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IPSSSDR Progress Available Online

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Competitors in the 2014 IPSSSDR are beginning to roll into Jackson for the 19th annual event that pits some of the world’s top mushers against each other over a four-state course.  Race Director Dan Carter says those wishing to follow the race from … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Promises Keen Competition

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The 19th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race begins from the Jackson town square one week from today with 17 competitors registered to participate.  That’s down from 21 racers last year, but Race Director Dan Carter says the competition will be very keen. Carter points in particular to … Continue Reading

Rockfall Mess To Be Repaired

January 23, 2014 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced that TK Mining Service of Grand junction, Colorado has submitted the low bid of $817,000 to replace and repair rock-fall mesh on the slopes above highways over Salt Pass, Teton Pass and in the Snake River Canyon. Rock falls since the mesh was installed in 2000 have damaged panels and split some of the seams between the panels of mesh that protect the highways and the traffic using them below. The work is scheduled to be completed by October 31st.

Star Valley SAR Receives Small Grant

January 20, 2014 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Snake River Fund has provided help to the Star Valley Search and Rescue Team in the form of water gloves and funds to repair one of its rafts.  Star Valley Search and Rescue is an important player in Lincoln County and Jackson Hole-area river emergencies, responding to an estimated 6 to 18 river-related calls per year. Most of the team’s river-related calls … Continue Reading

10 – 16 Thousand Acres of Prescribed Burns Proposed

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Bridger Teton National Forest is proposing to conduct prescribed burns over the next ten years totaling between ten and sixteen thousand acres on the Greys River Ranger District.  The burns would be located within a nearly 65-thousand acre area from … Continue Reading

State Samples Afton Air Quality

January 9, 2014 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The state wants to know how human activity is affecting the air quality in Afton.  To that end, Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality – Air Quality Division has begun operating a Mobile Beta Attenuation Monitor trailer in Afton.  That unit houses … Continue Reading

Weather Service Warns Against Bitter Cold

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The National Weather Service this morning warned parents sending their children back to school for the first day after the holidays to bundle them up for their wait at the bus stop.  Temperatures in Northwestern Wyoming hovered in the areas of -10 to -30 in some locations.  The service’s weather statement added that wind chill values intensified the effects of those bitter temperatures.  Sub-zero temperatures are also forecast for tomorrow morning in the region.

IPSSSDR Contestents Prepare For Race

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The 2014 IPSSSDR begins from downtown Jackson the end of this month. Some early season races in Alaska were cancelled due to poor weather conditions, but there are more races scheduled in which many of this year’s Stage Stop are participating. This provides a chance to … Continue Reading

Flu Spreading Across Wyoming

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Cases of influenza have been picking up across the state of Wyoming; and Idaho is reporting its first flu-related death now.  Altogether, Wyoming has recorded over 460 cases of flu, while Wyoming Department of Health Spokesperson Kim Deti says a majority seem to be on the eastern side of the state.  She says there have been only a handful of cases reported in Teton County, but she quickly points out … Continue Reading

Propane Rates Increase

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Lower Valley Energy has announced a planned increase in the cost of propane service to customers.  According to a statement from the energy cooperative, a “pass-through” hike of 56¢ per gallon will be imposed beginning January 25th.  According to a news release from the co-op, the increase is the result of a hike in the wholesale price.

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