Friday, December 28, 2012

How to Prepare for Roadside Emergencies

If you’ve ever broken down, you know how scary it can be. Although it’s not something you want to think about, being prepared can be truly helpful. Keeping a well-stocked emergency kit can help you out in many different situations. All drivers should carry a basic emergency kit in their car. This video is a great starting point for you to develop your own roadside emergency kit:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Have a Great Holiday Road Trip

Planning on doing some holiday traveling this weekend? Check out these tips for safe winter travel over at RoadTrip America:

    1. Think like a Boy Scout. Around the holidays, you have to be prepared for just about anything, so keep a cache of emergency supplies in your vehicle. Include these items: blanket, flashlight, candle and matches, bandana or tea towel, paper towels, first aid kit, batteries, water and a good adventure novel. Carry emergency food, too. Canned items are best - We carry MREs (meals, ready-to-eat) -- but things like SPAM (Don't laugh! Try it!) and fruit cocktail are fine. If the cans don't have pull tabs, bring a can opener, and don't forget some plastic utensils. If you keep emergency provisions in your vehicle all year round, now is a good time to check that they are still functional or edible.
    2. Brush up on your winter driving skills. Don't be fooled by all those autumn decorations. Thanksgiving can bring some of the worst winter driving conditions of the year. Snow, sleet and ice are particular worries, so now is the time to check those tires and recall what it means to "steer into the skid."
    3. Stretch and move whenever you get the chance. If you find yourself trapped on a jammed highway with a few thousand of your closest strangers, do some road-trip calisthenics. Isometric exercises like rolling your shoulders and flexing your back and upper arms can be great stress relievers. If possible, get out of your car and perform the "Chicken Dance." You will entertain your fellow travelers and get your own circulation moving. It may not get the traffic to move any faster, but it will put some of the festivity back into the trip.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Santa on the Square

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The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present Santa on the Square each evening from 5:00PM to7:00PM beginning this Saturday, December 15th and running through Monday, December 24th. Town Square will be lit with thousands of glittering lights and the Stage Stop Building on the southwest corner of the square will be as warm and cozy as Santa's workshop!

Children are invited to bring their wish lists and parents are reminded to bring their cameras.

Visiting Santa on the Jackson Town Square has become a tradition for many local families and holiday visitors. Santa listens to holiday wishes at the Stage Stop building near the elk antler arches and the main entrance to the Town Square. Don't miss out on this wonderful holiday tradition! Visit for more information.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jackson Hole Winter Wonderland


Experience a weekend of holiday shopping and cheer at The Jackson Hole Winter Wonderland! It  will begin on Friday, December 7th and run through Saturday, December 8th from 8AM to 9PM. A weekend to share with family and friends, experience the unique shopping within Teton County.

One of the highlights will be the Dancers' Workshop production of "If The Shoe Fits,” an original adaptation of Cinderella, at Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. Local shops will feature a magical holiday atmosphere and extended hours, until at least 8PM, just in time to shop for Christmas! Enjoy caroling, sleigh rides, cider, hot chocolate, and cookies in the glow of festive Christmas lighting.

For more information and to submit your hours, please contact the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee,Representative Rick Howe at or 307.733.3316x114.