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Wyoming Medicare Recipients Pay Less

October 21, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

People in Wyoming on Medicare are set to pay $1.5 million less than expected for health care next year. Federal officials tell the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle that the Affordable Care Act has slowed the growth of health-care costs for those on Medicare in Wyoming. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the act helped save Medicare recipients in Wyoming nearly $17 million on prescription drugs this year.

Cattle Killed in Tractor Trailer Accident

October 21, 2014 Teton Valley No Comments

A tractor trailer rolled near Victor Monday killing 23 head of cattle. Idaho State Police say 54-year-old Charles Camper, of Florence, Colorado, was driving south on Idaho Highway 31 when he lost control on a curve and tipped the vehicle over. Sixty-two animals were safely rescued from the crash. The driver was taken to the hospital but later released. The crash is being investigated

NTSB Report on 2012 Crash

October 21, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Engine failure has been ruled out in a helicopter crash that killed a search and rescue volunteer two years ago. The National Transportation Safety Board released its report on the 2012 crash that killed Ray Shriver. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports investigators found no obvious mechanical failures or deficiencies. Investigators continue to work on a final report

No Negative Effects from Lodging Tax

Jackson officials say they don’t think the county’s lodging tax is having a negative effect on traffic or lack of housing. In a voter’s forum last week, officials from the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board and Jackson Town Manager Bob McLaurin were asked about drawbacks to the lodging tax. But the Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the officials said they couldn’t name one. Overnight stays in Teton County are charged a 2 percent tax, 60 percent of which goes toward marketing Jackson Hole to visitors. But a housing study released last week found that more tourism will worsen the housing shortage in and around Jackson

Body of Missing Pinedale Boy Found

October 20, 2014 Sublette County No Comments

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a missing 15-year-old boy has been found. Sunday morning, a search and rescue member found the body of Logan Dobkins near Fremont Lake outside of Pinedale. The teenager had been missing for five days. The Sheriff’s Office says it appears Dobkins committed suicide and no foul play is suspected.

 

Old Bill’s Party

October 20, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Tonight is the night for the Old Bill’s 2014 Awards party. Area nonprofits will receive grants from the Old Bill’s Fun Run tonight at 5 pm at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Since it began, more than 43,000 people have run, walked or wheeled in Old Bill’s, raising more than $100 million for local nonprofits.

Broncs Beat Panthers

October 20, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

The Jackson Hole Broncs are keeping the dream alive. On Friday, the football team traveled to Powell High School to play a tough 6-2 team. But Jackson proved they still have what it takes, beating the Panthers 14-6. Jackson Hole will play Star Valley this Friday

Heroin Overdoses Are Up

October 17, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation says fatal heroin overdoses are up in the state. Officials tell the Associated Press there have been seven deaths so far this year. There were six in 2013 and two in 2012. Kebin Haller, deputy director of operations for the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, says the heroin situation is “alarming.”

Fiery Crash on Teton Pass

The Teton Pass was closed for a few hours overnight after a fiery crash. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office says there was a serious two-vehicle crash. Both vehicles were fully engulfed in flames but it appears that no one was seriously injured.

More Training in Food Safety

October 17, 2014 Teton County No Comments

More training is coming to the kitchen of your favorite restaurant. Starting in January, restaurants in Teton County will be required to have a manager who is certified in food safety. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the goal is to prevent food-borne illnesses. The new requirement approved by the Teton County Board of Public Health goes into effect Jan. 1

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  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]

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