This Week in the News&Guide
October 3, 2012
The investigation into the 18-wheeler that crashed coming down Teton Pass into Wilson on Sunday night revealed that the wrecked rig was nearly 30,000 pounds overweight. The driver and sole occupant of the truck, Jay Winn, of Oregon, was declared dead at the scene.
In his first year growing a giant pumpkin, Greg Hahnel got a little obsessed. Hahnel measured his gorgeous gourd each morning, covered it with a blanket every night and named it after a blond CNBC anchorwoman. Find out how he measured up at the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers contest.
Paragliders are a familiar sight in the skies above Jackson. In fact, the small mountain town has become a paragliding mecca. And Jackson Hole Paragliding teaches people to soar with the eagles and linger in the clouds.
Rather than frightening anyone away, scarecrows at the Center for the Arts will beckon families Friday. The fundraising festival celebrates the change of seasons and raises money for the art center.
John Hafernik, a scientist who discovered the zombie fly parasitizing honeybees, is one of nine speakers set to present at the TEDxJacksonHole conference Sunday.