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Area Reservoirs To Fill This Year

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(Burley, ID) The Bureau of Reclamation office in Burley, Idaho this week has been able to provide some positive news about the prospects this summer for the reservoirs making up the Minidoka Project.  Spokesman Mike Beus says with the amounts of snow being measured in the Natural Resource Conservation Service measuring sites, it now appears Jackson Lake and the reservoirs downstream will … Continue Reading

LVE Announces Propane Rate Reduction

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(JACKSON)  Lower Valley Energy has announced a moderation in the price of propane at the wholesale level will bring a decrease in the price to customers by 9.22¢ per gallon.  Prices had increased for propane in January and again the beginning of this month for a total of 88¢ more per gallon.  Spokesman Brian Tanabe says the rate reduction … Continue Reading

Forest Roads Nearly Impassable

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This may not have been the time to venture out for winter travel on forest roads.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the unseasonably warm weather has left roads soggy, slushy and at times impassable.  She says even the trail groomers have been getting mired down.  Cernicek says, “We had people sliding off the highway, we had snowmobiles that actually got … Continue Reading

Snowmobile Fee Increase Nears House Approval

February 18, 2014 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Halverson

The Snowmobile permit and registration fees bill has passed on second reading in the House now, but not without a fair amount of debate.  Lincoln/Teton County Representative Marti Halverson, who sits on the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee which sponsored the bill, explains it is not the increase in registration fees that are at issue. She says it is … Continue Reading

LVE Raises Natural Gas Price

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Energy Prices continue to rise for Jackson Hole and Star Valley.  Lower Valley Energy has announced the cost of natural gas will increase by 15¢ per therm on March first. Spokesman Brian Tanabe explains that the increase is a pass-through of the price increase being charged the cooperative from the wholesaler.  He explains that the market for natural gas has … Continue Reading

Inholding Near Alpine Preserved

February 7, 2014 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
The Conservation Fund

The U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with The Conservation Fund and the Halpin family of Jackson, Wyoming, has along with funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund permanently protected 315 acres within Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The land, known as the McCoy Creek property, is located … Continue Reading

Local Reservoirs Predicted Not To Fill

Jackson Lake Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation has announced that starting yesterday, it has reduced flows from Palisades Reservoir from 1200 cubic feet per second to 900 cfs.  Outflows will be restored to 1200 cfs Saturday.  Reclamation’s decision to decrease flows is based on the February forecast which predicts spring runoff in the Upper Snake River basin will be 92 percent of average, which is a slight decrease from … Continue Reading

Farm Bill Containing PILT On To White House

Sen John Barrasso

The US Senate yesterday passed the long-debated farm bill on a margin of 68 to 32 and sent it to President Obama for his signature.  Contained in that bill are measures to help protect farmers from impacts of environmental events, trim the food stamp program, and provide funds for agricultural research programs.  However, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso points out the bill as passed also contains funds to continue the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program for states and … Continue Reading

WGF Announces Personnel Changes

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced some significant personnel changes in western Wyoming.  Wildlife Biologist, Doug Brimeyer, has been promoted to the Wildlife Management Coordinator position, which was previously … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Sets Out From Jackson Tonight

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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

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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 […]

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