The Teton Board of County Commissioners and the Teton County Idaho Fire Protection District have reached an agreement to update and renew its contract for fire suppression services in Alta, Wyoming. After staff’s preliminary contract discussions, … Continue Reading
Monday is a national holiday, and that means schools, banks and most government offices will be closed, and many others will have the day off as well. Considering the potential of fewer riders, START Bus will run only one bus on … Continue Reading
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
Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014 High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening. Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming. Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures. Daytime […]
Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014 I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014 High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures. Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times. Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014 The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]
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