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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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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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