It was a loss that the Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team came home with this weekend. That’s the first time they have not taken first place in 2½ seasons. Speech Coach Londe Gagnon says, “We knew this streak would someday come to an end.” During the Friday and Saturday competition in Casper, … Continue Reading
A Colorado Springs man was airlifted to safety Saturday afternoon after he and two companions were involved an avalanche shortly before 4:00 pm in the M & M Coulior south of Jackson Hole Ski Resort. The three were reportedly boot-packing in the area when the snow released, sweeping two over a cliff. Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 61 year-old Paul Biggs was caught in the avalanche and suffered a … Continue Reading
There may be more snow on the ground at the National Elk Refuge, but biologists don’t think that is preventing the elk there from accessing sufficient forage yet. As such state and federal wildlife biologists do not anticipate initiating supplemental feeding quite yet. Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says there is … Continue Reading
Jackson Hole has a new bank. Beginning Monday, First Western Trust’s Jackson office will engage in commercial banking services. First Western Trust opened its trust operations in Jackson in 2011, and for the past two years, they have been … Continue Reading
The Jackson town square will be taken over by the sound of barking dogs and cheering tonight at 6:30 pm as the 19th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race gets under way with a ceremonial start on the Jackson Town Square. The evening is highlighted by … Continue Reading
Grand Teton National Park has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Teton County to provide regular grooming for Nordic and skate skiing along the Teton Park Road in partnership with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. As an extension of community grooming activities outside the park, Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading
Wyoming Department of Transportation crews reopened Hoback Canyon last night after an avalanche at Cow of the Woods deposited up to 15 feet of debris on the highway. Fortunately, no vehicles were caught in the slide. The avalanche was reported about 8:00 pm. Avalanche danger in the area today is understandably rated high today.
With the legalization of hitchhiking now, the increased number of those who are taking advantage of the arrangement are causing some concerns. Teton Pass Ambassador Jay Pistano explains that primarily, hitchhikers may not be easily seen as they walk along the road at the edges of traffic lanes. He says a lot of the passenger traffic right now goes up … Continue Reading
An Etna, Wyoming man has been found guilty of illegally shooting and killing of a grizzly bear near Moran in 2012. After a lengthy investigation and a two day jury trial, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports the successful conviction of Joe B. Conger who shot and killed the bear on September 30, 2012, while hunting on Mount Randolph north of Moran. While registering the bear with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, … Continue Reading
The “new” truck’s going to take some getting used to - September 23, 2014 When my old F-350 died, we knew we couldn’t get much for it. We traded it straight across for a no-frills Chevy Aveo. That wasn’t much of an improvement. For the short time we owned the Aveo, we referred to it as the “Reasonably Priced Car,” because it reminded us of the gutless hunks of […]
Torrington Man’s Body Recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir - September 22, 2014 The body of James “Jesse” Nelson was recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir on Saturday by Goshen County Search and Rescue personnel. Wyoming State Parks reports that the 53-year-old Torrington man jumped into the reservoir on September 15 to save an occupant that jumped from his boat into the reservoir for an unknown reason. That person […]
New Miss Wyoming USA Crowned - September 22, 2014 The 2015 Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Wyoming Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday, September 21, at the Casper Events Center in Casper. A large crowd filled the center on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Caroline Scott of Cheyenne as Miss Wyoming USA 2015, and Payton Sanders of Casper as Miss Wyoming TEEN USA 2015. Both […]
Simple steps can help you get your goat - September 22, 2014 In Wyoming, antelope hunting is often an afterthought. We tend to focus on elk, and deer are a close second. Not many of us do a whole lot of planning for our antelope hunts. Maybe that’s partly because compared to deer and especially elk, antelope hunting can be pretty easy. As long as you’re not […]
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