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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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  • 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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