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Alledged Car Burglars Captured

June 18, 2013 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Lincoln County Sheriff’s officers arrested an Afton resident Saturday on multiple charges including burglary and unauthorized use of a credit card.  According to a news release from the department, 31-year-old Jason Williams’ arrest stems from an investigation into several vehicle burglaries that occurred … Continue Reading

Reservoir Drafting Slows

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Cooler, wet weather has slowed the draw-down of the reservoirs in the Upper Snake River basin this week.  Bureau of Reclamation officials have predicted that Jackson Lake will be seriously drafted this summer as … Continue Reading

Bridger-Teton Names New Supervisor

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Clinton Kyhl, currently deputy forest supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in central Washington State, has been named the new supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Kyhl replaces former Supervisor Jacque Buchanan who … Continue Reading

Autopsy To Determine Why Teen Died

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An autopsy is scheduled today on the body of a missing 19-year-old Jackson man who was found deceased in his vehicle in Lincoln County Saturday. Austin Kortum had been reported missing last week after family and friends failed to hear from him. Then Saturday, … Continue Reading

Water Draw-down Significant This Year

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By the end of this summer, those boating in Palisades Reservoir may need wheels on their boats – well almost.  Reclamation Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Minidoka Project says the irrigation season has started with comparatively low levels in the major storage reservoirs of the Upper Snake River Basin.  Beus says … Continue Reading

Power Rate Increase Here Still Unknown

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Customers of Idaho Power over the weekend were hit with a 12.5% rate increase – the fourth highest cost adjustment ever in Idaho – being blamed on a variety of factors.  However, Brian Tanabe of Lower Valley Energy serving Jackson Hole and parts of Sublette and Lincoln Counties says … Continue Reading

NRCS Offers Grants

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program will provide about $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres enrolled this year. Assistant State Conservationist Cheryl Grapes says although applications are accepted all year, … Continue Reading

Swimming Causing Illness In Wyoming

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Water-borne illnesses have been increasing this year around Wyoming’s swimming pools and Teton County has joined with the state in advising the public about steps to avoid catching or spreading them.  Teton County Public Health Response Coordinator Tammy Marshall says symptoms … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Awards Money To Communities

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Stage stop towns in last winter’s 18th International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race have received bonuses in the mail last week. The IPSSSDR is making a contribution to a nonprofit organization in the towns of … Continue Reading

Alliance Weighs In On River Plan

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has proposed to ban motorized watercraft on sections of the Snake River. The proposal would prohibit personal conveyances such as jet skis from Moose to West Table, and all other motorized watercraft from Moose to the South Park Bridge.  The Jackson Hole Alliance has issued a statement … Continue Reading

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