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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

Idaho Hunters Train For Wolf Trapping

September 6, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Those planning to participate in wolf trapping efforts in the Upper Snake River Region of Idaho are required to have completed an Idaho Fish and Game Department-sponsored course before engaging in that activity.  To that end, a workshop has been … Continue Reading

FTR Names Interim Director

September 5, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The Board of Directors of Friends of the Teton River (FTR) have appointed Amy Verbeten as the organization’s Interim Executive Director.  Verbeten’s appointment follows the resignation of Adonia Ripple last month to accept a position with the Four Seasons Resort in Teton Village.  Ripple has served … Continue Reading

Labor Day In Jackson Hole

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It’s Labor Day today which means banks, schools and government offices are closed and some services have been curtailed.  Among them, the Teton County Trash Transfer Station and Recycling Center office will be closed, and the START Bus will run only one bus to and from Jackson on both its Star Valley and Teton Valley commuter routes.  Both routes will … Continue Reading

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  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]

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