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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

TC Recycling Department Offers Certification

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Teton County Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling is offering a new and improved version of the local green business certification program originally established in 2007.  Solid Waste and Recycling Spokesman Mac Dukart explains the program has been dormant for the past few years due to the recession, but thanks to … Continue Reading

Gingery Won’t Seek Re-election

March 11, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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(JACKSON, Wyo)  As the candidates for the upcoming election continue to line up, Teton County Representative Keith Gingery has announced he does NOT intend to run for another term.  Gingery says after ten years of representing Jackson Hole in the Wyoming House, he has decided … Continue Reading

Victor Re-examines Open Container Law

March 11, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton County Comments Off
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(VICTOR, Ida)  The town of Victor Idaho has launched a survey to determine public opinion about its open container ordinance and the sale of alcoholic beverages on public property for community events. Currently, the town’s ordinance prohibits any person from having an open container of … Continue Reading

BTNF Staffers Receive National Awards

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Bridger-Teton National Forest Wild & Scenic Rivers Coordinator, David Cernicek, who instigated a project to prevent owls from becoming trapped in the forest’s vault toilets is to be honored Wednesday during the 2014 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado.  Cernicek forwarded a photo of … Continue Reading

Two People Caught In Weekend Avalanches

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(JACKSON)  Two of several avalanches over the weekend caught skiers, injuring one to where he had to be flown to safety.  The unidentified skier was reportedly with a group of four when the avalanche released in Granite Canyon on a path called Double Dog-leg shortly before 2:00 pm Sunday.  A call for help was placed to … Continue Reading

Gov. Mead Signs Park Land Trade Bill

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(CHEYENNE)  Governor Matt Mead signed the act passed this session by the state legislature to clear the way for the state and the Interior Department to exchange land parcels in order to keep school sections owned by the state within the protection of Grand Teton National Park.  Teton County Senator Leland Christensen and Jackson Representative Ruth Ann Petroff were … Continue Reading

Area Reservoirs To Fill This Year

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(Burley, ID) The Bureau of Reclamation office in Burley, Idaho this week has been able to provide some positive news about the prospects this summer for the reservoirs making up the Minidoka Project.  Spokesman Mike Beus says with the amounts of snow being measured in the Natural Resource Conservation Service measuring sites, it now appears Jackson Lake and the reservoirs downstream will … Continue Reading

Airport Passenger Activity Increases Significantly

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(JACKSON)  There was more positive growth in Jackson Hole Airport business during February.  According to the monthly report to the airport board, the number of passengers arriving on flights was up by 14% and the number of those departing was up by nine percent over the same month last year.  That comes on top of … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]

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