Latest Jackson News

Wyoming national park closes road to protect hungry bear

Sep. 13, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming national park has announced a partial road closure to protect a grizzly bear eating berries on the side of the road. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Grand Teton National Park officials closed the northern end of Moose-Wilson Road Friday. Park officials say the...

Coroner: Wyoming couple dead in homicide, suicide

Sep. 7, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A coroner says a man and woman whose bodies were found in western Wyoming died of gunshot wounds. Teton County Coroner Brent Blue says 69-year-old Heinrich "Heinz" Johann Karl Munz died by suicide and 64-year-old Barbel "Babs" Munz died by homicide around 10 p.m. Monday. The Jackson...

The Latest: Overnight evacuations ordered in Jackson fire

Sep. 2, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on Wyoming wildfires (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Fire managers say residents of about 30 evacuated homes in Jackson won't be allowed to return before Tuesday as crews battle a wildfire on a hill overlooking the town. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that authorities...

Fire prompts evacuation in Jackson; 80 firefighters on scene

Sep. 2, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire on a hill overlooking the town of Jackson has prompted an evacuation order for an unknown number of homes. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported the fire had burned about 300 acres (120 hectares) by Sunday. The fire started Sunday but the cause hasn't been released. It...

Yellowstone Park river to close area for exotic fish removal

Sep. 1, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park biologists have announced plans to release toxins into a river to remove exotic fish. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Friday that the poisons are expected to be discharged Monday into the upper Gibbon River drainage in northwest Wyoming. Park...

Wyoming nanny gets 18 months for child abuse

Sep. 1, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming nanny has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after being caught on video abusing a 15-month-old boy. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Sandy Olvera of Jackson pleaded no contest to three counts of unlawful contact. Teton County Circuit Court Judge James Radda...

Prescribed burn project to start this fall in west Wyoming

Aug. 26, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Forest managers are planning to begin an expansive, yearslong controlled burn project on the Bridger-Teton National Forest this fall in western Wyoming. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the project in the Star Valley area will be done over a 10-year period and cover...

National Park Service approves Wyoming cell service project

Aug. 25, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming park officials have approved a plan to bring high-speed internet into the Grand Teton National Park. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Friday that the National Park Service authorized a proposal Aug. 15 to build a network of nine cell towers and 63 miles (101...

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

Aug. 23, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more "did NOTHING!" and wondering who is "our bigger enemy" — Powell or China's leader. The outburst came after...

Boater dies after falling into Wyoming's Snake River

Aug. 23, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a man died after the fishing boat he was in flipped on the Snake River in northwest Wyoming. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports 69-year-old George Erwin Roulhac, of Greenville, Mississippi, went into the water near the Snake River KOA around noon Friday. He was...