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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

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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
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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

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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

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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
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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

Idaho Wildlife Officials Study Bear Activity

July 28, 2011 Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
grizzly bears

Over the past two weeks Idaho Department of Fish & Game personnel have been working with residents and local law enforcement to determine not just why bears have been frequenting the area near Driggs, but what species of bear is involved.  Spokesman Greg Losinski explains that what options the state has for management depends on … Continue Reading

Driggs Bear More Active

July 26, 2011 Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Bear Warning

A Grizzly Bear has been frequenting the Driggs area of Teton County, Idaho near Cottonwood Corner. The skate park in that vicinity has been closed as a precaution because it backs up to the woods in which the bear was seen. County Sheriff’s officials believe that … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Sneaking Up Again

July 26, 2011 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton Valley Comments Off
gasoline prices

While gasoline prices in Jackson Hole are seeing little movement for now, prices nationwide are creeping back up again.  According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, the average price for a gallon of regular has increased about two cents from a week ago and about a dime since last month.  According to the report, … Continue Reading

Adoption In The Bear World?

July 25, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Teton Valley Comments Off
grizzly cub

Could it be Grand Teton National Park’s answer to “Modern Family?”  Biologists who have been watching the activities of grizzly bears 610 and 399 noticed last week that one of 399’s three cubs had joined with the two being mothered by 610.  A rare occurrence in nature, to be sure — Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the trade happened … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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