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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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  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Be Bear Aware when you’re out in the wilds - April 23, 2014
    Seeing a bear can be the highlight of an outdoor adventure. Especially if you’re trying to see one on a spring bear hunt. But getting too close to a grizzly can turn an awe-inspiring experience into a tragic one. There’s a common perception floating around that grizzlies are aggressive defenders of their territory that will […]