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Mead Hears Wyoming Range Concerns

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A delegation of people opposed to plans to drill for natural gas in the upper Hoback River Drainage had an audience yesterday with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and a couple of close advisors.  So far, the governor has not … Continue Reading

New School Offices?

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Teton County School District could be in for nearly $2-million dollars in special one-time funding from the state legislature if a request made by the school board is honored.  Representative Keith Gingery says the request was made Monday night in order … Continue Reading

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

Stephens Creek

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

Case

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

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]