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Friends of Steve Romeo and Chris Onufer during a memorial outing in GTNP.

Some people say when they’re in the mountains they sense the presence of loved ones who’ve passed.  

After the deaths of Chris Onufer and Steve Romeo from an avalanche Wednesday on Ranger Peak in Grand Teton National Park, members of the community are finding befitting and therapeutic ways to celebrate their lives.

I ran into some of Onufer’s close friends on Teton pass Friday. In memory of Onufer, they skied … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Surge

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Gasoline prices have taken a sudden surge up this week, not only locally, but across the nation as well.  AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report shows the national average jumped by 16 cents on average from last week, and 31 cents from a month ago.  Wyoming remains the state with … Continue Reading

Idaho Kills Controversial Wolf Bill

Idaho Capitol

Even as Wyoming’s wolf management bill is winning widespread support as it moves through the legislature, a more controversial wolf-management bill before the Idaho legislature was killed in that’s state Senate yesterday.  That bill would have allowed … Continue Reading

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
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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

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

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  • 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 […]
  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]

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