The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team took top honors the 3A State Championship this weekend, held in Rock Springs at Western Wyoming Community College. The championship comes on the heels of the team’s undefeated season which is … Continue Reading
The annual PAWS testing began yesterday Teton County’s schools. That’s the standardized testing program in the state that has been beleaguered with problems over the years. The Wyoming Department of Education yesterday demonstrated its new assessment resource tool in at a Casper media event. The new tool was … Continue Reading
The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team saw continued success this past weekend at the National Forensic League District Tournament at Riverton High School. The meet was attended by 21 schools. Seniors Randy Elledge and Jessica Moore, and sophomore Cormac Mullin qualified to represent … Continue Reading
The Jackson Broncs began their play in the 3A West Regional Playoffs at home last night with a pretty tough competitor. The Broncs played the number 1 team in the state, Star Valley – and by evening’s end, the Girls lost their first game 56 to 34 and the Boys went down 66 to 33. The girls next play Pinedale at noon Friday and the boys play Mountain View at 2:00 pm.
Wyoming workers seeking careers in health care received a tremendous boost as the result of a federal grant awarded to the Department of Workforce Services worth nearly $5 million. The grant, which was awarded through a competitive process, was announced by … Continue Reading
With the regular season at an end, the Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate team remains undefeated in 3-A competition, and near the top overall. The team returned this weekend from the Green River Invitational with 49 sweepstakes points, followed by … Continue Reading
It was the final game of the regular basketball season for the Jackson Hole Broncs last night, and it was played against the Star Valley Braves at home in Jackson. As usual, Star Valley proved to be a tough opponent and the boys came away with a 46 to 36 loss while the girls … Continue Reading
Chances are either you or someone you know is a member of the State of Wyoming’s retirement system. The Wyoming Legislature turned down a bill last week to change the state retirement system to something more like a 401k plan, but the bill did raise questions about the financial stability of the system. Wyoming Retirement SystemDirector Steve Sommers … Continue Reading
Both the Jackson Broncs and the Lady Broncs split their weekends with one win and one loss each with games in Mountain View Friday night and Limon on Saturday. The boys won 44 to 40 in Mountain View but lost to Lyman 39 to 50. The girls, meanwhile lost to Mountain View 33 to 37, but won over Lyman 41 to 39. The Broncs play their final season game in Star Valley Thursday afternoon.
The attempt to introduce Wyoming House Bill 47 containing a modification of the pay scale for the state’s teachers and staff based on the so-called “hedonic scale” failed Monday afternoon for a lack of sufficient votes for introduction. Teton County Representative Keith Gingery explains that the bill required a minimum of two thirds of the body, or … Continue Reading
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
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