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.
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 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
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
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
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
The Wyoming Youth Services Association has honored Teton County’s State Representative Keith Gingery as the legislator of the year for his years of service in helping with juvenile justice issues. The Wyoming Youth Services Association is made up of organizations across the State of Wyoming that assist children, including … Continue Reading
A snowmobiler from Osage, Iowa died in an avalanche Tuesday near Togwotee Mountain Lodge at about 3:00 pm while three companions escaped injury. Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 26 year-old Tyler Tourtlett had gotten his snow machine stuck about 1½ miles east of the lodge and a companion was circling around to assist him when the avalanche to released. Gilliam says the companion was able to … Continue Reading
The Snowmobile permit and registration fees bill has passed on second reading in the House now, but not without a fair amount of debate. Lincoln/Teton County Representative Marti Halverson, who sits on the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee which sponsored the bill, explains it is not the increase in registration fees that are at issue. She says it is … Continue Reading
The Wyoming Legislature yesterday began reviewing the State Budget. Each house of the Legislature is to work independently on the budget and then after both houses approve the budget, a conference committee will be appointed to reconcile the differences between the two houses. Once the budget is submitted to the Governor, … Continue Reading
Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014 High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday. Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state. Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas. Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
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 […]
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