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Frigid Temps Endanger Pets

February 7, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Hole has experienced significantly sub-zero temperatures over the past several days.  While it’s been unpleasant for area residents, it is much more of a concern for our domestic animals.  Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs says it is advisable to give special consideration to pets.   He says people have to realize that outdoor animals might not … Continue Reading

Barrasso Defends His Forestry Bill

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Wyoming’s US Senator John Barrasso is sponsoring a bill he says will improve the health of the national forests by increasing logging operations over the next 15 years.  The bill would streamline the process for timber sales.  Barrasso told the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that the primary purpose of the bill is … Continue Reading

Public Comment ON Moose-Wilson Project Ending

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Today is the end of the line for public scoping comments to be submitted on the Moose-Wilson Corridor Comprehensive Management Plan.  Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles points out the members of the public can submit those comments either online or by mail if posted no later than midnight tonight.  She explains that this is the discovery phase of the project where the issues and alternatives that should be considered are … Continue Reading

Treasured Pet Survives The Elements

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Here’s a story with a happy ending. Six months of heartbreak came to an end this week for a man who had been bicycling through the area in August with his cat, Pikachu, and camped in Grand Teton National Park.  Austin, Texas resident Ted Brady says on August first, a lightning storm frightened his feline companion, causing him to run off into the forest.  Brady was forced to return home alone after weeks of fruitless searching.  Then Monday, … Continue Reading

Special Olympics State Winter Games Under Way

February 5, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The first of two days of competition is under way today for the Special Olympics Wyoming 2014 Winter Games, taking place in Jackson Hole.  Among today’s activities are time trials and races in Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Teton Pines, and Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  The day is to be wrapped up with a victory banquet at Snow King Resort this evening.  Competitions are to wrap up early tomorrow afternoon.

Farm Bill Containing PILT On To White House

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The US Senate yesterday passed the long-debated farm bill on a margin of 68 to 32 and sent it to President Obama for his signature.  Contained in that bill are measures to help protect farmers from impacts of environmental events, trim the food stamp program, and provide funds for agricultural research programs.  However, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso points out the bill as passed also contains funds to continue the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program for states and … Continue Reading

Recreation Center Expansion Proposed

February 4, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The Jackson Town Council and Teton County Commission yesterday examined a proposal to enlarge the town and county recreation center in order to accommodate more features.  Among the proposed features are an additional pool for fitness and lessons, a health and wellness center for fitness equipment, an additional gymnasium and track, a bowling alley and expanded meeting and education facilities. Town and county officials point out … Continue Reading

Special Olympics Winter Games Begin

February 4, 2014 Teton County Comments Off
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The annual Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games begins with opening ceremonies at 7:00 pm tonight at Jackson Hole High School. Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer and President Pricilla Dowse says the event will bring over 300 athletes and their coaches from about 30 programs throughout the state to participate in the competition. Teams competing in this year’s Winter Games hail from … Continue Reading

Special Olympians Face Cold Competitions

February 4, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Even as the 2014 Wyoming Special Olympics Winter Games get under way in Jackson Hole, temperatures here for the next few days will be colder than usual.  Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones says the trough of cold air that has been dominating the upper Midwestern states is moving west to … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Enters Fourth Leg

February 4, 2014 Teton County Comments Off
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Only a couple minutes separate the leaders in the 19th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race after its third leg of competition.  The race began with a brief ceremonial run in Jackson Friday, followed by more serious legs in Alpine, Wyoming Saturday and West Yellowstone Sunday.  Bud Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia is in the lead with … Continue Reading

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  • Absentee Voting for Primary Election has Begun - July 10, 2014
    Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds Wyoming voters that the 40-day period for absentee voting for Wyoming’s Primary Election begins on Thursday, July 10, and ends on Monday, August 18, the day before the Primary. “Wyoming offers ‘no excuse’ absentee voting.  This means that any registered voter can call their county clerk and request that […]
  • Summer is tubing season - July 10, 2014
    If you’re really adventurous, you might add some spice to a tubing trip. My friends Blair and Val introduced me to the fine art of river tubing when I was in high school, and looking back, it’s a wonder I lived long enough to graduate. The Wind River winds behind my parents’ house in Riverton, […]
  • Governor Pushes EPA and Army Corps to Withdraw Water Proposal - July 9, 2014
    Calling it time consuming and costly, Governor Matt Mead is opposing the Interpretive Rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). The Interpretive Rule expands the Waters of the U.S., which is part of the Clean Water Act. In a letter to the Administrator of the EPA […]
  • Owen Fire is 80% Contained - July 9, 2014
    The Owen Fire was declared 80 percent contained following Tuesday’s operational period and crews are hopeful to make even more gains today. The wildfire has not grown in size over the last 24 hours and remains at approximately 500 acres in the area directly north of Lake Owen on the Medicine Bow National Forest. Despite […]

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