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Snow Accumulation Still Below Normal Here

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While the snowfall just prior to Christmas was a God-send for the area’s ski resorts, it still has not topped the region’s 30-year average.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, precipitation in the Snake River Basin is now … Continue Reading

Elk Refuge Marks ESA Anniversary

Visitor Center

The National Elk Refuge is marking the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act with activities at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center in Jackson Saturday.  Spokesperson Lori Iverson says naturalists will be on hand to … Continue Reading

November Unemployment High In Teton County

December 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
unemployment

November unemployment statistics for Wyoming have been posted now and not surprisingly, Teton County posted the highest jobless rate for the state.  According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, 8.3% of the county’s workforce was idled during … Continue Reading

Offices Closed for Christmas

December 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Christmas

Tomorrow is Christmas Day and it is doubtful that anyone would expect government agencies, banks and a variety of other businesses to be open.  However, officials from the Community Recycling Center and the Teton County Trash Transfer Station point out that those facilities will be closed all day tomorrow and half of today.  Meanwhile, town, county and federal offices will be closed as well.

Construction Begins On Last Pier of Bridge

December 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
pathway_bridge

Work on the Snake River Pathway Bridge is continuing into January with progress continuing on schedule for a 2014 completion. Cannon Builders Inc. completed construction of the concrete shaft of Pier #3 on the eastern end of the bridge this week, and has started work on the final in-river pier on the west side of the channel. Pier #2 had previously been completed.  Jackson/Teton County Pathways Coordinator Brian Schilling explains … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole To Recycle Christmas Trees

December 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off

Christmas is here, and for some their tree will be down before the week is over.  Mike Dukart of Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling says tree composting will again be available beginning Thursday and continue through the end of January.  Duckart says … Continue Reading

JH Airport Prepares for Santa’s Arrival (feature)

December 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
santa flight

It may be Wyoming’s busiest airport, but that won’t interfere with Santa’s special flight into Jackson Hole tonight  Airport manager Ray Bishop says all the proper flight plans have been filed and clearance has been granted for his annual trip to the valley.  Bishop says, “We’ve got the priority for Santa Claus to come in and … Continue Reading

Bitter Weather Slows Bridge Construction

December 23, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Bridge Drawing

It probably comes as no surprise that the brutal weather earlier this month took its toll on construction projects involving outdoor work.  Such was the case on the new bridge across the Snake River at Hoback Junction.  Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say as a result, … Continue Reading

Flat Creek Project Wins State Grant

December 23, 2013 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Natural Resource Trust

The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust awarded $8.2 million in natural resource grants at their winter project selection meeting in Casper last week.  The board reviewed more than 40 projects, ultimately funding 33 efforts to enhance wildlife habitat, water quality, and agricultural productivity. Among those projects is a restoration project on … Continue Reading

Illeagal In Jackson Sent Home

December 23, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
homeland

An illegal resident in Jackson was sentenced in Federal District Court one week ago, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. 25 year-old Erick Romero-Badillo of Mexico received time served plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody.  Romero-Badillo  had been arrested in Jackson. The case was investigated by the US Department of Homeland Security and prosecuted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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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 […]