The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled a closure of Teton Pass for Thursday, January 30th, at 3:00am for avalanche control. Highway officials quickly add, however that deteriorating weather and avalanche conditions may force an earlier closure. Prohibition of parking at the summit of Teton Pass will be strictly enforced. Highway travelers and backcountry users are advised to plan accordingly.
About 35 Jackson residents living along Flat Creek gathered in the town hall yesterday evening to discuss the annual winter flooding problems brought about by the unique nature of the waterway. Mayor Mark Barron says while some expressed frustration with the situation and unrealized expectations from the use of so-called “thaw wells,” the overall tone of the meeting was … Continue Reading
It’s a good looking airport. Most who pass through the Jackson Hole Terminal agree the facility is quite attractive. However, earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects gave the terminal expansion and renovation project at Jackson Hole their “Honor Award for Architecture.” The project involved the renovation of … Continue Reading
Girl Scouts in Montana and Wyoming are helping launch a national anti-bullying experience for middle school girls entitled “Be a Friend First.” Community Development Manager Desiree Young of the Council’s Girl Scout office says the program is to include girls in Jackson Hole Middle School and other nearby schools. She says the program … Continue Reading
There may be hope for more snow in the week ahead which will not only enhance the skiing opportunities here but build up water reserves as well. According to the National Weather Service Office in Riverton, after a couple weeks of mainly benign weather over western Wyoming, significant snowfall is … Continue Reading
Gasoline Prices are still declining slightly nationwide, but not so here in northwestern Wyoming. According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, the current national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.82, down two cents from a month ago. The average for the state … Continue Reading
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 “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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