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Farm Bill Containing PILT On To White House

Sen John Barrasso

The US Senate yesterday passed the long-debated farm bill on a margin of 68 to 32 and sent it to President Obama for his signature.  Contained in that bill are measures to help protect farmers from impacts of environmental events, trim the food stamp program, and provide funds for agricultural research programs.  However, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso points out the bill as passed also contains funds to continue the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program for states and … Continue Reading

Recreation Center Expansion Proposed

February 4, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Recreation Center

The Jackson Town Council and Teton County Commission yesterday examined a proposal to enlarge the town and county recreation center in order to accommodate more features.  Among the proposed features are an additional pool for fitness and lessons, a health and wellness center for fitness equipment, an additional gymnasium and track, a bowling alley and expanded meeting and education facilities. Town and county officials point out … Continue Reading

Special Olympics Winter Games Begin

February 4, 2014 Teton County Comments Off
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The annual Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games begins with opening ceremonies at 7:00 pm tonight at Jackson Hole High School. Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer and President Pricilla Dowse says the event will bring over 300 athletes and their coaches from about 30 programs throughout the state to participate in the competition. Teams competing in this year’s Winter Games hail from … Continue Reading

Special Olympians Face Cold Competitions

February 4, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Even as the 2014 Wyoming Special Olympics Winter Games get under way in Jackson Hole, temperatures here for the next few days will be colder than usual.  Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones says the trough of cold air that has been dominating the upper Midwestern states is moving west to … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Enters Fourth Leg

February 4, 2014 Teton County Comments Off
Streeper

Only a couple minutes separate the leaders in the 19th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race after its third leg of competition.  The race began with a brief ceremonial run in Jackson Friday, followed by more serious legs in Alpine, Wyoming Saturday and West Yellowstone Sunday.  Bud Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia is in the lead with … Continue Reading

WGF Announces Personnel Changes

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced some significant personnel changes in western Wyoming.  Wildlife Biologist, Doug Brimeyer, has been promoted to the Wildlife Management Coordinator position, which was previously … Continue Reading

Teton County Parks Gain Two Arborists

February 3, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County Parks and Recreation appears to be branching out a bit.  Last week, the county agency announced that two parks and recreation employees had become International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists.  The certification requires … Continue Reading

Man Injured in Avalanche Airlifted to Safety

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A Colorado Springs man was airlifted to safety Saturday afternoon after he and two companions were involved an avalanche shortly before 4:00 pm in the M & M Coulior south of Jackson Hole Ski Resort. The three were reportedly boot-packing in the area when the snow released, sweeping two over a cliff.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 61 year-old Paul Biggs was caught in the avalanche and suffered a … Continue Reading

Refuge Not To Begin Feeding Yet

Elk

There may be more snow on the ground at the National Elk Refuge, but biologists don’t think that is preventing the elk there from accessing sufficient forage yet.  As such state and federal wildlife biologists do not anticipate initiating supplemental feeding quite yet.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says there is … Continue Reading

GTNP Inks Agreement With Teton County Parks

Park Road Skiing

Grand Teton National Park has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Teton County to provide regular grooming for Nordic and skate skiing along the Teton Park Road in partnership with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. As an extension of community grooming activities outside the park, Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]