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
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
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 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 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
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
The Jackson Hole Airport continued to get busier last month compared with previous Januaries. Statistics from the airport were posted yesterday and show not only an 11% increase in those catching flights out of the valley in January, but a 17% increase in those arriving over the same month last year. That also means … Continue Reading
Anyone taking a casual drive around town can plainly see the price of gasoline has remained unchanged for the past several weeks. Nationally, it appears to be on its way up again. Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration says, the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline rose for the first time in 5 weeks to … Continue Reading
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead honored Jackson Business Woman Clarene Law during his state of the state address as the first living inductee to the Wyoming Business Hall of Fame. Mead told the joint session of the state legislature that Law serves as a role model for the hospitality industry and the growth of Wyoming business in general. Mead pointed out that … Continue Reading
In Moose Hockey action over the weekend, the Moose took both games over Chicago, 8 to 2 Friday and 7 to 4 Saturday. That puts them 16 and two for the season. The Moose have this weekend off, but host Boston February 21st and 22nd.
Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014 High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday. Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state. Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas. Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014 Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today. Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty. Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
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