Jackson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Teton County To Build Affordable Housing For Teachers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/teton-county-build-affordable-housing-teachers <p>Teton County is planning to build affordable housing for local teachers.</p><p>The development in Wilson will include 11 homes. Each will have 3 bedrooms and cost no more than $422,500. The median sales price for residential properties in Jackson Hole last year was more than $550,000.</p><p>Commissioner&nbsp;Ben Ellis says he hopes the development will keep top teaching talent in Teton County.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:39:22 +0000 Aaron Schrank 60819 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Teton County To Build Affordable Housing For Teachers Author Urges People To Eat Better And Exercise http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/author-urges-people-eat-better-and-exercise <p></p><p>We're joined now by Kathryn Collins. She's a former emergency room physician from Jackson and author of a book called "How Healthy Is Your Doctor?" The book makes the case that eating healthier foods and getting more exercise, people can avoid a lot of common medical problems. Collins says she decided to write the book because she wanted people to know how much power they have to impact their own health.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:07:29 +0000 Willow Belden 59805 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Author Urges People To Eat Better And Exercise St. John's Medical Center Adds Surgeons http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/st-johns-medical-center-adds-surgeons <p>St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson is hiring several new surgeons and doctors to join the public hospital’s physician group. &nbsp;It will be the first time the hospital has directly employed surgeons.&nbsp;</p><p>St. John’s CEO Lou Hochheiser says the new hires are needed to meet demand in the area.</p><p>“A year and a half ago, we had 4 and a half surgeons in this community,” Hochheiser said. “We have lost two and a half of those surgeons, leaving us with two. Therefore, it was the hospital’s responsibility to make sure that gap was filled.”</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:48:27 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59686 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org St. John's Medical Center Adds Surgeons Fixing Jackson Slide Will Cost Millions http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fixing-jackson-slide-will-cost-millions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A private consultant presented preliminary options for a more permanent fix to a creeping landslide in Jackson at a Town Council meeting yesterday.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 01:02:08 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 59352 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fixing Jackson Slide Will Cost Millions From Gunshots To Good Times: Stories From The Stagecoach Bar http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gunshots-good-times-stories-stagecoach-bar <p>The Stagecoach Bar in Wilson has kept Jackson Hole fed, watered, and entertained since 1942.&nbsp;The historic bar is home to cowboys, hippies, and the famous Stagecoach Band, which has played every Sunday night for over 40 years.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:23:11 +0000 Cordelia Zars 58722 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org From Gunshots To Good Times: Stories From The Stagecoach Bar Bar None, The Town Of Bar Nunn Sees Fastest Growth http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bar-none-town-bar-nunn-sees-fastest-growth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wyoming population&nbsp;is continuing to grow,&nbsp;increasing by one percent in 2013.&nbsp; That’s according to a new report by the Department of Information and Administration. &nbsp;Senior economist Amy Bittner&nbsp;says migration to cities in the energy-rich central part of the state accounted for&nbsp;most&nbsp;of the growth. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:29:27 +0000 Melodie Edwards 58714 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bar None, The Town Of Bar Nunn Sees Fastest Growth The WYOmericana Caravan Kicks Off Its Summer Tour In Laramie http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomericana-caravan-kicks-its-summer-tour-laramie <p><a href="http://www.wyomericana.com/"><strong>The Wyomericana Caravan </strong></a>pulled into Wyoming Public Radio on May 21 ahead of their kickoff show in Laramie at the <strong><a href="http://www.gryphontheatre.org/" target="_blank">Gryphon Theatre</a></strong>.&nbsp; <strong><a href="http://www.jshogren.com/">J Shogren</a></strong> from Centennial, <strong><a href="http://www.pattifiasco.net/" target="_blank">Patti Fiasco</a></strong> from Laramie/Fort Collins, and <strong><a href="http://screendoorporch.com/">Screen Door Porch</a></strong> from Jackson. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:38:42 +0000 Anna Rader 58647 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org The WYOmericana Caravan Kicks Off Its Summer Tour In Laramie Landslide Presents Long-Term Challenges For Jackson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/landslide-presents-long-term-challenges-jackson <p>A slow-moving landslide has displaced homes and businesses in Jackson, and the town has been working to deal with the problem for weeks. