• Snowmobilers objected to new regulations that restricted their riding in Grand Teton National Park to unplowed roads and the surfaces of Jackson and Jenny lakes. “It’s kind of bad when they start closing areas just because some people don’t like the sound of a snow machine,” said Red Tucker, a Snow Devils Club board member. “It’s a great sport if people would just try to get along in the outdoors, and that’s just what we have to do.”
• An impromptu committee created at a school board meeting voted to ban a photographic book, “Growing Up Female,” from the shelves of Teton County schools. One objector said the book included a view of a man and woman in sexual intercourse. School Superintendent Dick Ehrbright said he personally found the book inappropriate but hoped the community would “not resort to book burning.”
• Boys Scouts, Scout leaders and assorted fathers made an expedition up Phillips Canyon to gather Christmas trees for the Scouts’ sale. On the first day of business the Scouts sold 70 of the 100 trees.
• Martin Hagen posted an impressive victory in the 10-kilometer spring biathlon race at Trail Creek Ranch, placing him first in the scramble for a berth on the U.S. Biathlon Team.
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• The installation of two remote-operated avalanche exploders in danger zones on Teton Pass prompted the Wyoming Department of Transportation to put on hold a plan to build a snow shed to protect Highway 22 from Glory Slide.
• Tests on a wolflike animal shot in the Teton Wilderness were so inconclusive that scientists didn’t know whether it was a pure-bred wolf or a wolf hybrid, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As a result there would be no civil charges against the Worland hunter who’d killed the animal. Fish and Wildlife reminded people that there could be wolves in the Yellowstone area and, if so, they were protected under the Endangered Species Act.
• Teton County commissioners gave final approval for the Wildlife of the American West Art Museum‘s new building. The museum planned to construct a 55,494-square-foot building to be shared with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the old Rising Sage site about 3 miles north of Jackson on North Highway 89.
• Teton County commissioners signed off on the final master plan of Bar B Bar Ranch‘s proposed 82-lot development north of Sagebrush Drive, west of Spring Gulch Road and south of Jackson Hole Airport. The ranch corporation and the county agreed to restrict human activity in an elk migration corridor in October and November.
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• The St. John’s Medical Center board of trustees was looking at changing from public to private governance to help provide continuity and diversity in leadership and shield decision-makers from the election process and public scrutiny.
• Tiny Town, the miniature holiday village that Bob and Jean Stewart had set out every year since 1960 outside their home at the corner of Willow Street and Broadway, moved to a block east and north. They’d sold their house, so now Tiny Town resided on the front lawn of their son Dick Stewart and his wife, Karen.
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