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Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance Hires New Executive Director

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is announcing Community Engagement Coordinator Craig Benjamin is being promoted to Executive Director May 1. Conservation Alliance co-chair David Hardie says his group looked all over the nation for job candidates, but ended up hiring someone from home. Jackson Hole News & Guide says Benjamin graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor’s degree in public policy and from Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs with a Masters

County May Condemn Private Property for Bridge

April 18, 2014 Teton County No Comments

County commissioners are moving forward on an eminent domain claim on riverfront property owner Rod Lewis’s land. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the county wants to own the land so it can replace an old bridge. WYDOT appraised Lewis’s third of an acre at just under $4,000 and recently offered $9,000. Lewis says his neighbor is asking $249,000 for an even smaller area of land

Poll: People in Wyoming Trust State Government

April 18, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

Wyoming residents trust their state government more than almost any other state in the nation. 76 percent of Wyoming voters say they have a great deal of trust in the people they’ve elected making the Cowboy State number two in the nation according to a Gallup Poll. People in Illinois trust their state government the least at 28 percent

Teton County Residents Taxes Lowest in Nation

April 16, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Yesterday was the last day to file taxes without an extension and Teton County residents paid less than almost anyone else in the United States. Wyoming residents paid 6.9 percent of their income in 2011 which was the least in the nation. The Tax Foundation says Wyoming has the fourth-lowest state and local sales tax rate of any state in the country

Roads to Old Faithful and Canyon Open Friday

April 16, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Grab the family because Yellowstone National Park is opening the roads for visitors to drive to Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon Friday morning. Yellowstone plow crews clear snow and ice from almost 200 miles of main road and 125 miles of back roads every spring. It’s free to get into the park April 19 and 20

Yellowstone Elk Count Marred by Weather

Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks says they weren’t able to finish counting the elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana. Park and department scientists say the numbers this year are probably close to last year’s 3,900 elk, but they didn’t finish counting this year because of bad weather. The herd peaked at 20,000 in 1992 before gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone

Wyoming House Speaker Lubnau to Retire

April 16, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments

Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau is retiring from the Legislature. The Gillette Republican was elected speaker for the 2013 and 2014 sessions. House speakers in Lubnau’s position traditionally end after that amount of time so he says he’s honoring the tradition and hopefully fading into obscurity

Jackson Missionary Lost in Nicaragua Found Dead

April 15, 2014 Jackson Hole No Comments

The body of a Jackson-area woman missing in Nicaragua has been found. Senior Pastor Paul Hayden of the Presbyterian Church in Jackson confirmed Karen Colclough’s body was found last night. There are no other details surrounding her death. Colclough lived in Wilson and was in Nicaragua on her second trip as a missionary when she went missing last Friday

Jackson Gives Extra $700,000 to Protect Town from Landslide

April 15, 2014 Teton County No Comments

Jackson Town Council is authorizing an extra $700,000 in emergency funds to protect high risk areas from further landslide damage. The ground is still moving 1-12 inches a day so the town of Jackson is designing a brick wall behind Walgreens and along Budge Drive. Residents outside of high risk areas are being allowed to return to their homes on foot. Evacuees can still find shelter at the Red Cross’s camp set up at the Exhibit Hall at the fairgrounds

National Park Week Free To Visitors

National Park Week starts this weekend and visitors can get in free Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th. The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose is having free events for kids letting them earn a Junior Ranger badge if they participate in at least three activities. The park is wrapping up the week with the National Junior Ranger Day celebration Saturday April 26.

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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