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Jackson Town Council Considers Landslide Action

September 30, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Jackson Town Council is meeting again today at Town Hall to consider how to react to the Budge Drive landslide and what to do if it gives way. Jackson Hole Daily says officials are itching to make any necessary changes before winter. Assistant Town Manager Roxanne Robinson says the slide is still moving slowly, but there is no sign it will have a catastrophic release

National Elk Refuge Extends Pathway Open Date

September 30, 2014 Teton County No Comments

National Elk Refuge Manager Steve Kallin says the North Highway 89 multi-use pathway from Flat Creek to the Gros Ventre Bridge is staying open until October 31. The pathway is on National Elk Refuge land inside Wyoming Department of Transportation’s highway easement. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Teton County agreed in 2001 they would close the path October 1 every year, but they decided to move the date to the 31 to match wild elk migration patterns

NWS Holds Winter Awareness Day

September 30, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

Wyoming’s emergency management agencies and the National Weather Service are teaming up for Winter Awareness Day Wednesday, October 8 in Riverton. NWS is training people on how to prepare their homes and cars with emergency kits to be able to survive any situation. Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Riverton NWS office says the safest surface to drive on when it’s snowing is behind the plows

WYDOT Signs $10 Million Construction Contract

September 30, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Wyoming’s Department of Transportation awarded a $10 million contract last week so the construction company is starting a 1,000 foot retaining wall project this fall or next spring. Jackson Hole Daily says the wall will be built on the east side of Highway 89 allowing room for shoulders and a pathway. The construction won’t block traffic until next year when they will close one lane to rebuild the road

School Board Chooses Interim Member

September 29, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

Teton County School District No. 1 is switching up its board of trustees for the November 4 election, but is still choosing an interim member. Board member Carlen Carney resigned September 19 to become a chief operating officer for the district. Jackson Hole Daily says the board has 30 days total to appoint an interim member before Teton County Commissioners choose them

Jackson Water Managers Decrease Flows into Snake

Jackson Lake Dam water managers are decreasing the flow into the Snake River starting today. The dam flows are dropping from just over 1,800 cubic feet per second to 350 cfs by tomorrow. Jackson Hole Daily says Palisades Reservoir is about 44 percent full and Jackson Lake 77 percent

Indian Tribes Protest for Grizzlies

September 29, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

American Indians are assembling in Yellowstone to protest the federal government’s move to take grizzly bears off the endangered species list. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the “Prayer for the Bear” event is Saturday at Sedge Bay on Yellowstone Lake. The number of grizzly bears has risen significantly in the past several years, but they’re still protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act

District Changes Name from Buffalo to Blackrock

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is changing the name of its furthest north ranger district from Buffalo Ranger to Blackrock Ranger District mainly to end the confusion. The forest has been receiving plenty of support from the community and from their regional office to make the change. Locals and employees support the change because they are familiar with the name Blackrock, there is no longer confusion why the Buffalo district is called Blackrock and it makes sense that Powder River in Buffalo, Wyoming is not considered part of the Buffalo district

Yellowstone Drone Crasher Pays Court Fines

September 26, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

A federal judge is ordering a Dutch man to pay thousands in restitution for wrecking a drone into Yellowstone National Park’s biggest hot spring. Theodorus Van Vliet crashed his remote controlled aircraft into the Grand Prismatic hot spring in August and park officials still haven’t been able to get it out. Van Vliet pled guilty in federal court Tuesday and is paying over $3,000 in fines

Man Accused of Molesting Boys at Summer Jackson Summer Camp

September 26, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

A Michigan man is facing extradition to Wyoming after being accused of molesting two boys decades ago at a Jackson Hole youth camp. Local News 8 says 94-year-old William Bricker was arrested Tuesday and arraigned yesterday morning. Two victims say Bricker molested them while they were at Teton Valley Ranch Camp one in 1962 and the other in 1985

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  • Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014
    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
  • The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014
    Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]
  • Warm Through Saturday, Cooler Weather Arrives Sunday - September 26, 2014
    High pressure continues to be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect abundant sunshine and mainly dry conditions for central and eastern portions of the state, but there could be isolated showers and thunderstorms in far western Wyoming.  Temperatures will remain very warm to hot and about 15-20 degrees above average.  […]

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