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Wyoming Honored By Interior Dept.

September 23, 2011 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
Sage-grouse

Wyoming’s effort to keep sage-grouse off of the endangered species list was recognized by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Wyoming was one of 17 recipients of a “Partners in Conservation” award.  In June Governor Matt Mead signed … Continue Reading

Game & Fish Monitors for CWD

September 22, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, Teton County Comments Off
CWD

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is continuing surveillance of chronic wasting disease in big game in the Jackson and Star Valley areas.  As such, spokesman Ray Hageman says hunters are asked to contribute the head of the animal for testing. Chronic wasting disease is … Continue Reading

Lightning Triggers Rash of Fires

Red Rock Thumb

Not unexpectedly, fires appeared one-by-one around Bridger Teton National Forest Wednesday following an early Wednesday morning thunderstorm that had particularly high lightning activity.  Satellite reports totaled over 3700 lightning strikes with at least 17 of them showing the potential of sparking wildfires.  By days end, … Continue Reading

START Schedule Curtailed Labor Day

START Bus

The START Bus board has announced that only one bus will run to and from Jackson on both the Star Valley and Teton Valley commuter routes Labor Day.  Specifically, the limited commuter runs will include … Continue Reading

WYDOT Revives ECAR System

ecar

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is looking to revive its old Enhanced Citizen-Assisted Reporting Program in time for the coming winter season.  Assistant Public Affairs Officer Bruce Burrows says it is hoped by having more eyes watching the state’s roads, the better and timelier condition reports will be. To that end, … Continue Reading

Slow Growth At Red Rock Fire

The Red Rock Fire that has been burning in the nearby Gros Ventre Wilderness for a little over a week now, showed only limited growth over the weekend due to cloud cover and late afternoon showers.  That fire is now 6,912 acres and remains south of the Gros Ventre Road in the Goosewing  and Tee Pee Creek areas.  Lightning Saturday ignited … Continue Reading

Not All Birth Certificates Real

birth certificate

Now that Wyoming has begun requiring additional documentation to prove citizenship when applying for a state driver’s license, the Wyoming Department of Health is alerting people that not all documents that are labeled as “birth certificates” are in fact official birth certificates.  Matthew Rowe, registration supervisor with the Vital Statistics Services office says … Continue Reading

FEMA Deadline Approaching

flood money

The deadline for eligible applicants to apply for assistance under the recent Federal Emergency Management Agency declaration is drawing near.  The recent FEMA declaration for 2011 severe storms, flooding and landslides provides for federal assistance to state agencies, local and tribal governments and private nonprofit entities which … Continue Reading

Reservoirs Still Full

August 10, 2011 Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Swan Valley Comments Off
Palisades Reservoir

Things may be starting to dry out throughout the region, but it appears there is no shortage of water for irrigation.  Even though it’s nearly mid-August, the reservoirs throughout the Snake River Basin still range from 97% to 100% filled.  By comparison, … Continue Reading

BPA Announces Rate Increase

July 29, 2011 Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
power meter

It will be a 7.8% increase in the wholesale power rate from Bonneville Power Administration that will be charged to consumer-owned cooperative utilities beginning October 1st.  …but don’t look for that entire increase to show up in a Lower Valley Energy Bill.  LVE Spokesman Brian Tanabe says … Continue Reading

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  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Be Bear Aware when you’re out in the wilds - April 23, 2014
    Seeing a bear can be the highlight of an outdoor adventure. Especially if you’re trying to see one on a spring bear hunt. But getting too close to a grizzly can turn an awe-inspiring experience into a tragic one. There’s a common perception floating around that grizzlies are aggressive defenders of their territory that will […]