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Tourism Interests Learn About Sustainability

October 24, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Yellowstone Business Partnership

Fifteen to thirty tourism and sustainability professionals will be gathering at Grand Targhee Resort November 27th – December 2nd for the Yellowstone Business Partnership and Sustainable Travel International’s hands-on educational experience designed to advance sustainable tourism. YBP’s Sustainability Programs Manager Heather Higinbotham explains … Continue Reading

Raid In Alta Yields Variety of Drugs

October 22, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off
PD-SO

Jackson Police received information last Wednesday about an Alta, Wyoming resident growing marijuana.  The tip resulted in a search of the property where it was reported by a team consisting of Jackson Police Officers, Teton County Sheriff’s Deputies and an Agent from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.  Lieutenant Cole Nethercott says … Continue Reading

Winter Preparations Should Include Pets

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Snow has already made its first appearance on the mountains above Jackson Hole prompting reminders to residents to adjust their emergency preparedness at home or in the car for the winter.  However, the Federal Emergency Management Agency together with the National Humane Society also point out that extra precautions need to be made for the four-legged family members.  Dogs and cats can be … Continue Reading

Local Gasoline Prices Stagnate

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While gasoline prices nationwide have dropped over a dime from a month ago and are continuing their decline, the average price in Jackson has remained unchanged for several weeks now.  According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, the national average for a gallon of unleaded regular is … Continue Reading

Prescribed Burn Called Off

CTNF

A project that was to have involved the prescribed burn on a 6700 acre parcel in the Hill Creek area north of Darby Canyon has been called off for the year.  The target area would have been about four miles east of Driggs, and would have had the potential of … Continue Reading

Prescribed Fire Postponed

CTNF

A prescribed fire by crews on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in the Hill Creek area north of Darby Canyon has been delayed.   The Hill Creek Prescribed Fire Project is intended to burn approximately 30 to 50 percent of the 6,700 acres within the target area located about … Continue Reading

Meet Candidates Next Week

October 12, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The local voting public will have an opportunity to get a better idea of what each of the candidates stand for next week during the typical forums put on in cooperation with the League of Women Voters in Jackson Hole.  The first of the Jackson Hole forums on Monday … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Soar

gasoline prices

Gasoline prices in the region as of late last week sent a shockwave through the driving public with Wyoming’s state average spiking to $3.73 per gallon of unleaded regular, and Jackson Hole’s price rising considerably higher than that.  Analysts blame the widespread unrest in the Middle East for much of the increase, compounded by … Continue Reading

Cache and Game Residents Should Prepare

September 9, 2012 Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The residents in the Cache Creek drainage are encouraged to begin preplanning for potential evacuation. While there isn’t an evacuation in effect for either Cache Creek or Game Creek residents are asked to begin assembling nonreplaceable items.

Things to do during a wildfire to ready your family for a potential evacuation include:

1) make arrangements for any animals and livestock

2) back your car into the driveway for a quick exit should it become necessary

3) load your vehicle with photographs, irreplaceable paper work, lap top computers

4) assemble any pets into one room or a confined area so you can gather them and remove them quickly if necessary

Additional preparatory information can be found at www.firewise.org. Cache Creek and Game Creek residents should continue to monitor www.inciweb.org/incident/3241 for updates

Parasite Blamed For Whitefish Deaths

September 6, 2012 State of Idaho, Swan Valley, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
dead fish

A parasite is being blamed for the dead mountain whitefish have been reported from across the Upper Snake Region, including the Henrys Fork, South Fork Snake River, Teton River and main Snake River as far south as Firth.  Exactly why these fish are dying had been a mystery until now.  Preliminary results … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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