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Sheep Study Continues Here

February 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
sheep

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is continuing its research of the health of bighorn sheep in Jackson Hole.  Last month, ten female sheep were captured and samples taken to analyze them for disease.  Since 2011, the department says a total of 29 ewes have been collared, and only 19 are still alive.  Spokesman Ray Hageman says many of the sheep have been … Continue Reading

Moose Day Volunteers Sought

Moose Research

A group of volunteers are joining biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge Saturday to count moose in the region.  Called “Nature Mapping Jackson Hole”, this is a program by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation that trains volunteers to become “citizen scientists” who can … Continue Reading

Carbon Monoxide Dangers Emphasized

February 26, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
damaged vent

Idaho officials continue to investigate the carbon monoxide leak that killed a Pocatello family late Saturday or early Sunday.  Officials continue to investigate the exact cause of the leak but suspect the gas-fired water heater.  Here in Jackson Hole, Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says the heavy snows we have been receiving make homes more susceptible to venting failures that can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.  Says Clay:  … Continue Reading

Five JHHS Students Earn Nursing Licenses

February 26, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
Nursing Assistant

Five Jackson Hole High School students last week passed their state Certified Nursing Assistant’s exam allowing them to begin practicing in the state of Wyoming immediately.  Instructor Annette Eastman explains that the students are concurrently enrolled through Central Wyoming College. The course has been … Continue Reading

Enzi’s Proposed Single Issue Bill Is Popular

February 26, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Enzi

Wyoming’s US Senator Mike Enzi together with Senator John Barrasso earlier this month proposed a bill limiting legislation at the national level to single issues, just as Wyoming restricts their legislation.  In that way, he says the Congress can limit irrelevant add-ons.  During his visit last week to Jackson, Enzi said … Continue Reading

GTNP Road Openings On Schedule

February 26, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Teton Park Road

Even as Yellowstone National Park this week announced that the roads through the park would be reopened once again on their normal schedule, Grand Teton National Park also assured those roads that are seasonally closed in the park would reopen on schedule as well. The Teton Park road, which is closed in the wintertime will be plowed out and initially opened on schedule for … Continue Reading

Initial Wolf Estimates Look Positive

February 25, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Gibbon wolf pack standing on snow;Doug Smith;March 2007

Wyoming Game and Fish Personnel have put together their estimates for the minimum pack sizes of every known pack of wolves in northwest Wyoming outside Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation.  In addition, personnel coordinated … Continue Reading

Enzi Lists Local Issues Getting Federal Attention

February 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Enzi

Senator Mike Enzi visited with constituents in Jackson Hole Friday about issues being dealt with in Washington that impact them.  In addition to those catching headlines every day, Enzi says there is a host of concerns just “under the radar.” He says among them are … Continue Reading

Drought Conditions Diminish

February 25, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Snowpack

Weekend snowstorms have helped improve the snow storage in Northwest Wyoming’s river basins.  According to the Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Snake River Basin surrounding Jackson Hole now has a snowpack of 110% of the 30-year average and a water content of 130%.  Farther east, … Continue Reading

Stiegler Returns With A Positive Spirit But No Medal

February 25, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Resi

Jackson Hole’s Olympic Hopeful Resi Stiegler suffered a serious disappointment Friday when she caught a tip of one of her skis on a gate during the second run of slalom competition and lost her ski. Stiegler was enjoying a good run when the incident occurred. Stiegler was numbered among 11 who didn’t finish on their second runs while … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]