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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

Bills Down To The Wire

Wyoming has had a certain amount of success attracting movie producers to the state with a film industries financial incentives package which is due to sunset this year.  Representative Ruth Ann Petroff says there is a move this session to continue … Continue Reading

Wait And See With Bison

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Participants in the Interagency Bison Management Plan have suspended plans to ship bison to slaughter from Yellowstone National Park until a federal district judge rules on a challenge filed by wildlife advocates last week.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says about 380 bison were hazed into the Stephens Creek facility … Continue Reading

Weather Delays Investigation

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A winter storm in southeastern Wyoming has delayed the investigation into last week’s shooting in Teton County that left a 19-year-old Jackson man hospitalized with a shoulder injury.  Clancy Shaffer suffered the wound when he says he was accosted … Continue Reading

DUI Bill Tested In Senate

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A bill intended to strengthen Wyoming’s DUI laws sponsored by Teton County Representative Keith Gingery appears headed for an up-hill battle in the Senate.  The bill would essentially eliminate a drunken driver’s right to … Continue Reading

Sheep Tested For Pneumonia

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has begun a research project on bighorn sheep in the Jackson Region beginning with the radio collaring of ten bighorn ewes in an effort to learn more about herd health and migration patterns.   Samples for laboratory analysis were also collected when the GPS collars were … Continue Reading

Boards Consider Appointments

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Members of the Jackson Town Council and Teton County Commission last night selected a contractor to redesign the intersection where Pearl and Flat Creek meet Broadway in East Jackson.  Mayor Mark Barron says the intersection there has over the years … Continue Reading

Locally Significant Bills Pass To Senate

Three key bills for Teton County have seen all three readings in the House of Representatives and have been referred to the Senate for action.  Representative Ruth Ann Petroff says the “Transfer of State Lands Bill,” the “Energy Improvement Program Bill,” and the “City/County Consolidation Bill” … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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