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New Bear Boxes In Place Now

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Several popular Bridger-Teton National Forest campgrounds now have some new bear-proof storage containers as part of ongoing “bear aware” work to prevent conflicts between bears and people. John Spahr, a spokesman for the Sierra Club’s Wyoming Chapter points out … Continue Reading

Governor Mead Forms Forest Task Force

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Governor Matt Mead has asked a group of stakeholders to develop recommendations on how Wyoming can best improve the health of its forests. The Governor’s Task Force on Forest Health is made up of … Continue Reading

Afton Man Convicted On Firearm Charges

October 25, 2013 Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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An Afton, Wyoming man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release after being convicted in the connection with the purchase of a fire arm.  27 year-old Phillip Downs was … Continue Reading

Teton County Contracts for Green Energy

October 17, 2013 Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Lower Valley Energy and Teton County have signed the 100% Renewable Green Energy Partnership Agreement, allowing Teton County to purchase all of its electricity from Lower Valley Energy’s Swift Creek hydroelectric project located in Lincoln County. Lower Valley Energy’s CEO Jim Webb says … Continue Reading

Better Connectivity For Area Schools

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Greater capacity broadband services are now being provided to elementary schools in Alta, Kelly, and Moose along with educational facilities in Star Valley. Silver Star Communications was one of nine companies throughout the state to aid in improving existing broadband infrastructure to schools. The Wyoming Department of Education first created the Wyoming Equality Network to deliver video and Internet service to … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Reorganized

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International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race has announced changes to its organizational structure. Executive Director Frank Teasley, Creator, founder and mastermind of the IPSSSDR, has moved from Race Director to Executive Director to more effectively manage the increasingly popular event. Meanwhile,  Six-time IPSSSDR Competitor, Dan Carter has assumed the reins of Race Director and will … Continue Reading

Forest Use Heavier Than Normal

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With the complete closure of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, many area visitors are finding an alternative for the outdoor recreation on Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Forest Supervisor Clinton Kyhl admits the forest usage is up, but a more specific idea of how much of an increase that is, is not known.  Still, he says that increased usage does bring with it some concerns.  He says the law enforcement personnel still on duty … Continue Reading

WYDOT Wildlife Project Recognized

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has been honored by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for their work over the years to reduce big game mortality on highways within the state. In 2001, WYDOT developed Wyoming’s first ungulate crossing structure in … Continue Reading

Star Valley Sees Major Drug Bust

October 9, 2013 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A major drug bust was executed Tuesday morning in and around Afton, Wyoming.  According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, law enforcement officers from Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Afton Police Department, Bear River Drug Task Force and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation arrested five people and charged them with … Continue Reading

Snake River Protection Moves Forward

Snake River Legacy

Bridger-Teton National Forest yesterday released the draft Decision Notice for the Wild and Scenic Snake River Headwaters Forest Plan Amendment Environmental Assessment.   Jackson District Ranger Dale Deiter says the decision will result in a Forest Plan amendment and Comprehensive Resource Management Plan for … Continue Reading

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  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
  • Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014
    The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]

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