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Seattle Company Backs Pass Ambassador

March 1, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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A Seattle-based outdoor gear manufacturer has joined the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and several private donors to help underwrite the Teton Pass Ambassador program with a donation of both cash and gear.  The support from Outdoor Research means that Friends of Pathways and the BTNF will … Continue Reading

Narcotics Stolen From Driggs Pharmacy

February 29, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
TC Id Sheriff

The Teton County Idaho Sheriff’s Department is investigating the burglary of a Driggs pharmacy last Friday which involved a large amount of prescription drugs taken from the store.  Specifically, narcotics including Methadone, Hydromorphone, Methylin and Oxycodone were reported missing.  Estimated value of the drugs is … Continue Reading

Storm Strands Park Visitors

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A severe winter storm forced the closure of Highway 26/89/191 in Grand Teton National Park on Saturday afternoon, stranding approximately 160 travelers between Moran Junction and Flagg Ranch near the south gate of Yellowstone National Park.  Due to whiteout conditions caused by high winds and blowing and drifting snow, … Continue Reading

Snow Structures Planned Near Jackson

February 27, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The reward of contracts this month has cleared the way for the erection of metal snow support structures to help prevent avalanches on the east side of US 26-89 south of Jackson.  The project has been authorized under a $2.3 million contract awarded to … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Still Lowest Here

February 23, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
gasoline prices

Increasing gasoline prices are making their way into Wyoming now.  According to AAA Auto Club, the state average has increased now to $3.05 per gallon – still the lowest average in the US, where the national average has increased to $3.57 per gallon.  Prices in Jackson Hole reported to Motor Trend Magazine average $3.09 per gallon – 13 cents lower than gasoline in Teton Valley, Idaho.

Avalanche Control Planned on Hwy 22

February 21, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced plans to close Teton Pass Wednesday morning at 3:00 am to conduct avalanche control.  While highway officials hope to have the road reopened by 6:00 am, that will be dependent upon what is brought down by the control efforts.  Commuters are urged to plan accordingly.

Elk Count Above Average

Elk

The latest count of elk on the National Elk Refuge is up from last month, now numbering 7,360 in the herd.  That, says Refuge Biologist Eric Cole compares with 7,746 last year at this time, and an average of 7,322.  A count of the elk that are on surrounding native winter ranges … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Increase

February 14, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off
gasoline prices

Those traveling around Jackson Hole may have witnessed certain price instability for gasoline at various purveyors.  Nationally, AAA Auto Club says the price per gallon has been on a steady climb over the past month – now averaging $3.51 per gallon of unleaded regular which is … Continue Reading

Rules of the frontcountry

February 7, 2012 State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Taylor Mountain before it slid Tuesday. Courtesy Trina.

On his blog for Friends of Pathways, Jay Pistono acknowledged how the recent avalanche on Mt. Taylor has sparked a mountain of dialogue … Continue Reading

Idaho Seeks Fewer License Plates

February 7, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Idaho License

You’ve seen the variety of license plates on the cars of residents in neighboring Idaho – commemorating  potatoes, old timers, white water, corvettes, skiers, snowmobiles – 38 specialty plates in all in addition to the standard license plate.  Too many?  Apparently the state legislature … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer Today; Thunderstorms Possible in West & Over Mountains, But Infrequent - August 1, 2014
    Temperatures will warm up through Friday and the weekend ahead.  The chance for thunderstorms today will be low overall, but far western and the state’s mountains (and higher terrain) areas are in the low chance.  Higher pressure and less moisture will be available for Saturday and Sunday, offering more sunshine.  Temperatures will rise further into […]
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    It’s only two weeks until the hunting season starts again. Actually, a few bear areas are open for archery now. One of these days, I’ll get serious about bear hunting, but right now, I’m much more focused on antelope, elk, and deer. And antelope opens for archery on the fifteenth of this month. Then two […]
  • Cowboy Basketball Releases Schedule for 2014-2015 Season - July 31, 2014
    The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team announced the Cowboys’ 2014-15 slate Thursday. The Pokes will contest 11 games against teams that participated in the postseason last year, including 13 matchups versus teams with 20 or more wins and eight games with teams ranked in the nation’s top 30. 2014-2015 University of Wyoming Men’s Basketball […]
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    Video of League of Women Voters forums for 2014 candidates for Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Governor are available online. The forums for Secretary of State and Superintendent were recorded on July 28, and the forum for gubernatorial candidates was recorded on July 29. Both were in the Laramie County Commission hearing room in Cheyenne and were moderated by […]

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