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Elk Refuge Visitation Sets Record

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A record number of visitors was set last week as throngs of visitors have been taking the sleigh rides through the National Elk Refuge herd over the holiday weeks.  Spokesperson Lori Iverson says that visitation peaked last Saturday.  She says 862 people went on a sleigh ride on the 55 sleighs that went out during the day. Altogether, Iverson says … Continue Reading

Elk Feeding Won’t Begin Soon

January 2, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Feeding season ends for elk.

Don’t look for feeding to begin on the refuge for a while yet.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says despite below average forage production on the refuge as a result of the summer drought, there is still plenty of forage left on the reserve for … Continue Reading

Wyoming Wolf Hunt Done Tonight

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The harvest of wolves in Wyoming’s Trophy Game area has moved closer to its 2013 limit with the killing of a fourth wolf in the area east of Grand Teton National park and a third in the area east of Yellowstone National Park last week.  As of Monday, 24 of the 26 animals set as this year’s quota had been killed, and 13 others had been killed under predator status.  The wolf hunting season closes at the end of the day today.

Traffic Patrols Stepped Up Tonight

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The message from the Wyoming Highway Patrol for New Year’s Eve is a very familiar one – if you drink, don’t drive.  Lieutenant Tom Kelly of the Jackson District of the patrol says troopers will be out in force tonight to assure those celebrating the new year in get home safely. Kelly points out that New Year’s Eve is traditionally a drinking holiday and unfortunately, some people make some poor decisions and choose to drive after they’ve been drinking.  Kelly says, “We try to increase our manpower out there to try to prevent anyone from getting hurt when people make those poor choices.  We’re not saying don’t drink – we’re saying don’t drive if you’re going to drink.”  Kelly urges … Continue Reading

Salvation Army Donations Down In 2013

December 31, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Hole’s Salvation Army bell ringers this year raised $17,350 to help those in need in the community.  While that is more than $2000 below last year’s collections, kettle drive coordinator Steve Kallin says the daily collections were significantly higher than they were last year. He says all the fundraising took place … Continue Reading

Cause Determined in Avalanche Death

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The cause of death has been determined for the 29 year-old Jackson man who was killed Thursday afternoon in an avalanche south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort near Cody Peak.  Teton County Coroner Kiley Campbell says Michael Kazanjy … Continue Reading

Mid Avalanche Risk Levels Most Deadly

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Current avalanche conditions in the area are such that too often, those recreating in the back country underestimate the risk leading to an elevation in incidents like those seen in the region Thursday.  Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Forecast Director Bob Comey says of the five danger levels more incidents take place … Continue Reading

Lodging Tax Grant Applications Coming Due

December 30, 2013 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Those seeking grants from the local lodging tax for activities next year have one more month to apply for the funding. Producers should submit the required information electronically in PDF format to the joint town and county travel and tourism board no later than 5:00 pm Friday, January 31st. Applications that are … Continue Reading

Busy Weekend At Airport To Bring Challenges

December 27, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Airport Waiting

This could be a record weekend for traffic through Jackson Hole Airport.  Director of Operations Craig Logan says administrators are anticipating the 11 flights in and out of the valley will be running near capacity Friday, Saturday and Sunday pushing the small terminal to its limits – particularly during the noon-hour.  Logan says airport staff has been really happy with … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices To Increase Again

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Gasoline prices are edging upward nationally according to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge report.  Currently, the average is $3.26-point-8 per gallon of unleaded regular compared with $3.21 one week ago.  The lowest prices in the country are to be found once again in … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014
    A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]

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