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
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
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