A U.S. Bureau of Land Management official says the government will need to repay $2.6 million to petroleum companies if the U.S. Forest Service decides not to allow gas drilling in the Wyoming Range next year. The BLM sold the leases of the 65-square mile area to petroleum companies in 2005. If the Forest Service rejects drilling, the lease-holding companies will need to get their money back.
It’s time to pole, pedal and paddle in Jackson Hole this Saturday at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This year it’s a four event race and contestants can compete by themselves or in teams. The race has four legs…alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, bicycling and boating. The event is raising money for the non-profit Jackson Hole Ski& Snowboard Club to help kids afford Alpine, Freeride, Nordic and snowboard programs
A 25-year-old Jackson woman had to be rescued by helicopter after injuring her knee skiing in Targhee National Forest this weekend. Teton County Under-sheriff says Search and Rescue picked up Bree Buckley from a hillside near Battleship Mountain
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.
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.
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 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 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
(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.
(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
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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