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LVE Raises Natural Gas Price

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Energy Prices continue to rise for Jackson Hole and Star Valley.  Lower Valley Energy has announced the cost of natural gas will increase by 15¢ per therm on March first. Spokesman Brian Tanabe explains that the increase is a pass-through of the price increase being charged the cooperative from the wholesaler.  He explains that the market for natural gas has … Continue Reading

Bill Seeks To Exempt Tips From Sales Tax

February 14, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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If sales tax is not taken out of tips provided to food service workers, why should it be charged on tips for hospitality and lodging workers?  That’s the point of a bill introduced by Teton County Representative Ruth Ann Petroff.  Petroff explained to members of the that  a bill was … Continue Reading

WinterFest Begins Friday

February 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The fourth annual WinterFest gets under way in Jackson Hole tomorrow beginning with the arrival of cutter racers in town and their pre-race Calcutta, the race on Saturday and Sunday and two Slalom and Giant Slalom events at Snow King Resort.  Cutter Race Chairman Rod Everett says 30 teams are anticipated for this weekend’s race. Everett says … Continue Reading

Winter Snarls Local Traffic

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Teton Pass was reopened early this morning after a brief closure for avalanche control.  Highway 89 from Moose to Moran was closed through most of the day yesterday and remained closed this morning.  Today, the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Forecast Center says the danger of avalanches at all elevations is considerable, and extreme caution is advised.

Six Lost Snowmobilers Located

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A party of six snowmobilers from Minnesota was located yesterday afternoon after spending a cold night out on Togwotee Pass.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says the group had become stuck, and then after becoming mobile again, became disoriented and opted to spend Tuesday night before seeking their way out again by daylight.  Gilliam says the Teton County Sheriff’s Office was … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole’s Airport Manager To Retire

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Jackson Hole Airport Manager Ray Bishop has announced he will be retiring this fall after being in that position for eight years.  During his tenure, Bishop has focused on improvements to passenger safety, renovations to the airport to accommodate the growing activity, stewardship of the facility in a way that respects National Park values, and addressing environmental concerns in general.  Under Bishop’s supervision, … Continue Reading

Land Swap Bill Moves Forward

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A bill to allow the State of Wyoming to enter into an agreement with the US Department of Interior for the trade of land in their acquisition of the remaining two parcels in Grand Teton National Park was successfully introduced in the state senate Tuesday and referred to the Agriculture Committee.  Senator Leland Christensen who introduced the bill explained … Continue Reading

New Chamber Board Member Announced

February 12, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has announced Lower Valley Energy CEO and President Jim Webb has been selected to replace Mike Halpin who stepped down earlier to serve on the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board Central Events Committee.  The Chamber Board currently has 17 members who are responsible for representing Chamber members through committee leadership. Webb’s appointment takes effect immediately.

Local Bear Provides Much Information

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Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pointing to an individual grizzly bear sow living in the Blackrock area East of Moran for making significant contributions to information needed to manage the species.  Large Carnivore Biologist Dan Bjornlie says wildlife personnel have trapped bear 179 eight times and recorded significant information in their journals that has been … Continue Reading

Still Need More Snow

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After all of that snow over the weekend, snowpack in the Snake River Basin is still not quite up to the 30-year average.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, actual snowpack in the basin is now at 99%.  Still, that’s up from last week’s 88%.  Water content of the snow in the basin is currently estimated at … 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 […]
  • Be Bear Aware when you’re out in the wilds - April 23, 2014
    Seeing a bear can be the highlight of an outdoor adventure. Especially if you’re trying to see one on a spring bear hunt. But getting too close to a grizzly can turn an awe-inspiring experience into a tragic one. There’s a common perception floating around that grizzlies are aggressive defenders of their territory that will […]