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 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
Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014 The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today. Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]
Tame that recoil - November 25, 2014 You don’t have to put up with nasty recoil when you’re hunting. Even if you’re hunting our state’s bigger animals, like elk, moose, or even bison, today’s technology can take a lot of the sting out of your hunting rifle. A friend told me he developed a bad flinch while sighting in his .300 Win […]
Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014 Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday. Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday. Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]
Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014 Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]