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Greater Water Draw-down Predicted

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The forecast runoff for the Snake River in Wyoming is below normal, and close to the 2012 condition.  Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Minidoka Project says the storage in downstream reservoirs is significantly less than last year which may result in … Continue Reading

River Plans Released For Review

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Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, the National Elk Refuge, and Bridger-Teton National Forest have released the Draft Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plans for public comment. Additionally, the Forest is … Continue Reading

River Management Plan Released

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The Bridger-Teton National Forest has released the Draft Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plan for public comment. Additionally, the Forest is releasing a Forest Plan Amendment/ Environmental Assessment required for the amendment to the Forest Plan to be subsequently approved. Forest officials explain that … Continue Reading

Some Forest Roads Open Today

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Bridger Teton National Forest is opening many of its roads for the season today, but lingering snow and wet conditions are still limiting access in some areas. Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek reminds forest visitors that damage incurred by people driving on muddy roads before they have firmed up can cause … Continue Reading

Stricter Rules For Wyoming Boaters

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced new regulations to help prevent aquatic invasive species from entering the state on watercraft.  The new regulations require that any watercraft transported into Wyoming from March 1st through November 30th must undergo … Continue Reading

Conservation Grants Available

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Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation Service is currently accepting proposals for Conservation Innovation Grants. These grants help fund innovative conservation approaches and technologies for landowners and other stakeholders to complement … Continue Reading

Unemployment Creeps Up

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Unemployment in Teton County began creeping up again last month with the approach of the end of winter season, although that level was well below the same month last year.  The increase in March only amounted to … Continue Reading

Firefighters Refresh Their Skills

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Members of Teton Interagency Fire are meeting this week for refresher sessions as they renew their certifications to fight wildfires.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says topics discussed are critical for … Continue Reading

LVE Seeks Board Candidates

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Lower Valley Energy is seeking nominations of individuals to represent two districts on the Lower Valley Energy Board of Directors. Those districts are District 2 in Star Valley and District 5 in the town of Jackson.  Specifically, District 5 encompasses … Continue Reading

New Guard Facility To Serve Region

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Construction of a 30,000 square foot Wyoming Army National Guard readiness center near Star Valley High School, in Afton, will replace a 1950′s built complex and provide Lincoln County with key structures in case of a disaster. Lt. Col. Guy Beaudoin says the town of Afton, Lincoln County, and the Wyoming Military Department have … Continue Reading

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  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]

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