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State Supreme Court Rules Against Legislature

January 29, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Wyoming legislature erred when it passed a bill stripping state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill of most of her power last year.  The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hill in a split decision that the legislature is prohibited from … Continue Reading

Jackson Airport Project Wins Architectural Award

January 29, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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It’s a good looking airport. Most who pass through the Jackson Hole Terminal agree the facility is quite attractive.  However, earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects gave the terminal expansion and renovation project at Jackson Hole their “Honor Award for Architecture.”  The project involved the renovation of … Continue Reading

Girl Scouts Launch Anti-bullying Program Here

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Girl Scouts in Montana and Wyoming are helping launch a national anti-bullying experience for middle school girls entitled “Be a Friend First.”  Community Development Manager Desiree Young of the Council’s Girl Scout office says the program is to include girls in Jackson Hole Middle School and other nearby schools.  She says the program … Continue Reading

Significant Snowstorm Forecast

January 28, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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There may be hope for more snow in the week ahead which will not only enhance the skiing opportunities here but build up water reserves as well.  According to the National Weather Service Office in Riverton, after a couple weeks of mainly benign weather over western Wyoming, significant snowfall is … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Here Remain Unchanged

January 28, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Gasoline Prices are still declining slightly nationwide, but not so here in northwestern Wyoming.  According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, the current national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.82, down two cents from a month ago.  The average for the state … Continue Reading

Local Skier Goes To Olympics

January 28, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Jackson Hole’s Resi Stiegler is going to the Olympic Games. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association nominated 20 athletes to the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team Sunday afternoon. The United States Olympic Committee then formally named … Continue Reading

WGF Traps, Tests Bighorn Sheep

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Biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have once again been trapping big horn sheep in the Jackson Hole area to take blood samples and radio collar the ewes to track their movements between habitats.  Spokesman Mark Gocke explains that about half of the population … Continue Reading

Lion Hunt South of Jackson Ends

January 28, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Lion hunting has ended now Hunt Area 29 because the annual mortality quota of six lions has been reached there.  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department ended the hunt in the area located south of Jackson which generally includes the Hoback River drainage, the southern Gros Ventre mountains and northern Wyoming Range. It also includes the Snake River Range south to the Snake River Canyon. Hunt Area 29 will not reopen now until next season.

Marijuana Use To Be Discussed In Wyoming

January 27, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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With marijuana legal next door in Colorado, what should Wyoming’s stand on the substance be?  During the upcoming legislative session, Representative James Byrd of Laramie is proposing to revise the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana downward, while another bill may also be introduced by another state representative to decriminalize the substance if … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole May Get An Observatory

January 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Jackson Hole could someday be home to a public observatory and planetarium if the vision of a recent PhD recipient from the University of Wyoming is realized.  Dr. Samuel Singer who constructed two telescopes and established a small astronomical observatory at Hampshire College as part of his bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy, went on to be recognized by NASA for … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]