News from Alpine
An avalanche and difficult travel conditions have slowed and stopped drivers on Thursday morning. Lincoln County officials are asking residents to avoid driving the Snake River and Hoback area if possible.
Several close calls have already taken place between riders and shifting snow according to forest officials.
A bat house has been installed near the ball field in Alpine. The year-long project was initiated by Etna Elementary School students and completed with the help of community partners.
Bryan Moorehouse,36, of Jackson, Wyoming was taken into custody on the charge of felony Aggravated Robbery on the evening of August 25, 2016.
Captain Brian Andrews of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has told SVI Media that the vehicle has been found but authorities are still looking for the suspect who is described as a white male wearing a hat and sunglasses.
A 45-year old man from Syracuse, Utah was pronounced dead at the scene in Snake River canyon on Saturday, July 23, after those at the scene performed CPR for an hour. (Photo: This is the rapids immediately below Double Draw where Mr. Tarbet went into the river. Photo provided by Mary Cernicek, Bridger-Teton National Forest. )
The public is asked to drive slowly along the Greys River Road while visiting the Bridger-Teton National Forest. “The dust alone impedes the view of drivers along this gravel road, but the excessive speeds and taking turns so fast.” We have a lot of extra people and large trucks and equipment using that road, especially now with this fire,” he said. “I can’t emphasize enough the importance of slowing down and driving safely.” – Deputy Forest Supervisor Jose Castro
Reports of smoke on the Greys River drew a response from officials on Thursday.
Two homes in the Alpine area will be built in conjunction with the Habitat For Humanity. Kendra Heimbuck detailed how area residents can get involved or apply for the homes.