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Jackson Hole’s Airport Manager To Retire

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Jackson Hole Airport Manager Ray Bishop has announced he will be retiring this fall after being in that position for eight years.  During his tenure, Bishop has focused on improvements to passenger safety, renovations to the airport to accommodate the growing activity, stewardship of the facility in a way that respects National Park values, and addressing environmental concerns in general.  Under Bishop’s supervision, … Continue Reading

Land Swap Bill Moves Forward

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A bill to allow the State of Wyoming to enter into an agreement with the US Department of Interior for the trade of land in their acquisition of the remaining two parcels in Grand Teton National Park was successfully introduced in the state senate Tuesday and referred to the Agriculture Committee.  Senator Leland Christensen who introduced the bill explained … Continue Reading

New Chamber Board Member Announced

February 12, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has announced Lower Valley Energy CEO and President Jim Webb has been selected to replace Mike Halpin who stepped down earlier to serve on the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board Central Events Committee.  The Chamber Board currently has 17 members who are responsible for representing Chamber members through committee leadership. Webb’s appointment takes effect immediately.

Wyoming’s US Senators Seek Simplification

February 12, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming US Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi are taking a page directly out of the Wyoming Legislature’s handbook and offering it as a bill intended to limit backroom deal-making and pork-barrel measures.  That bill, explains Barrasso, would require any legislation considered by the Senate to be limited to a single issue – just as … Continue Reading

EA Issued For Jenny Lake Improvements

February 12, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Environmental Assessment for the Jenny Lake Renewal Plan has been published now and is open to public review for the next 30 days.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the renewal effort is intended to provide for improved visitor experiences in the Jenny Lake area while not only being safe and environmentally sensitive, but providing educational opportunities as well. She points out that … Continue Reading

Judge Tom Jordan Retires

February 12, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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After 26 years as Jackson’s Municipal Judge, Tom Jordan has submitted a letter to the Mayor and Jackson Town Council expressing his intent to retire from public service. In his letter, Judge Jordan set a retirement date of March 10th, and offered … Continue Reading

Local Bear Provides Much Information

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Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pointing to an individual grizzly bear sow living in the Blackrock area East of Moran for making significant contributions to information needed to manage the species.  Large Carnivore Biologist Dan Bjornlie says wildlife personnel have trapped bear 179 eight times and recorded significant information in their journals that has been … Continue Reading

Grand Teton NP Gets New Superintendent

February 11, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park is getting a new superintendent.  Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica has announced that David Vela has been named superintendent of Grand Teton National Park; beginning his duties in about six weeks.  Vela now serves as … Continue Reading

Jackson Sets Fines For Driving With Cell Phone

February 11, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Town Council yesterday considered on first reading the setting of fines for those who violate the town’s new hands-free requirement for cell phone use while driving.  Mayor Mark Barron says police used January as a time to inform drivers of the new law, and this month they are issuing warning tickets.  He says all of those warnings are being kept on file so that … Continue Reading

Still Need More Snow

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After all of that snow over the weekend, snowpack in the Snake River Basin is still not quite up to the 30-year average.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, actual snowpack in the basin is now at 99%.  Still, that’s up from last week’s 88%.  Water content of the snow in the basin is currently estimated at … Continue Reading

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  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]

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