offices, lodges, gift shops and restaurants in Grand...

Amy Girard, 42, is the National Elk Refuge’s new wildlife biologist. She’s lived in Jackson for roughly 15 years and took the job this February. (Photo by Kathryn Ziesig, Jackson Hole News&Guide)

JACKSON — When Amy Girard sees a dead animal, she doesn’t just see a lifeless corpse. “I want to open it up,” Girard said, laughing. “I want to know what it looks like on the inside. It’s always a surprise. You don’t know what you’re gonna find.” Girard, 42, is the National Elk Refuge’s new...
JACKSON — As many as 26 homes on 12,000-square-foot lots can now legally be built for critical service providers in the Horse Creek neighborhood near Hoback. On Tuesday, Teton County commissioners unanimously approved a rezone application from the Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust, changing 13....
JACKSON (WNE) — The Community Prevention Coalition, which works to prevent suicide in Jackson Hole, is leading a new fatality review process to examine circumstances leading to suicide deaths in Teton County. Composed of law enforcement, hospital and public health staffers, and Teton County Coroner...
JACKSON — Two suicides have occurred in Teton County this year, both young adults in their early twenties and both by firearm. The first occurred March 28, a 20-year-old Teton County resident who was attending the University of Wyoming. The latest firearm suicide was a 22-year-old male resident who...

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