Natural Event Check-In

With flows at an record high, especially today and anticipated throughout the week with increasingly warming temps – stay informed of the situation and know where to go and not go. As is the same with understanding any naturally occurring event from flood to wildfire, to something like a celestial event, the Teton County and the Town of Jackson encourage citizens to keep up-to-date on shifting conditions and safety reports.

Check USGS Current Conditions Report for Teton County and have a safe week out there on the Snake River and beyond.

USPS Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever Stamp

Coming via pony express to a USPS post near you- that means across America- just like the path of this historic event- is a commemorative 2017 Forever Eclipse Stamp. Read all about it here or as pasted below from United States Postal Service. Just think…Teton County, Wyoming residents. Not only will you be able to purchase these in Wilson, Teton Village, Kelly, Moose to Moran, Yellowstone and beyond on/by June 20th but you’ll also get to witness a once-in-a-lifetime national event that will forever leave it’s stamp on the US history books.

Solar eclipse Forever stamps

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service will soon release a first-of-its-kind stamp that changes when you touch it. The Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamp, which commemorates the August 21 eclipse, transforms into an image of the Moon from the heat of a finger. The public is asked to share the news on social media using the hashtag #EclipseStamps.

Tens of millions of people in the United States hope to view this rare event, which has not been seen on the U.S. mainland since 1979. The eclipse will travel a narrow path across the entire country for the first time since 1918. The path will run west to east from Oregon to South Carolina and will include portions of 14 states.

The June 20, 1:30 p.m. MT First-Day-of-Issue ceremony will take place at the Art Museum of the University of Wyoming (UW) in Laramie. The University is celebrating the summer solstice on June 20. Prior to the event, visitors are encouraged to arrive at 11:30 a.m. to witness a unique architectural feature where a single beam of sunlight shines on a silver dollar embedded in the floor, which occurs at noon on the summer solstice in the UW Art Museum’s Rotunda Gallery.

The Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamps may be pre-ordered at usps.com/shop in early June for delivery following the June 20 nationwide issuance.

Teton County Total Solar Eclipse Special Event Application 70-Day Rule Approaching

NOTICE: Deadline for Total Solar Event Application is One Week Out – June 7, 2017.

The Teton Board of County Commissioners approved the 70- Day Rule for the time period surrounding the eclipse for County special events permits.  The standard policy for County special events is that they must be received at least 15 days prior to the event.  This rule will require that special events permits must be submitted at least 70 days prior to the event. The Sheriff’s Office is the primary recipient of special events permits, so they will have to enforce this rule.

The time period that this resolution impacts are special events that take place between August 16, 2017 through August 23, 2017.  This means that for this period of time, special events permits must be received by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office by June 7th, 2017 through June 14th, 2017 accordingly.

This is for County special events only.  The Town of Jackson implemented their own exception to their special events rule requiring 90 day notice. That deadline was May 23, 2017.

Top 5 Places to View the Eclipse in the US

Great article and insights in the Detroit Free Press – our neighbor Wyoming friends in Casper often take the title of being the top places to view – coming in just behind tiny Madras, OR.

‘This picture combination shows the stages of the solar eclipse over the Mandelbach valley near Saarbruecken, western Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999. The chronological order begins at left and culminates in the total eclipse on the picture in center. Photos were taken with a 600 mm lens.‘ (Photo: BECKER&BREDEL, Associated Press)

“After you see your first total solar eclipse, a common reaction is that a person is smitten, and they want to see another,” he said.  “There’s a cadre of dedicated eclipse chasers all around the world. Thousands of people who will travel to see any eclipse that they can reasonably get to. It’s a very addictive thing. Many eclipse chasers will be born this August.”

Reading more from Great American Eclipse founder enlightens for getting inside the mind of an eclipse enthusiast and ‘chaser’ and suggests we can anticipate seeing a good portion of these folks this August here in the Tetons.

Teton Eclipse News Volume 1

Hot off the press from our May 24, 2017 event – you can read all about it – here and in the PDF version ideal for downloading Eclipse Newspaper for May 24 Community Event and printing for you or your employees to study up and know what’s happening and where to go.

 

 

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EVENT UPDATE: TODAY & TONIGHT – GOING TOTAL with TETON ECLIPSE

WHILE THE EVENING IS SOLD OUT- FEEL FREE TO CHECK OUT OUR LOBBY SCENE & MEET LOCAL LAND MANAGERS, EMERGENCY PLANNERS, NON-PROFIT PARTNERS & MORE!

DETAILS: DATE | TIME | HOSTS

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Venue: Center for the Arts – lobby and theatre  

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Stakeholder Presentation:  3 pm – 5 pm

Teton County: are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?

