Snow King

Rebecca Huntington

While crews have contained the northwest corner of a 3-thousand acre fire burning near the town of Jackson, a shift in winds this weekend could send the fire south toward some 60 homes in Teton County's Game Creek subdivision.

Operations Section Chief Allen Mitchell says residents can help by taking precautions around their homes.

We're only so many people. It would help us greatly if they got out, you know reduced some of that vegetation around their house, moved those woodpiles. There's a lot of stuff they can do to help us be successful."

Jackson residents told to prepare to evacuate

Sep 10, 2012
Reed Finlay

About a thousand residents of Jackson are being warned that they need to prepare to evacuate due to a 15-hundred acre wildfire south of town. 

Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs says the evacuation area east of Vine Street, south of Kelly, east of Redmond and south of Broadway is the area under alert.

Snow King Ski resort in Jackson has high hopes for a number of proposed changes that they say could keep the ski area from closing.  Snow King Manager Manuel Lopez said that they want to install ziplines, an Alpine coaster, and a bike park among other things.

“I want to maintain the tradition of skiing and I believe the best way to do that is to increase the revenue through other sources.  And convert the hill into a year round profitable venture with lots of activities.”

Lopez said if they don’t make the transition the ski area is likely to close.