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App for Designated Driver

October 30, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

If you’ve ever found yourself in need of a designated driver, help is now as close as your cell phone. Drive Sober Wyoming, an initiative by the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving, wants to to reduce the number of impaired drivers. They have created a mobile app that includes quick access to texting, or calling a friend for a ride, plus a list of companies that can provide a safe ride home. The app also includes information aboutWyoming laws and penalties for driving under the influence as well as information on the real cost of a DUI.

Grizzly Population Stabilizing

October 30, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

The numbers of grizzly bears is stabilizing in and around Yellowstone National Park. In a meeting with state and federal agencies Wednesday, officials said there are about 1,000 grizzlies in the Yellowstone region. Twenty bears have been killed or removed from the region this year, according to the Associated Press. In 2012, 59 were killed or removed from the area. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering lifting the grizzlies’ protected status, which would open up a limited amount of hunting for grizzlies in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

Winter Parking

October 30, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

The town of Jackson wants to remind you about the ban on overnight parking as winter hits. The Town of Jackson prohibits parking on all streets and alleys between the hours of 3 am and 7 am from November 1 until April 15. Cars parked on roadways will be towed at the owner’s expense to make room for snowplows to get through. Vehicles not towed will be cited

Park-Gate

It’s been dubbed Park-Gate.  The four nights Vice President Joe Biden, his wife and 11 family members stayed at the Brinkerhoff Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. The National Park Service now says it is reviewing its policies because the log cabin is supposed to only be used for official purposes, including training and park events. Time magazine reports that four Cabinet secretaries and other Obama administration officials also used the lodge. Biden’s staff says the Vice President didn’t know about the policy and he will reimburse the park $1,200

Wyoming League of Women Voters Offering Help on Voting

October 29, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

The Wyoming League of Women Voters is offering help for those may be confused on how to vote on judicial retentions in next week’s election. The group’s website has a map of judicial districts and which judges are on the ballot to be retained. It also includes links to the judge’s score from the state bar association. VisitWyomingLWV.org for more information

Wyoming Has Best Business Tax System

October 29, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

Wyoming has the best business tax system in the country, according to a new index. The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index compares states’ tax systems. Wyoming, Nevada and South Dakota ranked high because they have nocorporate or individual income tax. Montana came in at number six. Idaho came in at number 19

Yellowstone Roads Closing Monday

October 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

The roads to much of the interior of Yellowstone National Park close for the season Monday. Roads to Old Faithful and Canyon will close at 8 am Monday so staff can begin to prepare for the winter season. Visitors can still use the road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Mont., through Mammoth Hot Springs to the park’s Northeast Entrance which is open all year, weather permitting.   Guided snowmobile and snowcoach travel begin in the park December 15.

Snake River Draft Preferred Alternative Plan Released

October 28, 2014 Teton County No Comments

The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department has released the Snake River Draft Preferred Alternative plan. The plan is based on directives from commissioners and stakeholder and public input. The Snake River runs 35 miles through Jackson Hole in Teton County from Moose to Hoback. Several BLM parcels, on the river, including boating access sites at Wilson and South Park, are being transferred to Teton County, which is researching a management plan. An Open House is scheduled from 5 to 7 pm on November 5, at the 4H Building in Jackson.  An informational meeting with the County Commissioners is scheduled for November 17 and public comment on the plan will be accepted through November 21

Superintendent Dan Werk Honored

October 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

The work of Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent has been honored with a conservation award. Superintendent Dan Wenk received the honor for his work at Yellowstone since 2011 and his nearly four decades of work in the National Park Service. He was also honored for securing a solution to winter-use management in Yellowstone.

Teton School District Recommended for AdvancED Accreditation

An external review team has recommended that the Teton School District should be awarded AdvancED Accreditation. The school district was reviewed last week by ten professionals from across the country. The group said the district exceeded every benchmark scores for effective learning and educational quality

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  • Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014
    Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds.  Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state.  Daytime highs will be in […]
  • Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014
    Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
  • Cowboy Running Back Ready For His New Role [AUDIO] - October 29, 2014
    Wyoming freshman running back Brian Hill figured he would get some carries this season.  And in week one, Hill was able to put in a couple of key runs in a win over Montana.  But for the most part, it’s been spot time for the first-year Cowboys.  But, with injuries to D.J. May and now […]
  • Mild & Windy Conditions Expected - October 29, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will strengthen and remain settled over the state of Wyoming on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies with mainly dry weather conditions for the end of the work week.  Winds, however, will be strong on Wednesday and Friday with gusts between 30 and 45 mph.  Wind […]

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