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with reporter Rebecca Huntington, who’s been following the situation closely. She says from what geologists have said, the cause of the landslide seems to be a combination of natural and human-induced factors.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:04:31 +0000 Rebecca Huntington & Willow Belden 57401 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Landslide Presents Long-Term Challenges For Jackson Jackson Landslide Slowing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-landslide-slowing <p>A creeping landslide on Jackson's East Gros Ventre Butte, that has forced the evacuation of homes and businesses, appears to be slowing down.</p><p>Charlotte Reynolds, an information office for the Budge Drive Slide, says the slower movement, combined with favorable weather, could make it possible for some residents to return home soon.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:40:01 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 57348 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Landslide Slowing Jackson Shuts Off Water Near Landslide http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-shuts-water-near-landslide <p></p><p>Jackson is shutting off water today to homes and businesses on the north side of West Broadway as part of its ongoing response to the creeping hillside collapse on East Gros Ventre Butte.</p><p>The plan is to install new valves and hydrants that will give the town the option of capping off a 12-inch water main, along the slide area, if that becomes necessary. Although the hillside is shifting slowly, it's creating forces that could burst both the water main and a nearby sewer line.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:35:17 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 57193 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Shuts Off Water Near Landslide Jackson Officials Drill At Landslide's Crest http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-officials-drill-landslides-crest <p>Workers are building a temporary path for a drill rig to access a slow-moving landslide threatening homes and businesses in a Wyoming resort town.</p><p></p><p>Jackson officials say the heavy rig will drill bore holes up to 200 feet deep along the upper crest as they look for ways to counter the slow collapse first noticed April 4.</p><p>The samples should tell them about the composition of the formation, the depth of the slide, the water levels and the location of the slide's scarp.</p><p>Jackson Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh gave a tour of the area over the weekend.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:27:47 +0000 The Associated Press & Rebecca Huntington 57130 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Officials Drill At Landslide's Crest Jackson's Slow-Moving Landslide Accelerates http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jacksons-slow-moving-landslide-accelerates <p>A slow-moving landslide in Jackson has started accelerating, blocking off the area's only access road and undermining options for stabilization.</p><p>Crews stopped work Thursday on an emergency buttress designed to slow down the slide. Officials decided it was no longer safe to work beneath a cut slope that kept releasing gravel slides, and pulled workers off the job. The only access road to the hillside has become impassable.</p><p>The Town has hired landslide expert George Machan, who gave an update today.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:47:58 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 57053 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson's Slow-Moving Landslide Accelerates Jackson Council Approves Funding To Buttress Slipping Hillside http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-council-approves-funding-buttress-slipping-hillside <p>On Monday, the Jackson Town Council voted to increase emergency spending from $50,000 to $750,000 to deal with the slow-moving landslide beside the town's main thoroughfare. Town officials say the money is needed to manage the slide and to build a buttress to create pressure at the base of the slide to slow it down.</p><p>The Council voted four-to-one to approve the funding. Councilman Jim Stanford cast the lone dissenting vote.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:52:40 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 56876 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Council Approves Funding To Buttress Slipping Hillside Evacuation Order In Jackson Downgraded To Advisory http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/evacuation-order-jackson-downgraded-advisory <p>An evacuation order is being downgraded to an advisory for some homes and apartments under threat from a slow-moving landslide in Jackson. An evacuation order will remain in effect for five residences within a high-risk zone where geologists are seeing slope movement of about an inch a day.</p><p>Even though residents in lower-risk areas are allowed to move back, Acting Police Chief Cole Nethercott says he's not encouraging them to do so.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:15:39 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 56827 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Evacuation Order In Jackson Downgraded To Advisory Officials Mull Options For Stabilizing Jackson Hillside http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/officials-mull-options-stabilizing-jackson-hillside <p>Officials in Jackson are exploring alternatives for access and possible emergency stabilization efforts for an unstable hillside that continues to shift.