START Bus officials have announced there will be no commuter bus service between Jackson and Teton Valley Christmas Day and only one bus each way on Christmas Eve. The bus on December 24th will depart Driggs for Jackson … Continue Reading
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
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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