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Snow King Snowmaking System Stricken

December 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Frozen water pipes are a problem for homeowners during the kind of hard freeze Jackson Hole has just experienced – but it can be even worse for a ski area when those pipes supply snow-making equipment.  Yet, that’s just what has happened at Snow King Ski Area.  Mountain Manager Adam Shanklin says a new system had been installed on the Elk side of the mountain, but the old system … Continue Reading

Salvation Army Kettles Out One More Weekend

December 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The last of the four weekends that Salvation Army Bell Ringers will be out in Jackson Hole this year is coming up.  Kettle coordinator Steve Kallin says giving has been strong, but there is still a long way to go as efforts continue to raise money to help those in need around the valley.  Kallin says, “We’re a little ahead of last year’s pace, but the unfortunate thing is … Continue Reading

Battery Storage May Pose A Risk

December 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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As people do their Christmas shopping, the reminder that is often shared is to lay in a supply of batteries for those gifts that too often come with “batteries not included.”  However, the storage of those batteries can be a concern.  A national alert has been sounded that … Continue Reading

November Visitation Up In GTNP

December 17, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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November statistics are published now for visitations to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and not surprisingly, Grand Teton National Park has again posted an increase while Yellowstone remains uncertain due to this year’s change in the statistical formula for determining visitation there.  According to the National Park Service Public Use Statistics Office, Grand Teton saw in excess of 500 more people visiting the park … Continue Reading

Forest Supervisor’s Office Reopens

BTNF Office

The heating system is fixed now – sort of.  With some creative engineering, heat has been restored to the Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor’s office and measurements show now harmful fumes are being generated.  Now, says Spokesperson Mary Cernicek, it is back to work today for the forest administrators.  She says the Forest worked with the repair contractor and utilizing both the company’s equipment and the forest service equipment they determined … Continue Reading

Hoback Bridge Nearly Completed

December 17, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Those driving past the construction of the new bridge across the Snake River at Hoback Junction south of Jackson may not be seeing all that much difference in the construction site, but Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say there is a big change under all that construction material.  In fact, progress is still … Continue Reading

WGF Names New Warden For North Jackson

December 17, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has named a new North Jackson Game Warden replacing Bill Long who retired from that position after 37 years.  Game and Fish officials say Jon Stephens comes to Jackson after serving as Game Warden in Torrington for the past seven years. Stephens graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology and Management in 2003.

Speech & Debate Team Still #1

December 16, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team continued its regular season with a first place finish at the Green River Invitational December 13 and 14, with seventeen schools in attendance.  Jackson captured the 3A crown with … Continue Reading

Forest Employee Hospitalized, Headquarters Remains Closed

BTNF Office

Ongoing problems with the heating system at the Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor’s office in Jackson have led to its continued closure.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says a forest employee working to make repairs Sunday afternoon was hospitalized after being overcome by fumes.  However, fire officials who responded … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Airport Business Takes Off

December 13, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Sunday marks the beginning of the busy winter airline schedule at Jackson Hole Airport, with 11 non-stop flights to and from Jackson Hole over the next few months.  Airport manager Ray Bishop says due to the popularity of the Jackson Hole area, the airport is expected to be extremely busy and the lobby to fill up fast.  Since most of the flights will be arriving mid-day, Bishop says … 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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