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Narcotics Stolen From Driggs Pharmacy

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

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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
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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
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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

WYDOT Tells of Inordinate Avalanche Cycle

January 26, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has issued a summary statement of their activities following last week’s snowstorm.  According to their statement, road crews on Teton Pass had to contend with sixteen major avalanche events and over twenty bank slides of various sizes which in some cases … Continue Reading

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  • Warm And Partly Sunny, Isolated Showers Or Thunderstorms To The West - April 21, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm and pleasant today, with most of the state into the 60′s and 70′s.  Expect nice weather across central and eastern Wyoming, with plenty of sunshine and fair conditions.  Some of western Wyoming could see some scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms later today and tonight.  Tuesday’s weather will be more active, yet […]
  • Lexus makes a darn fine off-road SUV - April 21, 2014
    When you think about the absolute best off-road SUV, the first name that comes to mind is probably not Lexus. But Lexus has one that might change your opinion. I drove an absolutely incredible SUV a few weeks ago. The LX570 is a Lexus, so it had all the fancy bells and whistles you’d expect […]
  • 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 […]