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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
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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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  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

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