Teton County completes purchase of Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Courthouse in Jackson

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JACKSON, Wyoming — Teton County has completed the purchase of the Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Courthouse from the federal government.

The deal cost $600,000 for the building and $10 for the land in Jackson.

The sale returns property to the county that was given to the federal government in the 1980s.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/1FQgSi3 ) the agreement mandates that the courthouse continue to be used as a public building.

County commissioners completed the deal last week, ending a process that took more than a year and required congressional action.

For the near future, county officials expect the courthouse will continue to house Jackson's municipal court, along with federal court proceedings once a month.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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