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:03:45 +0000 The Associated Press 56790 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Officials Mull Options For Stabilizing Jackson Hillside Wyoming Stories: An Unexpected Late Night Visit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-unexpected-late-night-visit <p>When John Simms moved to Jackson, he started a business giving tours of the Flag Ranch. After getting married, he started Jackson White Water Trips. In this story, John tells his daughter Morrison about an unexpected late night visit to their Jackson home.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Krystal Brown & Micah Schweizer 56676 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: An Unexpected Late Night Visit 60 Jackson Residents Remain Under Evacuation Order From Slow-Moving Landslide http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/60-jackson-residents-remain-under-evacuation-order-slow-moving-landslide <p>About 60 Jackson residents remain under an evacuation order due to a slow-moving landslide on the lower flank of East Gros Ventre Butte that has buckled pavement, cracked retaining walls and undermined water lines.</p><p></p><p>Some homes in the Budge Drive Hillside area are not at direct risk from the slide. But the slide has compromised the only road to the homes and broken the main waterline. During a tour of the area today, Jackson Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh said those problems make it unsafe to reoccupy those homes at this time.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 01:30:54 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 56722 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 60 Jackson Residents Remain Under Evacuation Order From Slow-Moving Landslide Wyoming Courts Adjust To Accommodate Non-English Speaking Clients http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-courts-adjust-accommodate-non-english-speaking-clients <p>Wyoming is a largely rural state with limited diversity. But as the population grows and the state attracts all sorts of newcomers. Wyoming is learning to accommodate the changing population. One of the areas where the state is making headway is interpretation services in its courts. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:39:50 +0000 Irina Zhorov 56706 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Courts Adjust To Accommodate Non-English Speaking Clients Jackson Evacuation Order Downgraded http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-evacuation-order-downgraded <p>A geologist and landslide consultant says the chance of a sudden, catastrophic slope failure on East Gros Ventre Butte in Jackson is only about 5 percent. As a result, town emergency services have downgraded their evacuation order, allowing most businesses in the Hillside building to reopen this morning. Some businesses and many residences remain under an evacuation order.</p><p></p><p>At a community meeting last night, Acting Chief of Police Cole Nethercott asked residents not to take unnecessary risks by entering the evacuation area on their own.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 56670 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Evacuation Order Downgraded Landslide Potential Prompts Evacuation In Jackson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/landslide-potential-prompts-evacuation-jackson <p>Update 04/09 20:30&nbsp;</p><p>City officials have now ordered an evacuation of the area. For the most up-to-date information, visit the <a href="http://townofjackson.com/current">city's website</a>.</p><p>Original post:</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson emergency services have issued an evacuation advisory for an area in the northwest part of town because of concerns over&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/Research/hazards/Landslides.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">landslides</a></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:50:31 +0000 Jordan Giese 56587 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Landslide Potential Prompts Evacuation In Jackson Wyoming Stories: Childhood Prank Teaches Harold Turner A Life Lesson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-childhood-prank-teaches-harold-turner-life-lesson <p></p><p>Harold Turner grew up on the Triangle X Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming. Here, he recounts how some childhood mischief taught him a valuable lesson.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:50:11 +0000 Krystal Brown & Micah Schweizer 56564 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Childhood Prank Teaches Harold Turner A Life Lesson Healthcare.gov Navigators See Surge As Deadline Looms http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/healthcaregov-navigators-see-surge-deadline-looms <p>With the deadline looming to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, healthcare-dot-gov navigators are seeing a surge in people seeking help. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington has more.</p><p>"Thanks for your patience, you'll have our undivided attention shortly. Your access to quality, affordable coverage is just a few minutes away."</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:35:21 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 56058 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Healthcare.gov Navigators See Surge As Deadline Looms Wyoming Stories: Public Health And Education Hazards On The High Plains http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-public-health-and-education-hazards-high-plains <p>Josh and Susan Anderson—Evanston natives who met only after they were both going to college in Utah—work for the Uinta County school district. In this story, the couple talks about how they arrived at their vocations.