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Memorial Day Bus Service Curtailed

START Bus

Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit officials have announced that START Bus service between Jackson and Star Valley will be limited for Memorial Day. Only one bus each way will run on the holiday, leaving Etna at 6:35 am and returning at 4:50 pm.  START will be running its full service summer schedule on all other routes. Meanwhile, the summer schedule begins tomorrow.

Scouts Endorse More Open Membership Policy

Grand Teton Council

National Boy Scouts of America Thursday approved a resolution to remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone. The vote endorsed the resolution which also emphasized that Scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether heterosexual or homosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting. A change to the current membership policy for adult leaders was not under consideration and so the original policy for adults remains in place. Grand Teton Council Chief Scout Executive Clarke Farrer says the newly passed policy … Continue Reading

Teton County Unemployment Spikes

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Teton County last month led the state in the level of joblessness according to the monthly report by the state department of employment.  Statistics indicate that 8.9% of the valley’s residents were idled for the month – however the report points out that it is normal for … Continue Reading

Seatbelt Use Enforcement Increased

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The first major holiday weekend of the summer is quickly approaching and that will mean an elevated level of travel on the state’s highways.  The Wyoming Highway Patrol has announced plans to participate once again in the nationwide seatbelt enforcement campaign which is … Continue Reading

Game & Fish Tests Goats

Mtn Goat

Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have recently captured four mountain goats in the Snake River Canyon near Alpine in an effort to learn more about their health, reproduction, and seasonal movements. Spokesman Mark Gocke says … Continue Reading

Mild Earthquake Rocks Star Valley

May 16, 2013 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Earthquake

An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale hit western Wyoming at 11:23 last night. The United States Geological Survey reports the epicenter was 14 miles northwest of Afton. No damage was reported but reports came in from people as far away as Pocatello who had felt the quake.

Newly Passed Act Protects Against Flooding

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Wyoming’s U.S. Senator John Barrasso, Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, is praising the Senate for their passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act by a vote of 83 to 14.  Barrasso says the legislation will … Continue Reading

Water Resources Decrease

NRCS

The unseasonably warm weather over the past week has depleted the water stored in snowfall around the northwestern Wyoming river basins.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the snow-water equivalent in the Snake River Basin has dropped to … Continue Reading

River Releases Announced

Burec

The Bureau of Reclamation has announced plans to increase flows in the Snake River below Palisades Dam this week to about 18,000 cubic feet per second: making those increases gradually until the maximum is reached on May 18th. Then, after the high flow is sustained for two days, it will be … Continue Reading

Mead Says Wyo. Will Keep The Money

Governor Matt Mead

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has written the U.S. Forest Service, informing them that he will not be returning federal dollars that were sent to counties for roads, schools, firefighting and forest restoration prior to federal sequestration. Mead told reporters that … Continue Reading

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    My little sprouts are already getting ramped up for Christmas. They still don’t quite have the whole idea of the Christmas season, but they’re definitely into the presents. I was a little fella once, and I remember counting down the days until December 25th. There were no visions of sugarplums, but pocket knives, snowshoes, shotguns […]
  • Happy Thanksgiving, Wyoming! - November 27, 2014
    I know, a show about giving thanks on Thanksgiving is pretty predictable. But it doesn’t feel right to overlook the importance of this day. However, because this is a program about the outdoors, I’ll just talk about the things in the outdoors I’m thankful for. There’s plenty of it. Especially here in Wyoming. We’ve got […]
  • Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014
    The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]

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