US House passes bill transferring the Clifford P. Hansen Courthouse to Teton County

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JACKSON, Wyoming — The U.S. House has passed a bill transferring the Clifford P. Hansen Courthouse to Teton County.

The bill approved last week allows the sale of the courthouse to Teton County and gives the land it sits on back to the county, which donated it years ago.

Jackson officials hailed the bill as a fair exchange that keeps open an important resource for town, county, state and federal jurisdictions.

Teton County commission chairman Hank Phibbs tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/1yKHCe5 ) that maintaining the courthouse for public use is important to the community.

Teton County will purchase the building for fair market value and maintain the property for public use for the next 20 years.

The courthouse was named in honor of Hansen, a former governor and U.S. Senator.


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

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