In the Press

JH Daily, February 13, 2023

County will mull new RV dump sites, permitting to address water quality concerns

Should Teton County build new dump stations for RV waste? Take ownership of sewer line connections? Change how it permits development in areas with water quality problems?

County officials are set to meet to discuss recommended interim steps for tackling Jackson Hole’s water quality problems while continuing to develop the Water Quality Master Plan.

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JH Daily, February 3, 2023

Judge Owens grants water advocates win against glamping, Wyoming DEQ

Responding to a lawsuit from Protect Our Water Jackson Hole against the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, the 9th Judicial District granted the Teton County water quality advocates a stay preventing Basecamp Hospitality LLC, the company developing the resort on state trust land, from further construction of the wastewater facility while their lawsuit is fully heard.

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Buckrail, February 2, 2023

Construction halted on wastewater facility connected to “glamping” site on state trust lands

Construction of a wastewater facility at the headwaters of the Fish Creek watershed on Wyoming State Lands has been halted due to a stay issued by the court. The facility is part of the dome-style “glamping” sites project off of Moose-Wilson Road.

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JH News & Guide, January 11, 2023

2SaveTheBlue’s upcycled gems support local water initiatives

Two local students and young entrepreneurs, Sita Yeomans and Teya Paciulli, create earrings out of cork and magazines and donate 50% of their profits to nonprofits that are dedicated to water conservation. Since they’ve been selling their jewelry, the friends have made $1,900 in donations. It’s such a beautiful story of generosity and youth philanthropy.

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JH Daily, December 28, 2022

Teton officials say state lawsuit risks public safety but still seek cooperation

New legal complaint contends county rules don’t apply to state trust lands across Wyoming.

The county planning and building office found Basecamp to be in violation of seven regulations, including a failure to identify wetlands and starting electrical work without a permit. The county also found electrical work that county officials said didn’t look professionally done.

The work was permitted, though, by the State Board of Land Commissioners, the top five elected officials in Wyoming who are asking for the court in Cheyenne to stop Teton County from enforcing its regulations on the two developments.


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Cowboy State Daily, December 24, 2022

Wyoming Sues Teton County Over Land-Use Argument

The Wyoming Board of Land Commissioners on Dec. 21 filed a lawsuit against the Teton County Commission, asking the Laramie County District Court to block the county from enforcing land-use restrictions against businesses that have won permits to develop on state trust lands. 

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JH News & Guide, December 6, 2022

After lawsuit, water quality regulators reconsider glamping permit

A lawsuit filed by Teton County water quality advocates apparently spurred state water regulators to admit that they had incorrectly issued a septic permit to the company developing a controversial, 11-unit glamping site near Teton Village.

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JH News & Guide, November 30, 2022

Saddled with lawsuits, Basecamp meeting with state officials

No public comment is on the agenda, though county and nonprofit are pursuing legal action.

Amid lawsuits and a deluge of emails and phone calls from angry Teton County residents, the company installing a glamping operation on the West Bank will talk Thursday with state officials that approved its plans.

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Buckrail, November 30, 2022

POWJH files petition challenging wastewater facility at new glamping site on state trust land

Local nonprofit Protect Our Water Jackson Hole (POWJH) filed a petition challenging the authorization of a wastewater facility permit by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) for the new glamping complex on state trust land near Teton Village.

POWJH filed the petition on Nov. 28 in Teton County’s 9th Judicial Court, alleging that the WDEQ unlawfully authorized the construction of the wastewater facility under an invalid general permit.

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JH News & Guide, November 16, 2022

As glamping goes up, draft bill opens door to housing on state land

Draft bill opens door to much bigger projects on state lands.

While Meghan Quinn, director of Protect Our Water Jackson Hole, is disappointed that Teton County has not taken more actions to prevent the glamping installation near Teton Village, she said she’s looking beyond that to proposed legislation that could take counties out of state land oversight entirely. New draft legislation from Rep. Steve Harshman effectively guts compliance with local land-use desires.

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