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Teton County Unemployment Drops In July

August 23, 2011 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Employment

Teton County’s unemployment rate during July fell to 4.6% from 5.2% in June and is below the 5.3% jobless rate seen here in July of 2010. At the same time, Sublette County enjoyed the highest employment in the state with only 3% of its workforce idled. Statewide, … Continue Reading

Ultralight Pilot Rescued After Crash

August 16, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
rescue

Search and Rescue personnel from both Teton County, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park joined forces to evacuate an injured pilot from where his experimental aircraft crashed near Spearhead Peak near the summit of Fox Creek Pass.  Tim Ciocarlan of Teton County Search and Rescue says … Continue Reading

TV Shoot Begins In Jackson Hole

Modern-Family (Small)

Cast and Crew of ABC’s hit television show Modern Family arrive in Jackson Hole today, flying in together on a charter flight from L.A.  The shoot over the week ahead consummates weeks of negotiation to bring the show here for their season premier to be aired next month.  Already, Stephen Price of the town and county’s Joint Travel and Tourism Board says … Continue Reading

Vandals Rampage Through Teton Valley School

August 12, 2011 Teton County, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off
TC_ID_Sheriff

Jackson police investigators are working with the Teton County, Idaho’s sheriff’s department to find the vandals who did about $40-thousand in damage to a school in Driggs one week ago.  Computer hard drives from the vandalized school are being analyzed for leads … Continue Reading

Idaho Prosecutes Illegal Guide

August 10, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
ID Game and Fish

A Victor, Idaho man pleaded guilty to illegally guiding fishermen.  According to the Idaho Fish and Game Department Chase Putnam had been paid to lead two anglers on the Henry’s Fork but is not licensed to do so in Idaho.  The state says Putnam is licensed in Wyoming.  In a release issued yesterday by Idaho Fish and Game, … Continue Reading

Wolf De-listing Challenged

graywolf

The fate of wolf de-listing is once again heading to the courtroom after an environmental group filed an appeal of the congressional decision to de-list the animal in Idaho, Montana and three other states.  Wolves had been taken of the Endangered Species List this spring. Earlier this month, … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Rise Again

August 9, 2011 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off
gas pump

Gasoline prices in Jackson Hole increased significantly last week, even though the national average has fallen and industry analysts predict they will fall further as the result of the unstable economy.  According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, the national average has … Continue Reading

KMTN Giveaway for Targhee Bluegrass

KMTN FM

KMTN is teaming up with Grand Targhee to giveaway tickets and camping permits to some lucky listeners. Known as the “grandfather of Bluegrass Festivals in the northern Rockies”, the 24th Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival includes performances by Rodney Crowell, Donna the Buffalo, Infamous Stringdusters, Joy Kills Sorrow, The Greencards, Jim Lauderdale, Tim O’Brien Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Peter Rowan Band, The Wilders, Railroad Earth, and Grant Farm.
The festival is held August 12 -14. Tickets and camping permits are available from the normal outlets.
Register to win on the JacksonHoleRadio.com Facebook Page.

More Grizzly Trapping Slated

bear trap

Scientific studies of the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Area continue later this week with trapping and study of the bears taking place over an expansive area of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest within Wyoming.  Those efforts will continue through the end of the month.  Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team say the efforts will be conducted in a variety of locations – all of which will be marked with warning signs.  Forest and IGBST officials emphasize it is critical that all members of the public heed the signs for their own safety and the welfare of the bears.

BPA Announces Rate Increase

July 29, 2011 Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
power meter

It will be a 7.8% increase in the wholesale power rate from Bonneville Power Administration that will be charged to consumer-owned cooperative utilities beginning October 1st.  …but don’t look for that entire increase to show up in a Lower Valley Energy Bill.  LVE Spokesman Brian Tanabe says … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • 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 […]

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