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Wyoming Average Payroll Increasing

February 24, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is reporting that total unemployment insurance covered payroll in Wyoming increased by $17.5 million, or 0.6% during second quarter 2013. The report goes on that employment rose by 390 jobs and average weekly wage increased by $4. However, … Continue Reading

Budget Amendments Cut Funds To Jackson Hole

February 21, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Gingery

The Wyoming House of Representatives worked late into the night on Wednesday night working through 83 amendments to the Budget Bill.  The major change they made, says Teton County Representative Keith Gingery, was adding over $14 million to community college budgets.  He says there also was a substantial change in … Continue Reading

Jackson Celebrates 118th Annual ’49er Ball

February 21, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
49er Ball

Jackson’s oldest celebration, the ‘49er Ball (now in its 118th year) features some serious “boot-scootin’” Saturday night complete with a live band, silent auction, a queen and a costume contest.  There is also a grand prize of $1000 with the purchase of a ticket. The event originally was begun to help fight cabin fever in Jackson Hole in the late 1800’s, but now serves as a fundraiser for the local eye-care program supported by the Jackson Hole Lion’s Club. The event is at the Virginian Convention Center beginning at 8:00 pm with dance lessons one hour before.

Student Arrested In Connection With Shooting Threat

JH High School

A 17 year old Jackson Hole High School Student has been arrested under suspicion of being involved with the posting of a threat of a shooting to take place Friday at the school.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam told a news conference Thursday evening that the case was being handled as a criminal investigation.  He explained that the young man was connected to … Continue Reading

Gingery Joins Effort To Expand Medicaid

February 20, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Gingery

Teton County State Representative Keith Gingery was one of those who voted in favor of a last-ditch effort to fund expanded Medicaid benefits in Wyoming.  The amendment was proposed to the state’s budget bill to accomplish what was intended in several other bills that failed to win support.  The amendment failed on a vote of 27 to 29.  Gingery has been a proponent of all the Medicaid expansion efforts.

Equipment Mired In Cache Creek

National Forest

It is said that the third try is a charm and that’s what Bridger-Teton National Forest officials are hoping for today.  Over the weekend, the Teton County Park and Recreation snow groomer became mired in the slushy snow about four miles up Cache Creek which is where it still remains.  Tuesday, Forest Service Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says … Continue Reading

Snow Piles Bring Safety Concerns

February 20, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
buried hydrant

Snow accumulations and snow piles have been causing some serious headaches for Teton County Fire/EMS in recent weeks.  Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says obscured fire zones where parking is prohibited are not being observed – but they are necessary for firefighters to maneuver the trucks or access the buildings.  House identification numbers, she says … Continue Reading

National Gasoline Price Average Rises

gasoline prices

While Jackson Holes gasoline prices remain unchanged, the cost of gasoline nationwide has taken a sharp upturn.  Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration says the most precipitous increase was in the Gulf Coast region where prices spiked an average of 9.3¢.  She says the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline rose to $3.38 a gallon on Monday — up 7.1¢ from a week ago, based on the weekly price survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Closer to home, … Continue Reading

CDC Praises Wyoming Child Restraint Laws

February 20, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
child seat

Kudos from the National Center for Disease Control for the state of Wyoming.  Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz at the C-D-C points to efforts in Wyoming as an example of a good program to stem the tide of traffic deaths among young children.  Wyoming is one of only two states with a child safety-seat law that requires … Continue Reading

Forest Roads Nearly Impassable

stuck

This may not have been the time to venture out for winter travel on forest roads.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the unseasonably warm weather has left roads soggy, slushy and at times impassable.  She says even the trail groomers have been getting mired down.  Cernicek says, “We had people sliding off the highway, we had snowmobiles that actually got … Continue Reading

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  • Mead Receives Endorsement Of Former Presidential Candidate - July 30, 2014
    Governor Mitt Romney announced his endorsement of Matt Mead’s re-election bid. “I’m honored to have Governor Romney’s endorsement,” said Governor Mead. “His support means a great deal to me in great part because of his leadership and integrity. As a former Governor, Mitt understands the importance of State leadership.  Wyoming has had to push back […]
  • Wyoming Lottery Releasing Names Of Lottery Retailers - July 30, 2014
    With the Aug. 24 launch of Powerball® and Mega Millions® ticket sales less than a month away, the Wyoming Lottery has started releasing the names of the retailers it has approved so far. The Lottery’s goal is to have a maximum of 450 to 500 ticket-selling locations statewide. To find the nearest WyoLotto™ location, residents can […]
  • State American Legion Baseball Previews [AUDIO] - July 30, 2014
    The AA and A State American Legion baseball tournaments begin today (Wednesday).  The AA tourney will be in Gillette, while the A championships will be played at Cowboy Field in Laramie. Just five teams will be in the AA bracket that will follow a double elimination format.  And with just a five-team bracket, a team […]
  • A whole lotta’ lens - July 30, 2014
    I was taking pictures at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo last week, and one of the local newspaper photographers asked me why I wasn’t packing a really cool, high-zoot lens. He reminded me that with my membership in the Canon Professional Services, I am entitled to test drive lenses pretty much whenever I want. But I […]

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