</p><p>Both of the Andersons’ children were born in Jackson—the closest hospital to their home at the time, and more than a two hour drive away. Naturally, this left the couple with some wild stories about childbirth on the frontier.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:45:54 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 55840 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Public Health And Education Hazards On The High Plains Public Transit Use Way Up In Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/public-transit-use-way-wyoming <p>A new report by the American Public Transportation Program shows that public transit use&nbsp;across the nation is on the rise, including in Wyoming.&nbsp; Jackson racked up its&nbsp;largest ridership ever this winter. Ridership on Cheyenne buses has increased as well.&nbsp;Joe Dougherty is director of the Cheyenne Transit Program.&nbsp;He says&nbsp;ridership has increased about&nbsp;10 percent a year since 2006 to a high of almost 300,000 people in 2013. &nbsp;Dougherty says&nbsp;seniors and those with disabilities use the system regularly, and so do others.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:04:40 +0000 Melodie Edwards 55268 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Public Transit Use Way Up In Wyoming Wyoming Stories: Jackson Rodeo Legends Bill And Martha Saunders http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-jackson-rodeo-legends-bill-and-martha-saunders <p>Bill and Martha Saunders are long-time Jackson residents. The couple was instrumental in founding the Jackson Hole Ski Club, and their family was also central in Wyoming's rodeo scene. Bill and Martha share memories of their rodeo experiences, including Martha's tour with the Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:13:55 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53866 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Jackson Rodeo Legends Bill And Martha Saunders Annual Sled Dog Race Underway http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/annual-sled-dog-race-underway <p>Sixteen sled dog teams are racing 350 miles this week across western Wyoming and neighboring states. After a rest day Monday, teams will resume racing Tuesday with a 50-mile leg from Lander.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:12:07 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 53455 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Annual Sled Dog Race Underway Mead Says Wyoming's Energy Future Must Balance Economy And Environment http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-says-wyomings-energy-future-must-balance-economy-and-environment <p>Governor Matt Mead and other elected officials made the case during a Jackson forum Wednesday that Wyoming's future depends on energy. They said that tapping state's energy resources, from coal to natural gas, is what pays the bills when it comes to building schools and other vital infrastructure.<br /><br />But the governor said that doesn't mean producing energy should come at the cost of the environment. And that impressed Paul Hansen, who moderated<br />the forum.<br /> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:47:11 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 53297 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead Says Wyoming's Energy Future Must Balance Economy And Environment Wyoming Stories: Dail Barbour's Indestructible Skirt And Other Jackson Hole Memories http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-dail-barbours-indestructible-skirt-and-other-jackson-hole-memories <p>Dail Barbour was twenty-four-years-old when she moved to Jackson Hole. She worked at the Wort Hotel, a historic inn in the heart of the city, where she was issued a remarkable uniform.&nbsp;</p><p>Dail Barbour arrived in Wyoming the summer she graduated from high school, 1964. She and a few friends bicycled across the country. They spent a week in Yellowstone and Barbour swore she would return. Six years later, she moved to Teton County permanently, settling for some time in Wilson where she spent many days and nights at the legendary Stagecoach Bar.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:20:19 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Jennifer Tennican 53210 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Dail Barbour's Indestructible Skirt And Other Jackson Hole Memories Wyoming Stories: A Quixotic Quest To Deliver 'Float-o-Graphs' http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-quixotic-quest-deliver-float-o-graphs <p>Jackson resident Charlie Thomas recounts a local raft tour company owner's against-all-odds attempts to deliver 'float-o-graphs' to his rafting customers.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:48:01 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53156 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Quixotic Quest To Deliver 'Float-o-Graphs' Wyoming Stories: Bert Raynes On His Love Of Nature http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-bert-raynes-his-love-nature <p>Bert Raynes, a distinguished naturalist in Jackson Hole, tells the story of how he became interested in wildlife. Bert has published many books about nature, and he continues to write a column titled “Far Afield” in the Jackson Hole News and Guide newspaper. Fellow Jackson resident Rebecca Huntington interviews him.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:09:45 +0000 Cordelia Zars, Rebecca Huntington & Micah Schweizer 52966 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Bert Raynes On His Love Of Nature