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Fire at Grand Teton Plaza

April 19, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

At approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS crews responded to a structure fire at 850 West Broadway.

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Initial attack was successful with crews knocking down the fire by approximately 2:30 a.m.  Over 30 personnel and 10 apparatus were on scene until 6:30 a.m. Crews worked to save as much of the structure and property within the businesses as possible, however significant damage was sustained by several businesses.

The public is asked to avoid the immediate area of the fire which include Habitat for Humanity, Chinatown Restaurant, 4A Engraving, Broadway Laundry, Teton Arms and El Metate.  Other businesses in the Grand Teton Plaza, Gun Barrel Steakhouse and The Lodge at Jackson Hole were unaffected by the fire and will be able to operate under normal business hours.

The State Fire Marshal is traveling to Jackson and will work with Jackson Hole Fire/EMS personnel to conduct an investigation to the cause of the blaze.

 

Hatch, Wyden and Ryan Introduce Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

April 18, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

Finance, Ways & Means Leaders Deliver Bill Needed to Achieve High-Quality Trade Deals that Open Markets, Benefit American Workers & Job Creators

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) today introduced bipartisan, bicameral Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation that establishes concrete rules for international trade negotiations to help the United States deliver strong, high-standard trade agreements that will boost American exports and create new economic opportunities and better jobs for American workers, manufacturers, farmers, ranchers and entrepreneurs.

The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015) outlines 21stcentury congressional negotiating objectives that any administration – Republican or Democratic – must follow when entering into and conducting trade talks with foreign countries while also increasing transparency by requiring that Congress have access to important information surrounding pending trade deals and that the public receive detailed updates and see the full details of trade agreements well before they are signed.  When the trade agreement meets the United States’ objectives and Congress is sufficiently consulted, the legislation allows for trade deals to be submitted to Congress for an up-or-down vote, an incentive for negotiating nations to put their best offer forward for any deal.  At the same time, the bill creat … Continue Reading

Pathway on 89 Opens Today

April 17, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

Friends of Pathways announced today that Elk Refuge Managers determined enough elk had left the refuge to allow the path to open early. Workers will remove barriers asap.

Swinging Bridge CLOSED

April 17, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

Please be aware Swinging Bridge is CLOSED to all vehicle traffic until further notice. An overweight and over-height vehicle attempted to cross Swinging Bridge last evening and damaged structural elements of the bridge. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office, Teton County Public Works, the Wyoming Highway Patrol, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation are investigating the incident and evaluating the integrity of the bridge. We will provide an update as soon as additional information is available.

No Fatalities in I-80 Pileup

April 17, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

 

 

A series of three crashes yesterday yielded serious injuries but no deaths on the notorious stretch of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne. 16 were taken from the scene by ambulance while other stranded motorists rode a school bus to Cheyenne.

Blizzard conditions and speed were the contributing factors in the wrecks that shut down that section of highway.

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YNP Opens Some Roads

April 17, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

Visitors can now drive fromWest Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone as those roads open for the season today.YNP-Winter

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