Teton County http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Healthcare.gov Navigators See Surge As Deadline Looms http://wyomingpublicradio.net/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://wyomingpublicradio.net Healthcare.gov Navigators See Surge As Deadline Looms Michigan Musher Shares His Obsession With Wyoming Sled-Dog Racing http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/michigan-musher-shares-his-obsession-wyoming-sled-dog-racing <p>Sixteen sled dog teams are racing more than 300 miles this week across western Wyoming and neighboring states. This is the nineteenth year for the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. This weekend is the end of the 8-day race that started in Jackson and finished in Evanston. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington caught up with one of the racers, Bruce Magnusson.</p><p>CROWD: Go dogs, go!</p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:16:32 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 53735 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Michigan Musher Shares His Obsession With Wyoming Sled-Dog Racing Wyoming Stories: Wild Times At The Stagecoach Bar http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-stories-wild-times-stagecoach-bar <p>Phil Round is a guitarist and singer from Jackson Hole.&nbsp; He’s a member of the fabled Stagecoach Band, which holds down a weekly Sunday night gig and dance at the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson.&nbsp;Phil shares some early memories from the bar with his son, Wilden.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:34:41 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53681 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Stories: Wild Times At The Stagecoach Bar A personal conversation with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/personal-conversation-wyoming-governor-matt-mead <p>Governor Matt Mead talks about his Jackson roots, family influences as the grandson of&nbsp; Senator Cliff Hansen and life in the governors mansion. His conversation is light-hearted as he talks about his Mom and her run for governor in 1990, how he met his wife, Carol and raising their two children.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:42:21 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 53658 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net A personal conversation with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead Wyoming Stories: Bill Briggs Makes History Skiing Grand Teton http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-stories-bill-briggs-makes-history-skiing-grand-teton <p>Bill Briggs, a Dartmouth graduate from Maine, moved to Jackson Hole and became North America’s “father of extreme skiing.” In Jackson he worked as a climbing and ski guide for many years, driven by his own passion and encouraged by the supportive outdoor community to surmount the insurmountable. In 1971, Briggs was the first person ever to descend the Grand Teton on skis, a feat most considered to be impossible.&nbsp; His friend Spark M asks him to describe the experience.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:49:21 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53317 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Stories: Bill Briggs Makes History Skiing Grand Teton Compressed Natural Gas Station Coming To Teton County http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/compressed-natural-gas-station-coming-teton-county <p>Teton County&nbsp;drivers&nbsp;will soon be able to buy compressed natural gas at a filling station&nbsp;in Jackson.&nbsp;&nbsp;The State Loan and Investment Board&nbsp;granted&nbsp;$766,000&nbsp;towards the purchase&nbsp;of&nbsp;equipment&nbsp;for the project.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:16:22 +0000 Melodie Edwards 53284 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Compressed Natural Gas Station Coming To Teton County Wyoming Stories: Dail Barbour's Indestructible Skirt And Other Jackson Hole Memories http://wyomingpublicradio.net/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://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Stories: Dail Barbour's Indestructible Skirt And Other Jackson Hole Memories Commission restricts motorized use of the Snake River http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/commission-restricts-motorized-use-snake-river <p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission voted Monday to impose limits on what types of motorized craft can be used on Teton County’s <span class="highlight" id="0.46510494767317434" name="searchHitInReadingPane">Snake</span> River, and when.<br> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:46:42 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 47423 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Commission restricts motorized use of the Snake River Teton County passes hold on new cell phone tower applications http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/teton-county-passes-hold-new-cell-phone-tower-applications <p>Teton County Commissioners have passed a hold on applications for new cell phone towers in the county.</p><p>Commission chair Paul Vogelheim says the hold is meant to provide time for the county to update their land use regulations in what he described as “a balancing act”.</p><p>Vogelheim says that the county will look into several creative solutions to help meet the county’s service needs while leaving scenic views and landscapes undisturbed.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:53:24 +0000 Jordan Harper 47072 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Teton County passes hold on new cell phone tower applications Teton County considers a hold on new cell towers http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/teton-county-considers-hold-new-cell-towers <p></p><p></p><p>Teton County's commissioners are seeking new regulations on cell phone towers in the county due to concerns that new towers could impede scenic views.<br><br><br>&nbsp;</p><p>In the meantime, they’re considering a moratorium on all applications for new towers.