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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

Gasoline Prices Shoot Up Again

August 31, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Planning to fill up you family car for the long weekend ahead?  Get ready to take out a small loan.  Gasoline prices have shot up yet another dime in the last week.  According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge report, the national average is now $3.82 per gallon with the lowest prices to be found … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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