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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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  • Cowboy Basketball Releases Schedule for 2014-2015 Season - July 31, 2014
    The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team announced the Cowboys’ 2014-15 slate Thursday. The Pokes will contest 11 games against teams that participated in the postseason last year, including 13 matchups versus teams with 20 or more wins and eight games with teams ranked in the nation’s top 30. 2014-2015 University of Wyoming Men’s Basketball […]
  • Video of Candidate Forums Available Online - July 31, 2014
    Video of League of Women Voters forums for 2014 candidates for Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Governor are available online. The forums for Secretary of State and Superintendent were recorded on July 28, and the forum for gubernatorial candidates was recorded on July 29. Both were in the Laramie County Commission hearing room in Cheyenne and were moderated by […]
  • Pleasant Temperatures Expected; Thunderstorms Possible Across The West & Mountains - July 31, 2014
    Temperatures today will be warm and comfortable for many areas.  Expect highs in the mid 70′s to mid 80′s across western to eastern Wyoming, respectively.  Most of the state will be able to see some good sunshine today, especially through early afternoon.  Far western Wyoming and the state’s mountains will have a chance for developing […]
  • Towing with a half-ton - July 31, 2014
    I’ve been hauling horses with either a three-quarter-ton or a one-ton truck for about the past 10 years, and I’ve gotten kind of spoiled by the towing power of those old Ford diesels. Even with a heavy load cruising along behind me, I’d sometimes forget I was pulling a trailer. But when the F-350 started […]

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