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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
mountain lion

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

Russian Citizen Arrested In Jackson

January 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A Russian citizen arrested last August in Jackson has been sentenced and deported immediately to Russia after spending the last five months in federal prison for conspiracy to illegally export military-grade scopes to Russia.  32 year-old Roman Georgiyevich Kvinikadze was arrested by Homeland Security agents after earlier attempting to purchase the scopes from an undercover agent in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition to his time in prison and subsequent deportation, he was fined $7500.

Traffic Rerouted Over New Bridge

January 25, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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It wasn’t quite the opening they were counting on, but Friday evening, the Wyoming Department of Transportation rerouted traffic on US Highway 26/89 across the newly-built Snake River Canyon Bridge at Hoback Junction – or at least two lanes of it anyway.  District Engineer Bob Hammond explains that some work still remains on … Continue Reading

Snowpack Down But Water Content Normal

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Snowpack averages, which had been hovering near normal in the river basins of Northwest Wyoming has been steadily declining as snowstorms have been few and far between in the past weeks.  Currently, the Natural Resources Conservation Service reports the actual snow level … Continue Reading

Grand Targhee Among Worlds 10 Most Scenic

Grand Targhee

USA Today has listed what it considers the ten most scenic ski resorts in the world.  Among them is Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming.  The USA Today article touts, “…this lesser-known resort boasts the best views of the Grand Tetons.  From the top of Targhees Lone Peak, you can see four states and two national parks.”   The article goes on … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Promises Keen Competition

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The 19th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race begins from the Jackson town square one week from today with 17 competitors registered to participate.  That’s down from 21 racers last year, but Race Director Dan Carter says the competition will be very keen. Carter points in particular to … Continue Reading

Man Charged With Human Trafficking

January 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A Pocatello, Idaho man is facing charges of human trafficking after being arrested in Jackson earlier this month.  Charges allege that 31-year-old Jonathan Massoletti of Pocatello, Idaho forced an 18 year-old woman to work for him as a prostitute and have sex with clients in three states. The victim reportedly told investigators … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued July 28 at 6:32PM MDT by NWS - July 29, 2014 at 12:32 AM
    ...LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE TUESDAY... LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING...IS POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AS DEEP MONSOONAL MOISTURE AND A WEAK DISTURBANCE SPREAD OVER THE COWBOY STATE. THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING WILL BE ENH [...]

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  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]

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