The Community Foundation of Teton Valley has announced the highest match since the Tin Cup Challenge was established six years ago. Foundation Executive Director Kim Trotter says the percentage of the match is 54% this year – up a full percent from last year. Trotter says … Continue Reading
Two young Driggs, Idaho men were arrested by Teton County, Wyoming Sheriff’s officers Monday after a routine traffic stop on Teton Pass, and one found to be wanted in connection with a 2011 burglary of an Alta, Wyoming residence. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Tom Combs, … Continue Reading
Unemployment in neighboring Idaho appears to be on the rise, increasing from 6.4% in June to 6.6% in July. It was the third straight monthly increase in the rate, which has risen a half percentage point since April. The worst county to find a job in the Gem State was Adams County where the unemployment rate was 15.4%. Teton County, Idaho posted a 5.6% jobless rate – that’s up ½% from June.
Construction season continues in Teton County, Wyoming with the latest project set to begin today east of Alta. Crews are chip-sealing the Alta North and Ski Hill Road. Once that is completed, they are to begin … Continue Reading
Huckleberries are a special treat in this part of Wyoming, but people aren’t the only ones looking for the wild berries – bears love them, too. Wildlife biologist Erin Edge with Defenders of Wildlife says surprise encounters aren’t good for either party, so berry hunters need to be … Continue Reading
Negotiations are under way between Teton County Idaho’s fire protection district and Teton County Wyoming for the continuation of fire protection of the Alta, Wyoming area out of the Driggs firehouse. Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Chief Willie Watsabaugh says the contract that is being renegotiated was originally drafted … Continue Reading
Jackson Hole Gasoline Prices have been holding relatively steady as national prices spiked by over 14¢ over the past week, and 21¢ over the same time last year. According to the US Energy Information Administration, … Continue Reading
A 67 year-old Driggs woman was evacuated from the Darby Canyon Trail Wednesday after falling while hiking toward the Wind Cave. Teton County Search and Rescue President Tim Ciocarlan says Janyce Schrieder was about 200 feet up the trail when she … Continue Reading
Don’t look for a decision to be made on the Teton High School mascot in Teton Valley, Idaho anytime soon. The question was raised last month regarding the political correctness of “Redskins” as the high school mascot. The school board Monday heard a considerable amount of … Continue Reading
As to be expected, START Bus administrators have announced the service will run only one bus to and from Jackson on both its Star Valley and Teton Valley commuter routes on Thursday, July 4th. START Bus Administrative Coordinator Janice Sowder says … Continue Reading
Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014 High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state. Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014 If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
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