<br><br><br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:08:58 +0000 Jordan Harper 46906 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Teton County considers a hold on new cell towers Health insurance mandate looming, uninsured Wyomingites worry about federal exchange offerings http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/health-insurance-mandate-looming-uninsured-wyomingites-worry-about-federal-exchange-offerings <p>Roughly a quarter of Teton County residents are living without health insurance. It's the worst rate of health coverage in the state. Beginning in October, those uninsured residents will have a new opportunity to get health insurance through a federally-operated exchange, or marketplace. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington has more.</p><p>REBECCA HUNTINGTON: Dana Gatt is a massage therapist. She's putting towels in a warmer to get ready for her next client.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:51:47 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 46899 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Health insurance mandate looming, uninsured Wyomingites worry about federal exchange offerings College Bound Latinas continues to make strides http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/college-bound-latinas-continues-make-strides <p>Roughly three years ago, two women undertook an effort to take a group of middle school girls in Jackson under their wing with the goal of helping them get into college.&nbsp; The effort is called College Bound Latinas and the program has had some early success.&nbsp; But a recent interaction with a University of Wyoming Professor is taking the girls even further as Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:26:19 +0000 Bob Beck 45137 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net College Bound Latinas continues to make strides Teton County gets fiber optic cables http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/teton-county-gets-fiber-optic-cables <p>Silver Star Communications has used federal stimulus money to add 120 miles of new fiber optic cable, which is benefiting businesses in Teton County.</p><p></p><p>Two federal grants paid 80 percent of the 15 million dollars it cost to run the cable over Teton and Togwotee Passes. But most consumers will have to pay to install the final leg to their homes or businesses. That could be expensive. But Silver Star’s Kim Billimoria says there is a potentially more affordable option on the horizon.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:11:46 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 41797 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Teton County gets fiber optic cables UPSTARTS: Teton inventor patents magnetic twist on water bottles http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/upstarts-teton-inventor-patents-magnetic-twist-water-bottles <p></p><p>In our occasional series “Upstarts,” we profile Wyoming entrepreneurs. Today we take you to Teton County where we meet an entrepreneur who has invented a way to improve your water bottle. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington has more.</p><p>REBECCA HUNTINGTON: Like lots of inventions, Steve Kitto's started with a problem that needed fixing.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:05:41 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 38694 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UPSTARTS: Teton inventor patents magnetic twist on water bottles Teton County is healthiest in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/teton-county-healthiest-wyoming <p></p><p>Teton county residents are the healthiest in Wyoming. That’s according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s County Health Rankings. The least-healthy county was Fremont.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:58:07 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38445 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Teton County is healthiest in Wyoming Teton County and Jackson approve comprehensive plan http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/teton-county-and-jackson-approve-comprehensive-plan <p>A five year effort in Teton County has come to an end.&nbsp; County commissioners and the Jackson Town Council have voted to adopt a new comprehensive plan that will guide future development in the county.&nbsp;</p><p>Under the plan most new development will occur in existing neighborhoods and communities.&nbsp; Jackson Mayor Mark Barron says that will protect open space.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 23:03:56 +0000 Bob Beck 23826 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Teton County and Jackson approve comprehensive plan Carcinogen Found Near Old Teton County Landfill http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/carcinogen-found-near-old-teton-county-landfill <p>Teton County officials say they&#39;ve detected a carcinogenic chemical in groundwater near an old landfill.</p><p>County Engineer Sean O&#39;Malley says methylene chloride has been turning up for the past two years in monitoring wells near the landfill in Horsethief Canyon. The dump operated from the 1950s until the late 1980s.</p><p>State standards allow up to 5 parts per billion of methylene chloride in water samples. A test in October showed water from a monitoring well had 28 parts per billion of the chemical.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:41:29 +0000 The Associated Press 19153 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Carcinogen Found Near Old Teton County Landfill Legislature Approves Hedonic Model http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/legislature-approves-hedonic-model <p>A new Wyoming School Finance bill has been approved by the Legislature&#39;s Joint Education Committee, but it has its critics.&nbsp;</p><p>The biggest concern is over a portion of the bill that is called the regional cost adjustment,&nbsp;which applies to salaries districts get and takes into consideration where a district is located.&nbsp;</p><p>The committee has decided to shift to a new funding mechanism called the hedonic wage index, that will reduce what the state pays for salaries by about seven million dollars.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:23:37 +0000 Bob Beck 18305 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Legislature Approves Hedonic Model