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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

Teton Valley Seeks Planning Input

July 25, 2011 Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Comp Plan TV

The team charged with forging Teton Valley 2020 comprehensive planning initiative is seeking public input regarding community values to be contained in that plan.  The County’s Comprehensive Plan, is intended to be the guiding document for land use and growth policy in Teton County, Idaho. Through initial public input, … Continue Reading

Teton County Eligible for Disaster Funds

July 22, 2011 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
flood money

While there’s still no word on disaster funds to help the state of Wyoming pay for the measures they took this spring to offset the effects of flooding, Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared several counties in Idaho disaster areas – including Fremont County.  Based on that declaration, Teton County, Idaho and Teton County, Wyoming … Continue Reading

Alleged Arsonist Arrested

July 20, 2011 Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
clipart-fire

Teton County Idaho Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Driggs man for Conspiracy to Commit Arson and Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud.  The arrest of Matthew James Sargent comes after an investigation into a fire that destroyed … Continue Reading

Tin Cup Challenge Sees Growth

July 20, 2011 Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off

The fourth annual Tin Cup Challenge race and fundraiser in Teton Valley, Idaho posted increases in attendance, race participants and funds raised over the weekend, according to race organizers.  Community Foundation of Teton Valley Executive Director Shannon Hamby says while the donation period is still open, contributions raised so far … Continue Reading

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  • Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014
    The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]
  • Tame that recoil - November 25, 2014
    You don’t have to put up with nasty recoil when you’re hunting. Even if you’re hunting our state’s bigger animals, like elk, moose, or even bison, today’s technology can take a lot of the sting out of your hunting rifle. A friend told me he developed a bad flinch while sighting in his .300 Win […]
  • Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014
    Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday.  Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday.  Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]

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