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Swinging Bridge Closed This Week

January 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Beginning today, those living along or in areas accessed by the Old Henry’s Road will have to access their homes  from the south end of the road near Horse Creek.  Through this week, the Teton County Road and Levee Department is replacing a broken stringer on the Swinging Bridge and that bridge is closed while the repair work is under way.  County officials assure that the emergency services here are aware of the closure and the alternate access to the area in order to continue to provide emergency services there as necessary.

Recycle Center Accepting Plastic Wrap

January 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The Teton County Integrated and Solid Waste and Recycling Center has decided to “put the wraps on” a greater variety of plastic grocery bags and plastic wrap that find their way into landfills.  Such commodities are obviously not biodegradable.  Solid Waste and Recycling Outreach Coordinator Mac Dukart explains … Continue Reading

Flu Spreading Across Wyoming

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Cases of influenza have been picking up across the state of Wyoming; and Idaho is reporting its first flu-related death now.  Altogether, Wyoming has recorded over 460 cases of flu, while Wyoming Department of Health Spokesperson Kim Deti says a majority seem to be on the eastern side of the state.  She says there have been only a handful of cases reported in Teton County, but she quickly points out … Continue Reading

Snowpack Still Average or Below

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Despite this week’s snowfall in northwestern Wyoming, snowpack in the region is still lagging slightly behind in some basins and is running about average in others.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snowpack in the Snake River Basin is … Continue Reading

Propane Rates Increase

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Lower Valley Energy has announced a planned increase in the cost of propane service to customers.  According to a statement from the energy cooperative, a “pass-through” hike of 56¢ per gallon will be imposed beginning January 25th.  According to a news release from the co-op, the increase is the result of a hike in the wholesale price.

Man Prosecuted for Fossil Smuggling

January 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A Colorado man with ties to Jackson has pleaded guilty to conspiring to smuggle fossils from China into the United States.  John Richard Rolater who operates “By Nature Gallery” in Jackson now faces sentencing for the felony.  His guilty plea was announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming.  The investigation was conducted by … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Airport Crunch Coming

January 2, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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It’s that part of their trips that visitors to Jackson knew was going to come eventually – the trip home.  Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday will be the days for the crunch at Jackson Hole airport, and Airport Manager Ray Bishop says of the 1380 seats available on outgoing flights, 1320 are spoken for. He says the outbound rush will … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices To Decline In 2014

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While gasoline prices increased during the final days of 2013, the US Energy Information Administration is predicting the prices will fall slightly through 2014, in spite of the predictable seasonal increase during the summer.  The agency is posting an annual average price for the coming year of … Continue Reading

Elk Refuge Visitation Sets Record

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A record number of visitors was set last week as throngs of visitors have been taking the sleigh rides through the National Elk Refuge herd over the holiday weeks.  Spokesperson Lori Iverson says that visitation peaked last Saturday.  She says 862 people went on a sleigh ride on the 55 sleighs that went out during the day. Altogether, Iverson says … Continue Reading

Nevada Murder Suspect Dies In Stand-Off

December 31, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The man being sought in connection with a Carson City, Nevada murder who authorities had thought might be headed to Driggs, Idaho was died during a stand-off with Reno, Nevada police Monday.  29 year-old Michael Dylan Brentlinger had been … 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 […]