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Cigarette Rule Up In Smoke

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Ninth District Judge Tim Day has ruled that Teton County’s Smokefree Air Rule of 2009 is void and unenforceable.  The 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 … Continue Reading

Auxillery Elk Feeding

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For the past few weeks, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has established two temporary emergency elk feeding operations in northwestern Wyoming as a result of the recent severe winter conditions and potential for elk damage and livestock commingling.  One of those sites … Continue Reading

Paradise Valley Wolf Specialist Named

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has announced the assignment of a new wolf specialist to the Paradise Valley area north of Gardiner.  Abby Nelson will serve as the new Livingston-area and Regions 3, 5 and 7 wolf specialist after completing … Continue Reading

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

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  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • 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 […]

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