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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
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

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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  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]