Jackson Hole’s Resi Stiegler is going to the Olympic Games. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association nominated 20 athletes to the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team Sunday afternoon. The United States Olympic Committee then formally named … Continue Reading
Biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have once again been trapping big horn sheep in the Jackson Hole area to take blood samples and radio collar the ewes to track their movements between habitats. Spokesman Mark Gocke explains that about half of the population … Continue Reading
Lion hunting has ended now Hunt Area 29 because the annual mortality quota of six lions has been reached there. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department ended the hunt in the area located south of Jackson which generally includes the Hoback River drainage, the southern Gros Ventre mountains and northern Wyoming Range. It also includes the Snake River Range south to the Snake River Canyon. Hunt Area 29 will not reopen now until next season.
As the Wyoming legislature prepares to go into its biennial budget session next month, Wyoming’s US Senator John Barrasso again says the Congress of the United States could take a lesson from them. He says the beauty of the citizen legislature in Wyoming is that just about everyone has a background in some in field of business and knows … Continue Reading
The National Elk Refuge has launched an addition to its social media communication practices. Twitter will be used to share news stories, photos, multimedia presentations, visitor opportunities, emergency notifications, and other information. Users can follow the @NatlElkRefuge Twitter feed on a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Jackson Hole could someday be home to a public observatory and planetarium if the vision of a recent PhD recipient from the University of Wyoming is realized. Dr. Samuel Singer who constructed two telescopes and established a small astronomical observatory at Hampshire College as part of his bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy, went on to be recognized by NASA for … Continue Reading
A Russian citizen arrested last August in Jackson has been sentenced and deported immediately to Russia after spending the last five months in federal prison for conspiracy to illegally export military-grade scopes to Russia. 32 year-old Roman Georgiyevich Kvinikadze was arrested by Homeland Security agents after earlier attempting to purchase the scopes from an undercover agent in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to his time in prison and subsequent deportation, he was fined $7500.
The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team won again last weekend with a first place finish at the Evanston Invitational, held at Evanston High School Friday and Saturday, with ten schools in attendance. Jackson captured the 3A crown with 96 sweepstakes points compared to second place Worland’s 26 points and third place Star Valley’s 24 points. Jackson also topped … Continue Reading
It wasn’t quite the opening they were counting on, but Friday evening, the Wyoming Department of Transportation rerouted traffic on US Highway 26/89 across the newly-built Snake River Canyon Bridge at Hoback Junction – or at least two lanes of it anyway. District Engineer Bob Hammond explains that some work still remains on … Continue Reading
Park rangers began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the presence of two wildlife carcasses—one coyote and one red fox— lying alongside the road near Gros Ventre Junction and just east of Highway 26/89/191 in Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says several passersby spotted the two animal carcasses and reported them to … Continue Reading
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