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Senate Gives Initial OK To Land Sale

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After nearly a half hour of debate Thursday afternoon, the Senate has passed House Bill 156, the Transfer of Lands Bill, on first reading in the Committee of the Whole.  That bill would authorize the completion of the sale of approximately 1400 acres of land surrounded by … Continue Reading

Smokefree Rule Snuffed Out

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Ninth District Judge Tim Day yesterday ruled Teton County’s Smokefree Air Rule of 2009 to be void and unenforceable.  That rule would have prohibited smoking from areas including sports arenas (except in designated areas away from the general public), chair lift lines, outdoor restaurant patios and decks, public transportation terminals, or outdoor service lines. There rule also required … Continue Reading

Land Sale Debated In Senate

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The Transfer of Lands Bill, passed by the Wyoming House last week, hits the floor of the Senate today.  Teton County Senator Leland Christiansen says it will be meeting a certain amount of opposition there, mostly tied to constitutional issues.  Christiansen says the state attorney general … Continue Reading

Comprehensive Planning Resumes

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The long-awaited comprehensive plan is soon to be put back on track as discussions resume beginning next week.  Town and County officials have retained a facilitator to help direct those discussions, and Jackson Mayor Mark Barron says the next meeting is set for February 15th.  The 2:00 meeting is open to the public.  Barron says he expects the final draft to be ready for adoption within the next several months.

Gasoline Prices Climb

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Gasoline prices may have spiked in Jackson Hole over the past week, but prices in the Cowboy State are still the lowest in the nation.  According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, the national average is currently $3.11 a gallon for unleaded regular while the state average is still $2.89.  Locally, gasoline prices average $2.95 per gallon in Jackson while the average in Teton Valley is three cents higher.

Exporting The Wyoming Way

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Wyoming’s US Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso have taken a page directly from the Wyoming legislature handbook and reintroduced a bill which would require each piece of legislation considered by the Senate be confined to a single issue – the same method the Wyoming legislature uses.  Enzi points to Wyoming as … Continue Reading

Skier Killed in Sun Valley

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Authorities in Blaine County Idaho confirmed that a skier was killed at the resort earlier today. The unidentified man collided with a tree on Bald Mountain around 11am Wednesday. The accident is under investigation.

Senate Education Bills Move On

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Senator Leland Christiansen says while a bill that would have sought to end teacher tenure did not pass out of the Senate Tuesday, Senate Files 70 and 146 dealing with education and teacher accountability did see passage and … Continue Reading

Saving The Ski Area

Could the Snow King Mountain Operations truly become a community-operated recreation center?  Jackson Town Council spent some time discussing those options during yesterday’s town council meeting.  Snow King Resort has suggested it might have to divest itself … Continue Reading

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  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
  • 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 […]

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