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Control Burn At Palisades Reservoir

March 20, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
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The Palisades Ranger District plans to implement a prescribed burn at Sheep Creek sometime between March 20th and May 15th, pending favorable conditions.   This prescribed burn is to be just north of Palisades Reservoir. Forest officials explain that … Continue Reading

Idaho Kills Controversial Wolf Bill

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Even as Wyoming’s wolf management bill is winning widespread support as it moves through the legislature, a more controversial wolf-management bill before the Idaho legislature was killed in that’s state Senate yesterday.  That bill would have allowed … Continue Reading

Caribou-Targhee Seeks YCC Applicants

February 29, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
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The Palisades Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest is taking applications for this summer’s Youth Conservation Corps Program .  Four positions will be offered there this year. Spokesman Lynn Ballard says applicants must be at least 17 years old the day they are hired and cannot … Continue Reading

Impacts Expected From Solar Flares

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Broadcasting and electricity could get a little “jiggy” today and tomorrow after a strong solar flare erupted Sunday evening and continues to affect the earth.  According to the National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center, the impacts of the solar storm are likely to be minimal, but could pose an impact to power grids, where voltage corrections may be required and false alarms triggered on some protective devices.  Satellite radio signals could also be briefly interrupted.  The weather service also says high-latitude sky watchers could be treated to some displays of the aurora borealis.

Winter Travel Begins Around Palisades

December 15, 2011 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Swan Valley Comments Off
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Winter Travel regulations will go into effect on Thursday for the Palisades Ranger District of Caribou-Targhee National Forest.  Winter snow conditions are becoming such that cross-country travel off Forest Service roads and trails will be permitted using snowmobiles.  Most of the Palisades District is open to … Continue Reading

Church Outing Marred By Car Crash

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A Chevy Suburban, driven by Holly Galbraith of Jackson and carrying seven passengers slid off Pine Creek Pass Saturday, crashing through a guardrail and coming to rest 125 feet down an embankment in Pine Creek. The crash resulted in … Continue Reading

Tanker Fire Blocks US 26

October 30, 2011 Lincoln County, State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Swan Valley Comments Off
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Traffic was blocked along US 26 near Elk Creek Turnoff adjacent Palisades Reservoir Friday after a gasoline tanker trailer overturned and caught fire.  According to the Idaho State Police, 32-year-old Jarin Smith of Blackfoot, was traveling eastbound in a Kenworth tanker semi pulling a pup trailer loaded with fuel. Smith crossed the center line hitting the guardrail in the opposite lane of travel. This caused the pup trailer to … Continue Reading

Wolf Hunting Begins

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Hunting of Grey Wolves in Idaho and Montana began over the weekend as state game officials in the two states hope to reduce the numbers of wolves to closer to those numbers set as the target for recovery.  Currently, the high numbers of the canine predator has been … Continue Reading

Reservoirs Still Full

August 10, 2011 Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Swan Valley Comments Off
Palisades Reservoir

Things may be starting to dry out throughout the region, but it appears there is no shortage of water for irrigation.  Even though it’s nearly mid-August, the reservoirs throughout the Snake River Basin still range from 97% to 100% filled.  By comparison, … Continue Reading

Palisades Bridge Funded

August 3, 2011 KJAX 93.3FM, KMTN 96.9FM, KZJH 95.3FM, Swan Valley Comments Off
Palisades Dam

Earlier this year, a plan was unveiled to build a bridge downstream from the Palisades Dam so that traffic into the recreation area there did not have to cross the dam and problematic landslide areas beyond.  Now, The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $2-million contract to Cannon Builders of Blackfoot, Idaho.  The 310 foot long three span bridge will be … Continue Reading

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  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]

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