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Targhee Ski Patrolers Rescue Out-of-Bounds Snowboarder

January 30, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Ski Patrol members from Grand Targhee Ski Resort were called upon to conduct a rescue in an out-of-bounds area near the resort Wednesday afternoon.  Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 34 year-old Jason Veres, vacationing in the area from New Jersey, had descended the ski area slopes and continued beyond the resort boundary, taking him into … Continue Reading

JH Airport Unveils Preferred Alternative For Wastewater

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Jackson Hole Airport has undertaken a parking lot/rental car facility upgrade planning project. This includes relocating and expanding the parking lots and replacing the rental car Quick Turn Around facility. Airport Manager Ray Bishop says the project may require … Continue Reading

Avalanche Closes Hoback Canyon

January 30, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Wyoming Department of Transportation crews reopened Hoback Canyon last night after an avalanche at Cow of the Woods deposited up to 15 feet of debris on the highway.  Fortunately, no vehicles were caught in the slide.  The avalanche was reported about 8:00 pm.  Avalanche danger in the area today is understandably rated high today.

Hitchhiking Brings Concerns On Teton Pass

January 30, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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With the legalization of hitchhiking now, the increased number of those who are taking advantage of the arrangement are causing some concerns.  Teton Pass Ambassador Jay Pistano explains that primarily, hitchhikers may not be easily seen as they walk along the road at the edges of traffic lanes. He says a lot of the passenger traffic right now goes up … Continue Reading

Fall River REA Relaxes Term Limits

January 30, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative owner-members approved a change in the nonprofit’s by-laws Tuesday night allowing Board of Director members to serve five consecutive terms of three years each, instead of the previously approved four terms. The change was made on a margin of 56% to 44%. The change was recommended by … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Progress Available Online

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Competitors in the 2014 IPSSSDR are beginning to roll into Jackson for the 19th annual event that pits some of the world’s top mushers against each other over a four-state course.  Race Director Dan Carter says those wishing to follow the race from … Continue Reading

Man Convicted of Illegally Killing Grizzly Bear

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An Etna, Wyoming man has been found guilty of illegally shooting and killing of a grizzly bear near Moran in 2012.  After a lengthy investigation and a two day jury trial, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports the successful conviction of Joe B. Conger who shot and killed the bear on September 30, 2012, while hunting on Mount Randolph north of Moran. While registering the bear with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, … Continue Reading

Teton Pass To Close For Avalanche Control

January 29, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled a closure of Teton Pass for Thursday, January 30th, at 3:00am for avalanche control.  Highway officials quickly add, however that deteriorating weather and avalanche conditions may force an earlier closure.  Prohibition of parking at the summit of Teton Pass will be strictly enforced.  Highway travelers and backcountry users are advised to plan accordingly. 

Teton Unemployment Highest In Wyoming

January 29, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County once again posted the highest unemployment in the state during December.  According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, 6.4% of Teton County’s workforce was idled during the month while the state’s unemployment rate remained at 4.4% for the second month in a row. Still, the report says Teton County’s unemployment … Continue Reading

Flu Still Running Rampant In Wyoming

January 29, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Influenza activity remains high in Wyoming with 25 cases having been recorded here in Teton County alone.  According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the highest numbers of cases are on the eastern side of the state with 390 being reported in Campbell County, 380 cases in Laramie County and 226 cases in Natrona County.  Still, Health Department Spokesperson Kim Deti 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 […]