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House Sorts Through Budget

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The Wyoming House spent most of yesterday combing through some 60 requests for supplemental funds for projects as part of House Bill One – the 2011 supplemental budget.  Ruth Ann Petroff says what was submitted for consideration is … Continue Reading

Redmond Improvements Planned

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The Jackson Town Council has put together the plan for repairs and improvements on Redmond Street from the Hospital south to Cache Creek Drive.  Mayor Mark Barron explains that the project this summer will repair a leaking water main, but create much overdue sidewalks along the street. Barron says the work will be done with an eye to creating as little disruption as possible to the residents along the street.  The project is expected to occupy most of the summer months this year.

Injunction Overruled

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A federal judge in Montana has denied a request from environmentalists to halt the shipment of bison to slaughter from the Stephens Creek holding facility near Yellowstone National Park. About 525 bison have been … Continue Reading

Bison Licensing Closing

Applications for the fall bison hunt in Wyoming must be completed by the end of this month.  Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke says the application period concludes February 28th.  This time, says Gocke, the Jackson region is … Continue Reading

Ice Rink Free From CO

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Recent national news about carbon monoxide poisoning in several of the nation’s ice rinks has caused a number of local residents become concerned about the carbon monoxide levels in Jackson Hole’s own rink at the Snow King Center.  In response, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Inspector Kathy Clay took … Continue Reading

Land Sale Back To The House

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House Bill 156 to authorize the sale of 1400 acres of state land inside Grand Teton National Park to the Interior Department is now headed back to the House for concurrence on minor amendments made in a Senate Committee.  The bill was passed on third reading in the Senate yesterday despite … Continue Reading

Legislature Keeps Budget In Balance

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The Wyoming House of Representatives has set aside the consideration of issues passed onto them by the Senate in order to take up the supplemental budget.  Representative Keith Gingery explains that while this is not a budget year in the biennium, … Continue Reading

Park Land Sale Passed

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House Bill 156 to authorize the sale of 1400 acres of state land inside Grand Teton National Park to the Interior Department passed on third reading  in the Senate today despite the efforts of one senator to derail it in its final reading.  However, Senator Cale Case of Fremont County was quick to point out … Continue Reading

Telemark Competition Revives

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The Big Mountain Telemark Open held at Grand Targhee Resort this past weekend was the first time in over 10 years that a telemark competition tour had been available.  The Junior Men’s category was swept by 12-year-old Bennett Drummond who traveled from … Continue Reading

Plans For Hospital Expansion Selected

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The St. John’s Medical Center Board Thursday night reviewed three different options proposed for the hospital’s $26-million expansion project.  One of those options says Hospital Administrator Pam Maples, included a second story on the structure, however, … Continue Reading

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  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Be Bear Aware when you’re out in the wilds - April 23, 2014
    Seeing a bear can be the highlight of an outdoor adventure. Especially if you’re trying to see one on a spring bear hunt. But getting too close to a grizzly can turn an awe-inspiring experience into a tragic one. There’s a common perception floating around that grizzlies are aggressive defenders of their territory that will […]

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