-followed by-

Community Presentation: 5 pm – 9 pm

The Total Solar Eclipse:  not just for geeks and bearded men with telescopes

Hosted By: The Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming

In Partnership With: Stakeholders & Friends

Admission: Free, Ticketed

AGENDA | RUN OF SHOW for FIRST & SECOND SEPARATE EVENTS

Afternoon Event: Teton Eclipse for Businesses/Stakeholders

3:00 – 4:00 pm Educational Presentation By Dr. Kate Russo (60mins/15 mins Q&A)

4:00 – 4:30 pm Discussion/Q&A with Panel

-break/prep for second engagement

BE SURE TO STOP BY CAFE GENEVIEVE’s CATERING TRUCK OUTSIDE FOR A SNACK DURING THE BREAK OR FOR THOSE ARRIVING AT THE EVENING EVENT! 

Evening/ Headline Event: A Total Community Event

5:00-6:00 pm Open House and Information Sharing at Dedicated Booths hosted by Stakeholders with Cash Bar and Genevieve Catering Food Purchase Available via Truck Outside! 

INFORMATION BOOTHS |  Forest Service, Park Service, Emergency Service, Public Health, Town of Jackson and Teton County Wyoming Teton Eclipse, TVA & Jackson Hole Airport with support from community partners including:

Friends of Pathways – using alternative modes of transportation will be critical for locals and visitors

pARTners – celebrate the sun, moon and stars with a wonderful art project from local non-profit!

PAWS of Jackson Hole – there will be more mutt mitts needed at eclipse time!

6:00-8:00 pm Presenting Dr. Kate Russo, Stakeholders with closeout Q&A with a panel of stakeholders

8:00-9:00 pm Celebrate: Return to Lobby for cash bar and reception amidst live music from Jazz Foundation Jackson Hole providing entertainment for all!  

PANEL DISCUSSION   | featuring Public Lands, Law Enforcement, Public Health & More!

 

Teton Eclipse Community Event – A Closer Look

With the Teton Eclipse Total Community Event at the Jackson Hole Center For the Arts two days from today- this Wednesday, May 24 (remember 2 events – one in the afternoon and one in the evening), here’s a quick update from the Town of Jackson and Teton County Eclipse planning corner.

 

DETAILS: DATE | TIME | HOSTS

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Venue: Center for the Arts – lobby and theatre  

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Stakeholder Presentation:  3 pm – 5 pm

Teton County: are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?

-followed by-

Community Presentation: 5 pm – 9 pm

The Total Solar Eclipse:  not just for geeks and bearded men with telescopes

Hosted By: The Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming

In Partnership With: Stakeholders & Friends

Admission: Free, Ticketed

AGENDA | RUN OF SHOW for FIRST & SECOND SEPARATE EVENTS

Afternoon Event: Teton Eclipse for Businesses/Stakeholders

3:00 – 4:00 pm Educational Presentation By Dr. Kate Russo (40 mins/20 mins Q&A)

4:00 – 4:30 pm Discussion/Q&A with Panel

-break/prep for second engagement

BE SURE TO STOP BY CAFE GENEVIEVE’s CATERING TRUCK OUTSIDE FOR A SNACK DURING THE BREAK OR FOR THOSE ARRIVING AT THE EVENING EVENT! 

Evening/ Headline Event: A Total Community Event

5:00-6:00 pm Open House and Information Sharing at Dedicated Booths manned by Stakeholders with Cash Bar and Genevieve Catering Food Purchase Available

6:00-8:00 pm Presenting Dr. Kate Russo, Stakeholders with closeout Q&A with a panel of stakeholders

8:00-9:00 pm Celebrate: Return to Lobby for cash bar and reception amidst live music from Jackson Hole Community Jazz providing entertainment for all!  

ABOUT THE PROGRAM |PARTNERS, PANELISTS & FEATURED SPEAKERS

PANEL DISCUSSION   | Public Lands, Law Enforcement, Public Health & More!

INFORMATION BOOTHS |  Forest Service, Park Service, Emergency Service, Public Health, Town of Jackson and Teton County Wyoming Teton Eclipse, TVA & Jackson Hole Airport with support from community partners including:

Friends of Pathways – using alternative modes of transportation will be critical for locals and visitors

pARTners – celebrate the sun, moon and stars with a wonderful art project from local non-profit!

PAWS of Jackson Hole – there will be more mutt mitts needed at eclipse time!

Wyoming Stargazing has been a great partner and while they were on deck to help educate with scopes this evening, they are no longer able to do so, yet will be offering several events from now through August dedicated to eclipse education!

 

KATE RUSSO | Author, Psychologist, Eclipse Chaser

About Eclipse Expert:

Dr Kate Russo is an Author, Psychologist and Eclipse Chaser.

With a professional background in Psychology, Kate is a highly skilled Eclipse Planning Consultant.  She is one of the very few eclipse chasers worldwide who has experienced a total solar eclipse in her own home community, and knows first-hand the challenges involved in preparing a community for the total eclipse.  She was involved in eclipse planning for 2012 in Australia, and led the process in 2015 in the Faroe Islands.  Drawing upon her consulting and academic skills, she then researched and wrote the White Paper on Community Eclipse Planning – a document that has been used by hundreds of communities across the U.S. in preparation for the August total eclipse.  She has already helped many communities in the path in their approach to planning.

