The National Elk Refuge area of Flat Creek is opening to anglers today and will be accessible through October 31. Jackson Hole Daily says many anglers come to the area because of the views of the Tetons and the Gros Ventre Mountains. Jackson business owner Jody Albis says the creek has mostly cutthroat and a few brook trout
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says a new study is evidence chronic wasting disease or CWD wouldn’t hurt Jackson Hole’s fed elk populations. Other conservationists say the same study proves the disease could be catastrophic for elk herds ruining hunting opportunities for decades. Jackson Hole Daily says the man who authored the paper, retired Game and Fish veterinarian Terry Kreeger says his study adds to the evidence that the threat of CWD has been overstated by some
The man who died in a motorcycle wreck south of Jackson on Sunday was usually the one investigating crashes instead of being in them. Jackson Hole Daily says 52-year-old California man Joseph Bale was a lieutenant at the Los Angeles County Coroner Office. Teton County Coroner Kiley Campbell says Bale died on impact from blunt force trauma after rear-ending a stopped car on the north end of South Park bridge
Teton Conservation District board members are meeting today to decide if they should create a special tax district along Flat Creek to help manage winter flooding. Anyone can come to the board’s hearing at 6 p.m. at the Teton County Library. Jackson Hole Daily says there will be a presentation about the proposed district and the board might even vote if it should move forward.
The National Elk Refuge is hosting two family friendly programs at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center the first week of August. The first program is August 2 and participants will explore wilderness management, complete a Wilderness Explorer Jr. Ranger Booklet and earn a Wilderness Explorer badge. The second program on August 4 is an hour long and features a live bird demonstration
Government candidates, business owners and members of the public gathered at Jackson’s county commission chambers yesterday to talk about the city’s housing shortage. Speakers addressed ways to come up with more summer rentals and other ways to house workers. Jackson Hole Daily says the presentation was put together by the Housing Authority, the Housing Trust and Jackson mayoral candidate Geneva Chong
A California motorcycle rider died yesterday after rear-ending a car south of Jackson. Four other people were injured in the wreck stopping Highway 89 traffic for an hour and a half. Witnesses say there were four motorcycles riding together when two cars stopped on the highway trying to turn into the South Park Feedgrounds. Jackson Hole Daily says all four riders were from a Southern California cycle club of current and former police officers
Snow King Ski officials in Jackson say they are going to start calling police on hikers and bikers who ignore resort closures. Jackson Hole Daily says parts of Snow King have been fenced off since June for construction workers who have been installing snowmaking equipment. Snow King marketing consultant Tim Flanagan says officials will call the sheriff’s department on trespassers inside fenced off areas
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is starting to sell discounted ski passes August 1. Adult Grand Passes cost $1,325 through the end of August and seniors can get theirs for $915. Jackson Hole Daily says early season discounts are the same as the usual 25 percent, but overall skiing prices have risen
Jackson Town Council is agreeing to consider proposals for setting aside a dog park in town. Jackson Hole Daily says town officials voted unanimously to have staff make a list of public parks that could accommodate an area just for dogs. Several spots were suggested, but the son of the Wayne May Park’s creators says his parents did not want a dog park on their property
Warm With A Small Chance For Thunderstorms Today And Thursday - September 17, 2014 A ridge of high pressure will be the main weather feature today, which will keep temperatures warm and slightly above normal statewide. There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms today as moisture out of the southwest creeps into state. The best chance for thunderstorms today will be in far western parts of the […]
Carry a first-aid kit for your dog, too - September 17, 2014 If you spend any time with your dog out in the field, you’ll eventually run into a situation where your dog needs some help. I was hunting the Table Mountain habitat management area several years ago with my friend Spike, and Spike’s German shorthair cut her front leg on a strand of barbed wire. It […]
Warm Again Today; Chance For Isolated Thunderstorms To The Northwest - September 16, 2014 Another pleasant day is expected across the Cowboy state on this Tuesday. Warmer temperatures and high pressure will allow for a summer-like day, with highs reaching into the 70′s and 80′s statewide. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies for most regions, though some moisture will bring a chance for isolated thunderstorms to northern and northwest […]
Retaking hunter safety was a good idea - September 16, 2014 My son Colby and I spent every night last week learning the difference between legal and ethical, a hangfire or a misfire, and the legal calibers for deer or elk. Those were just some of the topics covered in hunter education class. I’ve actually taken the class twice. I took it when I was Colby’s […]
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