This is a selection of stories printed within the past week in the News&Guide’s sister publication, the Jackson Hole Daily. For full versions of each of these stories and more go to JHNewsAndGuide.com.

Hoback Ranches cleanup

Residents of Hoback Ranches, the Bondurant subdivision ravaged last fall by the Roosevelt Fire, have organized a cleanup weekend June 20 to 23 to help homeowners deal with the blaze’s aftermath.

The cleanup weekend organizers are asking that people with experience felling trees come June 20 and 21. They want the tree fellers to come earlier than everyone else for safety reasons, a press release says.

On June 22 and 23, Pioneer Smokehouse in Big Piney will provide lunch for the volunteers.

— Tom Hallberg

Motorists kill 2 moose

A Jackson Hole intersection that has gained popularity as a moose-watching hot spot continues its ignominious reputation as a place where moose die.

Tourists’ and commuters’ vehicles continue lethally slamming into the long-legged and large-bodied herbivores near where Highways 22 and 390 intersect, including collisions that claimed two in the past week. The carnage is leaving some longtime West Bank residents who count moose as their neighbors disgusted.

“It’s breaking our hearts,” Coyote Loop resident Carol Kessler said Friday. “We love having them, and it’s really been a treat for guests to see them, but now when I look out there the first thing I think is, ‘How long will he make it?’ ”

— Mike Koshmrl

Bollards are back

Bollards dividing the driving and bike lanes on Snow King Avenue are being installed.

It’s the second summer for the flexible plastic delineators designed to improve safety for cyclists. Installation began Tuesday.

Bike traffic on Snow King increased 18% last summer when the bollards were installed, according to the town.

— Allie Gross

Grove homeowners sought

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area is selecting the final group of eight homeowners who will build and live in townhouses at The Grove on Snow King Avenue.

Applications for the homes in the development aren’t due until Aug. 19. But to be considered, households must attend one of the information sessions.

They will take place at 6 p.m. today and June 27 at Teton County Library in English, as well as at 6 p.m. July 10 and 31 at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Spanish-language information sessions are scheduled for 6 p.m. June 20 at the library and 6 p.m. July 15 at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

— Allie Gross

 

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