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Maxfield Warns of Business Scam

April 4, 2013 KMTN 96.9FM, KSGT ESPN, KZJH 95.3FM, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is warning Wyoming business owners of a deceptive solicitation form that has surfaced. Maxfield says businesses have received a form that appears to be an “Annual Minutes Disclosure Statement”.  The form seems to insinuate that … Continue Reading

Firefighting Efforts Continue

Fire crews will continue the battle against the Little Horsethief Fire which began yesterday afternoon and forced the evacuation of Deer and Elk Drives and a portion of the Little Horsethief Subdivision.

While those evacuation orders were lifted last night. Authorities warned residents that they might be reissued at anytime and that people who lived in Game Creek should also be prepared for a possible evacuation.

Fire officials flew over the scene and have declared the blaze a Type 2 incident which indicates a high level of complexity and allows the interagency team to call in additional resources to help fight the fire.

Several fire-retardant air tankers, helicopters and ground crews worked the fire yesterday and crews conducted night operations.

There were reports that one fire-fighting vehicle was destroyed in the fire, but no personnel were injured.

Officials will conduct a briefing this morning.

Official information is available at  inciweb.org.

It May Be Later Than You Think

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Most states across the US switched to Daylight Saving Time early Sunday morning.  DST is touted as an energy-saving practice although its benefits continue to be debated.  Proponents say that because most people  sleep in the early morning hours, these hours of sunlight are “wasted” for them, whereas if they are shifted to the evening via DST they can then be “used,” reducing the necessity of artificial light.  Opponents argue that actual energy savings are inconclusive, that DST can disrupt activities.  Among those opposed are … Continue Reading

Rescuer Dies In Helicopter Crash

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The Teton County Coroner has confirmed that there was a fatality of a Search and Rescue member who was on board the helicopter that crashed about 2:00 pm Wednesday while responding to a snowmobile incident near Togwotee Mountain .  County officials have identified 63-year-old Ray Shriver as the rescuer who died in that crash.  Meanwhile, … Continue Reading

Rescuer Dies From Crash Injuries

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The Teton County Coroner has confirmed that there was a fatality of a Search and Rescue member who was on board the helicopter that crashed shortly after 3:00 pm Wednesday while responding to a snowmobile incident near Togwotee Mountain .  The name of the victim is still being withheld pending notification of family members.  Meanwhile, the other two on board the helicopter have been transported to St. John’s Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. The county’s search and rescue contract helicopter crash-landed about 6.7 miles south of Togwotee Mountain Lodge.  The helicopter, with pilot and two rescue personnel on board, was responding to the report the snowmobile incident at the time. Due to the remote location, information and details regarding the incident are slow to become available for release.  Law enforcement and rescue crews are still on scene in the Togwotee pass area, but crews hope to be returning from the scene tonight. Teton County Sheriff Jim Wahlen who is in Cheyenne to speak with legislators says he plans to return to Jackson immediately.

SAR Helicopter Down

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Details are still sketchy regarding a rescue operation in Teton County gone bad.  County Spokesperson Charlotte Reynolds has confirmed that the county’s search and rescue contract helicopter crash-landed about 6.7 miles south of Togwotee Mountain Lodge.  The helicopter, with pilot and two rescue personnel on board, was responding to the report of an injured snowmobiler at the time.  Reynolds says all three on board survived the crash but suffered undisclosed injuries.  Personnel from the Teton County Sheriff’s Department and Grand Teton National Park Search and Rescue have joined forces to aid the stricken rescue team.  Two additional helicopters — one from Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho and the other from Heli-Express helicopter skiing have also joined in the rescue efforts.  Reynolds says the Heli-Express aircraft flew with members of the Grand Teton National Park rescue team to the scene.  No other information including the cause of the crash was available at the time of this report.

GTNP Launches First Rescue of the Winter

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Two New Jersey snowboarders became the subjects of a multiple agency search and rescue Monday.  The two reportedly left the boundary of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort at about 3:00 pm, intending to access Rock Springs Bowl to the north.   Shortly before 6:00 pm, Jackson Hole Ski Patrol was notified that … Continue Reading

YNP Scopes Winter Plan

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Representatives of Yellowstone National Park last night provided anyone in Jackson interested in the redrafting of a winter use plan, the opportunity to view proposed revisions and provide additional input on the seven alternatives to be proposed.  As yet, there is no preferred alternative.  Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk says … Continue Reading

Mead Gives Focus To Less-Traditional Businesses

February 15, 2012 KJAX 93.3FM, KMTN 96.9FM, KSGT ESPN, KZJH 95.3FM, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Governor Matt Mead

During his State of the State address, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead pointed to the various industries around the state that contribute to make the state strong.  He included those industries depicted on the state seal: agriculture and minerals, as well as … Continue Reading

Mead Touts Wyoming as ‘Strong’

February 13, 2012 KJAX 93.3FM, KMTN 96.9FM, KSGT ESPN, KZJH 95.3FM, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Governor Matt Mead

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead presented his second state of the state address to the legislature this morning, emphasizing the need to support those industries that keep the state sustainable.  Not surprisingly, he pointed to Agriculture, Tourism, Energy and Small Business as the state’s economic focal points.  However, he made a special point to … Continue Reading

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  • State American Legion Baseball Previews [AUDIO] - July 30, 2014
    The AA and A State American Legion baseball tournaments begin today (Wednesday).  The AA tourney will be in Gillette, while the A championships will be played at Cowboy Field in Laramie. Just five teams will be in the AA bracket that will follow a double elimination format.  And with just a five-team bracket, a team […]

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