Girl Scouts in Montana and Wyoming are helping launch a national anti-bullying experience for middle school girls entitled “Be a Friend First.” Community Development Manager Desiree Young of the Council’s Girl Scout office says the program is to include girls in Jackson Hole Middle School and other nearby schools. She says the program … Continue Reading
There may be hope for more snow in the week ahead which will not only enhance the skiing opportunities here but build up water reserves as well. According to the National Weather Service Office in Riverton, after a couple weeks of mainly benign weather over western Wyoming, significant snowfall is … Continue Reading
Gasoline Prices are still declining slightly nationwide, but not so here in northwestern Wyoming. According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, the current national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.82, down two cents from a month ago. The average for the state … Continue Reading
Jackson Hole’s Resi Stiegler is going to the Olympic Games. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association nominated 20 athletes to the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team Sunday afternoon. The United States Olympic Committee then formally named … Continue Reading
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 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.
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 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
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.
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
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014 Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday. We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry. Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph. Daytime highs will reach the […]
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