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Health Insurance Deadline Approaches

March 26, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The health insurance deadline is almost here and the Teton County Library is offering one more chance to sign up before next week’s enrollment deadline. The library is hosting a “marathon” sign-up session today from noon to 7 p.m.

Ecosystem Roundtable Draws a Major Crowd

March 26, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Jackson ecosystem roundtable drew a much larger crowd than expected Monday. 60 people came to talk about climate change, diseases and dozens of other issues with the federal land managers of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. County politicians, wildlife lovers and ranchers shared their views with the Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee that represents every land manager in the 20 million acre ecosystem.

 

Bighorn River Gets Flushed Out

March 25, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is telling hunters, fishers and hikers to watch out for more water flowing through the Bighorn River today until Thursday. The Bureau of Reclamation is dumping more water from the Boysen Reservoir causing the river to flow from 475 cubic feet per second to 5000 feet per second. Game and Fish is doing the flush to clean out fish spawning areas to help more fish grow.

Wyoming Cops Give Twice as Many Speeding Tickets to Out-of State Drivers

March 25, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off

Wyoming Highway Patrol gives twice as many speeding tickets to out-of-state drivers as it does people from Wyoming. The Highway Patrol handed out just over 21,000 speeding tickets to state residents and 40,000 to drivers from other states in 2012. Wyoming Highway Patrol Colonel John Buter says they do not target out-of-state drivers

Governor Mead Participates in Wyoming’s Veteran’s Day

March 25, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

Governor Matt Mead is making an appearance in Jackson for Wyoming’s 4th Veterans Welcome Home Day on Friday. Governor Mead is participating in a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at the Eastern Wyoming College of Fine Arts Auditorium, 11 a.m. at the Veterans’ Home of Wyoming and 3 p.m. at the Jackson High School Auditorium

Teton Dems Hold 2014 Convention

March 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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(JACKSON, Wyo)  The 2014 election season gets under way in earnest this weekend with the 2014 Teton County Democratic Convention.  Participants will establish a county platform, discuss new healthcare options and elect delegates to the state convention.  Potential candidates planning on running in November will also make their intentions known. The convention takes place tomorrow afternoon at the Teton County Commissioners’ chambers.

Bears To Emerge From Hibernation Here Soon

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  While there have been no reports of bears emerging from hibernation in the Jackson Hole area yet, they have been spotted out already in Yellowstone National Park.  Still, Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke admits it is possible to see some “early risers” in this area now as well.  Gocke says the area usually sees the bears emerging beginning this time of year, and … Continue Reading

TC Health Department Encourages Well Testing

March 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Teton County Public Health Department’s Environmental Health Services and the Teton Conservation District are promoting Groundwater Awareness Week.  Groundwater is tapped through wells placed in water-bearing soils and rocks beneath the surface of the earth.  In observance of the week, the county’s health department is urging residents with private wells … Continue Reading

Deep Snow Brings Spring Flooding

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Snowpack continues to pile up in the measuring sites of area river basins as spring snowstorms continue to march through the region.  According to the Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Snake River Basin now has 123% of the 30-year average with a water equivalency of 144%.  To the north, Yellowstone has 130% of normal snow with a water-content of 149%.  While the eventual melt-out of those accumulations is good news for area reservoirs, it also brings with it the threat of minor flooding.  Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs says … Continue Reading

Gas Prices Spike

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Jackson Hole residents are suffering sticker-shock as they go to fill up their cars this week.  The price of gasoline spiked by about 10¢ per gallon over the weekend.  Nationally, the US Energy Information Administration says prices rose about … Continue Reading

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