Airport traffic was near records in 2013

Jackson Hole Airport finished the year with a near record annual total of people getting on and off planes. Airport officials logged 296,369 enplanements, the busiest year at Teton County’s only commercial airport since 2008. That was up 7 percent over 2012. During 2012, by comparison, fewer than 278,000 passengers boarded a plane at the airport. The airport’s biggest year … Read More

Call to artists for snow sculpture competition in Driggs

The Teton Arts Council and the city of Driggs invite you to apply to SnowScapes – The Art of Sculpting Snow competition as part of The Teton Valley Great Snow Fest. On Jan. 10, teams of sculptors will converge in downtown Driggs to create incredible art from huge blocks of snow. Beginners and experts are encouraged to join the fun. … Read More

A library for Teton Valley in Driggs?

Teton County voters will decide if they are willing to pay more in property taxes to pay for a branch of the Valley of the Tetons Library in the city. The temporary two-year levy would add $16.08 per $100,000 in property value, that’s on top of the $16.08 per $100,000 that county residents pay per year for the library district. … Read More

Grand Targhee Resort Announces Learn to Ski & Snowboard Program

(Alta, WY – January 2, 2014) January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and Grand Targhee is pleased to announce their 1-2-3 Start Me Up To Ski Free Package. Guests who purchase the ‘1-2-3 Start Me Up’ package will receive a 2013/14 winter season pass after the completion of their third lesson. “Learning to ski and snowboard can be … Read More

VA Loans Post Biggest Year on Record in 2013

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, January 13, 2014 The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the number of loans it guaranteed reached a record high in 2013. The VA guaranteed nearly 630,000 mortgage loans in 2013, says Mike Frueh, the director of the VA’s Loan Guaranty Program. The average loan was about $225,000. The VA’s total loan volume has … Read More

Forest Service finalizes river plan for the Snake River

The Bridger-Teton National Forest has released a completed comprehensive river management plan for 315 specially protected miles of the Snake River headwaters. The 230-page plan stems from President Obama’s 2009 signing of an omnibus lands bill, which included the Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act. The act designated over 400 miles of the Snake and 12 of its tributaries as … Read More

Idaho one of the fastest growing states

Idaho’s population grew ahead of the national average last year, according to numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. The state was 13th out of the nation, with growth rate at an even one percent, which is one third of a percent above the national average. Regional Economist for the eastern part of the state with the Idaho Department of Labor, … Read More

Snow stomping party planned for Friday in Teton Valley

The Art of Sculpting Snow is scheduled to take place in Driggs, Idaho mid-January and is a part of the Teton Valley Great Snow Fest. ” Stomping Day” is anticipated to take place on Jan. 10 from 2- 6 p.m. This is when the community comes out in force and helps to create the sculpting blocks. Stomping Day will be … Read More

More Than 3 Million Regained Equity in 2013

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, January 02, 2014 Home prices rebounded in 2013, helping more than 3 million home owners regain long-lost equity, according to CoreLogic’s latest MarketPulse report. “We’re encouraged by the improvements of the past year and have every reason to be cautiously optimistic about continued progress in 2014. That said, monitoring the current and potential headwinds … Read More

Jackson Hole Backcountry Ski Huts

Teton Backcountry Guides in Jackson, WY offers backcountry ski touring. Their huts are yurts which sit on wooden platforms, providing warm, cozy shelter for winter travelers. Experience untracked Teton powder at one of our three backcountry ski huts. Join one of our guided and catered overnight trips or rent our huts for a do-it-yourself option. yurtniteEach hut has sleeping bunks … Read More