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It’s Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014 KJAX 93.3FM, KMTN 96.9FM, KZJH 95.3FM Comments Off
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Just in case you overlooked it, today is February 14th.  That’s right, it’s Valentine’s day – and before the day is over, more than $180-million valentine cards will be exchanged, some 36-million special people will receive heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, and about 180-million roses will find their ways into some sweetheart’s hands.  By the way, Ladies, … Continue Reading

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine

Guys, lest you forget – today is Valentine’s Day.  Before the day is over, over 180-million valentine cards will be exchanged, more than 36-million special people receive heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, and about 180-million roses will find their ways into the hands of … Continue Reading

Halloween Brings Fire Risks

pumpkin fire

In some ways, Halloween has not evolved out of its medieval roots – particularly when it comes to the ambiance of fire and candles.  That, says Jackson Hole’s Fire Marshal Kathy Clay brings with it certain risks – including the flickering candle that illuminates most pumpkins in and around people’s homes.  She suggests … Continue Reading

Podcast Returns To Normal Location

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The daily podcast of Jackson Hole Radio News has returned to its normal position in the right column of this webpage.  (see AUDIO: Jackson Hole Radio News)

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.

Barrasso Calls For Less Govt. Interference

Barrasso

Senator John Barrasso visited with Jackson Hole Radio Thursday morning, telling listeners that intrusive government regulations that continue to proliferate are bad for Wyoming business. Barrasso says small business owners all around the state find much uncertainty with … Continue Reading

INL Offers Free Tour

EBR-1

Those looking for something to do this weekend may be interested in taking a closer look at some of Idaho National Laboratory’s early historic nuclear energy activities by visiting the Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 museum west of Idaho Falls. Free summer tours of the recently expanded EBR-1 museum begin tomorrow. EBR-1 was … Continue Reading

Summer Travel Begins On Caribou-Targhee

CTNF

Summer Travel Regulations went into effect Monday for the Palisades Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.  Local conditions are becoming suitable to support vehicle traffic on most roads and some trails without … Continue Reading

It May Be Later Than You Think

DST

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

Legislative Session Half Done

Gingery

Today marks the half-way point for the Wyoming Legislature’s biennial budget session, and the second reading of the Budget Bill in both the Wyoming House and Senate commenced yesterday with over 40 proposed amendments.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery explains that … Continue Reading

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