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Climber in fatality identified as California resident

JACKSON (WNE) — The climber found dead at the base of the Black Chimney route on Teewinot Mountain has been identified as Hitoshi Onoe, a 42-year old IT engineer who was vacationing in Jackson. A Japanese national, Onoe worked in…

Young woman dies in crash near Swan Valley

The following story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission – SWAN VALLEY — An Iona woman was killed in a Monday morning crash on US 26 west of Swan Valley. Marie J. Walker, 21, was driving eastbound…

Donations for family of fallen marine reach $500,000; local bank fund established

JACKSON (WNE) — Three days after an online fundraiser was started, donations to assist the family of Rylee McCollum — the Jackson native and U.S. Marine who was killed in Afghanistan — have reached nearly $500,000. About 10,000 people from…

Tips for ‘persons of interest’ in shooting come from across eastern Idaho and Utah

  This story courtesy of EastIdahonews.com. It is used here with permission. IDAHO FALLS — Investigators say they have received tips from as far as Utah about a couple they are calling “armed and dangerous persons of interest” in connection…

Big Boy returns from first tour in two years

CHEYENNE (WNE) — Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s to conquer mountains while carrying equipment in support of World War II, will conclude its 2021 tour Tuesday, Sept. 7, when it arrives…

Teton County students will start year with masks

JACKSON (WNE) — In a meeting full of heightened emotion and at times lacking clear medical guidance, school officials ultimately voted to mandate masks in all Teton County public schools. The mandate, approved unanimously by Teton County School District No….

Connecticut woman sentenced for walking on thermal area in Yellowstone

The following is a release from the Yellowstone National Park Public Affairs Office – Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that Madeline S. Casey, age 26 of New Hartford, Connecticut was sentenced to seven days in jail for…

UW Extension launches financial literacy web page

◆ The site offers unbiased, research-based information. Steve Miller Courtesy of UW AgNews Covid-19’s year-and-a-half crunch on bank accounts and escalating job losses prompted the University of Wyoming Extension’s Community Development Education (CDE) Team to launch a new financial literacy…

Western@Star Valley schedule is now available

◆ Interested individuals can register for classes in person or online. Courtesy of WWCC Outreach, Afton Western @ Star Valley’s schedule of classes is now available and may be picked up at various businesses or other locations throughout Star Valley…

COVID forces closure of visitor center

JACKSON (WNE) — Although the federally owned visitor center on North Cache Street has been closed because of Teton County’s high COVID-19 risk level, similar federal facilities in Grand Teton National Park are remaining open. The National Elk Refuge, which…