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Teton Basin District Has New Map

December 19, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Swan Valley, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The new Forest Visitor Use map covering Teton Basin and Palisades Ranger Districts will be available beginning tomorrow at the Teton Basin District Office in Driggs and the Palisades Ranger District in Idaho Falls. Updated trail and road information, topography lines, and … Continue Reading

Pass Reopens

December 17, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Teton Pass reopened shortly before 4:00 am Monday following avalanche control there.  Drivers were advised to be prepared for snowfall and blowing snow on the pass.

Pass Closure Planned

December 16, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled a closure of Wyoming 22, Teton Pass, for tomorrow, December 17th, at 3:00am for avalanche control. Snow slides that reach the highway may prolong the closure. Highway travelers and backcountry users are advised to plan accordingly.

Trying A Merger On For Size?

National Forest

There may be no decision yet with regard to the proposal to merge the Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton National Forests, but for a second time this year, an interim management arrangement involving the two forests places them under unified supervision.  With the retirement of Intermountain Regional Forester Harv Forsgren, … Continue Reading

BPA Eyes Rate Increases

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Bonneville Power Administration, the wholesale power supplier for Lower Valley Energy, announced last week that it is considering a 9.6 percent average wholesale power rate increase to compensate for reduced revenue expectations from surplus power sales resulting from low natural gas prices.  The company is also proposing … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Declining

December 5, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Gasoline prices continue to fall nationally and locally as well.  According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report the national average is now $3.38 per gallon of unleaded regular — $3.34 in Wyoming.  In Jackson Hole, prices run the gamut averaging $3.48 per gallon.  In Teton Valley, it averages $3.49.  AAA says the decline was the result of the changeover to winter-blend fuel, which is less expensive to produce; cheaper crude oil prices; lower demand; and economic concerns.

BPA Assists New Jersey Power Companies

BPA

Crews from Bonneville Power Authority, the agency that generates and sells power to local utilities in the northwestern US including Lower Valley Energy, have returned from the east coast where they helped restore power to communities after Sandy ripped through New York and New Jersey.  Altogether, BPA sent … Continue Reading

Teton Pass Closure Planned

December 2, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
avalanche danger

UPDATE: Teton Pass reopened at 3:45 am Monday. … Continue Reading

Grand Targhee Opens Friday

November 21, 2012 State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Grand Targhee

Grand Targhee Resort opens for its 44th ski season Friday with top to bottom skiing on Fred’s Mountain and three out of five lifts running.  Dreamcatcher, Shoshone and Papoose Magic Carpet, are scheduled to run conditions permitting. Grand Targhee has … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Drop — Most Places

November 16, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
gas pump

Gasoline prices nationwide have been declining in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, but seem to be stubbornly stagnant in Jackson Hole.  According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, the national average is now $3.43-point-8, down 34¢ from a month ago.  Wyoming, meanwhile … 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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