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BPA Eyes Rate Increases

BPA

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
gas pump

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

Idaho Grants Driggs $30,000

November 15, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Idaho DEQ

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality announced Tuesday   they had awarded a drinking water planning grant in the amount of $30,000 to the city of Driggs to prepare … Continue Reading

Christmas Tree Permits Available From Caribou-Targhee

November 14, 2012 Lincoln County, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
forest trees

Caribou-Targhee National Forest, west of Teton Pass, is the latest to announce the sale of Christmas Tree tags for those who wish to cut trees for the season.  Those tags are on sale at a variety of vendor locations, and like the permits on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, these cost … Continue Reading

Local Drive Seeks “Coats For Sandy”

November 13, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off
coat donation

Scenes in the media coming back from the storm-ravaged East Coast have moved a former resident of that area to launch a drive in Jackson Hole to amass coats and other clothing to send for those facing wintery weather after having lost everything.  Dan Caruso says in many cases, … Continue Reading

Slim Margins Mark Teton County Idaho Election

November 7, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Teton County

In Teton County, Idaho, residents voted to send Mike Simpson back to the US House for another term, Sid Kunz was elected county commissioner by a slim 51 votes and Kelly Park was seated with over a 300 vote margin.  Sheriff Tony Liford was returned to his office with a margin of 34 votes.  Marc Gibbs and Ralph Mossman will … Continue Reading

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  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]
  • Tame that recoil - November 25, 2014
    You don’t have to put up with nasty recoil when you’re hunting. Even if you’re hunting our state’s bigger animals, like elk, moose, or even bison, today’s technology can take a lot of the sting out of your hunting rifle. A friend told me he developed a bad flinch while sighting in his .300 Win […]
  • Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014
    Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday.  Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday.  Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]
  • Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014
    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]

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