Along with her expertise in eclipse planning, Kate is the recognised authority on the total solar eclipse experience, and is the person who is most able to answer the key question – what is it like to experience a total solar eclipse? Not only is she able to talk from her personal experiences of seeing ten total solar eclipses, she can also share the experience of the hundreds of others she has surveyed and interviewed.   She has authored three books on the topic, and is in demand as a speaker and in the media before every eclipse.

Kate is participating live from her home of 20 years in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  She has Teton County firmly in her heart, as her own tour group of 30 international chasers will be based in the county for a week. Kate is delighted to be a part of this event, and is looking forward to an interactive session.

Web:  www.beingintheshadow.com FB:@Beingintheshadow Twitter:  @DrKateRusso

 

 

 

70-Day Special Event Rule Adopted by BCC for Eclipse

Teton Board of County Commissioners  has approved the 70- Day Rule for the time period surrounding the eclipse for County special events permits.  The standard policy for County special events is that they must be received at least 15 days prior to the event.  This rule will require that special events permits must be submitted at least 70 days prior to the event. The Sheriff’s Office is the primary recipient of special events permits, so they will have to enforce this rule, but all parties that review permits should know this from a planning standpoint as well.

The time period that this resolution impacts are special events that take place between August 16, 2017 through August 23, 2017.  This means that for this period of time, special events permits must be received by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office by June 7th, 2017 through June 14th, 2017 accordingly.

This is for County special events only.  The Town of Jackson implemented their own exception to their special events rule that requires 90 day notice, so theirs is a bit more strict than the County. That deadline is May 23, 2017.

Path of Totality Jackson, Wyoming Total Solar Eclipse

Since there hasn’t been a Total Solar Eclipse in the United States in 38 years, let alone one of the magnitude the 2017 Great American Eclipse presents,  experience and understanding of the science and terms can be somewhat confusing to the everyday citizen. Sure, maybe umbraphiles know what terms like the ‘totality’ and ‘centerline’ mean, but for the rest of us, there’s plenty of room for curiosity and confusion. Starting with – for one- what the heck is an “umbraphile.” Simply defined, it’s ‘one who loves eclipses and often travels to see them.’

To help the non-umbraphile’s out there, consulting resources like NASA’s glossary of Eclipse terms helps define these perhaps unknown known terms for the rest of the planet.

In 98 Days, the community’s surrounding  Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming will experience being on the path of totality during a Total Solar Eclipse. To be frank, this is a big deal in the astronomy world and in many ways, the global community. To help this community best prepare for the potential impact anticipated by increased visitors with a popular natural event , Town and County officials, along with Planning Partners are are hosting a free, public community event.

Teton Eclipse | A Total Community Event will educate and inform our whole community- businesses, community planners and individuals are all strongly encouraged to attend this event and learn more about what it means to be on the line of totality.

Get a great visual – to help illustrate that total path – it really speaks to the awesomeness of the confluence of being in a special place during a very special natural occurrence taking place from coast to coast across the United States this August 21, 2017.

 

Announcing…Official Eclipse Education & Celebration at The Center!

In continued joint-effort The Town of Jackson and Teton County Wyoming are pleased to announce the hosting of a major community-wide event May 24 at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. With the August 21, 2017 Great American Eclipse just over 100 days -out, the timely gathering will offer education and celebration of the upcoming celestial event.

The Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming are collaborating to streamline support functions and lessen community impact of increased visitors during August 21, 2017s Total Solar Eclipse.

County- wide education and sharing of essential information from key locations, businesses and community stakeholders will help drive awareness and any aid needed for a successful  natural event. Teton Eclipse’s Total Community Event on May 24, 2017 facilitates a free, public stage bringing together government agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals for collective planning, preparation, conduct and recovery for this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. 

Poster & event details: TetonEclipse_May24_

CHECK OUT THE CENTER EVENT PAGE & GET YOUR FREE TICKETS VIA THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS ONLINE HERE OR AT THE CENTER THEATRE BOX OFFICE

The event provides two dedicated and separate community engagements:

  • TETON ECLIPSE FOR BUSINESSES/STAKEHOLDERS | Educational Presentation & Panel Discussion featuring Eclipse Expert Dr. Kate Russo and a select panel of local planners and stakeholders to contribute and help answer Q&A to an invited and ticketed (limited) audience in the Center Theatre. Time: 3 pm – 5 pm.
  • TETON ECLIPSE FOR COMMUNITY | Short Film, Educational Presentation by Dr. Kate Russo followed by  Panel Q&A See below for agenda/run of show. 5 pm – 9 pm.  

DETAILS: DATE | TIME | HOSTS 

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 

Venue: Center for the Arts – lobby and theatre  

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Hosted By: The Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming 

In Partnership With: Stakeholders & Friends 

Admission: Free, Ticketed (325 for 3 pm Event and 500 Max for 5 pm event)