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Land Exchange Bill Sees Amendment

February 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The bill to allow an exchange of land for the parcels in Grand Teton National Park to the federal government passed on second reading in the state Senate yesterday with one amendment.  Senate Majority Floor Leader Phil Nicholas explained the intent of the amendment was to assure the state got full value for the land.  He says, “If we are going to go and exchange for minerals, … Continue Reading

Hunting Regs Changing In Teton Valley

February 25, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Idaho Fish & Game

The Idaho Fish and Game Department has announced that it is proposing to divide the Teton Zone for elk hunting, moving Unit 62 into the Island Park zone and Unit 65 into the Palisades zone.  The department has scheduled public meetings this week to discuss those and other proposed changes for the coming big game hunting season.  According to Regional Wildlife Manager Daryl Meints, … Continue Reading

Local Architect Honored

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Ward & Blake Architects of Jackson, Wyoming, were recently named 2013 Firm of the Year by the six-state AIA Western Mountain Region, partly for their innovations in the sustainable design of the new Teton County School District offices. The firm had received … Continue Reading

State Legislation Moves Across The Capitol

February 24, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
WY Capitol

Friday was the deadline for bills in the Wyoming Legislature to pass out of their houses of origin and onto the other side of the capitol.  However, Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says nearly 30 bills on General File in the house died Friday when they failed to see action – that, he says, is considerably more than normal.  One bill Gingery has been working on that died would have … Continue Reading

Trail Grooming Back On Schedule

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Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation encountered a bit of a problem last week, but this week efforts are back on schedule for trail grooming around the valley.  According to Tim Selke of the Parks and Rec trail grooming program, the groomer slid off Cache Creek Trail in Bridger-Teton National Forest, about … Continue Reading

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
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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
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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.

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  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]

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