Astoria Hot Springs Park groundbreaking

Chris Deming, Christopher Swan, Bill Schwartz, Chris Lea, Natalia Macker and Paige Byron Curry shovel the first scoops of dirt Saturday at the site of the future Astoria Hot Springs Park, 2 miles southwest of Hoback.

On the bank of the Snake River south of town, dozens of people gathered Saturday where developed hot springs pools could open to the public as soon as 2020.

Teton County Commission Chair Natalia Macker clutched one of several shovels at the official groundbreaking for the revitalized Astoria Hot Springs Park.

Contact Allie Gross at 732-7063 or

Allie Gross covers Teton County government. Originally from the Chicago area, she joined the News&Guide in 2017 after studying politics and Spanish at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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