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Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance Hires New Executive Director

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is announcing Community Engagement Coordinator Craig Benjamin is being promoted to Executive Director May 1. Conservation Alliance co-chair David Hardie says his group looked all over the nation for job candidates, but ended up hiring someone from home. Jackson Hole News & Guide says Benjamin graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor’s degree in public policy and from Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs with a Masters

Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club’s Pole, Pedal, Paddle on Saturday

March 27, 2014 Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off

It’s time to pole, pedal and paddle in Jackson Hole this Saturday at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This year it’s a four event race and contestants can compete by themselves or in teams. The race has four legs…alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, bicycling and boating. The event is raising money for the non-profit Jackson Hole Ski& Snowboard Club to help kids afford Alpine, Freeride, Nordic and snowboard programs

Fire Near Driggs, ID Investigated

March 14, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
TV Fire

(DRIGGS, Ida)  Fire officials are still trying to determine what caused a fire south of Driggs Tuesday that gutted a barn, destroying its contents.  The mid-afternoon fire burned for about an hour, and while the contents were destroyed, the structure remained sound.  Fire Marshal Earle Giles says no livestock was lost in the blaze.  Giles says he hopes to have a cause determined by early next week.

Gas Prices Spike

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Jackson Hole residents are suffering sticker-shock as they go to fill up their cars this week.  The price of gasoline spiked by about 10¢ per gallon over the weekend.  Nationally, the US Energy Information Administration says prices rose about … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices On The Rise

March 5, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton Valley Comments Off
gasoline prices

(REGIONAL)  Those gassing up their vehicles in Jackson Hole this week certainly noticed the marked increase in the price per gallon of gasoline at the pumps.  Nationally, says Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration, the price per gallon remains on a steady increase.  She says the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline rose to … Continue Reading

Fall River Electric Offers Scholarships

March 4, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
Fall River Electric

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative in eastern Idaho is once again offering college scholarships to local area high school graduating seniors whose parents or guardians are members of the co-op. A member is anyone who receives electric service from Fall River, whether at a … Continue Reading

Idaho May Abandon Daylight Savings Time

March 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Daylight Savings

Teton Pass could become the difference between this hour and last hour.  An Idaho lawmaker has introduced legislation to do away with Daylight Savings Time in the Gem State.  He says the time change causes … Continue Reading

Idaho Native Americans Decry Mascots

February 28, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
Mascot

Concerns regarding negative depictions of Native Americans have been taken to the steps of the Idaho State Capitol in Boise now.  A Shoshone-Bannock Tribes leader asked an Southeast Idaho Lawmaker to bring the issue of what he terms the offensive nature that some sports mascots represent of Indian tribes to the state legislature.  The Idaho Council on Indian Affairs has pointed to … Continue Reading

Driggs Parents To Discuss Youth Suicide

February 28, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
Idaho Lives

The Idaho Lives Project, in partnership with the State Department of Education and the Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho, is hosting a series of 90-minute youth suicide prevention trainings in communities across the Gem State.  One of those training sessions is set for Monday in Driggs at the Teton Middle School.  These trainings provide … Continue Reading

Hunting Regs Changing In Teton Valley

February 25, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Idaho Fish & Game

The Idaho Fish and Game Department has announced that it is proposing to divide the Teton Zone for elk hunting, moving Unit 62 into the Island Park zone and Unit 65 into the Palisades zone.  The department has scheduled public meetings this week to discuss those and other proposed changes for the coming big game hunting season.  According to Regional Wildlife Manager Daryl Meints, … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]