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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

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

Unemployment Still High In Teton County

unemployment

Unemployment in Teton County in December emerged as the highest in the state, despite the beginning of the winter tourist season here.  According to the state’s Department of Workforce Services, the jobless rate here totaled 8.4% which was down 3.7% from November and … Continue Reading

Impacts Expected From Solar Flares

solarstorm

Broadcasting and electricity could get a little “jiggy” today and tomorrow after a strong solar flare erupted Sunday evening and continues to affect the earth.  According to the National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center, the impacts of the solar storm are likely to be minimal, but could pose an impact to power grids, where voltage corrections may be required and false alarms triggered on some protective devices.  Satellite radio signals could also be briefly interrupted.  The weather service also says high-latitude sky watchers could be treated to some displays of the aurora borealis.

Roads Reopened

Sylvan Plows

Yellowstone National Park crews were able to open Sylvan Pass and the East Entrance over the weekend after conducting extensive avalanche mitigation above the road.  The pass had been closed for several days due to … Continue Reading

Colorado Man Found After Brief Search

January 23, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
helicopter

Teton County Search and Rescue was involved in an abbreviated mission Friday morning after two backcountry hikers called the Teton County Sheriff’s Office to report that one of their party was missing. The two had set out on Thursday with a third hiker en route to the Plummer Canyon area on the west side of Teton Pass where they were planning to spend the night in a yurt.  However, one of the party, … Continue Reading

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  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
  • Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014
    The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]

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