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Star Valley Ranch Granted $198K

December 11, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Star Valley Ranch

The US Department of Commerce has invested $7.3 million in Economic Development Administration grants to five states including Wyoming, to help communities in those states recover economically from recent natural disasters.  A $198,000 investment with the town of Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming, will fund … Continue Reading

BPA Eyes Rate Increases

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Bonneville Power Administration, the wholesale power supplier for Lower Valley Energy, announced last week that it is considering a 9.6 percent average wholesale power rate increase to compensate for reduced revenue expectations from surplus power sales resulting from low natural gas prices.  The company is also proposing … Continue Reading

Tips Offered For Christmas Tree Care

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Christmas is approaching and more Christmas trees are making their appearances in area homes now.  One of the annual challenges is to keep the tree fresh through the entire holiday season.  North Zone Fire Prevention Specialist Leslie Williams of Bridger Teton National Forest says the first thing is to be sure … Continue Reading

BTNF Travel Restrictions Take Effect

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Winter travel restrictions took effect Saturday on Bridger Teton National Forest. The greater Snow King area, Josie’s Ridge, the K-C trail, the Horse Creek area, the slopes above the Putt-putt trail, the slopes north of the Game Creek trail and portions of the Gros Ventre drainage are examples of … Continue Reading

BPA Assists New Jersey Power Companies

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Crews from Bonneville Power Authority, the agency that generates and sells power to local utilities in the northwestern US including Lower Valley Energy, have returned from the east coast where they helped restore power to communities after Sandy ripped through New York and New Jersey.  Altogether, BPA sent … Continue Reading

WYDOT Moves Driver’s Services Office

November 30, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced plans to close the Afton Driver’s Services location in Afton December 12th and 13th and reopen on December 20th at a new office location at the Thayne Community Center.  The hours for Driver’s Services will … Continue Reading

LVE Offers Advice For Seasonal Decorations

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Residents of Northwestern Wyoming who plan to decorate the outsides of their homes for the holiday season will find it most economical to do so with the new technology LED lights.  Lower Valley Energy Spokesman Brian Tanabe says while the initial cost for a string of LED lights is … Continue Reading

Plane Wreckage Located In Sublette County

November 24, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
Upper Hoback Terrain

Searchers in Sublette County Saturday located the wreckage of a private plane that had been missing since last Saturday, and the body of the pilot and lone occupant of the plane when it crashed.  According to Spokesman Steve Smith, the wreckage was spotted about 11:40 am from the Teton County Search and Rescue Helicopter which had been … Continue Reading

Teton Legislators In New Leadership Roles

November 20, 2012 Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Wyoming Seal

The members of the Wyoming House of Representatives and the Wyoming Senate have finalized their leadership and committee assignments following party caucuses during the weekend. Among the changes that took place during the elections, Teton County Representative … Continue Reading

Search Fails To Turn Up Missing Plane

November 18, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
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Sublette County searchers spent the day Sunday conducting a ground search for a small plane missing since Saturday evening when it failed to return to the airport in Sublette County.  Spokesman Steve Smith says the Cessna 182 with one person on board vanished from radar about 4:00 pm Saturday after having left … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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